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Reply #15 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:31pm
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I didn't know that about the ma'am term, for me, it's automatic.

I wanted to give Ed and Ginny some common ground, so I wrote her into the story, keeping her out of sight of the camera keeping the story from breaking canon with the episode. Ginny, however wanted to rip Mary's eyeballs out! Alas, I made her behave. But it was soooo tempting! And Ed didn't have to stand alone.

Glad you enjoyed it! Smiley
  

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Reply #16 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:35pm
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Matt wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 7:44pm:
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.


No <chuckle> I don't suppose he did.
  
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Reply #17 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:40pm
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Matt wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:31pm:
I didn't know that about the ma'am term, for me, it's automatic.

I wanted to give Ed and Ginny some common ground, so I wrote her into the story, keeping her out of sight of the camera keeping the story from breaking canon with the episode. Ginny, however wanted to rip Mary's eyeballs out! Alas, I made her behave. But it was soooo tempting! And Ed didn't have to stand alone.

Glad you enjoyed it! Smiley


I more than enjoyed it Matt, I think it was a nice touch putting her in there and keeping her off camera as it were.  We didn't get to see what happened at the other end where the transporter actually was, it was inspired.  Ginny here and I are cut from the same cloth, I wanted to rip Mary's eyeballs out AND pull her arms off and hit her with the soggy end <sorry>

Ref the ma'am thing, nope our guys don't do that.  American men in the UK do though, just to confuse the issue.  I worked for Raytheon Corporate (SHADO undercover) jets years ago out of Kansas but I was here, in Deeside north Wales where I was living at the time, and we had American guys over, they were SO nice.
  
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Reply #18 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:51pm
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I more than enjoyed it Matt, I think it was a nice touch putting her in there and keeping her off camera as it were.  We didn't get to see what happened at the other end where the transporter actually was, it was inspired.  Ginny here and I are cut from the same cloth, I wanted to rip Mary's eyeballs out AND pull her arms off and hit her with the soggy end <sorry>

Ref the ma'am thing, nope our guys don't do that.  American men in the UK do though, just to confuse the issue.  I worked for Raytheon Corporate (SHADO undercover) jets years ago out of Kansas but I was here, in Deeside north Wales where I was living at the time, and we had American guys over, they were SO nice.

Amelia really wanted me to do it, let Ginny at her that is, and I've toyed with the idea of writing an alternate ending, just for fun. :Smiley But Mary wasn't worth tarnishing Ginny's reputation as a lady. Kiss
  

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Reply #19 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:53pm
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actually, we do - if the ladies in question are wearing crowns or coronets...  Wink
  
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Reply #20 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:56pm
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Matt wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 7:44pm:
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.


it's funny you should say that but I do cover why, in Destruction, the Aliens seem hell-bent on wiping out the whole human race...
  
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Reply #21 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:59pm
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That's been speculated on as well, it has been suggested that there is more than one faction of aliens. Same planet, different country? :Smiley
  

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Reply #22 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 9:07pm
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MkIXHawk wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:53pm:
actually, we do - if the ladies in question are wearing crowns or coronets...  Wink

On this side of the pond, it's different, if I don't know them, or know them well, it's yes sir, or yes ma'am. These days the automatic yes ma'am has gotten me into trouble with some of the younger ladies, who think that calling them ma'am implies that they are over the hill. Grin
  

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Reply #23 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 9:17pm
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Matt wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:59pm:
That's been speculated on as well, it has been suggested that there is more than one faction of aliens. Same planet, different country? :Smiley


That was one of the 'taster' excerpts I published last year
  
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Reply #24 - Apr 11th, 2011 at 10:23pm
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A number of people have used the idea that SHADO was dealing with more than one 'racial' or 'political' group on the alien planet.

And there are other explanations - In QoP, the alien seems to be trying to communicate with SHADO, then 'gives up and goes out to die' when the other craft shows up.

But what if the motive for the alien using SHADO's frequency was to lure one or more senior officers out there to be killed? Attacking the mobiles would simply alert SHADO that it had been a trap whose bait hadn't been as effective as needed. The alien was killed to keep him from falling into SHADO's hands and to give weight to the idea that there were 'friendly' factions. Something they might be able to use in the future.

And in ESP - Croxley appears to be channeling an alien who doesn't understand why they're under attack - but the aliens deliberately targeted Croxley's house to kill his wife. And they don't understand why humans are so against them?  Shocked

As to the aging issue - while the first captured alien may have been a 'real' alien and reverted to his true age when exposed to Earth's atmosphere, but what if the other 'aliens' were captured humans - brain-wiped cannon fodder - and so were not only younger, but 'immune' to Earth's toxins.

Hey, I write Perl - if there's only one solution, you're not trying hard enough. Grin
  

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Reply #25 - Apr 12th, 2011 at 12:28am
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Librarian wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 10:23pm:
Hey, I write Perl - if there's only one solution, you're not trying hard enough. Grin


LOL!  That's what I love most about writing -- the infiinite possibilities!  Smiley
  

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Reply #26 - Apr 12th, 2011 at 9:08am
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MkIXHawk wrote on Apr 11th, 2011 at 8:53pm:
actually, we do - if the ladies in question are wearing crowns or coronets...  Wink


Yes but ONLY those wearing crowns or coronets, the Queen for example but not for the general public.  In the armed services here it's the rank usually.
  
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