May 16th, 2009

marcus 2013

Customs of the spaceways... or... arr, we killed him to conserve oxygen!

A friend posted something friendlocked that included a reference to one of the more fascinating series of trials of the 19th century, which established that an ancient "custom of the sea" did not justify murder.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_v_Dudley_and_Stephens

Now I think that when I eventually get to the space travel section there really needs to be a section on "Customs of the spaceways," possibly including the meat of this case, and maybe, in Churchill's words, "rum, sodomy, and the lash." In a clean-cut American influenced sort of way, of course...

Any suggestions?
Kenny

Highlander - recognising pre-immortals

Is there any consistency in the way that the Highlander TV show handled recognition of pre-immortals? Without going through every episode I'm fairly sure that there have been some that came as surprises, while others are spotted well in advance. Was it only at the start that they were a bit uncertain?

Also, were they getting seriously desperate in their search for motivation and sources of danger by Season 4? Leader of the Pack has to be about the dumbest one ever, with matey and his mystically controlled dog pack hounding Duncan around the city. Duncan, they're dogs, not immortals, you plonker - you don't threaten them with a sword, you use pepper spray or something to take them out without getting close!