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Episode A3: Cygnus Alpha
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:42 pm    Post subject: Episode A3: Cygnus Alpha Reply with quote

Come on, everyone, what's your opinion of Cygnus Alpha? Oi! Stop booing!

I've just watched Cygnus Alpha and really enjoyed it. It is one of the weakest episodes of season one (if not the weakest), simply because it's quite silly. The concept is good but they let it down towards the end. The death of Kara is very poorly carried out (why has she suddenly fallen in love with Gan?) and the ending is so hurriedly done with Vargas teleporting on board the Liberator, ranting and raving, being teleported off again (why did he step on the teleporter pad?) and being blown up.

This could have been such a good episode if it had been more carefully scripted.

I do love Brian Blessed, though - WITH ALL HIS SHOUTING!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will don't we all love Brian Blessed. He is my favorite actor at the mo. Quite like Cygnis Alpha.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Cygnus Alpha is good for the most part, didnt like that love story rubbish between Kara and Gan though. Brian Blessed is a great actor and can shout better than anybody too I dont think I've seen him in anything where he hasnt shouted.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree the love story between Kara and Gan was awful and totally out of place. She seems to fall for the first well-built guy she sees (she'd have probably had more fun with Vila! )

The death of Kara, trying to save Gan's life was very poorly done.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davecabs wrote:
The death of Kara, trying to save Gan's life was very poorly done.


I think that they had completely run out of time and money by then. It wasn't filmed at the same time as most of the rest of the episode and the actress had to keep turning up till they managed to spend five minutes to get it done.

*DISCLAIMER* that may not be exactly how it happened, but I think it was something along those lines anyway!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turnidus wrote:
Davecabs wrote:
The death of Kara, trying to save Gan's life was very poorly done.


I think that they had completely run out of time and money by then. It wasn't filmed at the same time as most of the rest of the episode and the actress had to keep turning up till they managed to spend five minutes to get it done.

*DISCLAIMER* that may not be exactly how it happened, but I think it was something along those lines anyway!


I bow to your expertise.

It did look very quickly filmed and hurriedly completed. I think the whole thing was just too unbelievable that, after just meeting Gan, she sacrifices her life for him.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This episode starts off reasonably well but, sadly, gets weaker as the storyline unfolds.

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Brian Blessed is a great actor and can shout better than anybody too I dont think I've seen him in anything where he hasnt shouted.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A pretty poor episode , I mean , how can anyone survive on a planet that is continually in darkness ? . Brian Blessed is well Brian Blessed - the same in anything ! . This was Avon`s best chance to have the Liberator all to himself - and he blew it ! .
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes Brian blessed is a national treasure but he is not made 4 dr who or blake's 7, i mean he ruined Mindwarp and he does the smae qith this one
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oi! Brian Blessed is one the best actors in both mindwarp and Cyginus Alpha!
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Oi! Brian Blessed is one the best actors in both mindwarp and Cyginus Alpha!



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We agree for once vallentine?!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to agree with you, Brian Blessed is great, LOUD but great.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Blessed was OTT in Mindwarp but he is like that in everything. The problem with Mindwarp was that it was a rubbish concept, generally badly scripted and badly acted, badly filmed and just - basically pants!
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