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dave johnson
Thu, Feb 16, 2017, 12:45am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S7: Shattered

Harry is one of our best people.. .but WE WILL NEVER PROMOTE HIM.. HAHAHA
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dave johnson
Wed, Feb 15, 2017, 12:31am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S7: Nightingale

If anyone things Wang is a good actor, just look at how much work he has got since Voyager. Scraps to say the least.

However, a lot of his stuff was writing... they didn't seem to care about him. Even the most non descript boring and conservative officer would at least get up to Lt. Jr Grade or something like that, right? It honestly made no sense to have a bridge officer, who went on dozens and dozens of life threatening away missions, did have his fair share of creative ideas to solve their problems, and was in senior meetings week after week, to never be promoted. I suppose it was intended as a rib, but someone needs to own up to why they did that.

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dave johnson
Tue, Feb 14, 2017, 2:35am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Course: Oblivion

Voyager writers screwed up the logic of distances often..... this isn't the only time.

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dave johnson
Tue, Feb 14, 2017, 1:22am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S7: Body and Soul

Ponn Far has no continuity so I don't get worked up about it. Apparently it was supposed to be private and secret, yet somehow a couple centuries ago the Enterprise was on some planet and there was "Ponn Farr night at the Vulcan night club"....

It was amusing that Tom came up with the idea, and it would work. Holograms feel real and certainly sex would have always been one of their most frequent uses, just like the internet and porn go hand in hand. I did love Tuvok saying "is that what you tell your wife".... great burn.

Ryan nailed playing Picardo. It really was impressive.

Fun episode all around. Harry as usual is cut off at the knees and looks useless.
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 12, 2017, 1:04am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S7: Critical Care

Great episode... I read through the comments and people arguing about it. I saw some points on Canada I would like to correct.

1 - it is not "free" in that sense. We pay a higher tax rate in most cases than the US (as do the Euro countries that have universal single payer systems). In the province of BC, everyone also pays a monthly fee (75 bucks these days for most). Due to the overwhelming costs of this, it does affect other areas of spending that is for sure, which has an opportunity cost attached to it. And, it makes it more likely to run deficits because it is not easy to cut back expenses in the medical system. So, it is not "free" for our society or for taxpayers. You could argue it is free to those who are disadvantaged and don't have income. If unemployed person A gets cancer, they will get treatment without question.

2 - People do not die due to long wait lists. Yes, there can be found rare examples here and there out of a system serving 33 million that will have other factors involved. People go down to the US for expediency (If they can afford it). If your life is in danger, you get to the front of the line. If you need a knee operation, maybe you wait 12 months . If that knee is infected and you may die, you get it the next day. While a system like the US allows quick access for those who pay and are insured, a universal system is strapped for cash and is slow. It is a trade off. For most people, they can not afford to pay for it themselves. So, I think it's better to have wait lists than 10% of our citizens with zero health care available

3 - There are plenty of people in Canada (usually Conservative voters) who like the US system and hate the idea than everyone gets health care and that causes their taxes to go up. The irony is, they are rather silent when a loved one needs a quarter million dollars worth of cancer treatments, and they are happy to accept the health care at that point.

For me, this episode is not about access to health care as compared to our real world systems. it is about a society selecting who lives and who dies via some sort of social engineering. This whole thing that planet set up was to selectively treat people based on education, job, social status, etc. I wish they would have had some dialoge about "who does the waste extraction if they all die". Yeah, it's nice to think that only educated elites should live...... society needs the drivers, and miners, and clerks, and laborers, and whatever else makes them a low TC score. I would have loved if this system had bene in place for a 100 years and they were screwed over because nobody had skills for the things that make society actually run every day.
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dave johnson
Sat, Feb 11, 2017, 11:28pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S7: Imperfection

And my review of Voyager after a few years is into Season 7

So, every comments section seems to have this Michael fellow crapping on the series. I find it fascinating someone would invest that kind of time to watch 172 episodes, comment in 172 review threads, and come back to all 172 comment threads to banter back and forth with people. I wonder if he will re watch Voyager again and do this all over.

I liked this episode. Look, I think we all need to accept that continuity to story is not going to happen with Voyager. They were committed to episodes that were always wrapped up, and paid little attention to details about consequences from past episodes and story threads. So, I don't get too riled up about that stuff.

The alien battle was way out of pace with this episode. I wonder if the writers felt compelled to have this in every episode or of UPN pressured them to have shoot-em-up every week to help with their trailers?

I am happy the borg kids are gone... Naomi Wildman was enough and good on the show for sending them off.

Icheb.. I didn't like him much before this, but he was really good here. The scene with the Doc and his research, and the scene after he disconnected himself with Seven wsa great stuff.

We all know why Jeri Ryan was hired and why so many episodes revolved around here. However, she turned out to be a damn fine actress and other than the fair point that she had too many episodes, she did great work throughout the series. I think the most detriment was to Torres because she got pushed more to the sidelines as the strong female crew member in favor of Seven.
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dave johnson
Thu, Feb 9, 2017, 1:15am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S7: Prophecy

Kim - I really think they messed up using him in any attempt to make angles with women . Look, the guy is gay in the real world. And while acting is acting, it is damn tough to be convincing when you do not have attraction to that gender. very few actors can pull of convincing portrayals of sexual orientations they are not. They wanted to go with "sweet guy who is looking for love but never finds it or has bad luck"... fine and dandy... however, back when the series was on (and I didn't know he was gay), it seemed to unconvincing that he even liked women and I remember saying to friends 'Harry Kim has to be gay and is in denial, and this show will have him come out as a social statement". I don't even know if Wang had more potential as an actor, but they really torpedoed him from day one. I feel sorry for the guy to have to play this type of character. The worst was when he has a dream of Seven wanting to have sex with him and he considered it a nightmare... embarrassing writing.

Beltran - he phoned it in in the 2nd half of the series in a big way. He really truly didn't give a crap and all his interviews since have verified that. I think the Seven love angle in Season 7 jazzed him up (getting to pretend Jeri Ryan is hot for you will jazz up a lot of guys).. other than that, he was used so poorly he didn't even need to be there. The guy folded to Janeway 99% of the time without any fire to him. He showed a spine a few times and I wish it was more. The other Trek first officers actually changed their Captain's mind and were insubordinate at times in order to make their point, not this guy.

I liked this episode more than most..... add a half star for me to the ranking here. what spoke to me was the concept that prophesies can be interpreted and applied to anything, and end up being BS just to placate followers who pinned their dreams on it. Just like Revelation in the Bible has been connected to major "world ending" events for the last 100 years . The events it is applied to change every decade to keep people fired up. I thought it was cool for the captain to do that because that is how prophesies stay alive... leaders take real life sitautions and apply them to the very general prophesy in order to keep people in faith.

As for the Klingon woman wanting Harry. Think about it. She was born on this ship.. likely has only had sex with Klingons..... the excitement of beating the crap out of a human for sex would likely excite her.

Torres did great in that speech she made selling the prophesy and talking about her great battles. Tom seemed like he was way out of the mood for this, he looked too relaxed and quiet to be a guy defending his wife and going into a fight.

This episide reminded me that the toughest characters in Voyager are the women, and the weakest are the men.
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dave johnson
Mon, Feb 6, 2017, 2:04am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

Not much gain from blackmailing Barclay.. he doesn't get paid, doesn't have a wife or children to lose...... he already got embarassed with people seeing him drool over the Doc and Counseller in his fantasy.....

PS - what Barclay did was similar.. creating his co-workers into romantic interests... the difference is he apologized to the women... they didn't have Crusher and Troi asking for his forgiveness because they got mad about it.
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 8:48pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

i dont know if you hate women or not.. what i to know is you view women's issues through male eyes and think you are some sort of expert
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 6:55pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

You are a fairly ignorant male to keep thinking a woman should apologize to the man who did this to her. Forgive... sure, that is fine. To say she is the one in the wrong and should have been cool with it? That is misogynist crap.
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 4:32pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

This is where you fellas keep mis representing me. I am not highly critical of Geordi doing what he did . It is human to be lonely and do something like that. All I am saying is, in the real world, he would have face some sort of consequence for doing that to a co-worker (whether that is suspension, demotion, or something else). The writers gave him a pass and that is the issue.

The main problem I have detailed already... was instead of him having a consequence, they have the woman apologizing for being offended by his clearly wrong behavior. Put it in the real world....... Female Employee hears 2 guys talking in the coffee room about how they want to perform sex acts with her..... she gets angry, upset, etc....... then she walks in and says "hey, sorry guys for getting mad about that, my bad... carry on"...... that is appalling to think women should react that way.
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 4:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

You aren't going to see it Jason.. so what else can I say.

A person has a right to be angry about being violated. That person should not be getting on their knees saying "Sorry I got mad at you for doing that".

That ending would have never flown today. They would have had to write it as her saying "I forgive you"....... not "I apologize I got upset about it, please forgive ME".
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 3:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

None of that addresses my point.. which is

She was written to "apologize for being angry Geordi made a holo fantasy of her".

She had a right to be angry, should have been angry.. and even if she forgives him.. never should have apologized for getting angry about it

stop trying to go after something I am not pointing out.
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 2:23pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

If they wanted a happy ending, then she could have forgiven him and he apologizes profusely and goes and talks to Troi about his lonliness..... that is fine. For her to be the one apologizing was disgraceful.
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 2:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

You can certainly argue she owes him an apology for being rude and abrasive when they first started working together. This is not the apology I am referring to.

You can not defend them writing her to apologize for her getting angry when she found out he was re creating her in a holodeck and researching intimate personal details about her. She had full right to be pissed off and in the real world he would have been reported, demoted, and punished in some way (unless it is a workplace that does not care about harassment). "Oh sir, you researched my personal details and created me in a holodeck love fantasy... but please , I should not have been angry about it and please forgive me for reacting negatively to it. "


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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 1:20pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

Jason, you are a guy. The vast majority of women would feel violated if they knew someone was recreating them in a holodeck and doing sex acts and degrading things. Most women have at some point in their lives be subject to someone touching them inappropriately, looks, comments, put downs ,etc... that shapes their sensitivities to such things.

And like I said, the writers must have been guys . Because for a guy "hey, no big deal".... i have no problem with them writing him to do that (because it is something that could happen)... the disgusting part was having her apologize for it like some submissive woman who was worried she would lose the approval of someone abusing her.

Just terribe.
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 3:37am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

Yeah, the writers of this one were very sexist, clearly male, and clearly not in favor of women being equal and empowered.

I can accept them portraying Geordi getting a crush on someone he has never met... many of us have that in life. But he went into violation territory and continued it even when she was around.

Then, they not only push it way beyond the boundaries of professional behavior, they have it be treated is no problem, and the woman has to ask him for forgiveness for being mad about it, as if she was the one in the wrong.

Honestly, disgusting writing all around. I am happy they didn't go this far with Geordi again because it was grounds to lose your job, even back in the days this show was first broadcast.
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dave johnson
Sun, Feb 5, 2017, 3:31am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S6: Live Fast and Prosper

Why?

If you don't like hot women, fine
However, she is a very good actress and had a wide range of things to do during her run.

She was too much a focus of the show to the detriment of other characters, that is for sure. However, with UPN needing ratings, they needed her in as many shots ans possible. Reality of the situation.
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dave johnson
Sat, Feb 4, 2017, 1:03am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S6: Ashes to Ashes

Just a couple of things...

This Kim Rhoades was just sexy as the alien.. I was thinking "Harry, tell her to stay that way you fool"... the outfit and the boots... wow... and she had a great charisma to her.. she would have been a fine recurring character if they kept her around.

Moving on to more serious points..

Damn, how many times do we need to see people from the past "catch up" to Voyager and all their long distance jumps.... I understand there are good stories to tell from past episodes and encounters, but this distance is an anchor they did not want to accept.

Where did all this bigotry come from? They come from the Federation with so many aliens, skin colors, foreheads, etc and they are uncomfortable with her appearance? And what the hell was that nonsense in engineering? She speaks another language and not only Torres is freaked out, but the extras they show are acting all awkward.... what is this? Small town Trumpville?

And on a language note.. the universal translator worked for her father when he shows up, yet whenever she speaks the language it does not.

Putting that nonsense aside, I liked the story itself. To have a 2nd life, remember the 1st one, and then face a choice of where to continue your journey is great. However, they made it too easy of a choice by having her appearance pushed back to the "alien" way and making her feel she didn't fit. I would have much rather it been a love for her father and a realization that she was dead as a human and that life is over. This is a new one. It was not believable to me that she had no feelings for this father.
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dave johnson
Thu, Feb 2, 2017, 2:46am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S6: Survival Instinct

Another episode where Voyager has has several leaps of tens of thousands of light years, yet people from far far away catch up to them no problem.

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dave johnson
Thu, Feb 2, 2017, 12:45am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Warhead

I actually forgot about this episode. I liked it (I cant remember what I felt during the first run).

Yeah it has its flaws like most episodes do.. I can drop it for this one.

I will nitpick this whole night shift garbage though. I assume they run their "day and night" on an earth clock , likely San Fran as that is where starfleet is. Cool. So I get why they say it is "night" for them.... however, why the hell is it somehow night for every planet in the delta quadrant so almost nothing happens during the night time of San Fran on earth. Blah.

The weapons change of heart at the end was believable to me. He was convinced as a sentient being, that he could "make his own choice"... which, is one of the tests of whether you are sentient or not, right? They got through to him many times during the episode before he got angry again, so this was a progression not a sudden change.
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dave johnson
Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 2:39am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Relativity

If Doc has an assistant, why does he need to keep stealing the ships pilot for medical duty.
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dave johnson
Wed, Feb 1, 2017, 1:19am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: 11:59

Reading the comments in episode after episode from this Michael fellow..

I can't fathom why he is watching these shows if he hates them all... unless they are action adventure shows with no character moments, they are crap to him.

Strange way to spend his spare time. I prefer to spend my personal time doing things I enjoy.
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dave johnson
Tue, Jan 31, 2017, 11:53pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Someone to Watch Over Me

I think the better question is why the Doc, who is apparently sensitive, would be such an idiot to show her Species 8472 when she has memories of them obliterating her Borg collective. What a way to kill the mood. I guess it was the writers cute way of saying"We have a species with FIVE SEXES!"

One thing that annoyed me a bit.. is the two men Seven tried to date (the hologram dude and Chapman) were quivering fools. Hey, I know some guys are like that... but why not give us a guy who doesn't get scared like a 15 year old virgin when an attractive woman talks to him.

Seven and the Doc.... that would have been better to develop than the random hookup on season 7 with Chuckles.

I did like the B story of the religiously oppressed guy getting his first taste of booze, luscious food, and hot women. That was good fun .

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dave johnson
Tue, Jan 31, 2017, 2:48am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Juggernaut

Ron was pretty awesome as the Klingon lawyer in that DS9 episode as well.

Yeah , I hate the continued disregard for distances as Voyager makes its way through the quadrant when they keep meeting species who are on short trips yet somehow 25,000 light years away from their home world. (these guys were talking about their kids like they would be back home in a few weeks). However, if I put that aside this is a good episode.

I liked how the "evil aliens" were shown to be just normal family people like the rest of us; doing this garbage run to provide for the family or help save the planet. Voyager rarely explored the "other side" of the conflict.

Dawson as an action star was pretty good in this show. She does look great with the arms showing. I would have liked to see more of her, however, Voyager did become the 7 of 9 show for the most part.

The evil deformed crewman was a bit over the top at the end (I would have preferred an actual chemical monster or something).... however, it served a purpose to show Torres unleashing her anger and feeling bad about it after in the shower.



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