Earth Final Conflict: Roddenberry done by schizoids

Discussion in 'Off-the-Air Science Fiction Series' started by Joelist, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Joelist

    Joelist I'm showing this for a reason! Staff Member

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    Seeing as we have episodes of both Andromeda and Earth Final Conflict on Roku Channel for free and we already have an Andromeda thread, I thought this would be a place for some thoughts on Earth Final Conflict.

    The premise was actually interesting, as aliens come to Earth and bring as lot of advancements but also mysterious motives. The show originally centered around the search for why they came to Earth.

    Season One was really good Science Fiction. It had good stories and strong characters coupled with concepts such as the CVI and the Skrill and also the aliens (the Taelons) were presented in a very morally ambiguous manner that perfectly set up the air of mystery.

    But remember my using the word Schizoid? Well Tribune Entertainment decided for really nebulous reasons to bring in a new showrunner for Season Two. And that new Showrunner basically decided to change everything, so Seasons Two, Three and Four are basically a different show. Season Five was so bad it was literally laughable and it is noteworthy that Roku Channel does not have Season Five...

    It's there if you're interested.
     
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  2. PussyGalore

    PussyGalore Kiss mah grits!

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    I haven't seen EFC since it originally aired years ago. This is just going off the top of my head but I really liked the show until they killed off Kevin Kilner, the lead character and switched the focus to another guy (who was playing a bad guy of sorts who then sorta becomes good, I dunno, it's been awhile so I can't remember it all).

    *If COMET TV airs the show I'll no doubt watch it.
     
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  3. Joelist

    Joelist I'm showing this for a reason! Staff Member

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    Yep that's where to me it jumped the shark. A show like this needs the "antagonist" to be morally ambiguous to work. And in Season Two they removed that ambiguity.
     
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