Tess: Evil or Misguided?

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Post by Roslover39 » Fri May 12, 2006 5:22 pm

Thanks for your observation Chrisken :D 8)
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Post by Kzinti_Killer » Sat May 13, 2006 9:23 pm

Roslover39 wrote: Question:

Am I the only one to think that the whole You were my husband on Antar stuff was just another mind-warp?

If anyone thinks that was real, can you explain why you do?
This goes back to the bad writing again. There's no conclusive backstory for or against the proposition. We don't even know if the mom-o-gram was the real deal, or just something that was cooked up to manipulate the kids. Presumably Ava was important to the Royal Four, otherwise why bother to clone her with the other three. There are all kinds of assumptions, guesses, and hints, but no conclusive evidence for it beyond hearsay....by some aliens who seem to see the ability to lie with a straight face as a virtue. (Did anyone notice that BTW? That, by human standards, almost every alien we met outside the Pod Squad was a moral toad?) Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

I think that's why Roswell has been such fertile ground for fic....and why we're still here. The writers left gaping holes in the canon that you could park a bus in. It gives us a lot of room to work in. I've read stories where she was his wife and they were (past tense) happy. I've read stories where she was his wife and they were some varying degree of unhappy. Stories where it was an arranged marriage. Stories where she killed him. Stories where he killed her. Stories where they never met. Stories where she was actually his sister for God's sake. And the thing is, with what canon info we have, any of them could be right.

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Post by Zanity » Sat May 13, 2006 9:28 pm

Uhm I have to ditto the last post and add...
Kzinti_Killer wrote:The writers left gaping holes in the canon that you could park a bus in.
Understatement of the year... You could park every vehicle in every public transit system in the country in some of those holes.

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Post by cardinalgirl » Sat May 13, 2006 9:44 pm

But that's what makes fanfic so fun.... right?

*nervous laugh* :roll:

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Post by Zanity » Sat May 13, 2006 10:06 pm

Yup

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Post by Roslover39 » Sun May 14, 2006 4:02 pm

Question:

I noticed that there are writers here that ask for BETA's for their fics,

don't writers for tv have their own form of BETA to double check the

scripts? Or were the Roswellcheckers

asleep at the wheel?
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Post by Zanity » Sun May 14, 2006 5:18 pm

Well they can...

I know that both the Stargate and the Startrek franchises hire a team of technical advisers to keep the Science part of the Science Fiction at least somewhat realistic.

But I think that's the problem there... unlike fanfic writers who get people to beta there work for free, they have to pay people. My thoughts are that TPTB were to cheap to pay someone to go over there scripts for consistancy. That's how we ended up with 3 dates for the shooting, midterms in September, a completely human baby contacting Max across galaxies when Isabel couldn't do it across states, etc.

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Post by Roslover39 » Sun May 14, 2006 5:33 pm

Exactly :lol:

:roll: I know I've ventured off the subject :roll:


Zanity,

Do you think the show would have stayed on TV if they pushed the

envelope as far as more sci-fi :?: (Antar and the alien enemies of the

Pod Squad)
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Post by Zanity » Sun May 14, 2006 6:08 pm

:roll: ::Apologies to the Mods for off topic discussion, if I continue in this discussion after this post I'll start a new thread.:: :roll:

I don't know I know I would have liked to see more of it... or less of it. They had a pretty good show going in S1 through sexual healing then thay threw in a heavy dose of the sci-fi side of thing until the end of S2 then they backed off of it almost completely in S3. They either needed to not introduce it in the first place or keep with it to it's conclusion. S3 should have been about repairing the relationship between Max and Liz and preventing TEOTW now that Tess was out of the picture anyway. Instead we got a gloss over on the Max/Liz repairs and completely abandoned the war that was still left to fight.

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Post by Roslover39 » Sun May 14, 2006 6:21 pm


:roll: Sorry :roll:

I never knew how important continuity in a tv show was

until all the inconsistencies showed up on Roswell .

I have to ask, If the show was turned over to you after Sexual Healing,
what are the changes you would have made, and what would have remained the

same :?:
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