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Originally Posted by Mithras View Post
I LOVED the comparison with WW2 and (did you notice?) the total lack of reference to the Vietnam War. That was a definate snub.

Great series.

Really great.
Some of the references were a little odd, though. The Doolittle mission to fly that Chig bomber and bomb the home world was called Case White. That was the code name for the Nazi invasion of Poland. Also, during his go-get em' speech to the crew the commander says this mission will be the beginning of the "final solution" to the Chigs. A wee disturbing hearing those two references that kinda marred the show for me, even if only because that whole two-part episode was so unsubtle and unimaginative in its writing.

And the whole "Chiggy von Richtofen" thing was really out there. Why a red Chig fighter with a reference from Dante painted on it? Who the heck among that alien race would know any of that?

Otherwise I loved the show, just wish it had stayed on long enough to really mature.

Oh yeah, to this day I love to use the expression, "Easy as eating pancakes."
"I may have been grown in a vat, but I wasn't decanted yesterday."

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