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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    As someone who has had powdered eggs that weren’t *THAT* bad of approximations of scrambled eggs, I’m surprised that eggs would be a problem. Bacon too, now that I think about it.

    Real wine, now *THAT* is something that they’d probably be smuggling. “I’m so used to powdered alcohol!” That sort of thing.Report

    • Avatar James K says:

      Bacon should be no problem – it’s cured meat, the whole point is to make it last. The water-injected stuff that we eat wouldn’t hold up so well, but drier bacon should travel nicely.Report

    • Avatar Damon says:

      I actually like the way they handled booze in Alien 3, with a cube of something, that is vibrated into liquid. Now, who’s working on that!?Report

  2. Avatar James K says:

    This episode feels like a vertex – the entire arc of the show turns on points like this.Report

    • Avatar Damon says:

      Yes, this was a good show and I do enjoy the whole “where do i fit in” chart that marcus made. He’s can be very funny.Report

  3. Avatar Jaybird says:

    One thing that struck me about the whole Night Watch storyline is how ham-handed and obvious a criticism it was of the government… but then about how it was pretty much made in the last window when that criticism wouldn’t have started a mini-battle in the culture war that was obviously criticizing (side).

    Imagine that storyline coming out in 2004. (No politics.)
    Imagine that storyline coming out in 2013. (No politics.)Report

    • Avatar KatherineMW says:

      Come to think of it, that’s a good point. Season 3 aired in 1995/96; the show lasted through 1998. Only a few years’ leeway there.

      I would think that Nightwatch’s blatant Nazi parallels would dissuade people from doing that, but I’ve certainly heard a fair few comments re: Captain America: The Winter Soldier along the lines of “HYDRA had a point” or “the protagonists shouldn’t have released that information, it would have endangered agents in the field”. Plus the writers of the Civil War comic thinking that Iron Man’s side was the right one, and that they were writing him as a good guy.

      Says a lot of unpleasant things about the direction politics has taken.Report