Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

I have never seen this. It has three stars on amazon tho. You know how bad something has to be to have three stars on amazon?

i don't know how much imma watch either. it has five seasons and i definitely will not be watching all of it

it starts with these guys discussing security for some event and their lips are slightly out of sync with their dialogue (maybe that's an amazon prime issue?)

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

the one guy has this cheap plastic prop on his arm and the other guy asks what it is but he doesn't answer

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this very cgi ship flies over the crowd and lands and this lady is inside and she sure is in front of some green screen. boy is she

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

this is our alien i guess. which they said wasn't really male or female but they refer to as he anyway

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

okay, everybody go watch the intro because the performance of the narrator in the intro is fucking hilarious and you need to experience it

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okay was it actually written by gene roddenberry? because if it was oh boy there's gonna be some insufferable yet vapid preachiness and just so much sexism

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

the alien Da'an begins his speech to the crowd by making hilarious parseltongue noises

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omg they used a clone tool to make it look like they had a huge crowd πŸ˜†

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this sequence goes on for several long, LONG minutes where the alien is giving this scifi boilerplate speech abut how they came to earth and cured diseases and ended world hunger and so forth
while this sniper guy is getting ready to shoot them
standard stuff you've seen millions of times

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

so the sniper aims at the alien and then this guy blocks the crosshairs, i mean he's very clearly and obviously blocking the target, the sniper instead of waiting for a clear shot just fires anyway and hits the guy who was in the way
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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

then the guy with the plastic prop on his arm fires a very cheap effect at the building where the sniper is and blows up part of it

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the doctor is Lwaxanna

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

oh man they're gonna use green screen a lot, aren't they?

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i hate cop protagonists. they're boring. they're always written the same way. they may as well all be the same damn character and mostly they are boring af

so our protagonist is a cop and he works in this generic cop place where generic cop stuff is going on and has generic cop dialogue with this other guy

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

so the alien is here to touch us

also his (that's the pronoun they're using so that's what imma go with) name is Da'an and they are pronouncing it as two syllables
i don't why i'm annoyed by that but i am

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

someone thought the name William Boone was really cool, they say it multiple times in the intro and they're said it multiple times outside of the intro

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oh yeah William Boone is gonna be a mary sue isn't he?

constant, awkward use of a protagonist's full name is never a good sign on that front and now his wife is saying shit like this

i'm gonna hate william boone, aren't i?

i mean i already kinda do cause he's looks like archer so

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so the assassin from earlier follows boon'es wife and rams her car and makes her crash but they couldn't afford to actually crash a car i guess so she just throws her arm up and they cut away to this while you hear tires screeching and a crash

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

someone just asked how long it would be before the wife got fridged...

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so now that his wife is dead William Boone is free to work for the aliens and this lady takes him in her cheap ass cgi chip

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

oh here we go
star trek embarassed itself every time it brought up evolution and there's no way this is going anywhere good

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

no. they don't.

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the dead guy from earlier is alive so i guess the assassin shot him on purpose because they're working together along with Lwaxanna and they want William Boone to join them

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okay

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

the aliens want to inject William Boone with an engineered virus to make him smarter so he can work for them and lwaxanna says it also makes people obey them and she made a special version that won't do that part

i hope you're getting all this

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mood lighting in the operating room why not

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the part where they put the virus in William Boone's head just goes on forever

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no thank you

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@Taweret

as much as I don't like the character of Lwaxana, I have nothing but positive emotions towards Majel Barrett

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret I was about to say "Of Course she is. It's a Roddenberry show."

... but I don't recall seeing her in Andromeda.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@apLundell
She was an executive producer on Andromeda though.
@Taweret

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret You ever notice that desk-bound police detectives are the only characters who still wear suspenders?

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret This is the show where all the heroes carry video phones right?

I remember the prop clearly, it's in two halves and they pull it apart and there's a screen in the middle that must have been rolled up.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@apLundell @Taweret I wear them at weddings. AMA.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret why does this look like a screenshot from a ps2 game

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

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almost as cool as [protagonist name from the crabs book]

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@Taweret
William Boone
William Boone
riding through the land
William Boone
William Boone
(something something hand?)

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@Taweret any bets on how long she lasts until she gets fridged?

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret Such an old-fashioned looking police station for a futuristic sci-fi.

They must have just already had that set laying around.

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@Taweret NOT EVEN THE FIRST FUCKING EPISODE, OH MY GOD DAMN

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

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I love it, a tombstone with "my wife" on it.

This show just gets it tee emm.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret
That and they can just have the image of the tombstone projected over him whenever they need to remind us his wife is dead

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@violet @Taweret this way he can have Dead Wife Angst *and* Hot Sidekick Chick Romantic Tension AT THE SAME TIME. genius! /chefkiss

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@violet @Taweret

Yeah, it doesn't say "Loving Wife", it says "My Loving Wife".

Let's not forget who the main characters is on this show!!

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@violet @Taweret yeah, that's... definitely something. "Her Greatest Achievement: Married Me, William Boone, The Protagonist"

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret "If we don't take immediate action, your people might never evolve giant foreheads."

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@Taweret that sentence is complete fucking gibberish. he might as well have thrown in "nano" and a couple of "quantums." "your nanoplanet is at a quantum evolutionary crossroads quantum." there I made it better

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret Yeah everyone knows it's only 10%. :blobkissheart:

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret
Gene Roddenberry uses about half of a percent I think

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret Hey, that's up from the usual "10 percent" figure!

Progress!

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

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@Taweret no, sheep-eyed-lookin-guy, say it isn't so

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret Mind control juice--got it. :blobreachdrool:

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret "Brain Wave Disorientation". :blob_raccoon_melt:

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@Taweret "SCANNING: THE BRAIN" well good, at least they got the right part of the body. I like how the "BRAIN WAVE DISORIENTATION" section has like three different sections for metabolism, phrased slightly differently. I bet they're all filling up or whatever at different rates too. "MEDICAL THINGS: DOING STUFF"

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@Taweret What do you think that bit in the lower left is?

Does their medical computer have a golf mini-game?

So the doctors don't get bored?

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@Taweret I was going to say how amazing it is that at least 2 people looked at this and decided to leave it as is, but considering the rest of how this has been going...

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret So these things can function as mind control devices?

That is a convincing reason to get a black-market version from a terrorist group.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret So, sort of capping from the Tripods.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@RexfordGTugwell @Taweret

The Tripods was a master class in how to do pretty solid SF television on a very limited budget.

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@Nezchan @Taweret Ooh, I've never seen that.

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@Taweret "become sheep" LOLL WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN FOR ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY????

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret *Alex Jones voice* FALSE FLAG FALSE FLAG FALSE FLAG RRRRRRUUUUUH

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret
this thing lasted FIVE seasons????

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@larrydavis i don't understand how but apparently yes

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