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Episode D12: Warlord
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That never occurred to me.Maybe that's why her reaction at the end was so slow.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given the current political situation around the globe, I got thinking about this little outburst from Zukan the other day. It makes for very interesting reading.

Insofar as we on Betafarl have always sought to protect ourselves and our borders, there are some here who would not be unjustified in regarding us as aggressors, but if it is aggression to protect oneself by ensuring that the others remain weak, then we have been aggressors.

But no more, because now we face a true aggressor. The Federation does not seek merely to defend itself but to subjugate all peoples to its will, and Betafarl is no more able to stand alone against the Federation than any of you. So if we cannot be friends, for the sake of all our peoples let us be allies as from this day.


First of all, you will note that Zukan (and, by implication, Betafarl) does not have much respect for the rights of other regions. He actually believes it is right to subjugate his neighbours (keeping them weak) in order to protect his region. More than a few shades of what we might call 'pre-emption' there.

However, his second paragragh is truly remarkable for the wrong reasons. He finds that the federation is a true aggressor yet his description of the federation accurately describes his own regime. It's just that now he's on the receiving end and he wants to do something about it.

Zukan's a scumbag! No wonder he's a head of state!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting 2007 off to a good start Afro!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Self-interest dressed up as morality... that's politics! Yes Smiley
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It also adds an extra significance to Zukan's fear of the light. Is it the light of truth he fears?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds a lot like GWB to me.
Especially the line about 'protect ourselves and our borders' and 'face a true aggressor' sounds eerily similar.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe his speechwriter is a B7 fan.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flipper wrote:
Maybe his speechwriter is a B7 fan.


Imagine Bush doing the 'Maximum power' line!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cockroach Boy wrote:
Flipper wrote:
Maybe his speechwriter is a B7 fan.


Imagine Bush doing the 'Maximum power' line!!


Ooh. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe GWB's speech writer posts on this site, it could be any of us!

He just copies and pastes bits out of all the episodes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's a seriously cool stunt PD does in the desert after playing dead. i tried to do it and couldn't.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pickle wrote:
there's a seriously cool stunt PD does in the desert after playing dead. i tried to do it and couldn't.


Apparently the director really drove him when it came to the action stuff.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... he must have been quite fit. I tried to backflip from lying down and got stuck at my neck.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched this episode yesterday. It's quite clear to see the scene in which Glynnis Barber and Paul Darrow were nearly injured. An explosive charge goes off about one foot away from where Glynnis is standing and you can clearly hear her swear just before the director cuts to the next scene.

Apart from that, I actually enjoyed the episode, particulary the mad hairstyle of Zeonna and the Shakespearean despair of her Dad. The interplay between the characters trapped in Xenon base is also interesting, especially the way Vila makes it clear that he no longer gives a toss. Weaknesses? Why does Servelan have to kill everyone she does business with? And, as someone else has remarked, where did she hide the bomb anyway?

Also, isn't some of the acting from the conference delegtes cringeworthy?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay Warlord, the episode where Tarrant it utterly gaggable. Sugar levels soar and everyone gets pink hair
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