Originally posted by Charismatic
But they only took down One shivan out of 3-4 + they ALL fired at that One. How stuipd? How much metal can those guys take!
Why in the hell did they wait so dam long to fire? They wouldent think they were comeing to peacable greet them did they? It was the 2nd great war with these bastards. Ovisuly they werent gona cooperate.
I think when faced with a new alien species - one which was powerful enough to annihilate entire fleets - in the wild you'd be inclined to hesitate. They weren't on a search and destroy so much as recon mission anyways; possibly they never expected the Shivans to be still alive onboard.
And as for firing... well, they shot at the nearest and more threatening target.
Read the fsref bible scripts; they explain exactly why it happened the way it did. No normal human would just wander into that sort of situation gung ho and trigger happy, regardless of what Hollywood might like to tell you.........
Emerging from the dark end of the corridor come 3 Shivans. They are huge, easily towering over the soldiers. They move both by jumping/walking and grabbing onto the ceiling, unhampered by the zero-g.. They approach the boarding party but stop about halfway. They pause and appear to be studying the Terrans. They carry no discernible weapons.
[closeup of the front soldier’s eyes over his gunsight, as they widen in shock]
Spice: What the hell is that!
[cut to medium shot of soldiers]
Flex: Oh my God…. look how they move….
[brief pause, as the Terrans recover from shock]
Soldier-1: Open fire!
Massive automatic gunfire erupts from the Terrans. The Shivans react very quickly and start to jump toward the party.
Zombie: *screaming* Die!
[Cut to closeup of a Shivan bounding towards the Terran unit. It’s visibly taking the brunt of the Terran’s firepower, and goes down about 8 meters away
. The two behind it quickly bound around/over it and continue on, undamaged.]