I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

okay this show is terrible but i do like this opening shot

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s, also cw for suicide 

William Boone is doing some shopping or something when he sees a crowd watching a person standing on the roof of a building about to jump then it cuts to him being on the roof with them
so i guess no one else cared enough to go except William Boone or maybe they just all intuitively understood that this was a job for a protagonist!

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I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s, also cw for suicide 

William Boone should not be up there with this woman. He immediately reaches out to touch her and she freaks out.
You do NOT just touch someone who is in crisis like this. I had to take mental health first aide for my last job and that one of the first things they teach you. William Boone is a cop though, don't they have to do some similar training? He should know this

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I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s, also cw for suicide 

then William Boone has visions of the woman's past - because of the cyber brain virus he got i guess? the one that allows him to *sigh* use "100% of his brain"

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I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s, also cw for suicide 

oh okay i guess he's remembering reading about her in a newpapers years ago because of his cyber brain virus
that doesn't exactly make MORE sense but it is at least more consistent with how it's worked so far

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he talks her down and it turns out she has prosthetic hands

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the narrator's performance in the intro is cheesy gold and i enjoy it every time

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we're not five secs out of the intro before we hear William Boone's full name again

William Boone

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Sweet. I love Sisters of Mercy. One of the best goth bands

🎵 In the heat of the night
In the heat of the day
When I close my eyes
When I look your way
When I meet the fear that lies inside
When I hear you say
In the heat of the moment 🎵

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I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

so the girl leaves the hospital and William Boone gives her a piece of candy from a coffee can and then she leaves and then Sandoval (that's the asian guy) says the aliens want to grow the girl some new hands

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oh okay, well if the aliens can grow buildings then i guess there's nothing to worry about
hands and buildings are practically the same thing

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then we cut to the resistance group talking about how they don't do things

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this is the second operating room we've seen and they've both been weirdly dark
seems like medical procedures are the kinda things where you want to see what you're doing but what do i know

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they stick the girl's arms in tubs of goo

this is the monitor during the procedure

the skeleton rotates while nonsense flashes around it

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so she gets new hands, then they do a press conference with a bunch of doctors and new hands girl runs up to all the doctors to show them her hands and says "feel my pulse. this is my pulse", then Da'am comes out and new hands girl sees light around Da'an

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okay

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prediction: she's gonna lose her new hands by the end of the ep
i just know it

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William Boone

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i was wondering how long it would take the show it get to this bit where humans start building a religion around them

episode three

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i was worried nothing too goofy was gonna happen this ep but my faith has been restored

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the church guy opens his sermon in the alien language which consists of hilarious parseltongue sounds

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then he doesn't like how the congregation pronounces it so he makes them doing it again but goofy like he did
this is awesome 🤣

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oh. super. we're doing some ancient aliens shit now.

god damnit

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so it turns out all the gods ever worshiped are really taelons which William Boone discovers after going through pics of a bunch of different gods and picking out features to make a composite image of a taelon. it's deeply stupid

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have i mentioned that we get product placement for MCI every single time a character gets or makes a call in this show? because we do

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yeah new hands girls is gonna lose her new hands

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every time

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yup

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@Taweret is this The Romantic Interest Chick? I've missed a few episodes so I'm not sure she's the one. is William Boone still Pining for Dead Wife, or is he hitting on her already?

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@troodon this is only ep three
he mentioned his wife earlier tho

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@Taweret surgery monitor effects provided by Alive From Off Center

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret Do the terrorists ever explain what they think the Taylon agenda *IS*?

Or are they just "Whatever it is, it must be evil."?

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@apLundell the latter

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@apLundell @Taweret IT'S A COOKBOOK

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@Taweret GASP. the look on his face is kind of hilarious.

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret Classy.

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@Taweret

what is MCI anyway?

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I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret Turns out if your aliens have stylized human faces, you can find images of them throughout history!

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@apLundell he looks at pics and tells the computer to pick the forehead of this one and the chin of that one, etc
you could make a composite pic of anything you want doing that

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret I imagine about three steps into that process the image magically morphed into exactly what he was looking for.

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret

just because white people couldn't do it doesn't mean it was aliens

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret

this cult is infringing on the intellectual property of my cult, which is built around the character of max headroom

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret tbh that’s a long time - the Mintakans built a religion around Picard in like 10 minutes

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret William Boone, William Boone, galloping through the sward

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret I think this is just the doctor's Geocities page.

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret While you're on a terrible 90s Sci-Fi roll, you should track down bootlegs of "Mercy Point".

Someone has kindly put the first three episodes on YouTube in lovely VHS-rip form.

youtube.com/channel/UCT_a-iQn4

(I think I actually have the rest of them, downloaded from ThePirateBay, but I never watched them because it's a terrible show.)

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret To be fair, that's the story of most resistance groups in history. "Something's actually happening, Reg!"

I watch Earth: Final Conflict, a terrible Canadian scifi from the 90s 

@Taweret

seems like Penny should have just gone to his local carpenter all along

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