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I'll take it one step farther and say making the Kromaggs the central storyline to season 4 (and 5) was just lazy. It strikes me that they couldn't come up with enough storylines to fill out a season, so they just got lazy and decided to have a Kromagg story arc throughout.
I enjoyed the one-off story with them from season 2 (I believe), but as others have pointed out, there were SO many options to the writers and you would have hoped the move to Sci-Fi would have allowed them more freedom in their writing....to take the series in a direction more to what the first season was like. In fact, we got the opposite. Very disappointing.
Feel free to post them, if you'd like. Maybe give some folks an alternate take on a episode.
The Unstuck Man: 2.5
Applied Physics: 3
Strangers and Comrades: 2.5
The Great Work: 2
New Gods for Old: 2
Please Press One: 1
A Current Affair: 3
The Java Jive: 1
The Return of Maggie Beckett: 4
Easy Slider: 1
Map of the Mind: 3
A Thousand Deaths: 2.5
Heavy Metal: 2.5
Man, some slim pickens in there. I can't recall one of these episodes, although I seem to recall that I gave The Return of Maggie Beckett 4 stars because Kari really did a great job on that episode and was inevitably awarded the Golden Timer Award (patent pending).
I'm sure I reviewed the other episodes, but didn't keep them. Maybe it'll give me an excuse to get this set and review them?? Or am I too old and apathetic anymore???
Matt Hutaff wrote:
I was approaching my reviews as someone who was watching them for the first time when they first aired.
Back in the day when I used to review the show on the Sliders mailing list, this was my exact approach. I watched the episode once, as it aired, and immediately wrote my review based on that. I wouldn't go back and watch it to verify something or to see if it struck me a different way the 2nd time. I think this was a more genuine approach since this is how most people would look back upon Sliders, having watched an episode once and only once.
The 2nd half of season 3 was hard to stomach and I was never fond of the premise of season 4 with the Kromaggs. As I recall, I was fairly critical of a lot of season 4 (don't get me started on Charlie...).
I always thought Wade was a conflicted character. Was she supposed to be a love interest for Quinn or not? I think her character had changed from the time this show was conceived to the point it was being written and shot. I liked Wade, but knew that once Maggie was a regular it was her or Wade. There was no way they were going to co-exist.
Sorry to drag up some old topics, but I'm just now getting around to reading some of these and I wanted to chip in on this.
I loved this episode. The reason was Cleavant Derricks. He was absolutely priceless in this. He had a decent story and he just ate it up. I really felt this was also an episode that reinforced the fantastic chemistry that all 4 of the leads had with each other, also. The scene where Remmy was in the wheelchair and said that he had to go pee....AGAIN was the best because of everybody else's reactions as well as Cleavant's facial expressions. Even if the story was a little weak, giving the actors some leeway without having to rescue someone or find the local rebels throughout the show was very refreshing.
I enjoyed Colin. Yeah at times Charlie's acting was pretty bad, but still the character had promise.
I will grant you that the *character* had promise, but Charlie wasn't the right person for the job other than he looked like Jerry so the brother angle made sense.
I believe Charlie O'Connell now would be better in the role than Charlie back then. Kari Wuhrer did nothing for me in season 3, but she turned it around in seasons 4 & 5 (thanks to some better writing) and had some really good episodes. Charlie could have had better if he had worked it out so he could stick around.
While all the episodes you've listed are bad. I found that any episode that Charlie O'Connell had speaking lines was usually a bad one. Anybody consider dubbing nails on a chalkboard for his lines in an episode? I bet it'd be an improvement.
I actually only just recently picked up season 3. I've got mixed feelings about season 4. While I was initially thrilled that the show was going to Sci-Fi, where I thought it would thrive, the whole curveball of it being Kromagg-centric just turned me off. Of course, I watched all of season 4 and 5. I was committed by that point. I may wait until next Christmas and put it on my list! At least its a positive step that its being released and presumably season 5 will be released eventually.
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