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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Why I dislike Season 3! Reply with quote

Because for me it was like a diff series, almost a spin off, the main man was gone therefore the whole focus of the show was missing, in came two characters that I thought were poor replacements for Blake and Jenna and the whole thing seemed to switch on to the Avon charcter who had a diff agenda so what we ended up were sub standard stotries and it shows -has anyone got anything good to say about VOLCANO, DAWN OF THE GODS, HARVEST OF KAIROS, CHILDREN OF AURON, SARCOPHAGUS, ULTRAWORLD, MOLOCH and DEATHWATCH? Not many of those I can now sit through and they say it all about series 3 for me - JUST TERRIBLE!

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Sarcophagus, but otherwise you're right.
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only TERMINAL saves series 3 - and that has many faults in it!
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite liked Deathwatch
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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Death Watch and Terminal are my two favourite episodes. Plus series 3 was what got me into B7 when I was a kid.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lack of story arc does bring B7 down a notch but actually I thought many of the stories were better written than series 2. There's much better use of all characters all well. Dayna and Tarrant are given equal time with everybody else where of course Gan and Jenna were quite underused in earlier series.

Some of the stories get a bit odd but I find the whole thing more consistently entertaining.

The tangent the show took was kind of natural for me. Blake sort of acheived his goal so the tone had to change.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BlakNo1 wrote:
I like Sarcophagus, but otherwise you're right.


Funny that's one of my least favourite episodes - I don't mind season 3, I guess I like all Blakes 7 - but one and two are the best.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed season three was always the "Pointless" season to me, with the crew blunbering arround occassionally trying to grab a fast buck and almost ALWAY encountering Servalan. (What are the chances of that!)

I oftern thought that it was Servalans persuit of the Liberator for herself, (Which kinda boarered on obsession) that cost her the presidency.

And if this is how Avon conducted himself as leader, no wonder he failed in his embessling ....

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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE DOCTOR ALT 8 wrote:
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And if this is how Avon conducted himself as leader, no wonder he failed in his embessling .... [/color][/size]


I think that was the point though wasn't it? Servalan and Avon have both attaoned positions of power in their respective worlds, but they're both imcompetent and corrup[t so they make a mess of it.

I acctually don't think the lack of a story arc hurts the series. Though it contaions some very strong episodes, the overarching Star One arc from series 2 isn't very coherent anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Season 3 was a bit like Star Trek in that Avon and co were wandering around the outer reaches of the galaxy encountering a variety of aliens. Having effectively overthrown the Federation at the end of Season 2 I suppose they were left with little else to do.

When Season 3 was originally shown we used to wonder each week if Blake would re-appear. "Aftermath" and "Powerplay" were good episodes but after that it just seemed to lose the plot.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 4:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Season 3 is my Favourite of the lot. It's the season that got me hooked!!
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

white afro in space wrote:
Season 3 is my Favourite of the lot. It's the season that got me hooked!!


Yes Smiley
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like season 3...
"Volcano" and "Dawn of the Gods" are resounding misses, and "Moloch", "Children of Auron" and "Ultraworld" are a bit average (but still have their moments) ...

... all the other eps are good, I think (and yes, I do include Sarcophagus in that)
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IT`S RUBBISH!
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont dislike Series 3, I just prefer Series 1 & 2 Every series has its good and bad points, the 3rd series was no exception. I still prefer series 3 over series 4, as we had Zen and the :liberator: to look forward too every week Yes Smiley

Series 4 holds a special place for me, insofar as its the 1st time I ever saw B7 in Colour
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