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Old October 8th 06, 17:30   #40
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Re: EpDis: A View From The Gallery

Where'd they come from? What was their name? Who'd they conquer, or were they "attack and loot" sort of aliens, just passing through?
We don't know. Which is sorta the freakin' point. There are still mysteries and unknowns out there. Not everything is going to be tied up with a neat little bow and come with a card listing all the particulars.
Some particulars would be nice. A hint. A rumor. A legend.

Since we never did see them again, and they didn't stay to conquer and occupy any of the systems they did hit,
Do we even really know that last part, they didn't stay to conquer and occupy any of the systems they did hit? Maybe it wasn't important enough to even mention in another episode.

...I'd say the logical inference from the information that JMS does give us in the episode is that they are the "'attack and loot' sort of aliens, just passing through?" See, there's an answer to one of your questions, and it was right in front of you the whole time.
That's it! They're Reavers! The Firefly universe couldn't hold 'em. Some of 'em escaped.

Really, they're just throwaway aliens, an overall background/overall event to tie together the "Mack & Bo wander about the station." episode.
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