Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ville Emard, Montreal, Qc
If you take the thickness of the human tissue covering the aliens into consideration, they must be physically smaller by a considerable margin when this is removed. If you add a quarter to a half of an inch of tissue all around a body, it would make quite a difference in the overall size. But for some reason once the disguise is removed, the aliens are always bigger and stronger than humans are. Obviously that tends to be caused by the alien makeup or costumes required that create exactly the effect of adding tissue to a smaller body that I'm talking about, but it still bugs the heck out of me. Why not let the aliens be physically inferior to us for once and have the disguise be as much to hide that fact as it is to infiltrate?
MAXAM, that's exactly what I don't want to see happen. I went through that scenario once already with the Galactica reboot, wondering who was a Cylon or not. I think the reason they dumped the voice change in the original mini-series when they went to a regular series is that it required too much technical expense and time in those days to get it done for a weekly show. Even in the beginning the effect seemed to just vanish in some scenes so it must have been a difficult effect for them to pull off consistently.
Anyways, I'll still watch the show to see where it goes. But if it turns into a typical 'rebels against the aliens battle of the week' or a 'guess the alien of the week' kind of thing, it will lose my attention pretty quickly.