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5 ? This is an excellent episode! One of my personal favorites! 7 77.78%
4 ? This episode was great! I will definitely tell others about it. 1 11.11%
3 ? This episode was good. It was worth reading. 1 11.11%
2 ? This episode was like the neutral zone ? I am indifferent. 0 0%
1 ? Bellisario would be rolling in his grave if he had one. 0 0%
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Old 11-25-2003, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default 1013 Second Genesis

Second Genesis
February 29, 2004

Second Genesis Project (Somewhere in the Hawaiian Islands)

As the assistant to a quantum physicist named Maxwell Connors, Sam must prevent a cataclysmic explosion from occurring that will result in the deaths of nearly one hundred fifty people. However, when Sam discovers eerie similarities between his String Theory and the research that Connors is conducting, he realizes that it may take more than Al's guidance to help him accomplish his mission.

Written by: Damon C. Sugameli

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Old 11-25-2003, 06:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1013 Second Genesis

Our rating system this season consisted of six raters! We took the average of six raters and came up with an average for that episode.

Based on ratings of 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, the average of this episode was: 9.64

Some of the comments given were:


Valery S. Gemini said:
First of all:


Now, the story - and what a story. I immediately "bought" this idea of a "parallel" project so I do hope it will be used again. Makes a healthy change, after all that "evil leapers" stuff?

Only one thing to say: poor Sam! Not only he's warned (in full "MI style") that "great turmoil" awaits, but moreover, next week he goes back to where it all started. Now I understand the double meaning of the story title...

This year definitely starts with a bang!

RATING: 9.95


Sporty said:
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

I would rate SECOND GENESIS a 9 (This was a great story. Will definitely tell others about it.)

Can hardly wait for part 2.



Morris Finkle said:
Unable to rate.



Seeker said:
Permit me to borrow a portion of a line first penned by Sir Walter Scott which, in preface to my rating, is most apropos to this episode: "Oh what a tangled web we weave..."

It takes a skilled and patient weaver, whether of silken threads or words, to create a tapestry that not only catches, but also holds the attention of the viewer/reader. And, in this rater's humble opinion, "Second Genesis" is such a tapestry.

The dialogue was dead-spot on, all of the characters were believably real, and the various shades and hues of tension and emotion were well-balanced throughout it all. I know I'm looking forward to future encounters between Sam and Dr. Maxwell Connors.

In "Second Genesis (Part 1) Damon has taken the familiar threads of PQL, Sam and Al and has woven them together with unfamiliar and unpredictable threads to create, not a smooth tapestry, but instead a tangled, fascinating web crafted so skillfully that that this rater was totally absorbed, following avidly along every twist and turn until those frustrating words appeared:


But January 15th is 5 whole days away!

Well done, Damon!



Sparky said:
No comment given.



Kazzi said:
No comment given.

RATING: 9.75


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Old 01-11-2004, 09:18 AM   #3
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Well Damon, what can I say that hasn't already been said by the raters. I was totally engrossed from beginning to end, all of those twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat.

Well done, excellent!
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Old 01-13-2004, 01:08 AM   #4
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I'm with Sue and the raters - WOW!

What else is there to say?

Kudos to Damon for a brilliantly constructed, gripping episode, that has all the elements we could wish for, and that annoying, nail biting - but powerful - to be continued...

A truly masterful story, I am counting down the hours to see how it plays out.

Well done, DMan!
More...more...gimme more...
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Old 02-01-2004, 08:50 PM   #5
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Well done Damon! I as well got the double meaning of "Second Genesis" almost immediately. Definitely one of the best episodes this season! Excellent job with your debut episode Damon.
My rating: 5

~Steve(aka RossBeckett)

No Sir! You have Genesis. You can do anything you want with it!
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:46 PM   #6
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This is an excellent story. It introduces Maxwell Conners, who will play an important part throughout the next couple seasons.
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