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Subj: Re: So who did you like more: Connor or Duncan Macleod?
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 at 08:45:08 pm EST (Viewed 159 times)
Reply Subj: So who did you like more: Connor or Duncan Macleod?
Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 at 11:15:32 pm EST (Viewed 209 times)

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I prefer Duncan. Adrian Paul I feel has better acting capacity then Lambert and his character had more screen time for more development.

Lambert did a good job at showing the emotional pain of being immortal, somthing that Paul as Duncan didn't deal with quite as much but when he did you could feel his pain. However Duncan always felt that tomorrow was a chance to get things better. Connor wasn't always quite the optimist.

Another great character the series brought in was Methos, the oldest immortal, 5000+ years old. Yet he acts like an every day man who has seen it all and then some yet it doesn't go to his head. he acts humble and states he isn't a wise man or a Buddha or any such thing. Also a master strategist, and manipulator who was great at mixing truth and lies. A good ally to have but if he ever decided to go back to being a murdering warlord, or a world conqueror I have no doubt he could have.

Joe Dawson and the Watchers. An interesting concept, but Joe basically becomes the equivalent of Uatu in that he must basically toss the non-interference oath aside.

The concept of both Light and Dark Quickenings that can literally change the personal of the immortal that absorbs either one.

Darius the conquering warlord kills a holy man and the quickening changes him and he becomes a peace preaching monk.

Duncan: takes in a Dark Quickening in Season 4 and others must scramble to cleanse him or kill him. It was later retconned in a comic miniseries that Connor took in a dark quickening when he took out Kurgan and had to defeat Kurgan in a battle of the minds as it were to cleanse himself.

The Eiffel Tower: the world's biggest lightning rod \:\)

Amanda: truly the catwoman character of the show.

The 100th episode giving us the Four Horseman. So nicely done.

I liked the Duncan character for a couple of reasons. Paul was much more believable as a 400 year old warrior and in the series format we got so much more depth and history to enjoy. The first movie was the only good one in the whole five attempts. I will say at least #5 brought the Duncan story a decent finish. The series did suffer from a major fault also found in the movies. They had a cool concept that for some reason the movies 2-5 just could not help changing in really catastrophic ways. Even the series started suffering from that at times.
The writing in both areas just did not equal the potential of the subject matter. The movies suffered the most from those problems but the series had problems as well. All said and done though I did like the show and first movie with a soft spot for The Source just because it gave a conclusion for Duncan. I guess the reboot is stuck in limbo but I am sure if gets made it will be as Connor but they should use Duncan as a template.


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