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vacantlook October 20th 04 20:32

EpDis: Infection
 
Time for another.

Refresher Links:
Lurker's Guide Main Page for Infection
Lurker's Guide Extended Synopsis for Infection

KoshFan October 20th 04 21:16

Re: EpDis: Infection
 
Infection suffers from some gaping plot holes, but it's redeemed by the oodles upon oodles of foreshadowing.

(You know a writer's doing a good job when the word "foreshadowing" has ominous, double meanings.)

vacantlook October 20th 04 21:43

Re: EpDis: Infection
 
The main story of "Infection" I found to be rather bland. It does introduce the concept of organic technology, which is good for the show being that orgtech has such a prominent place in the lives of several of the major alien races in the galaxy. The whole purity theme was hammered a bit too hard, I think, which caused me to not really care all that much about it. So, perhaps the story of the episode is good, just not the execution of that story.

Two things in the episode I considerably enjoy:

- The scene between Sinclair and Garibaldi in Sinclair's quarters at the end. I like the whole theme of having something worth dying for versus having something worth living for, which we get even more strongly later in the show with Sheridan on Z'ha'dum. I love Sinclair's telling Garibaldi that he doesn't have an answer for Garibaldi's question and that he knows he should have one.

- The scene at the end between Franklin and Ivanova when the two security guys show up to tell Franklin that the orgtech has been ordered back to Earth for study by the EarthForce weapons devision. I love Ivanova's response: "I'll be over there getting drunk... with the rest of the aliens."

Markas October 21st 04 01:46

Re: EpDis: Infection
 
The Ikarran solution to invasion was a bit interesting, but otherwise, I found it to be a pedestrian episode.

phoenixrising October 21st 04 02:36

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And you'll notice later in the season (after Sinclair and Garibaldi's talk) Sinclair didn't put his ass on the line quite as much as he used to.

vacantlook October 21st 04 03:04

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Yet Sinclair was still looking for a reason, which he gained when he learned/understood that he is/was Valen.

Shaal Mayan October 21st 04 09:02

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I will give this one an average grade I liked the story of the organic tech nice setup for later episodes of the series .

aajay October 21st 04 11:56

Re: EpDis: Infection
 
Not one of the better eipsodes, but I enjoyed seeing David McCallum - a fav of mine since the Man from U.N.C.L.E. days.

GKarsEye October 26th 04 13:42

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Quote:

- The scene between Sinclair and Garibaldi in Sinclair's quarters at the end. I like the whole theme of having something worth dying for versus having something worth living for, which we get even more strongly later in the show with Sheridan on Z'ha'dum. I love Sinclair's telling Garibaldi that he doesn't have an answer for Garibaldi's question and that he knows he should have one.

Like most TV shows, this is your typical "what have we learned today?" moment of the episode. Unlike most TV shows, it actually has repercussions throughout the shows and introduces themes that would be revisited.

By the way, I'm re-watching the series with my sister, and we just got through TKO, so I'm kind of in-step with these polls. :)

darth_librarian October 28th 04 05:11

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I really liked this, it was great. I acknowledge a lot of the problems with it especially as it was first filmed, but the cool premise of organic tech, a man with a big gun on his arm and a real Man from UNCLE were enough to win me over.
Lots of foreshadowing to later plots as well.


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