Message from discussion Last Resort #2
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From: Stan Brown <the_stan_br...@fastmail.fm>
Subject: Re: Last Resort #2
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 20:07:30 -0400
Organization: Oak Road Systems
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On Sun, 7 Oct 2012 16:42:54 +0000 (UTC), Ken Arromdee wrote:
> In article <MPG.2adb58ced1608a3498d...@news.individual.net>,
> Stan Brown <the_stan_br...@fastmail.fm> wrote:
> >I think we're meant to believe that there's some sort of rogue shadow
> >government operating without the knowledge of the official
> >government, or else that there's been a coup and the elected
> >government has been replaced.
> That was my point. A rogue shadow government can't launch nuclear weapons
> and stay in business--launching nuclear weapons is a very public activity
> and everyone who's not part of the conspiracy will make it their first
> priority to track that conspiracy down. They can't be weak enough that
> they need to use secondary channels, yet powerful enough that nobody important
> will try to stop them.
Not at the same time. But perhaps they were weak when they sent the
initial order, and in the ensuing weeks have consolidated their
Or perhaps it's just a gaping plot hole, a la /Terra Nova/. I'm not
going to lose any sleep over it.
I did feel that the second episode dragged at several points, in
contrast to the very busy pilot.
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Shikata ga nai...