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  • the fifth man
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    Originally posted by Celsius View Post
    I agree. And, although Aeryn was not dead for good, there were terrible consequences for Zhaan
    That always makes me real sad. I loved Zhaan.

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  • Celsius
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    Originally posted by Stef View Post
    My two cents: I LOVED Aeryn's death. I thought it was beautifully written, acted, and directed. Did I believe she was dead for good? No. But that didn't negate the fact that it ripped my heart out to watch it. It's probably my favorite episode of the entire series.

    -Stef
    I agree. And, although Aeryn was not dead for good, there were terrible consequences for Zhaan

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  • the fifth man
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    I'm just glad to see my favorite episode of Season 2 win in the end. Great tournament.

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  • Stef
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    My two cents: I LOVED Aeryn's death. I thought it was beautifully written, acted, and directed. Did I believe she was dead for good? No. But that didn't negate the fact that it ripped my heart out to watch it. It's probably my favorite episode of the entire series.

    -Stef

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  • ./freelancer
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    Originally posted by Thunderstorm View Post
    Oh yeah - the 1st time I saw it and the part where John comes back to himself and realizes what he's done but there's not a lot they can do. Then Aeryn bails and then falls thru the ice. Wow - just really grabbed me. I think they did the funeral scene good to with John standing off to the side of the rest.
    I love the funeral scene, with John in handcuffs and everything. I actually didn't believe that Aeryn was dead until the funeral. And even then I was thinking "It's a trick! You can't kill Aeryn!" Then of course I realized she was really dead, and that just felt so much stronger than it would have if she'd just been shot or something like that.

    Originally posted by Thunderstorm View Post
    I can forgive the Sikozu death because I never cared for the character so the fact she was off the show was a good thing but the whole bit of her being a Scarran spy never sat well with me. There was nothing I remember that pointed to that.
    They were supposed to build up to that in season 5, so for obvious reasons it got a bit rushed.

    Originally posted by Thunderstorm View Post
    Didn't Tasha get sucked up by some oil creature? I haven't watched Trek in years but I still remember that was bad.
    Yes, if I recall correctly they made first contact with some oil-like creature ("special" effects were horrible, btw), and it killed her. Completely pointless.

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  • Thunderstorm
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    Originally posted by ./freelancer View Post
    Well of course I didn't just mean the death itself, but rather all the stuff around it. Like you said, the fact that when it happened you couldn't believe it. That has a certain power (at least to me). When Aeryn was killed it was just so...unexpected. You didn't see it coming at all. And it was handled perfectly.
    Oh yeah - the 1st time I saw it and the part where John comes back to himself and realizes what he's done but there's not a lot they can do. Then Aeryn bails and then falls thru the ice. Wow - just really grabbed me. I think they did the funeral scene good to with John standing off to the side of the rest.

    I can forgive the Sikozu death because I never cared for the character so the fact she was off the show was a good thing but the whole bit of her being a Scarran spy never sat well with me. There was nothing I remember that pointed to that.


    Didn't Tasha get sucked up by some oil creature? I haven't watched Trek in years but I still remember that was bad.

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  • ./freelancer
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    Originally posted by Thunderstorm View Post
    For me it's not the killing of a regular character that makes it good. In fact that usually pisses me off. But you have to have a reason for the character to be in that situation and for the death to have meaning (for the wrong way to do it see SG1). I felt Farscape handled it magnificiently. It had great buildup - you didn't see it coming, and when you did you couldn't believe it, the death resonated past the episode and had consequences.

    Now I didn't watch the show as it 1st aired so I'm sure it would have affected me differently if I had to wait to find out if Aeryn lived. And for those that viewed it that way I can understand your point of view.

    I just hate it though when shows shoot/kill someone just to get rid of the character of for a ratings or other stupid reasons (see SG1 ) as that's more likely to make me quit watching the show. Luckily for me I felt that Farscape never fell into that trap. (well maybe with Sikozu that was rather rushed).
    Well of course I didn't just mean the death itself, but rather all the stuff around it. Like you said, the fact that when it happened you couldn't believe it. That has a certain power (at least to me). When Aeryn was killed it was just so...unexpected. You didn't see it coming at all. And it was handled perfectly. If you want a great example of how not to do it, watch the Star Trek TNG episode where Tasha was killed. That was a completely meaningsless death, a death you give to redshirts. Aeryn's death made sense.

    Sikozu was a big mistake, but I'm gonna let that one slip because Farscape is so damn awesome

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  • Thunderstorm
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    Originally posted by ./freelancer View Post
    I think that's part of what made it such a great episode. You rarely ever see a regular cast member die (unless you watch SG-1 ), so it's quite emotional when it actually happens. And I'd choose an emotional episode over a humorous one every time.
    For me it's not the killing of a regular character that makes it good. In fact that usually pisses me off. But you have to have a reason for the character to be in that situation and for the death to have meaning (for the wrong way to do it see SG1). I felt Farscape handled it magnificiently. It had great buildup - you didn't see it coming, and when you did you couldn't believe it, the death resonated past the episode and had consequences.

    Now I didn't watch the show as it 1st aired so I'm sure it would have affected me differently if I had to wait to find out if Aeryn lived. And for those that viewed it that way I can understand your point of view.

    I just hate it though when shows shoot/kill someone just to get rid of the character of for a ratings or other stupid reasons (see SG1 ) as that's more likely to make me quit watching the show. Luckily for me I felt that Farscape never fell into that trap. (well maybe with Sikozu that was rather rushed).

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  • ./freelancer
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    Originally posted by Ladyinred View Post
    Not a fan of "Die Me Dichotomy" because of Aeryn's "death".
    I think that's part of what made it such a great episode. You rarely ever see a regular cast member die (unless you watch SG-1 ), so it's quite emotional when it actually happens. And I'd choose an emotional episode over a humorous one every time.

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  • Thunderstorm
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    Originally posted by Ladyinred View Post
    Not a fan of "Die Me Dichotomy" because of Aeryn's "death".
    Now if she had stayed dead, I would be agreeing with you. But as she survived, I think it was handled wonderfully and was very tense and angsty. A hard ep to watch but possibly my favorite of the whole series.

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  • Stef
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    Originally posted by Thunderstorm View Post
    Well i agree with you on DMD and WGFA but the 'humor' in Crackers just fell flat with me - I didn't dislike the ep, but it wouldn't even be in my top 10.

    As for my top 3rd that's a hard choice - maybe the Look at the Princess Trilogy, or The Way We Weren't (which nicely ended up 4th) or Out of their Minds.
    Ah well, we can't all be fans of the same stuff I liked LATP well enough, but for a spectacular season....it fell a little short compared to a lot of them. Although I am a fan of how it began

    -Stef

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  • Ladyinred
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    Not a fan of "Die Me Dichotomy" because of Aeryn's "death".

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  • Thunderstorm
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    Another great tourney Celsius!!!

    Originally posted by Stef View Post
    Yay Great tournament! I loved most of these episodes (this is my favorite season) but DMD was always my clear winner (with WGFA and CDM as my next two) so it's nice to see the results reflect that!

    -Stef
    Well i agree with you on DMD and WGFA but the 'humor' in Crackers just fell flat with me - I didn't dislike the ep, but it wouldn't even be in my top 10.

    As for my top 3rd that's a hard choice - maybe the Look at the Princess Trilogy, or The Way We Weren't (which nicely ended up 4th) or Out of their Minds.

    With the exception of Crackers ending up way to high and LATP ending way way too low , it was a pretty good tourney.

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  • Stef
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    Yay Great tournament! I loved most of these episodes (this is my favorite season) but DMD was always my clear winner (with WGFA and CDM as my next two) so it's nice to see the results reflect that!

    -Stef

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  • ./freelancer
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    Of course it did And yes, thanks for the tournament! Though I still can't believe Taking the Stone was beaten by Beware of Dog

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