I loved a ton of things in this episode, but there were two things that I thought didn't quite work. I'll start with those things, and then I'll get to the good stuff.
Why make a point of telling everyone to remember their comms, if they are not going to use them?!? There were so many time they should have used the comms! One and Three should have told the others "We're heading to a back-alley deal, down corridor ___. If we don't check in in 20 minutes there's a problem."
Or at least shouted "help!" on the comms when they saw the grenade!
And Six, he ran
all the way back to the ship, and then
told them there was a problem! As soon as he saw that he had been flagged by the computer, he should have said "Hey guys, we've got a problem, everybody get back to the ship!"
My other problem, is that the android saw Other Jace leaving with the weapons, but when the rest were wondering what happened to Three and One, she didn't mention it at all. For that matter, she should have been able to tell that it wasn't him, especially if one of them was surgically altered and is not a clone. She can detect all kinds of bio-signs, even pheromones, surely she could tell them apart! (I just checked, she even noticed that his hair was different.)
Ok, that's enough complaining, because I really love this show!
I loved the infomercials while Six was waiting at the clinic! That was a really cool way to drop some world-building exposition at us!
So the temp clones with memory transfer is very interesting. So that company's patented cloning process is designed to degrade after three days. But who's to say the technology couldn't be adapted to last longer? Maybe the technology was stolen?
But yes, clearly the most important part of that is the existence of memory transfer technology. And I suppose they could all be clones that didn't get their full memory downloads, but they certainly got skills!
In general though, the whole idea of a memory transfer vacation sounds ripe for problems. You don't really go, you just get the memories dumped in your head? How do you know it really happened? Total Recall anyone?!?
And there was another ad I noticed, about android technology. It said that duplicating a real person was illegal, and that all androids must have an identifying tattoo. Which means they could easily encounter an unmarked android duplicate of someone. It would just have been illegally made!
I had to laugh at Six being fascinated by the advert, while the rest of the people there couldn't care less!
They've seen those infomercials a thousand times, they were trying to ignore it!
Also, the products advertised are clearly meant for the richest of customers, none of whom are likely to be sitting in that waiting room in some remote space-station. (And if one did show up there, surely they would pay to skip the wait.) So the advertising was a bit misdirected, but isn't that the way with infomercials? Always playing where no-one wants to see them?
And there's always a catch with infomercials too, the perks are exaggerated, or the flaws aren't mentioned. I wonder what the real story is for some of these technologies?
Virgil Vox, on 03 July 2015 - 10:20 PM, said:
So Four is the son to an emperor and he assassinated dear old dad, which in turn might spark a war between two interstellar kingdoms.
Another possibility is that someone tried to assassinate the whole royal family, and Four managed to escape (killing many of his attackers in the process). Then whoever did that pinned it all on him, because he got away.
Starting a war between two kingdoms and destabilizing a region seems like a perfect chance for a mining company to seize a bit of key territory, don't you think?
One and Three had lots of funny moments. Particularly this one:
One: Look, we've got to get out of here before he comes back and kills us.
Three: He's not gonna kill us. He's gonna sell our stuff, and he's gonna high-tail it out a here.
One: Oh, really!?! Is that what you would do if you were him?
Three: ...... What's your plan?
And I loved Three's oh crap
Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 11 July 2015 - 10:45 AM.