SFDebris: Signs And Portents

SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Nutso » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:38 pm

http://sfdebris.blip.tv/file/4678882/

Opinionated B5 Episode Guide steps back into Season 1. Raiders threaten the station, while a stranger goes from ambassador to ambassador with a single, simple question that will change the galaxy. Also, a bald lady shows up.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:52 pm

It was a great ep in terms of the set up for the future eps. On its own though, I think Chuck was right, it did need the Raider battle to bring some action to it. Break up the slow pace of things. Plus I think it was the first time we got to see the station and fighters in an open battle. Again that set the pace for the different style of combat for the Humans vs most other races.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Reliant121 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:57 pm

It's one of those "nexus" episodes. It serves as the collection, the springboard and the genesis for other EP's. It collects plot lines and puts them forward, it acts as a springboard for the next plot lines, and as a genesis for ideas and tactics, IU thoughts and concepts. On its own it cannot stand, but as a hub for the others its great.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:59 pm

Trying to figure out how many ways you can say "setup" in one post???
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Reliant121 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:00 pm

Damn right I am.

Im going for "pointlessly convoluted explanation of the year" award.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:40 pm

Not going to happen, I spent ten minutes explaining for a teacher what the Manifest Destiny ideal meant. I've never had to explain the idea of walking to west so many times in so many ways.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Reliant121 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:52 pm

I think sometimes there are some people who are just naturally dense...
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:01 pm

She's a special education teacher, not a history teacher. So I can understand the mistake somewhat. It has been a while since she was in middle school history. Though I don't believe it could have been to long cause she's only 21 or 22...
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Vic » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:25 am

Learn the material for the test, then forget it type?
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Deepcrush » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:49 am

I don't think so, but the way she teaches reminds me of elementary school design and not middle or high school. I think she's just out of her training zone. Its also her first year so she's trying to find her fit to things. Its tough being a new teacher in a room of non-teachers who all have more experience in the material.

As the teacher she is supposed to lead, but its not easy.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Vic » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:50 am

Ahh, seasoning, gotta start somewhere.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Lighthawk » Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:40 am

"Made of badass and the nightmares of orphans."

Best description of a Shadow ship I've ever heard.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:07 pm

Lighthawk wrote:"Made of badass and the nightmares of orphans."

Best description of a Shadow ship I've ever heard.


The skin... I can't describe it. It flows like oil and shimmers.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Graham Kennedy » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:20 am

Fun fact : you know what texture they used on the surface of Shadow ships?

A dog's nose.
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Re: SFDebris: Signs And Portents

Postby Vic » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:17 am

I knew it!! Dogs are eeeevillllll!! :P
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