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Dave P.
Thu, Jan 23, 2020, 9:09am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Duet

This episode is just one of the reasons I think DS9 was the best Trek. I hope The current batch can come up to this standard.
In all the accolades for this episode know one has mentioned that the story was based (intentionally or not) on Arthur Hiller's play and subsequently the movie
"The Man in the Glass Booth".
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Dave P.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009, 2:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2 (April Fools Version)

Further to my last post: Just wanted to say, personally, if I had found out that Starbuck had been a clone or resurected by nano bots or some such sci-fi nonesense I would have spit bile. I find the notion of her being an angel/guide much more satisfying. As for the whole 'harbinger of death' thing, what's the problem with accepting that Starbuck was leading them to the end of their journey, to the end of their existence as pure 'colonial' humans, to the death of their existence as they have known it, and the death of the narrative?

And a further not to the haters: If you don't like the finale - write your own finale. That's the joy of text, both written and visual. Once a text is out there, it belongs to the reader/viewer, as Barthez said 'the author is dead' - it is yours to interpret as you wish, to do with as you wish.
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Dave P.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009, 2:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2 (April Fools Version)

My opinion: Loved the finale. I found it to be the most satysfying ending to a narrative that was being made up on the fly as I can think of. Babylon 5's finale benefitted from being a fully mapped out narrative, as do most novels. To all the haters, you'll have to console yourself with the joy that lies in the journey and not the destination.

And a further note to all the haters: Have you never heard of 'magic realism'?

Oh and to Jammer: Have really enjoyed reading your DS9 and B5 reviews, always well written.
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