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Old 08-21-2012, 08:45 AM   #31
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I disagree. Those little bugs were purely mechanical while the others (Skitters, harnesses, overlords) are all organic. These were clearly spy devices. They did not control Tom in the least, as far as we know.

Now, it seems that the writers have decided that these devices can control the minds as well (with Hal), so there is room there for interpretation. But I still think they are a device; not the "big evil".
The spy device never made it from Tom's eye to his ear, so maybe that's the difference. In the eye, it's just a spy, but in the ear, it's a mind-control device.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:48 AM   #32
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The spy device never made it from Tom's eye to his ear, so maybe that's the difference. In the eye, it's just a spy, but in the ear, it's a mind-control device.
that's fine. as long as we agree it's a device!
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:03 AM   #33
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Maybe it's just the long-awaited revelation of what girl-germs look like?
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #34
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The biggest thing this show has going for it is that not much else is on in the Summer.

It's just barely acceptable scripted TV with a lot of unnecessary exposition and uneven acting.

I call this show "Falling Short"
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:20 AM   #35
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During the walk across his cheek, while it was out of his eye and not yet in his ear, why was he not freaking out about it? It was still controlling him as it walked? Or there were others still inside him? Or am I just over-thinking?
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:52 AM   #36
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During the walk across his cheek, while it was out of his eye and not yet in his ear, why was he not freaking out about it?....
Those were my thoughts, too.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #37
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Those were my thoughts, too.
Thinking more about it, I guess I can fanwank it that the bug controls its host via manipulation of the host's brain chemistry. Even if it's not inside, the chemistry has still been modified and would take some time to get back to normal - more time than the few seconds it took for it to go from eye to ear. Then again, the impression I got was that the bug didn't start controlling him until it entered his ear: he was kissed, he went into a coma while the bug gestated, the bug was born out of his eye and traveled to his ear to enter his brain (anatomy notwithstanding), and only then did it start its manipulation. If I ever wake up and look in a mirror and see a bug crawling out of my eye and entering my ear, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be so calm about it.

What I'm not sure I have pieced together is that we saw a couple of times in prior episodes where the spy-bug came and went from RedEye's eye, didn't we? So was it being sent out by RedEye, or was RedEye under its influence? Are the bugs tools of the Skitters, or of the Overlords?
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #38
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My guess is the new aliens are what the skidders were before being harnassed.
That was my guess as well.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:31 AM   #39
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My guess is the new aliens are what the skidders were before being harnassed.
Do they leave skid marks?
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:22 AM   #40
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The harness makes you grow legs and get uglier?
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #41
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Do they leave skid marks?
I guess "crusty kids" means something other than what I thought it meant...
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #42
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During the walk across his cheek, while it was out of his eye and not yet in his ear, why was he not freaking out about it? It was still controlling him as it walked? Or there were others still inside him? Or am I just over-thinking?
Maybe he has more than one bug in him?
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #43
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I guess "crusty kids" means something other than what I thought it meant...

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"2013," whatever that means.
Sunday June 9, 2013 is the two hour season premiere.
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #45
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I forgot all about this program until I saw a promo the other night.

I think I'll record this episode and watch it again to refresh my memory.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:14 AM   #46
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I like this show well enough to keep watching I guess. I'll also record last seasons finale and watch again, assuming they air it before June 9.
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