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Apr 8th, 2011 at 11:09am
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Steeled myself to rewatch this again, it breaks my heart this ep - every time.  Anyway, has anyone ever come up with an explanation as to how the alien was not breathing liquid but air in this ep.  His skin was green suggesting he'd been breathing liquid, wouldn'r he have gone all crusty like the one in Identified?  Huh
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 8th, 2011 at 11:46am
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Generally, the Aliens reverted to their true age when captured by SHADO. This suggests that the Aliens did something whilst removing their helmets that prevented the reaction. An Analogy would be Scuba Diving; if you come up too fast from depth, you suffer from Decompression Sickness whereas if you come up slowly and carry out proper decompression stops, all is well
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Reply #2 - Apr 8th, 2011 at 1:11pm
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MkIXHawk wrote on Apr 8th, 2011 at 11:46am:
Generally, the Aliens reverted to their true age when captured by SHADO. This suggests that the Aliens did something whilst removing their helmets that prevented the reaction. An Analogy would be Scuba Diving; if you come up too fast from depth, you suffer from Decompression Sickness whereas if you come up slowly and carry out proper decompression sickness, all is well


Wish they'd have made reference to it though, but thanks for the reply, I can see what you mean.
  
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Reply #3 - Apr 8th, 2011 at 4:07pm
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Yeah.  I never figured that out.  Thanks for the idea, Hawk!  I just figured Gerry was doing his inconsistency thing again.  Although when I saw it as a tween, I spent a lot of time trying to understand it.  Wink
  

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Reply #4 - Apr 8th, 2011 at 4:12pm
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They only did the alien aging thing in Identified. In all the other episodes where the aliens were exposed to our atmosphere they suffered no ill effects. The Square Triangle, The Sound of Silence, Q of P, and The Computer Affair. Plot holes all over the place. Cheesy
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 9th, 2011 at 9:29am
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Matt wrote on Apr 8th, 2011 at 4:12pm:
They only did the alien aging thing in Identified. In all the other episodes where the aliens were exposed to our atmosphere they suffered no ill effects. The Square Triangle, The Sound of Silence, Q of P, and The Computer Affair. Plot holes all over the place. Cheesy


Hang on, I'll just get my bus out.  If I can drive a bus through them then they are worthy of being called plot holes LOL. Hmph, bus isn't there, this'll have to do ...

yep, that'll do it LOL
  
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ROTFLMAO! Smiley
  

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Yea, Claire!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
  

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Reply #8 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 5:16pm
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Actually, the rapid ageing is featured in Edge of Armageddon
  
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Reply #9 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 7:44pm
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I was surprised when they didn't continue it, but there were several inconsistances concerning the aliens throughout the series. Again, I don't think Gerry envisioned anyone examining the series so closely, some forty years later.

That's a good plotline to follow for your story.
  

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Reply #10 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 7:49pm
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Claire wrote on Apr 8th, 2011 at 11:09am:
Steeled myself to rewatch this again, it breaks my heart this ep - every time.  Anyway, has anyone ever come up with an explanation as to how the alien was not breathing liquid but air in this ep.  His skin was green suggesting he'd been breathing liquid, wouldn'r he have gone all crusty like the one in Identified?  Huh

Claire, I wrote a companion story to QofP called Mission of Mercy. It might still be here on the board but you can also find it Here Wink

It's the first story in my Ed/Ginny Saga. Smiley
  

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Reply #11 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:04pm
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Matt wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 7:49pm:
Claire wrote on Apr 8th, 2011 at 11:09am:
Steeled myself to rewatch this again, it breaks my heart this ep - every time.  Anyway, has anyone ever come up with an explanation as to how the alien was not breathing liquid but air in this ep.  His skin was green suggesting he'd been breathing liquid, wouldn'r he have gone all crusty like the one in Identified?  Huh

Claire, I wrote a companion story to QofP called Mission of Mercy. It might still be here on the board but you can also find it Here Wink

It's the first story in my Ed/Ginny Saga. Smiley


I will go look at it I promise after I've finished editing this blasted story - it just takes forever

I'd love to read a follow up as I felt for Ed standing there alone, oh please don't get me started on her again!
  
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Reply #12 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:09pm
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That's a good plotline to follow for your story.


Ah so, mystery solved as to why Google is pointing to a Batman fic when looking for that title. It hasn't been published yet. No fair teasing us like that.  :Smiley
  

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Reply #13 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:14pm
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Claire wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:04pm:
Matt wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 7:49pm:
Claire wrote on Apr 8th, 2011 at 11:09am:
Steeled myself to rewatch this again, it breaks my heart this ep - every time.  Anyway, has anyone ever come up with an explanation as to how the alien was not breathing liquid but air in this ep.  His skin was green suggesting he'd been breathing liquid, wouldn'r he have gone all crusty like the one in Identified?  Huh

Claire, I wrote a companion story to QofP called Mission of Mercy. It might still be here on the board but you can also find it Here Wink

It's the first story in my Ed/Ginny Saga. Smiley


I will go look at it I promise after I've finished editing this blasted story - it just takes forever

I'd love to read a follow up as I felt for Ed standing there alone, oh please don't get me started on her again!

It's a short one, about 3K, and I think you'll enjoy it. Wink
  

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Reply #14 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:23pm
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Matt wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:14pm:
Claire wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:04pm:
Matt wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 7:49pm:
Claire wrote on Apr 8th, 2011 at 11:09am:
Steeled myself to rewatch this again, it breaks my heart this ep - every time.  Anyway, has anyone ever come up with an explanation as to how the alien was not breathing liquid but air in this ep.  His skin was green suggesting he'd been breathing liquid, wouldn'r he have gone all crusty like the one in Identified?  Huh

Claire, I wrote a companion story to QofP called Mission of Mercy. It might still be here on the board but you can also find it Here Wink

It's the first story in my Ed/Ginny Saga. Smiley


I will go look at it I promise after I've finished editing this blasted story - it just takes forever

I'd love to read a follow up as I felt for Ed standing there alone, oh please don't get me started on her again!

It's a short one, about 3K, and I think you'll enjoy it. Wink


Actually, put the editing to one side and just read it.  It is a really nice piece Matt.  I love the parts combining the episode and the things that 'could' have been added to the episode if they'd had time.  Everyone in that hospital would have felt anguished for Straker and the nastiness aimed at him for something that wasn't his fault in the first place.  I would have loved to have seen a follow up on that in the series as Ed was most times shown as an angry, impatient guy and these stories, extreme as this was, humanised him and you have successfully carried it on here. really nice work.

Just one thing if I may, in the UK men don't call women ma'am like they do in the US.  Shows you how disrespectful they are here  Cheesy

I loved it!! and I promise to start editing again in the morning as it's fast rolling round to bedtime again  Wink
  
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