Ouma...what did you think?

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Ouma...what did you think?

Post by Senmut on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:56 pm

Personally, I liked Ouma, the Main Mission computer guy that we saw in Breakaway, and never thereafter. I understand there was some conflict with other cast members, and he was cut.
Anyway, I liked the character. You?
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Post by s99fan on Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:49 am

I did not see enough to form an opinion. The only thing that registered at the time I first saw the episode was to laud GA on being multiracial as well as multinational in his command staff.
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Re: Ouma...what did you think?

Post by Senmut on Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:51 am

I never saw it as "multi" anything. Just the guy who banged the keyboards. His "race" was irrelevant to me.
I wish we'd seen more of him.
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Post by s99fan on Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:53 am

At least we had Kano. Now there is a character I wish had seen more development. We had fascinating hints, as we did with all of the 'second eleven', that there was a real person there.
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Re: Ouma...what did you think?

Post by Senmut on Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:57 am

Yes. I wish we had had more 2-hour eps. More room for character development.
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Post by Andrew Kearley on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:38 pm

Ouma seems like a more relaxed, friendly person than the more intense Kano who replaced him. Kind of like, programming the computer was just something he did at work. Very Happy I don't know how they'd have played some of the stuff they later did with Kano regarding his relationship with the computer, his implants and so on, if they'd kept Ouma and the original actor.

Mind you, Ouma's the only person in Breakaway who correctly refers to the "far side" rather than the "dark side" of the Moon, so he gets some science points for that. Laughing
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Post by Senmut on Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:41 pm

Okay, Ouma is up one point! cheers
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Post by SPACE 1899 on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:10 am

I wonder if Ouma regrets being cut, bearing in mind the cult status that Space 1999 went on to achieve.
Just curious - anyone know the full detailed story of how / why he left ? eg conflict with which other cast members ?
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Post by Commander Koenig on Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:42 am

SPACE 1899 wrote:I wonder if Ouma regrets being cut, bearing in mind the cult status that Space 1999 went on to achieve.
Just curious - anyone know the full detailed story of how / why he left ? eg conflict with which other cast members ?

In the information booklet that came with the Network series one dvds it just says that ... "the character of Benjamin Ouma was intended to be one of the regulars, however his inability to get along with the rest of the cast prompted his dismissal to avoid further problems."

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Re: Ouma...what did you think?

Post by Senmut on Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:56 pm

VERY informative!
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Re: Ouma...what did you think?

Post by SPACE 1899 on Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:00 pm

Although he does get a mention later in the series in Ultima Th-ouma.
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Re: Ouma...what did you think?

Post by astro7 on Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:05 am

Particulary he and Martin Landau didn't get on I heard! Wonder where he ended up though? In Technical or in a distant outpost section as far away from Main Mission as possible?
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