Re: Tonight\'s Hero Episode
Please forgive me if this comes out screwed up. It is the first time I have tried using the quote function.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Lyta:
<font color=yellow>SMG, it is true that Shelley might know something about the Valhalla Sector but then again, she might not. John was pretty tramatized by the mere mention of the name and said, "Never ask. Never tell. Never write the words. Don't say the words." so it could have been a secret from his whole family. Did even his parents know what exactly was happening to him? It just doesn't seem like something you would knowingly subject your child to. It also makes me really wonder why and how he became invovled with VS. It could have even had a role in his creation of Caption Iron persona.</font color=yellow><hr></blockquote>
That is why I did say "may know" /ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif
It is all speculation. But IMO it wouldn't hurt to ask. You lose nothing if she doesn't know, but if she does the potential for reward is great. As young as he was, and depending on when it happened, I kind of find it hard that at least one of his parents would not have a hand in it. Schools and daycares are public enough someone would probably say something if he were not there. (Unless we have a big gov't conspiracy, always a possibility....maybe he was patient X the one infected to spread it to adults) It does add a dark side to Valhalla Sector potentially that may make it less the safe haven Jeremiah might expect it to be.
Aside to Kraig...you may be right. But the flashback clip of the medical bed was John's and separate from his sister's clips when she told Jeremiah about John. My impression was that this conditioning helped make him odd, and since he was odd before his parents died, the experimentation happened before. We also don't know how soon after the plague struck that his parents died. If they died early that means they were probably closer to Ground Zero, so to speak. But the whole thing was over in 6 months, and that is not a long time for researchers to do a whole lot.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr><font color=yellow>Also, as for Meaghan, I still think she could be a big part of finding out about the Big D and a cure for it. I also think we will see a person who is naturally immune so it will be interesting to see how Jeremiah's world deals with it.</font color=yellow><hr></blockquote>
I agree she could help, and I even stated parenthetically that rendering the virus harmless is not a bad solution in and of itself. I just commented that a carrier is less helpful than a naturally immune person or someone who they can catalog the progression of the disease. If they can render the virus harmless in adults, it would be good. But mutations could occur, and that is why eradication (and/or natural immunity)may be the better choice. I think she needs to be kept alive and even moreso when they gather more knowledge. She could be an invaluable resource if they could do some scans and tests including blood samples and such.
And being a Texan, Big D always makes me think Dallas.
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr><font color=yellow>Then, there is Markus. My feeling about him is that he has become used to living in that little micro-environment of NORAD and has purposefully put off dealing with the reality of the world outside it. I think love has also blinded him and has not been able to think rationally about the situation with Meaghan. Hopefully, Erin and he will be able to talk about it more and raise the issue with the council. I don't think it would be necessary to reveal the whole truth to the council (at least in the beginning) since it could cause a panic. Also, I am sure Jeremiah will be able to help weigh in on the situation as well. We shall see. /ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif</font color=yellow><hr></blockquote>
I really don't know how to broach it to the council without disclosing the full nature. (Listen up guys we have an actual adult who survived the big death! Ummm welll she is behind the glass because..because) And it will cause a panic no matter when or how gently its broken to them. But this is a danger to all of them and more than one person has brought doom (at least in fiction /ubbthreads/images/icons/wink.gif ) with those famous last words, "I can handle it, and no one else needs to know." I do agree he is a little blinded, and sheltered. I think Erin has feelings of her own for Markus, and that may prevent the situation from being disclosed. The great thing about it is it leaves the door open for JMS to pull a catastrophe or a miracle out and that is why I find it intrigueing (sp).
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr><font color=yellow>Ok, I have to throw these out there because I noticed them and they bug me ... Did anyone else notice that they recolored the young Jeremiah's eye in the opening sequence? They were blue (or some light color) in the pilot but now they are brown. I also noticed this discrepancy in the pilot but I really took note this time around. The second thing I noticed was the code Markus used to see Meaghan ... 5433 ... Is there a significance to those numbers?
Heh, now you can see how really obsessed I am huh? *laughs* </font color=yellow><hr></blockquote>
As for the eyes, I didn't notice. But I caught the virus/bacteria line in the same quote by Meaghan. And Jeremiah's typing and driving skills are both quite adept for someone who probably had never driven and who hadn't seen a computer in years. But most of the things I see are minor and don't ruin my overall enjoyment of the program (much like the jumppoints on Rangers and other CGI differences). Besides, suspension of disbelief is necessary in almost all series at some point or other.
As for the code, I really don't know. Could mean something, could be nothing.