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DigiFluid
April 25th, 2011, 09:20 PM
People seemed to throw a fit last week that there were a few small points of annoyance for me, and that somehow for some people that translated into me not liking the show. Not quite sure how people came to that assumption :confused:

So here's the other side of the coin, touches that I really liked this week:

the elevator muzak near the beginning :lol:
that beautiful shot going up the under-lit spiral stairs in the bunker
how the older guy was uncomfortable with Brody doing anything with their computers because he was the founding father of Futura :D
that Varro was part of the mission down to the bunker and it just was without anyone having to say anything about it
just moments later after realizing past-Eli hooked up with Cpl. Barnes, as current-Eli and -Chloe discuss it: "something worth pursuing?" :lol:
Varro's nice grab of TJ falling
the high shot of the fault line cracking down one of the city's main streets was BEAUTIFUL
Varro lived! I thought for sure that they'd killed him off!

Distant Past b-plot:
the choice to play out the other Destiny as the episode's b-plot--and how wonderfully it was executed
Chloe's old lady spots :D
that they actually addressed the Scott/James angle before the Scott/Chloe wedding, great callback to the premiere
shots cycling through the main women of the show screaming during labour--oh god did I ever laugh hard at that :D
Camille was dating--so she isn't the ship's token homosexual!
Greer: "I'm tired"
grumpy old mustache'd 'get off my lawn!' Brody
Ming-na's makeup as ancient Wray near the end
the unspoken resolution of how Chinese (Mandarin?) phrasing survived 2000 years--being spoken at a major event in their civilization's history
old old Camille's speech about the mission being the journey itself. Beautiful

Greenfire32
April 25th, 2011, 09:29 PM
Agreed with many above.

Shpinxinator
April 25th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Agree completely...the B-story was one of the more beautifully executed stories in the franchises to date...

Also I really liked Rush in this these past two episodes...his part was small but his isolation from the rest of the crew while actively trying to save them was a very interesting dynamic

icsteffi
April 26th, 2011, 03:09 AM
The elevator music was hilarious. I didn't like Brody as a grumpy old man though... wish things could have worked out for everybody!!

I will add to your list:

That Lisa and Greer named their son Dale. I cried a little.

thekillman
April 26th, 2011, 03:16 AM
i loved everything you loved.


yes i loved the phrase. "let me begin with a few words of greeting" which then passed on and on and on.


did anyone notice Camille was aided by -yes- a woman? nice touch

RoK
April 26th, 2011, 03:16 AM
Wow, it's been a while since I posted in the GW forums. Anyway, I liked the episode, it was very well done. The elevator music was funny. When that scene came on, I thought to myself, "Wow, they really are our decendents (humans in general). They have the cheesy elevator music!" I've actually noticed that there's no RPG's (role playing groups) on here involving Universe. Perhaps we should do something like that. Just a thought.

Ukko
April 26th, 2011, 09:58 AM
Greer's face in the lift listening to the muzak was funny:D
Grumpy old Brody:p
Old Wray...Old everyone:p
Also loved the ending sceen showing the city grow.

Egle01
April 26th, 2011, 10:08 AM
People seemed to throw a fit last week that there were a few small points of annoyance for me, and that somehow for some people that translated into me not liking the show.Stuff that DigiFluid loves is special. :P

Lahela
April 26th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Old everyone:p


The make-up was really well done, I thought. :)

Egle01
April 26th, 2011, 10:23 AM
The make-up was really well done, I thought. :)Yeah, I thought the same thing when I was watching promo pictures few days ago. It looked more realistic that earlier attempts to make characters look old.

DigiFluid
April 26th, 2011, 11:11 AM
Stuff that DigiFluid loves is special. :P

You know it :p

Lantean General
April 26th, 2011, 12:24 PM
I too liked everything that you liked, however I would also like to point out the little things like the Tenaran symbol being an outline of Destiny and how the Novian architecture was very ancienty.

Nth Chevron
April 26th, 2011, 02:26 PM
There was only 1 thing missing in this episode for me.

The end fly-over of the settlement, should have included a graveyard of all the main characters who founded Novus.

Just a quick flash of their graves or something, nothing too long, maybe 10 seconds.

'Twould have been poignant imo.

N.C

kimmyg
April 26th, 2011, 03:01 PM
Everything DigiFluid said plus:

Distant Past B-plot:
1 - fact that they gated to planet barely capable of life and had to quickly find new one. Their confusion about what happened to them.
2 - Brody's belief that Rush would come find them and his anger at Eli. Remembering back to Brody's kino where he said he always knew he'd die in space. He's really frightened at their chances of survival. He had very valid reasons for not building by Gate (flood plain).
3 - Young blaming himself, pushing himself and TJ telling him no one blames him.
4 - THE KISS!! (Young & TJ) - oh for that to be in Current Timeline.

Current Time:
1 - Young surprised me by going back for Varro. I would have thought he was toast. Shows Young's acceptance of Varro as part of crew and now his responsibility as such. Young's personal guilt over loosing other crew members played a key in his decision. I think he was considering TJ and her predicament. Young wants her to have whatever happiness she can grab. Not sure if he's still given up on her to Varro or not. Certainly he didn't want any lingering doubt from her as to leaving Varro behind.
2 - Kudos to Rush - single-minded pursuit to solving the CO2 problem.
3 - Volker no longer fearing Rush. Loved how he told him how he felt.
4 - Volker realization of his kidney problem and that it killed him in past. Shock on his face to know you'd died - excellent - kudos to Patrick.
5 - Finally - we see Young comforting TJ. About damned time. Need some more of that. Now if we could only get them to talk to each other instead of constant awkward gazes.

Phenom
April 26th, 2011, 04:15 PM
Eli ending up with Cpl Barnes was the highlight for me.....

It was the Destiny equivalent of 3am in a nightclub, the house lights come on and you look around and the pickings are looking rather slim!

garhkal
April 26th, 2011, 05:50 PM
This is a copy of the following 2 threads..
http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?80921-Favorite-Quotes-Scenes-Moments-Diary-entries-from-quot-Epilogue-quot

http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?80948-Funny-Part

DigiFluid
April 26th, 2011, 08:03 PM
This is a copy of the following 2 threads..
http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?80921-Favorite-Quotes-Scenes-Moments-Diary-entries-from-quot-Epilogue-quot

http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?80948-Funny-Part

No it's not.

The first link is favourite moments, not all lovable moments. And that second thread was created after this thread was born.

Cold Fuzz
April 26th, 2011, 08:26 PM
i loved everything you loved.


yes i loved the phrase. "let me begin with a few words of greeting" which then passed on and on and on.


did anyone notice Camille was aided by -yes- a woman? nice touch

Were you referring to the final scene with Camille giving the speech? If so, that was supposed Matthew Wallace (the school principal) helping Camille to the podium.

Gollumpus
April 26th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Were you referring to the final scene with Camille giving the speech? If so, that was supposed Matthew Wallace (the school principal) helping Camille to the podium.

I think there was another person who helped her up before Matt Wallace went to usher Wray to the podium. It did look like a woman, whether that was a "friend", a child or a nurse, who knows.

regards,
G.

garhkal
April 27th, 2011, 03:46 PM
No it's not.

The first link is favourite moments, not all lovable moments. And that second thread was created after this thread was born.

And how is "Stuff you loved" different from "favorite moments?

DigiFluid
April 27th, 2011, 05:06 PM
Because this is about all the bits I appreciated, not just my favourites.

pbellosom
April 28th, 2011, 02:17 AM
I liked how in the end, the nations with Rush and Young as their heroic role models, after centuries of simmering tension, put aside their differences to save everyone, echoing the actions of the characters themselves.

jelgate
April 28th, 2011, 06:51 AM
I liked how in the end, the nations with Rush and Young as their heroic role models, after centuries of simmering tension, put aside their differences to save everyone, echoing the actions of the characters themselves.

Kind of symbolic what is happening post The Greater Good

Lahela
April 28th, 2011, 07:20 AM
After my third rewatch, I have come to the conclusion that this rates as one of my favourite episodes of the franchise, for so many reasons, on so many levels. Stuff I loved? I loved *everything*.

SciFiRick
April 28th, 2011, 03:30 PM
Didn't anyone notice the staue of Young at the beginning when you see the shuttle come to a landing? Look on his right breast pocket and you will see the name "Young".

Nth Chevron
April 28th, 2011, 03:32 PM
Yes i noticed it.

I thought it was him from the promo, i recognised the stance :D

N.C

garhkal
April 28th, 2011, 06:58 PM
Kind of symbolic what is happening post The Greater Good

Too true. And i like how both in this and last ep, when a decision of whether to do A or not came up, young looked to Rush to 'give a nod"..


To me, it felt that the Young/Rush = Getting home VS Solving the mystery was resolved in a very nice way. In the end, Camille who was in the middle "won" and the mystery isn't that important, the journey was.

Maybe my screen was not big enough.. but i didn't.