Australian Dawn wrote:Condottiero wrote:How about that kid who betrays everyone and gets his dad killed, since he wants to return to the "Borg Collective"? I forgot what happened to him after getting rejected by the aliens.
Disappeared between seasons I think, like a disturbingly large segment of the cast unfortunately*. I was annoyed that the old guy who developed the radio to block skitter communications (with extra patriotic power from being hooked up to a flagpole of course, because America ) disappeared that way, along with that whole subplot it seems (the aliens adapted between seasons apparently, as you do when the enemy develops a weapon that attacks one of your senses and your species' mode of communication. ) Still, I like the Alien's design and the basic idea of the show, so I'll be watching the rest of the series.
It'd be nice to see how the rest of the world is fairing during the alien occupation though, hopefully they deal with that in episodes I haven't seen yet.
*I liked how when that kid's father sacrificed himself to let the others get away he made the oldest Mason boy promise to look out for his son. I'd be surprised if the two boys even shared any dialog after that episode as his kid got more and more screwed up... and then died off camera between seasons with barely a mention.
IIRC, an antenna was required for amplification and what better than a metal flagpole? The old guy science expert was cool and a decent actor, based on his few scenes, so they killed him off and I think mentioned it happened during Tom's absence. Speaking of absences, for an American production and with Steven Spielberg's name on it, the producers were lousy with geography and the concept of distance: Tom going from one end of the country to the other in a few days by foot. I didn't mind the tech arm's race, but did you notice that whenever anyone in the resistance joins Team Mason, they act almost lobotomized, losing any sense of initiative when Tom's not around, like with the military men?
I wanted that kid killed off on screen, preferably by an alien right after the rejection, with a look of shock on his face...