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View Poll Results: The Well Of Forever
A -- Excellent 8 61.54%
B -- Good 3 23.08%
C -- Average 1 7.69%
D -- Poor 0 0%
F -- Failure 1 7.69%
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Old June 3rd 07, 22:38   #1
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EpDis: Crusade: The Well Of Forever

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Old June 4th 07, 21:15   #2
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Re: EpDis: Crusade: The Well Of Forever

Initially, I wasn't happy that they didn't find anything medically useful, but the more I watch this, the more I like it, for its character moments.

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Old June 7th 07, 18:15   #3
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This episode and "Path of Sorrows" are among my favorite from the short run of Crusade because they get to the emotional core of the characters. In this case, Galen.
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Old June 8th 07, 21:06   #4
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This episode and "Path of Sorrows" are among my favorite from the short run of Crusade because they get to the emotional core of the characters. In this case, Galen.
"The Path of Sorrows" is also a favorite of mine, and the one TNT absolutely hated.


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Old September 15th 12, 12:07   #5
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In the Technomage Trilogy, the Well of Forever was given as the place of origin for Technomage "tech". We later find out in the books that
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the "tech" comes from the Shadows, and we also see a scene near the end where Galen witnesses a chrysalis being manufactured on Z'ha'dum from the live body of a captive Minbari--supposedly revealing that the tech is made from the nervous systems of sentient beings, right there on Z'ha'dum.
So it surprised me that this "Well of Forever" was someplace else entirely, unless I missed something in the books.
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In the Technomage Trilogy, the Well of Forever was given as the place of origin for Technomage "tech".
Hmmm, I don't remember THAT, and that's something that I WOULD remember. Care to cite the book and page #?
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In the Technomage Trilogy, the Well of Forever was given as the place of origin for Technomage "tech".
Hmmm, I don't remember THAT, and that's something that I WOULD remember. Care to cite the book and page #?
Ditto, I thought it was just me, and I was feeling incompetent for not remembering anything about that
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Re: EpDis: Crusade: The Well Of Forever

I remember the Well of Forever as a burial place that answered questions rather than the source of Technomage "Tech".
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I remember the Well of Forever as a burial place that answered questions rather than the source of Technomage "Tech".
That was just Galen's ruse for getting to go there in the Excalibur, a ruse that disappointed Gideon. Remember their exchange in the gym near the end?
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Re: EpDis: Crusade: The Well Of Forever

It's this episode and The Needs of Earth that give me the impression that Matheson was bending the rules with his telepathic ability and using them for benevolent purposes. His exchange with Galen concerning Isabelle seems to point to this.

The case for this?

1. Telepathic ability is increased in hyperspace
2. Telepaths can pick up emotions more easily without gloves anyway.
3. Telepaths pick strong emotions up more easily and don't need to go poking around for them.

Galen's emotions must have been running strong given his entire reason for being where he was (and his reaction to Matheson's attempt to be spontaneously kind show this).

Are we expected to believe Matheson just happened to randomly stumble upon that strange subspace message... or is it not far more likely that he went looking for it in response tgo a need he saw in Galen?

I think we see the same motive at play with his exchange with Natchok Var. Matheson knew exactly what was going to happen (knowing the thoughts of both Var and his pursuers), and yet held back from acting on that information because he also knew that Var was accepting his fate as the best course of action in achieving his goal... hence the exchanged look between the two before Var leaves.
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