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Were the Hands of Blue Inept?
Thursday, June 14, 2012 6:14 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2012 6:46 AM
You think you know--what's to come, what you are.
You haven't even begun.
Quote:Originally posted by m52nickerson:
We first see them on the Alliance ship in The Train Job. We can assume this ship is close to where Serenity was pulling the job, so the Hand of Blue were at least close.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:02 AM
Beir bua agus beannacht
Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:06 AM
Quote:Originally posted by PhoenixRose:
Why do you assume that? I think it pretty clearly wasn't all that near the planet; it was one of those big, flying office buildings and was probably the closest Alliance base, so it got the call, but it could easily have been worlds away.
What reason had proved best ceased to look absurd to the eye, which shows how idle it is to think anything ridiculous except what is wrong.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:08 AM
Quote:Originally posted by RionaEire:
I don't exactly think so. In a show you have to have lots of badguys for the heroes to contend with, meaning Joss didn't want to show the Hands of Blue in every episode, I think they were meant to be a shadowy force that catches up with Serenity now and again, let's face it they're pretty scary, at least to me, so having there all the time would dominish from their scariness for the general population, just like Reavers are scarier when we don't see them, mystery is usually good when it comes to bad guys. I'd still be scared of the Hands if they were there more often but others might not be, and they're supposed to be scary. So what you see as incompetance I see as trying to make the show flow along at a good and varied pace.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:27 PM
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Thursday, June 14, 2012 5:10 PM
Quote:Originally posted by ebfiddler:
My theory is that there is a part of the Alliance government that is beholden to Blue Sun, whether by supposedly legitimate means (massive campaign contributions, lobbying, mutually supportive policies) or less legitimate (bribes, blackmail, installation of pocket or puppet legislators). So in certain parts of the 'Verse, Alliance authorities have been directed to give the Blue Sun operatives their fullest cooperation, and the Blue Hands can essentially do as they please. In other places, Blue Sun's sway is not quite so pervasive, or there are reasons that they are unable to give their operatives carte blanche.
Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:04 PM
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