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Reply #6 - Feb 12th, 2015 at 5:56pm
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What can I possibly add. It was a great surprise seeing Commander Straker tear up control. Seeing the sets as sets was a treat. The whole episode was riveting.  A really great episode for all the reasons you have mentioned. I wanted to somehow jump in  help and support him. So beautifully acted. just brilliant.
  
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Reply #5 - Jun 19th, 2011 at 10:10pm
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I still remember how shocked I was that the prince from Cinderella was acting so mean to the commander!  Shocked  I was sure it was all a misunderstanding.  Grin
  

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Reply #4 - Jun 15th, 2011 at 10:28pm
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I would've loved to have seen that blow strike. It would've played a big part in SHADO's history. I would also do anything to see guest star Stuart Damon in that blonde wig again. That was funny Smiley
  

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Reply #3 - Jun 15th, 2011 at 10:07pm
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Wasn't it great?  I wish we could have seen that blow strike, don't you?  Wink
  

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Reply #2 - Jun 15th, 2011 at 3:16pm
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I liked the episode too mainly because it was different to all the other mind control associated episodes. When Straker starts to hallucinate things get wiered until the scene where Paul shows him his life on a cinema screen. For me, that scene was powerful enough to see Straker crack and then he snaps out of it to find that Henderson is cowering on the floor because it turned out that Straker hit him.  Smiley classic
  

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Reply #1 - Jun 15th, 2011 at 1:27am
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Mindbender is also one of my top three faves. I too enjoyed the view of the sets made for the show. You summed it up well Denise so I'll just say ditto. Cheesy
  

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Jun 14th, 2011 at 2:57pm
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Now, Mindbender is one of my favorite episodes!  I always enjoyed any opportunity to get inside The Man's head, and this episode delivered that -- and more!  In fact, the Straker dream scene is so focused on his thoughts that you have no idea what is truly happening in reality!  All you get at the end is a glimpse of a torn-up Control room!  Shocked
The directing was great for this episode, Ken Turner pulling out all stops to make this a thrilling romp through the studio grounds.  Cowboys and bandits, aliens, and prima donna tv actors!  Oh, yeah!  His tongue was tucked firmly in his cheek for a lot of it -- and that made it extra fun!  I can talk for hours about all the great moments, the homages to other shows, and the absolute thrill of seeing behind the scenes of the series with the stage sets!  But I won't.  I'll simply say that this episode is one of my top three (and often at the number one spot.)  Cool
  

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