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Andy G
Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 9:53pm (UTC -6)
Re: TOS S1: Space Seed

I just watched Space Seed again as I haven’t seen it over 15 years. While it’s still a classic, I never realized some of the flaws. Khan is a well conceived character and for 1967, the sleeper ship is a novel idea. Quite frankly, anything that is followed
by TWOK can’t be bad. But...

The takeover is a little too easy and it takes them far too long to identify Khan. For a woman in the 23rd century and a starfleet officer, McGyvers is weak and her portrayal is a bit sexist. The final fight is just not convincing as Kirk should have been incapacitated or killed by someone 5 times stronger who knew he was coming. Finally, this episode was not meant to be viewed in HD as the final fight is unintentionally hilarious which undermines a deadly serious episode. Probably more a 3 Star than my 4 Star memory, but still up there
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Andy G
Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 7:49pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

As a few people have mentioned that Tyler might be a Klingon, I truly hope not. A medical scan from the time of Enterprise would reveal his identity. It's a plot hole way too big for my taste.
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Andy G
Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 4:00pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

As many previous commenters have stated Cause and Effect is a classic, but "Magic" isn't bad. Cause and Effect had the use of an established cast and a relatively unique idea. That said, "Magic" had my attention and is probably the best show to date even if the idea isn't new. The use of Stamets as the temporal seer is well conceived and execution by Anthony Rapp was great, but by the end it felt like Burnham feels like the weak link. It felt as though she had previous knowledge of the loops and the ransom idea to Klingons doesn't make a lot of sense. I'm also not seeing much chemistry between her and Tyler who is still a blank slate.

As far Discovery is concerned, I see the potential but in my opinion this show needs a stronger lead. In 2017 Trek you can't have Stamets and Lorca (also Saru) to be the leads, but her character isn't appealing. There have been plenty of interesting women characters on Trek like Janeway (another discussion) or Kira but Burnham isn't it. I hope the producers see this as well and can recalibrate since it seems the talent is there for a solid crew.
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Andy G
Mon, Oct 9, 2017, 3:00pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

This is the first episode of the series where I felt I was watching Star Trek and it gives me hope. I've been entertained thus far, but really the show could have been called anything. I'm hoping the moral conflict plays around the tardigrade plays out more in upcoming episodes and it isn't swept under the rug or technobabbled away. Even with the war storyline, I'm not watching for a shoot em up. Trek can do war just fine but stories like "In the Pale Moonlight" or "Damage" are what they should strive toward, not the CGI fests we've seen so far.
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Andy G
Wed, Jul 12, 2017, 10:33pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: All Good Things...

This episode stands the test of time. I watched it recently and although its densely plotted with a tad too much technobabble, the time flew by. The solution (paradox) was pure TNG and really made you think as the best episodes have always done. For 90 minutes, I was a kid again.
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Andy G
Sun, Jul 9, 2017, 7:41pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: A Fistful of Datas

Average episode but I did appreciate Picard's flute playing. It was about time they acknowledged "The Inner Light."
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Andy G
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 11:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: The Wounded

One of my favorite episodes for all the groundwork it lays for DS9 O'Brien getting a chance to shine and of course the "warden.". My one nitpick is that no one on Maxwell's crew objected to his course of action.
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Andy G
Sun, Jul 31, 2016, 8:42pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Beyond

I thought it was fun with some nice character moments, but I've seen this all before. The swarm was a ripoff of Voyager and the captain gone bad is cliche. If you want to see it done better watch TNG's "The Wounded" or "The Pegasus." 2.5 stars for Spock/McCoy, Yorktown, and original series feel.
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