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Col. Alec Freeman
Jul 19th, 2011 at 3:26pm
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Well, I really thought Nans would start a thread for this, but since she never did -- here goes!  Wink

My beta tester describes Alec as 'the everyman to Straker's genius', and indeed, he makes a good foil for the illustrious commander.  But what do you think goes on in his mind when his friend and boss goes off on one of his tangents?
You know very well he's saying to himself: "Here we go again!"  Cheesy

My favorite stories to write deal with Alec and the commander.  It's just so much fun to put Straker into a position where Alec can't figure him out, then watch them play off each other.  We already know what kind of Ed/Alec stories Yuchy likes to write. Grin

Anyone else want to tell us how much fun they have with Alec in their stories?  :Smiley
  

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Reply #1 - Jul 19th, 2011 at 7:54pm
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Well, I'm going to pair him up with Ed's younger sister Barbara, when I re-write Soul Mates. Kiss Boy is he going to have his hands full! Cheesy

As Straker's foil, Alec is the bomb! That's a given. Cool

He plays well off of others as well, Foster, Henderson, Lake, Jackson. I would have loved to see more of Ginny and Alec sparring. And the scenes with Jackson? Priceless! Grin
  

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Reply #2 - Jul 19th, 2011 at 10:41pm
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I don't recall at the moment if I've actually described Alec this way, but I see him as a loyal pooch who adopted and raised a kitten - and then can't figure out how his baby got up in that tree or why his baby insists his diet needs more mice. Grin
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 19th, 2011 at 11:39pm
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OMG!  That's funny -- I don't care who you are!  Smiley
  

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Reply #4 - Jul 19th, 2011 at 11:52pm
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Alec: Ed, you're in a tree.
Ed: So?
Alec: What are you doing in a tree?
Ed: Have you seen the mice that hide out in trees?
Alec: I think those are called squirrels.
Ed: I that case, we're having squirrel for dinner.
Alec (shaking his head): Kids these days... up in trees, hunting squirrels...
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Reply #5 - Jul 20th, 2011 at 3:30am
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Smiley Smiley Smiley

*gasp*gasp*  Thanks, Deb, for making my day!
  

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Reply #6 - Jul 20th, 2011 at 1:38pm
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ROTFLMAO! Grin

There are some classic Alec moments in the SID thread, we did a while back. Cheesy


Or, if you like the mirror universe...

Very quickly, Straker raises his pistol and shoots his bodyguard right between the eyes.

"You enjoyed that, didn't you?" asked Alec, taking another pull on his glass of whiskey. :Smiley
  

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Reply #7 - Aug 3rd, 2011 at 1:28pm
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What I find the most fun with the Ed/Alec dynamic is that Alec both knows his friend well and doesn't get him at all!  This dichotomy makes for some great scenes, which every writer enjoys!  Wink
  

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Reply #8 - Aug 4th, 2011 at 5:45am
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We already know what kind of Ed/Alec stories Yuchy likes to write. Grin


Heh heh. I am the resident perv, so, what can I say?  Smiley

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Ed: I that case, we're having squirrel for dinner.


HA!  Smiley

Alec is the one guy Ed can't intimidate - the one guy guaranteed to tell it like it is when things get tough.

  

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Reply #9 - Aug 4th, 2011 at 11:38am
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Yuchtar wrote on Aug 4th, 2011 at 5:45am:
Alec is the one guy Ed can't intimidate - the one guy guaranteed to tell it like it is when things get tough.


So true! Although Ginny told him off quite well in Expecting, but you can get away with anything when your in labor. Grin
  

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Reply #10 - Sep 10th, 2015 at 12:10pm
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Col. Freeman - I wonder if they would have brought him back if the series had been renewed for another season. I had heard that he left to shoot another series because of production problems.

I think Col. Freeman was Commander Straker's conscience, a void that Colonel Lake never seemed to fill.

If I wanted to have a little fun with a script, I would have the General retire and Col. Freeman replace him. Moving Straker to the position wouldn't work any better than moving Captain Kirk to Admiral did. Straker is a hands on commander, not a desk jockey.

I would like to see how Straker and Freeman interacted with "General" Freeman being senior to him.
  

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Reply #11 - Sep 16th, 2015 at 1:10pm
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It's impossible to say what would have happened if UFO had continued into another season (although Anderson did let people know what he was thinking for UFO before he was ordered to do something else) - but that's what fan writing is about. All the 'what ifs'.  Wink
  

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