In case anyone wants to know just how far down the rabbit hole I’ve gone today
I present to to you the Crosshairs masterlist of the Normandy SR1 Crew Roster (post Eden Prime and the subsequent Spectre Promotion and Shepard gaining command of the Normandy):
I’m working on a “the ranks explained” post, because I’ve sat here for a good portion of the day working it out myself. BioWare’s ranking system on the wikipedia is not only… lacking, it’s not even complete itself as there are military personnel in the games with ranks not included on their list. So I took liberties, melding Navy, Air Force, and Marine ranks into one ‘Alliance Military’ system, accounting for career paths - some of which are not marked for command paths, despite being of ‘equal rank’. Anyway, that will be a post of it’s own in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy my insanity:
CO: Lieutenant Commander Olivia Shepard
XO: Master Sergeant (Navigator) Charles Pressly
Head of Marine Detail: Staff Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko
Helmsman: Flight Lieutenant Jeff ‘Joker’ Moreau
Navigator: Sergeant Gali Groves
Comms Specialist: Technical Sergeant Andy Shaw
Chief Engineer: Lieutenant Greg Adams
Chief Medical Officer: Doctor Karin Chakwas
Mess Sergeant: Serviceman First Class Orden Laflamme
Armory Chief: Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams / Service Chief Brooke Buchanan
Requisitions Officer: Petty Officer 1st Class Raymond Tanaka
Yeoman: Chief Petty Officer Hector Emerson
Lieutenant Commander Olivia Shepard
Staff Lieutenant Kaidan Alenko
Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams
Garrus Vakarian (given rank clearance of Operations Chief)
Wrex (given rank clearance of Corporal)
Tali’Zorah nar Rayya (given rank clearance of Chief Petty Officer)
Devgn’s lines in this movie, had me in pain from laughing! “My chest has become blouse” “When elders get cosy, young don’t get nosy” His presence on screen has become powerfully noticeable. (which could also be for his muscles, lucky Kajol!)
Abhishek was brilliant as ever. Reminded me of the Dostana days! Despite him playing a role we have already seen him do, this film had something new to it, that clearly announced Abhishek’s glorious return!
Big B’s special appearance, just added that zing!
I have never really been a fan of Asin. She did wonderfully in Ghajini, but I feel her role in BB was of no importance whatsoever. With her capability, as is shown in her previous films, she could have done thoda sa more.
Desai played her character well, though there wasn’t really much for her to do. Her kidnapping scene focussed more on the visual stunts and effects of Devgn and Bachchan taking on Vikrant’s ‘army’, rather than her being a 'hostage’. One thing is certain, her hair stylist is amazing! I could not keep my eyes off those gorgeous curls!
The return of Archana Puran Singh! We all remember her as Mrs Braganza, but she surely showed off her youthfulness in BB. You will all know what I’m talking about once you see the movie!
The jokers who surrounded the main characters gave the movie its glory. The dialogue, expressions and reactions developed the humour element, and gave it just what it needed: fun!
Bachchan and Devgn stole the show for sure, and left the audiences roaring in laughter. Let’s wait and see its opening week crores!