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strina ([personal profile] strina) wrote2009-08-31 04:03 am

They Had Me At "H2IK"

Just finished marathoning all six episodes of Defying Gravity and I'm digging it. Interesting canon ships! Mysterious conspiracy! Femslashy best friends! Smart, competent, hot people! Also, YAY FOR SPACE EXPLORERS.

Oh, and there are some familiar faces: Ron Livingston from Band of Brothers, Laura Harris from Women's Murder Club, Christina Cox from Blood Ties, Andrew Airlie from Reaper...

There are a couple things, though. Why did Goss have the pull to edit the Mars press release in that way, apparently not just absolving himself, but placing the blame on the other astronauts's nerves ("Lewis and Walker didn't just freeze, Donner and Shaw didn't just panic!", is what I think Eve said), instead of the documented atmospheric interference (dust in the thrusters)? Why, in the flashbacks, is Eve clearly dominant in her interactions with Goss, when in the current day, he's the one shutting down her objections? Why does Nadia keep jumping Donner when we can see people wearing HALOs in many shots?

Re: societal trends, abortion being illegal when there's a worldwide food shortage makes no damn sense to me. Also, the fact that every married woman we've seen has taken her husband's name without even hyphenating seems a little odd. Also, the HALOs - the astronauts have to wear them to inhibit libido, explicitly so they don't screw up mission dynamics with sex, but Donner has slept with three colleagues, Jen has slept with one and married another...actually, of the 13 astronauts we've seen (the Mars five + the original Antares eight), there are only 5 that haven't slept with a coworker. Yet. That we know of. In six episodes. And that five includes the series antagonist (possibly villain; too early to tell) and a guy we saw alive for maybe two-and-a-half minutes. Apparently, there are not any actual frat regs?

Re: Beta, aka the mysterious entity in Pod 4, I am totally calling that 1) the reason it waited so long to reject Rollie and Ajay was so Goss wouldn't have time to find other alternates, and 2) it totally reversed Donner's vasectomy; it wants his babies and that's why it's making Zoe listen to a crying infant all the time, it is bitter! ...Dude, is Donner the only one getting helpful hallucinations? Is Beta totally in love with Donner? And/or possibly Wass, since it "picked" him for the mission, yet hasn't shoved anything horrifying in his face. Although apparently next week is a whole ep of hallucinations, so I guess we will see?

Fic for this show is going to be hilarious, y'all. The entire crew is impotent; they all wear these chemical castration patches called HALOs. People are either going to have to write chaste romance or come up with a way to get rid of the patches. I would TOTALLY read some Jen/Zoe where they thought the friendship had just gotten really close and then the HALOs come off and there's a holy shit, we are totally dating! I think you're HOT moment.

My shipping for this show is already totally weird. Jen/Zoe is my FAVE, guys. Followed by Donner/Ajay long-long-distance romance ("You, me, this ship - we are a three-way." = !!!). And Wass should totally be dating Paula and Nadia; Wass/Nadia/Paula or Wass/Nadia, Wass/Paula, either way, I'd read it. I kind of like Ted/Eve and Evram/Claire. Although I would totally also read Donner/Evram and Donner/Zoe (Donner/Zoe/Jen! they call him STD behind his back!) and Rollie/Anjay and Donner/Ted friends with benefits and maybe some Evram/Wass or Zoe/Wass, IDK, I'm kind of randomly fond of Wass.

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