Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby thelordharry » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:07 pm

Reliant121 wrote:I have no issue with t idea of the character and the idea of the Maquis, but Eddington (or the actor who played him) was portrayed as a downright creepy, sycophantic, almost sadistic little asshole who spent most of his time trying to fly his high and mighty ideals with the nation formed on high and mighty ideals; usually not doing a very good job of it. He was just...unpleasant or grating to me.


That's what I was fumbling for :)

Eddington would have worked better if he'd have been charismatic and handsome....the audience was built up to believe he was just one of the guys and then he is revealed to be Maquis and you, the viewer, then have a dilemma as to whether you can like him anymore. Even though you feel sorry for him and may agree with what he's fighting for, you're tempered by the fact that he's now technically a bad guy.

I think he could have been a much better character had he been cast differently...
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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby Teaos » Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:55 am

I liked Eddingtopn, its almost Cliche for the bad/morally right guy to be almost likeable but still on the srong side. He was what the marquis needed to get the job done.
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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:06 am

Like I said, I like the idea of Eddington. The problem I had was with the execution of the character.
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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby Teaos » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:13 am

But I think they did choose that character, sure he could have been slicker, but thats not what the Marquis was. I think he fit the bill for what they were better than a more rounded character.
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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby thelordharry » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:36 am

Ro Laren however...
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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby Mikey » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:15 pm

Teaos wrote:But I think they did choose that character, sure he could have been slicker, but thats not what the Marquis was. I think he fit the bill for what they were better than a more rounded character.


I wasn't looking for "slicker" or "more rounded." Eddington was more than unctuous enough. I think more pragmatic and less prone to travel with his own soapbox would have been fine.
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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby Tyyr » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:19 pm

Ro Laren was nicely rounded.
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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby thelordharry » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:29 pm

Not as rounded as smome people think

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Re: Throw them out of the nearest airlock...

Postby Tyyr » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:31 pm

That's just Sport's style. He managed to even make Seven a healthier girl than she naturally is.
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