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The Gift of B7
Sopron
Hi GC, just spent the evening catching up on Michelle's odyssey. I've been enthralled watching her reaction as a complete newby as I've only rediscovered the delights of B7 recently myself. I skimmed the thread on old format and panicked when I logged on today and found out it was all gone (what the hell happened?).

Well done to whoever saved the previous posts, thanks for your forethought. I'll skip the new stuff for the moment as I haven't had the dosh to buy & listen to most of it myself but I am now agog to see what Li'l Sis will make of S4. Keep up the good work and I'll try not to leave it so long to check in next time.
 
Lentila
Yes, I have to say - I have been reading these avidly. Thanks Gauda Cheese! Looking forward to Series 4 (or D).
 
Joe Dredd
trevor travis wrote:
But really it's up to people to refer to the seasons as is their preference.


Oh, absolutely, but it does feel like there has been a real sea change in the fan preference since the Big Finish releases started up.
 
Gauda Cheese
I have a poster from an old Dreamwatch/Starburst something like that which has a Poster of Blake from "Blake" in the forest holding a gun and listed on it is all the episodes. Broken up into 4 groups. A, B, C and D. So I always just went from that.



Also thanks for the nice words people. I will be showing a certain relative Rescue in a few hours.
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Child Of Auron
I am looking forward to hearing about Michelle's reactions to the new format, new ship, new credits and the blow that happens in the first couple of minutes.

Much as I enjoy this story (though I seem to be in a minority) having that happen to my favourite character is a difficult pill to swallow
 
Gauda Cheese
Rescue

or

Life Giving Sea Devil


"She's not dead. Is she?"

"Yes"

"No $%^#ing way. Does she come back?"

"No. She's dead"

"That's it I hate this episode"

"He's not joining the crew is he? He sucks"

"Avon is threatening in this one"

"Oh God, Vila is going to save the day!"

Michelle thought this episode was one of the weaker ones, even after I explained Jan didn't want to be in D and they did the best they could. This episode has an impossible task. Introduce a new status quo and write out Cally.

I quite like it, but Michelle and I agree that its the weakest season opener of the series.

What put her off was the death of Cally she found it jarring and the episode really wasn't exciting enough to get her over that.

She asked if Soolin is the new crew member and I said yes, "Well she didn't do much"

The positives were that the regulers all had some great lines and we both had a few laughs. Vila saving the day drunk as a skunk was awesome.

I asked her what she thought of Avon in this episode and Michelle thought he was awesome as always, but more threatening, kinda evil too.

Okay so the new stuff? She thinks Scorpio is a bit crap compared to the Liberator and Slave is a $%^& version of Zen. She wants to see more before though. I love the Scorpio.

The guns are cool apparently and I agree, love the silver guns.

As for the end theme, she didn't notice it'd changed, she was to busy telling me how crap a death scene Cally had.

Compared to the first two opening titles, this one was kinda boring. Again I agree.

Next up Power and I have a question is Gun-Sarr one of the guys who complains Brian won't haggle in the Life of Brian?
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Joe Dredd
Gauda Cheese wrote:
She asked if Soolin is the new crew member and I said yes, "Well she didn't do much"


Wait until she sees 'Power'!


Gauda Cheese wrote:
Vila saving the day drunk as a skunk was awesome.


Wait until she sees 'Stardrive'!
 
littlesue
Gauda Cheese wrote:

Rescue

or

Life Giving Sea Devil


"She's not dead. Is she?"

"Yes"

"No $%^#ing way. Does she come back?"

"No. She's dead"

"That's it I hate this episode"

"He's not joining the crew is he? He sucks"

"Avon is threatening in this one"

"Oh God, Vila is going to save the day!"

Michelle thought this episode was one of the weaker ones, even after I explained Jan didn't want to be in D and they did the best they could. This episode has an impossible task. Introduce a new status quo and write out Cally.

I quite like it, but Michelle and I agree that its the weakest season opener of the series.

What put her off was the death of Cally she found it jarring and the episode really wasn't exciting enough to get her over that.

She asked if Soolin is the new crew member and I said yes, "Well she didn't do much"

The positives were that the regulers all had some great lines and we both had a few laughs. Vila saving the day drunk as a skunk was awesome.

I asked her what she thought of Avon in this episode and Michelle thought he was awesome as always, but more threatening, kinda evil too.

Okay so the new stuff? She thinks Scorpio is a bit crap compared to the Liberator and Slave is a $%^& version of Zen. She wants to see more before though. I love the Scorpio.

The guns are cool apparently and I agree, love the silver guns.

As for the end theme, she didn't notice it'd changed, she was to busy telling me how crap a death scene Cally had.

Compared to the first two opening titles, this one was kinda boring. Again I agree.

Next up Power and I have a question is Gun-Sarr one of the guys who complains Brian won't haggle in the Life of Brian?


Does she realise that the poor guy laying flat out at the end, in that cave, is none other than Bruno, one of the judges from Strictly Come dancing?
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Ellen York
Rescue is one of my season 4 favorites, though it has a tough job with setting up all the changes. Vila saving the day is one of the high points. Vila has really grown on me lately; he didn't make much of an impression when I was a kid. I do hate that Cally's death, like Zen's, seemed so senseless. There should have been "companions for her death". However senseless things happen in life and showing that does give a certain realism to the series. For me, it is the realism and the very human characters that make it so compelling.
 
Gauda Cheese
littlesue wrote:

Gauda Cheese wrote:

Rescue

or

Life Giving Sea Devil


"She's not dead. Is she?"

"Yes"

"No $%^#ing way. Does she come back?"

"No. She's dead"

"That's it I hate this episode"

"He's not joining the crew is he? He sucks"

"Avon is threatening in this one"

"Oh God, Vila is going to save the day!"

Michelle thought this episode was one of the weaker ones, even after I explained Jan didn't want to be in D and they did the best they could. This episode has an impossible task. Introduce a new status quo and write out Cally.

I quite like it, but Michelle and I agree that its the weakest season opener of the series.

What put her off was the death of Cally she found it jarring and the episode really wasn't exciting enough to get her over that.

She asked if Soolin is the new crew member and I said yes, "Well she didn't do much"

The positives were that the regulers all had some great lines and we both had a few laughs. Vila saving the day drunk as a skunk was awesome.

I asked her what she thought of Avon in this episode and Michelle thought he was awesome as always, but more threatening, kinda evil too.

Okay so the new stuff? She thinks Scorpio is a bit crap compared to the Liberator and Slave is a $%^& version of Zen. She wants to see more before though. I love the Scorpio.

The guns are cool apparently and I agree, love the silver guns.

As for the end theme, she didn't notice it'd changed, she was to busy telling me how crap a death scene Cally had.

Compared to the first two opening titles, this one was kinda boring. Again I agree.

Next up Power and I have a question is Gun-Sarr one of the guys who complains Brian won't haggle in the Life of Brian?


Does she realise that the poor guy laying flat out at the end, in that cave, is none other than Bruno, one of the judges from Strictly Come dancing?


We don't have that here in OZ. She actually thought it was Tarrant for a moment.
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Gauda Cheese
Ellen York wrote:

Rescue is one of my season 4 favorites, though it has a tough job with setting up all the changes. Vila saving the day is one of the high points. Vila has really grown on me lately; he didn't make much of an impression when I was a kid. I do hate that Cally's death, like Zen's, seemed so senseless. There should have been "companions for her death". However senseless things happen in life and showing that does give a certain realism to the series. For me, it is the realism and the very human characters that make it so compelling.


Rescue is fine. Power grows on me every time I watch it. Traitor is rad. Animals is ugh, but for me everything after Animals is B7 GOLD! And Gold is like Gold times two.
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Gauda Cheese
Power

or

Barbarian Sewing Champion


"Where's Soolin?"

"I'm not Seska, I'm a woman"

"UGH what's the difference!"

"Does Avon have to kiss every woman he meets?"

"That's the first time anyones ever referenced Dayna's skin colour"

"That end theme music is too happy sounding for this show"

Ben Steed never beat his first effort according to Michelle. Kairos remains her favourite of his three stories. Moloch edges out Power for her just because Servalan was in that one.

She wasn't sure what to make of Gunn-Sar, because at the start he seems like a dick for almost beating Nina, but later found him charmingly stupid and kinda sweet during that moment he shared with his wife whilst sewing.

Pella surprised her as she did Avon with her choice of hostage and turning out to be a bit of an evil bitch.

I could see Michelle frowning when Avon overpowered Pella and said biologically men usually win. I think he's right at least when force is concerned anyway.

I was asked where Soolin was and Michelle was glad to see her turn up at the end.

Michelle was taken aback when Pella referred to Dayna as the "black woman"

This was a step up for Michelle from Rescue and I have a feeling that she will quite like the next episode. I love all four of Holmes B7 stories and she loved Killer and Gambit.
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President Solvite
Traitor is definitely one of the better season 4 episodes..

See if Michelle recognises any of the old costumes on Helotrix the Galactic Laundry Planet!
 
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Child Of Auron
Does Michelle know that this is the last season?
 
Gauda Cheese
Child Of Auron wrote:

Does Michelle know that this is the last season?


Yes, but doesn't know what happens in the last episode.
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Gauda Cheese
Traitor

or

Sleeriously?


"Who shot that guy was it Servalan? It's totally Servalan....... Is it Servalan?"

"Who knows"

"Ahhhhh"

"This battles pretty good. Those guys fall well"

"Dayna's wearing crap this season. So drab"

Vila "Blake would be proud of you"

"Yeah he is being Blake like. I guess he has to?"

"Michelle look"

"What?"

"Look at the costumes"

"So?"

"Oh come on that kid's wearing Avons old costume, so is Tarrant. They got no wardrobe budget!"

Servalan finally appears "Yay! I knew she wasn't dead. Also don't tell me there was no wardrobe budget look at what shes wearing! I want it. Maybe all the clothing budget went to her"

Traitor is by far her favourite episode so far this season and her eyes lit up at seeing Robert Holmes' name. The use of Pylene 50 to pacify populations and take back control faster was a clever idea and "So Federation"

Michelle also liked the fight scenes in this one, from the battle between the rebels and the Adapted to the one at the end. Especially when Dayna was beating the tar out of the General.

From the moment she saw the painting she wouldn't shut up about Servalan. Michelle was giddy an anxious to see her appear. Of course the distorted voice gave it away, but Michelle didn't care. She's happy the evil witch is back and looking better than ever. Mich isn't too concerned how she's still alive, just happy to have her back.

She dug hearing a lot of the exposition in this episode about the Federations fast expansion and that the high council took control back. This episode had a lot going on and she was absorbed throughout.

I had to bring up the costume thing to Michelle and she didn't even seem to care. Much like Holmes' Killer, she was far to engrossed in the story.

As for me? I love it as I do all of Holmes 4 stories and his best effort of the series comes later. I can't wait to experience Orbit with her.
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trevor travis
Gauda Cheese wrote:
Michelle also liked the fight scenes in this one, from the battle between the rebels and the Adapted to the one at the end. Especially when Dayna was beating the tar out of the General.


I like that too Grin
Edited by trevor travis on 30 January 2014 10:07:06
 
meegat39
trevor travis wrote:

Gauda Cheese wrote:
Michelle also liked the fight scenes in this one, from the battle between the rebels and the Adapted to the one at the end. Especially when Dayna was beating the tar out of the General.


I like that too Grin


I don't remember that! Sad I mean ever seeing it! Well, I guess I find Traitor a bit of a snooze in places and Dayna is not one of my favourite characters, so I think that's why. Well I now have a VERY good reason to rewatch!
"If you didn't want the answer, you shouldn't have asked the question."
 
Gauda Cheese
meegat39 wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

Gauda Cheese wrote:
Michelle also liked the fight scenes in this one, from the battle between the rebels and the Adapted to the one at the end. Especially when Dayna was beating the tar out of the General.


I like that too Grin


I don't remember that! Sad I mean ever seeing it! Well, I guess I find Traitor a bit of a snooze in places and Dayna is not one of my favourite characters, so I think that's why. Well I now have a VERY good reason to rewatch!


No likey Dayna? Awwww
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Gauda Cheese
Stardrive

or

Avon Sucks at Asteroids


"Drunk Vila helps again....... What a clever bastard!"

"Damn Avon thats cold!"

Not too many comments for this one for a couple of reasons. One is that Michelle and I had a big weekend. Went to a Red Dwarf con here in Melbourne and she finally got to meet the Cat. Then we went to a games night and got home about 3:40am.

And today is was bloody hot. We're not sure where one of our cats has gotten too and my uncle's mother passed away. So we're both pretty overwhelmed and exhausted.

We did however want to make the time to enjoy an episode of B7 even if it is Stardrive. Something normal y'know?

Anyway Michelle found Follett's second offering to be rather..... bland. During and after Dawn of the God's Michelle had a lot to say, but with this one she couldn't even bring herself to rag on the Space Rats costumes. She made up for it by being very happy when Soolin and Avon blasted the hell out of most of them.

Things she did like were Vila pretending to be drunk to offer advice and get out of work and the final scene which she found quite cold blooded and disturbing.

She wanted to know why Orac didn't just give them the damn answers rather than making them sift through mind numbing footage. Also what's with Soolin! She wants to know more.

Love it or hate it, at least Dawn is full of ideas. This one is just a straight forward runaround.
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