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Inconsistencies In The Helix Universe

I'm convinced that this show was written as parody and the directors and producers just didn't get it. It's the only explanation for how bad it is. All the mommy and daddy issues have gotten completely out of hand.

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On the EHG podcast I thought David had bailed too early on the show, but nope! If he thought it was bad a few episodes in, I can only imagine what he'd think to see it now. I just watch it to see how mindbogglingly stupid it can get.

It's a shame, I like the broad ideas of the plot and the atmosphere of a remote arctic base. But the characters are the WORST.

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It is bad.  But yet I keep watching it every Friday.  Mostly I guess because I want to know what the stupid Willas hypothesis is before I quit on it, and it airs on Friday nights when there is nothing else on anyway.  Sigh.  So, I watched it again.  I'm not proud.  I did not realize there was going to be another season -- I thought the Show was one season only and that therefore they would wrap everything up.  Alas, they did not.  Very frustrating. 

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Iad. But yet I keep watching it every Friday. Mostly I guess because I want to know what the stupid Willas hypothesis is before I quit on it, and it airs on Friday nights when there is nothing else on anyway. Sigh. So, I watched it again. I'm not proud. I did not realize there was going to be another season -- I thought the Show was one season only and that therefore they would wrap everything up. Alas, they did not. Very frustrating.

Lawless,

Willis formed the Age and Area hypothesis during botanical field work in Ceylon where he studied the distributional patterns of the Ceylonese vascular plants in great detail.[3] According to his hypothesis the extent of range of a species may be used as an indication of the age of that species. He also maintained that the "dying out" of species occurs rarely, and that new forms arise by mutation rather than by local adaptation through natural selection.[4]. Wiki

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Thank you for that explanation -- so as applied to the show, does that mean that Julia is Hitake's Willis hypothesis made real -- she is a mutation of whatever the Ilaria people are in some way (a human-Ilaria hybrid)?  Ok.  I still don't understand their goals, other than broadly as world domination by sowing disease and chaos and positioning themselves to provide the cure, rendering them great power.  Or something. 

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Thank you for that explanation -- so as applied to the show, does that mean that Julia is Hitake's Willis hypothesis made real -- she is a mutation of whatever the Ilaria people are in some way (a human-Ilaria hybrid)? Ok. I still don't understand their goals, other than broadly as world domination by sowing disease and chaos and positioning themselves to provide the cure, rendering them great power. Or something.

Lawless, 

I have no idea what their goals are; but, that's part of the attraction to the show in my opinion. 

I looked up the Willis Hypothesis after the second time they mentioned it. I also remember something about a species being limited in number. Aren't Ilaria's limited to 500? (or am I getting my Sci-fi shows mixed up) 

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Yeah, there are only 500 immortals or whatever. 

Weird that these "immortals" get stuck at a certain age. Or maybe they explained in last night's episode, it's waiting for me on my DVR.

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For me, this Show is so bad that it isn't even on my "hate-watch" list (like "The Blacklist" and "The Following" are).  Perhaps it really is a parody, with the huge gaps in plot and story arcs done on purpose. Still not worth my time or attention. Billy Campbell was particularly disappointing. I thought that all the scenery chewing he did in "The Killing" was due to the writing there, or lack of good direction, but he seemed to exhibit similar heavy-handedness in this Show as well.

Renewed? Crazy!

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Talk about all the plot holes and inconsistencies so far right here.

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Made it to season 1 episode 4. Not sure why they're defibrillating a patient who's in asystole. Or why they're short on oxygen as if they were in a outer space, when the air outside the base is full of oxygen. Or why CDC specialists would behave like idiots without even basic knowledge of infection control. Or why the major (who looks awfully young to have made that rank) is running around with a popped collar,  rolled up sleeves,  and generally out of uniform. 

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S1:E6 how was Peter able to stay alive without being on a ventilator while being taken down to the cryogenics lab, if he was ventilator dependent?

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