Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Earth Final Conflict - No Refuge |
Actors: Von Flores, Leni Parker, Anita LaSelva, Richard Chevolleau, Robert Leeshock
Director: Ross Clyde
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense
They have come to Earth with the promise of peace-an alien race called the Taelons. People call them "The Companions." Many see the Taelons as saviors of humankind. Indeed, they do help Earth to solve many pressing problem... more »
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Jeffrey Reed | Springfield OH, USA | 07/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First, I will echo the views of the previous reviewers...and also say that I cant wait for Seasons 1 and 2 to come out on DVD.Now having said that, I want to praise and condemn. This show in its first season was fantastic. Smart, interesting and well acted, it played on a couple of different concepts; that of the relationship between colonist/conqueror and conquered. One could almost see the agony of choosing whether to resist or collaborate and the problems and promises of both- there was no simple solution to that decision, and this was one of the sources of complexity and tension that kept the show going (and it was applicable to both sides); and that of the Platonic view of human nature as the interconnectedness of reason, spirit and appetites. With the Taelons providing the reason and the Juridians the appetites, it was clear that in some way the humans provided spirit, but how this was to manifest itself, and how it would develop in the course of the show was always agonizingly unclear, and a source of debate and discussion in my house after we discovered this show.If only the same high level could have been maintained. Season two was good, and Season 3- in this DVD- was decent, but the show was losing its momentum by that point. I suspect that the writers/producers had exhausted the Roddenberry heritage and had little idea how to move the story forward, or what kind of ultimate resolution would appear. There was a marked tendency to replace 'action' with theme and intelligence, and even though there are several notable episodes in the 3 and 4 seasons (the 5th hardly bears watching... though sometimes it could be interesting) the show really ran out of ideas. This is a shame, because the promise that this show had form the beginning was quite marvelous, and is still mesmerizing to watch... so I've bought the Season 3 DVD, and I can sit and watch and wonder how I would have made it come out in the end... which is not an easy or an obvious thing to do."
Flawed but interesting
E. A Solinas | MD USA | 07/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The four seasons of Earth: Final Conflict (with the exception of the execrable so-called fifth season) were flawed but intriguing, with a mesmerizingly likable alien race and a sometimes peculiar cast of hackers, freedom fighters, corporate bigwigs and cold FBI agents. The third season is, if not the best, then certainly the best-balanced.The season reopens with Lili Marquette taken captive by Ronald Sandoval, and sent to a mystery destination for reasons she doesn't know. On Earth, the Resistance is being roundly trounced; Liam and Augur are saved by a mystery woman -- who then turns out to be somehow connected with both the Taelons and the Resistance. One member of the Resistance will be lost, and a new, hard-edged Taelon arrives on the scene.Like all four seasons (that count) of EFC, the third season started off on wobbly footing and steadied as time went on. Some amazingly memorable episodes are here, coupled with some of the most intriguing scripts that allowed us new insights into the Taelons. Several characters are better fleshed-out here; "Thicker Than Blood" in particular is amazing, in which an enraged Liam (Robert Leeshock) and anguished Augur (Richard Chevolleau) are thrown through the fire, and Liam has to face that he's Sandoval's son. There's even a Taelon-baby cult, and a pair of new recurring Taelon faces: The hard-as-nails T'than, sworn enemy of Zo'or, and the snotty healer Mit'gai.Da'an (Leni Parker) and Liam go through some tough times after Da'an does something Liam never thought he would, yet helps his protector with the bioengineered Skrill Queen. But the one who really shines is Anita La Selva as Zo'or. Here we see that Zo'or is not the spoiled child emperor he sometimes seems like -- he's young, frustrated by the limitations the Commonality puts on him, frightened of the uncertain future, and his fear makes him ruthless because he doesn't know any other way to make things happen. In this season, he hits Taelon puberty, gets into a bar brawl (in a human body), hides in a basement with a pair of human teens, and has a heart-to-heart with Liam when they're stranded in the wilderness.Some of the episodes are a bit on the silly side (the rubber skrill-puppet, for example), but when the third season is good, it's very good. Certainly it's worth getting and appreciating."
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John | essex junction, vermont United States | 07/19/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Actually this is season 3 on, Universal decided not to release the first and second season due to their owning of it, basically they just sit on it. But season three is as good a place to start as any.Earth: Final Conflict will be a great addition to your scifi collection. It features a deep plot with good quality acting on the part of the main charactors. I am sure you will fall in love with this series as much as i did"
First Season Coming Out In UK in April
Danbo | Calgary, Alberta | 03/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this entire series from season one to five. It is progressive in its nature and leaves you curious 'til the very end.
I noticed that season 1 is being released in the UK on April 3 2006. It should not be long before it is available in the US and Canada. Season 2 will be hopefully not too far behind..."