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Adara
Fri, Apr 11, 2014, 4:52pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Masks

Steve, were you high? Be honest.
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Adara
Fri, Apr 4, 2014, 3:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Suspicions

Could have been worth another star if the actors hadn't all phoned it in.
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Adara
Sun, Mar 23, 2014, 4:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Conundrum

How much I can suspend my disbelief depends on the entertainment value of what I'm watching. In episodes like this one and The Next Phase, I'm enjoying myself enough that I can merrily skip along plot holes big enough to fall through without a second thought. When I don't like the characters and the episode, on the other hand, everything bothers me. I mind that Tasha's half-Romulan daughter is identical to her, but I don't mind that the transporter can turn people into children. It bugs me that the holodeck goes on forever, but I only think about it in certain episodes. It's the same with the ridiculous idea of having children on board. I can't say I stopped to think about it once during The Best of Both Worlds. On Voyager, every little technobabble inconsistency bothers me because it's a terrible, terrible show. (as far as I'm concerned, TOS, TNG, and DS9 are the only ones that even count as Star Trek)
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Adara
Fri, Mar 21, 2014, 1:43am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Up the Long Ladder

Speaking of rape, the Irish caricature woman was absolutely right that a small group of men had no business making decisions for a whole group of people, especially when those decisions are sexual. And for Picard to tell her she had a choice but still pressure her into going was way out of character. What if all the women don't want to be used as incubators? What if two people fall in love and want to be monogamous? What if some of the women feel no attraction to any of the men? Are they going to be forced into sex because it's their duty? The episode suggests the women don't have much of a choice. To me, that concept was far more disturbing than the clone killing scene.
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Adara
Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 9:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: When the Bough Breaks

The first half of the episode was great. The thought of parents losing their children is chilling. But then things started to get stupid, and it just kept going downhill. I give the first half 3 1/2 stars and the second half a reluctant half star.
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Adara
Sat, Mar 1, 2014, 11:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Contagion

What a coincidence that the gateway just happened to have a door to the Enterprise and one to the Romulan ship. Was there any logical reason for this or are we just supposed to suspend our disbelief? Because that's a little too much disbelief for me. Very solid episode otherwise though.
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Adara
Sat, Mar 1, 2014, 2:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Code of Honor

I watched this for the second time today with an open mind and I can't believe how bad it is. Tasha spent her adolescence dodging rape gangs, so why would she be attracted to a kidnapper? In real life that actually could be a response - lots of people who endure sexual abuse fantasize about rape - but I don't give the writers enough credit to have thought of that, and if they did, they're sick f***s. Beyond that, there is no Prime Directive issue here. If aliens kidnap a crew member, beam them back. Anyway, this isn't a primative world. They have transporter technology ffs. The whole thing is just a terrible mess that's better off forgotten. I agree with Jammer's rating. I give it a half star for camp value. I would give it another half star for all the sexy men, but the racism used in depicting them makes it kind of hard to enjoy the eye candy.
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Adara
Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 11:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Sins of the Father

I was really impressed by Kurn's klingon makeup. His forehead looked almost exactly like Worf's, with a few subtle differences. My first thought was that the makeup people were lazy or behind schedule or something and used a mold of Word's forehead, but it turned out that they were brothers! Excellent attention to detail.
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Adara
Fri, Feb 28, 2014, 8:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Allegiance

It's like TOS's original pilot "The Cage," and the movie "Cube," had a baby.
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Adara
Tue, Feb 25, 2014, 12:45am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Nth Degree

I love this episode so much. Barclay is a great character, and so well-acted. Like others here, I don't understand the Dwight Schultz hate. He's an actor. His job is to play a role, and he does that very well. His political beliefs are irrelevant. When I get good service at a restaurant, I don't care what my server thinks about tax policies. This is no different. We all have favorite actors - what are the odds that every single one of them sits on our side of the political spectrum? For the record, I'm as radical a leftist as they come. I disagree 100% with just about everything Mr. Schultz believes. I'm so left I hate Obama because he's too far right. I'm so left I believe in a maximum wage. I'm so left I've actually hugged trees. But none of that changes the fact that I love Barclay. Disagreeing with someone doesn't mean you can't appreciate their talent. If I ever get a chance to meet Mr. Schultz, I will ask him about acting, not politics. And I'll never listen to his radio show. Problem solved.
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Adara
Sat, Dec 7, 2013, 12:29am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Way to Eden

I respectfully disagree, Jammer. I thought this episode was hilarious. I put it right up there with Sharknado as one of the campiest, most unintentionally hysterical things I have ever seen. Now I just need to watch it high! XD
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Adara
Fri, Dec 6, 2013, 2:10am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: Requiem for Methuselah

I just have to point out one thing... Flint was watching them on a flatscreen TV with a soundbar. Straight out of 2013. Hell, maybe even 2014 or 2015. It was a little bit flatter than the ones around today. It never fails to amaze me how well Star Trek predicts technological advances.
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Adara
Fri, Nov 22, 2013, 11:37am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Mark of Gideon

Someone really needs to get these people a guillotine.
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Adara
Tue, Oct 29, 2013, 2:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

I'm so happy to see Bones finally get some action that I'm willing to overlook all the problems with this episode. Well, almost all of them. The high priestess's acting is terrible!
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Adara
Tue, Oct 29, 2013, 2:21am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: Day of the Dove

This is a 4-star episode IMHO. An away team redshirt made it through an entire episode without dying, the foundation for what the Klingons became was laid out, we saw the first site-to-site transport, and the sword fighting scenes were classic. What's not to love?
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Adara
Sun, Oct 27, 2013, 11:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: And the Children Shall Lead

The whole time I just wanted to yell at them, "Put the children in the brig!"
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Adara
Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 4:06am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: Spock's Brain

The direction of this episode is positively hilarious. Granted it's a stupid premise, but they could have done something with it if a single person on the cast or crew had taken it seriously. My favorite bad direction is the dramatic surgery scene where McCoy looks like he's possessed. My favorite bad line is Chekov's Captain Obvious line in the cave when he says something like "If they capture the creatures, they'll capture us too!" There were several instances where I saw an actor crack a smile. In every case it was subtle and nicely contained but they were unmistakably holding back laughter. Definitely the bestworst episode.
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Adara
Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 8:02am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: The Apple

I have to agree with Spock here. I find it strange to see anyone in the Trekkian universe preaching capitalist and imperialist propaganda. The people on the planet were happy, healthy, and lived forever. So what was the problem then? Oh, right. They didn't act like Americans. Lordy.
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Adara
Sun, Oct 13, 2013, 11:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: The Devil in the Dark

Spock becomes one with the giant hamburger prop!
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Adara
Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 2:19am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: The Squire of Gothos

It's Melllvar!
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Adara
Thu, Aug 29, 2013, 12:51am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: The Galileo Seven

I know the Enterprise didn't have an excess weight problem, but they still should have tossed the Commissioner out into space.
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Adara
Fri, Jul 26, 2013, 3:22am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Rascals

I thought mini-Picard and mini-Guinan were totally believable. The other two kid actors not so much. I agree with pretty much everyone that it's a 2-star episode and far more entertaining than it should be, but one thing really bothered me: They were not really 12 years old. Your age is how long you've been alive. I see no reason why Picard would have to step down and act like a child. This is Star Trek. Weird stuff happens every day. I found Troi and Picard's conversation to be highly implausible.
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Adara
Fri, Jul 19, 2013, 3:38am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Devil's Due

YKNEKWYASFSPRT. (you know, not everyone knows what your abbreviations stand for so please remember that) Thank you everyone. :)
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Adara
Thu, Jul 18, 2013, 4:25am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: In Theory

? Of course it's an impossible feat, but that doesn't mean women wouldn't be lining up to try. I think a real-life Data would have more women then he'd know what to do with. (no men of course, since homosexuality is so nonexistent in the future that even a machine who can't have feelings for anyone has to reject women only)
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Adara
Thu, Jul 18, 2013, 4:17am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: In Theory

Data is the best thing to ever happen to any incarnation of Trek, IMHO. He's brilliantly written and brilliantly acted. Humans have the tendency to anthropomorphize just about everything; I often think my cat is being arrogant or getting an attitude with me, for example. When we assign human motivations to things that aren't even close to human, it's only natural that we're going to do it for a human-looking android. But tragic as it is, Data doesn't have any emotions. If Data were real, I could easily see myself falling for him and getting hurt just like Jenna. I don't think it's that much of a stretch. People like to think that they'll be the one to get through to somebody - to really touch their soul even when it seems impossible. What could be more rewarding than helping an android to overcome the sum of his programming and fall in love
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