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S01.E05: Infected Memory

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Airdate 2020.09.10

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Marcus moves forward with a plan to rescue the Mithraic children, but first he has to find them. Back at the settlement, Campion and Paul bond while on a hunting expedition with Father as Mother attempts to learn more about her origins.

 

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I think Paul is the Orphan Savior, not Campion.
Figures that a Computer Nerd would turn the most deadly killing machine into a Sexbot.
I don't know where Mother is getting these memories from since she is not functional half of the time in the recordings.
All Androids should be forced to wear mullets so that we can distinguish them from humans.
The landscape is so varied in different areas, why did they chose to live in the middle of desert full of holes. They could have chopped down some pine trees to make a real house.
Now make love to me like a very tired man who is into snuff porn!
If that fast little monkey is Tally, I am going to petition for the show's name to changed to "Raised by Space Wolves".

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6 hours ago, AnimeMania said:

I think Paul is the Orphan Savior, not Campion.
Figures that a Computer Nerd would turn the most deadly killing machine into a Sexbot.
I don't know where Mother is getting these memories from since she is not functional half of the time in the recordings.
All Androids should be forced to wear mullets so that we can distinguish them from humans.
The landscape is so varied in different areas, why did they chose to live in the middle of desert full of holes. They could have chopped down some pine trees to make a real house.
Now make love to me like a very tired man who is into snuff porn!
If that fast little monkey is Tally, I am going to petition for the show's name to changed to "Raised by Space Wolves".

Agree on Paul.

Just becasue she wasn't awake doesn't mean her memories weren't recording - old Campion even mentioned it.

I think the parkour stranger is Tally.

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1 hour ago, Tachi Rocinante said:

I think the parkour stranger is Tally.

Who taught Tally to build Indiana Jones level booby traps? What has she been eating all these years?

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Saw a youtube theory that Tally is dead. A shapeshifter built the booby traps and utilizes her form to communicate more effectively with Mother & Father

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So there are at least 3 lifeforms that predate the arrival of Campion et al:

  • Giant snakes
  • White Walkers - delicious with Fava beans and a nice Chianti...
  • Mysterious parkour enthusiast [maybe a U.S.S. Monolith crew member]
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Maybe the white walkers are the descendants of the giant snakes -- which would make them White Snakes.   Goin' down the only road they've ever known.  Like a drifter, they are born to walk alone.  :)

I'll see myself out.

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9 hours ago, ottoDbusdriver said:

Maybe the white walkers are the descendants of the giant snakes -- which would make them White Snakes. 

Mostly everyone else is from England...so likely true...maybe that monolith is a Death Star prototype..lots of the crew would be from England as well...

ETA: Double crossover - they might be Sand Snakes

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Considering that I only gave this weird show a chance in the first place for Travis Fimmel, I'm finding myself really fascinated by Mother's backstory. Of course a computer guy would get his hands on a murder bot and think, hey, this thing that kills pretty much on sight should surely be the mother of the future of humanity. She just needs a bit of fine tuning so she doesn't accidentally rip any of the kids' heads off. Apparently any bit of reprogramming or fine tuning can be accomplished by just sticking a drill bit into the torso. I'll at least give the writers credit for remembering to mention that her memory was deliberately wiped of all of this after modifying her programming to give her some semblance of emotion.

So are we ever going to get to see one of these ginormous snakes leaving giant skeletons everywhere? Nice bit of homage to Indiana Jones, but it went about as well as you might expect of a mission led by a condemned man with a bucket on his head. I'm not quite sure if or why Marcus is supposed to be hallucinating, but it wouldn't be a show with Fimmel in a starring role without a blood spattered sex scene. In all the meditating on parenting and parental attachment by androids, I'm every bit as interested in the flip side of this with Marcus and Sue 2.0 so very invested in getting Paul as their not son back.

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Campion irritates the heck out of me. Partly because he’s such an arrogant little brat, and partly because he looks so much like Peter Krause’s kid in Parenthood, who was also an irritating little brat.

Seems like Marcus is letting his ascension to “Your Eminence” (sorry, I forget just what the position is called, though Chief Schmuck would have a nice ring to it) go to his head. His little “joke” about not remembering his wife’s real name—or that she even had one—was not at all funny. I also get the feeling he likes Cassia’s fawning a little too much. And WTF was up with the imagined stabbing of his wife?! Was that supposed to be him wishing to get rid of her, or was there some hallucinogenic thing going on with the “roof” above them morphing back and forth?

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8 hours ago, nodorothyparker said:

In all the meditating on parenting and parental attachment by androids, I'm every bit as interested in the flip side of this with Marcus and Sue 2.0 so very invested in getting Paul as their not son back.

I think the point was that Sue 2.0 said that she couldn't have children and now that she actually has one, she can't imagine her life without one.

7 hours ago, CarpeFelis said:

Seems like Marcus is letting his ascension to “Your Eminence” (sorry, I forget just what the position is called, though Chief Schmuck would have a nice ring to it) go to his head.

I think the official title is "Head Cheese".

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Mother is cold-blooded. "I accept the limitations of your processing power, Father." In other words, "Good thing I'm not a size queen."

The man in the iron mask or knight who says, "Ni!"? Either way, ugh, when religion is used to justify evil. Or when evil creates a religion to keep itself alive.

Why was Paul so touched when Campion said he trusted him? Poor kid is going to get his heart broken in so many ways.

Marcus is probably going to find that being the supreme ruler of the cult cramps his style.

It's something how caught up Marcus and Sue are in Paul. The only reason they're his "parents" is because they killed his real ones. It's horrific, IMO.

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So help me out, what is this show an allegory for? The choice of a religious war to destroy Earth is a really odd and outdated one. It feels like something that would have happened in the Middle Ages, not in a scientific future. So there must be a reason for that, and I assume it is the framework of the allegory.

I find Mother fascinating as hell, a woman who truly does have all the power. And she also seems unstable. The combination both fascinates me and terrifies me.

I don't care much about the Sol warriors, their religion, and especially their obsession with finding the kids. Finding the kids to offer them what? Certainly not a better life. Their religion? But again, why religion? 

I would like the show more without the Sol group. And without most of the kids. The planet, Mother and Father and how they react and survive would be enough. But the show must be trying to Tell Me Something, given its choices. I'm just not sure what that is, yet.

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