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Landon
Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 12:18am (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S4: In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II

This is the kind of review I expected from part one. In neither parts is there any reason to care about what happens to anyone or anything. It's especially a waste since it got canceled after this season. I loved the sets and scenes of the old constellation class ship flying. That's only value this two-part story contains for me. Other than that, it's a complete waste.
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Landon
Thu, Jun 23, 2016, 11:24pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S4: Year of Hell, Part II

I've enjoyed and respect all the commentary and analysis Jammer has given, even when I don't agree (it would be a lot less interesting if we all agreed anyway). There's one little issue I see on many of Jammer's commentaries that I can't resist nitpicking about, and I apologize in advance; as an English teacher, sometimes it's hard to resist...but anyway, you can't "center around" anything. If it's at the center, it can't be around something. "Centered on" would be the more grammatically accurate phrase.
Ok, now I'm going to hide in a hole to avoid the phaser fire I probably deserve.
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Landon
Thu, Jan 24, 2013, 9:11pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: Where Silence Has Lease

This episode is one I remember watching as a kid, with such unique and cool scenes as when Riker and Worf keep seeing themselves in multiple bridges. I never could remember the title until I found it again when I bought the ssn 2 dvd. VERY good episode, I agree with all you said, Jammer, the only problrm I had was with the self-destruct solution, still not a big deal though, A very memorable, visceral and unique episode.

I also liked Casino Royalw and agree with above comments, I found it fascinating but , agrreing again, not as much as Time Squared which I still, somehow, can watch over and over and not thoroughly grasp...
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Landon
Thu, Jan 24, 2013, 9:00pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: The Schizoid Man

@ Rikko Give credit where its due, there were indeed arcs and revisited story threads in TNG. Case in point: Worfs descommendation and ensuing klingon civil war and the tasha yar dauhter tie-in and the romulan-unifaction-spock tie in and the picard-borg story and Q and the nice bookend of the start and finish of the series....and I could go on...TNG is timeless IMHO {I love ds9 and VOY too}
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Landon
Tue, Jan 22, 2013, 4:41pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: The Arsenal of Freedom

The social commentary of arms dealing wiping out a planet seems as relevant tpdya as ever, I liked it. Very different to see LaForge command the ship, I believe the only time, even though he later got promoted twice. The epispode operates an an adventurous and large scale as many ssn 1 eps do, a p[lus. Creepy scene with Riker former acquaintance. The only thing I didnt like was the unconvincing foret planet set. 3 stars
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Landon
Tue, Jan 22, 2013, 4:32pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: Justice

Just recently watched this episode again, as I am watching the entire first season again as its come out on blu ray. I have to say, while obviously inferior to later seasons, I LIKE that its different. Ive found the season to be fun and adventurous, even big in scale. It even has some really deep/philosophical/social commentary points though its overall more superficial in plot thtan later seasons.

Now, maybe Im alone,but I liked the episode. Yes, wesley was horrible but I didnt seem to care. I like the philosphical dilemna. I found the planet people to be reminiscent of perhaps ancient romans or something, reminiscent of TOS. I actually wpuld give it a passing rating...3 stars. Guess Ive gone crazy...
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Landon
Tue, Jan 22, 2013, 4:17pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: Encounter at Farpoint

It's not perfect....so? I v'e always like this episode and its more than just "adequate" as a pilot. Its big in both scale, adventure and ideas. It introduces two of the best things ever in Trek: Q and the holodeck. The courtroom philosophical dialouge concerning humaninty was engaging and thoughtful. For me it's right up there with caretaker and emissary as great, big trek pilots. 3 1/2 stars
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Landon
Tue, Jan 15, 2013, 1:48pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Second Season Recap

Among the best, most original and memorable episodes in the entire Trek canon: The 37s,Projections, Tattoo, Tuvix, Lifesigns, Death Wish, Meld, THE FIRST HALF, or IDEA of Threshold {though maybe given the end product I shouldnt eve mention that one}, Deadlock
quite good also: Basics, non sequitor, resolutions, cold fire, prototype, dreadnaught...

overall, despite some uneven patches....I found this one of the freshest an dmost creative seasons in Trek.
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Landon
Tue, Jan 15, 2013, 1:39pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S4: Fourth Season Recap

THIS, for me, is one of the single best seasons of any Trek series for me. Along with season 5 which I love equally if not more, I didnt see many of the episodes on tv but I bought the dvds together. I found these two seasons incredibly consistent in quality, creativity and freshness....as well as LARGEness in scale. There was a little bit of serialization. I,too, wish there was more but still, no doubt this was turning a corner for Voyager and ranks as among the best and most attractive for me in the whole Trek canon.
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Landon
Wed, Dec 12, 2012, 10:37pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek (2009)

wow, Jammer, some suprisingly uninformed comments on Gene's vision {tm}.....its been well-documented that he indeed did have a vision. He wanted to tell srories about the human condition and current and timeless issues without having to deal with censors thus his idea to have this commentary and exploration via sci-fi so he could get away with it. Many actors and ppl that have known Mr. Roddenberry {Joanthan Frakes comes to mind} have said repeatedly how he would talk about how in the future "every child would know how to read, there would be no war, prejudice, hunger...infinite diversity in infinite combinations....humanity is currently only in its infancy, we will mature and evolve"....so I'm pretty dissaponted in you and that comment, Jammer.
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Landon
Sat, Nov 17, 2012, 10:22pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Homeward

I agree with the majority of you on here, sorry Jammer....I've always liked this episode. Jammer, you say tedious but, while nothing special, I found it kind of fresh, at least slightly. The whole idea of transporting and tricking these ppl in this way made me rte-reflect on my fascination with just how the holodeck works distance-wise and how it tricks youe senses, even with MANY other ppl in there with you...you could literally build an entire world in there, in a single room...plus I love History and study of primitive cultures and all, nowhere near who watches the watchers though, 3 stars...

4 stars for pegasus and parallels {did that ispire the series Sliders?, as Cause and Effect did Ground hog Day?}, 3 for inheritance, 2 for sub rosa for it unique quality and big, different sets, it never had the ambition to be anything classic though
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Landon
Mon, Oct 1, 2012, 5:23pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Phantasms

This how it gone for me: series-wise I've gone back and forth between which series is better-TNG, VOY or DS9....ultimately there all great and equal for me with their own individual strengths....I think that says somethig....
Concerning TNG, I've jonestly gone from thinking maybe ssn 6, then 5, then 7 and then 4, now 3 are the best seasons, at one point I even felt like maybe season 2 was the best due to its handful of timeless juggernauts...before I looked more for high-concept episodes, ow I more appreciate the expanding, epic-scale fleshing out of the Trek universe that ssns 3 and 4 did....so, again...I think this says something....and I think ultimately that something is Star Trek is damn good and damn consistent for all the reasons and in all the ways all of us already know....
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Landon
Fri, Sep 28, 2012, 4:06pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Phantasms

Let's see, classic season 7 episodes: "All Good Things", "Parallels", "The Pegasus"...Very good season 7 episodes: "Preemptive Strike", "Phantasms", "Lower Decks" and although season 7 isn't the best season and yeah seasons 3 and 4 were the best and more epic you guys really exagerate on your critisiscm, it has several more decent episodes, I mean man my mentality is I LOVE TRek and I love TNG as a whole and it has some down/inferior momemts and some GREAT moments same as anything, overall its one of THE best series EVER. PERIOD.
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Landon
Wed, Sep 26, 2012, 6:22pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Phantasms

A top 10 Data episode. Top 40 TNG episode. Have always loved it. Loved Data interacting with Sigmund Freud...Trek is so educatioal, I believe from sherlock holmes to freud to shakespeare TNG first introduced me to all these things. Awesomenes.... 3.5 stars
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Landon
Wed, Sep 26, 2012, 6:18pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Timescape

I still dont understand the hate some have for Braga and never will. He was absolutely one of the best and most creative/ambitious minds of Trek.{he had a few bad episodes out of hundreds written-WOW!} Anyway, this episode like many BB wrote have always endured and stuck out in my mind and are remembered and have something visually or conceptually thats just so sharp and unique and sticks out. 4 stars.
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Landon
Wed, Sep 26, 2012, 6:15pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Descent, Part I

Really didnt care for this. The worst 2-part season cliffhanger IMO. Times Arrow was far better. Did have some interesting points but overall a mess. 2 stars for me.
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Landon
Fri, Jul 13, 2012, 9:49am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Birthright, Part I

I agree this was a moment of true growth and progressio for Data. I loved the idea of him dreaming {and I really liked the follow-up in "Phantoms"}. Great visuals. I liked the ds9 element too, the whole episode had a large scale/scope to it really. And I always appreciate the crossover stuff, it reinforces how big and connected the whole universe of star trek is.
Good worf-data connectio. Unfortuately part 2 was REALLY boring, dull and slow.
I give part one 3.5 stars.
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Landon
Thu, Jun 7, 2012, 2:26pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Schisms

@Ravo lets see....janeway, the doctor, seven, tuvok, belanna......you give me a top 5 better...dont play-your loss
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Landon
Wed, May 30, 2012, 10:24am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Schisms

Jammer, if you ever have the time, play it. Youll be glad you did. Coming from another ST,BSG fan...

btw, nothing new but why so hard on voyager? It has the best overall cast of characters in the franchise. Even if there is wasted potential story wise....
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Landon
Tue, May 29, 2012, 11:25am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Schisms

I wonder if Jammer has ever played the mass effect series. It is the only other sci fi franchgise on par with Star Trek IMO. If so, I wonder what he, such a critical reviewer, thinks of the me 3 ending....if youre reading Jammer....
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Landon
Tue, May 29, 2012, 11:19am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Realm of Fear

@Elliot I cant believe you think so low of tng ssn 6. I thought, while its not on the level of ssns 3 or 4, that it was probably the most creative- episode to episode in sheer different, new ideas and visuals.

Are you forgetting fistful of datas? timescape? the wonderful ship in a bottle? and many more....

The only thing I'll say is that after Birthright Part 1 {another great one unlike anything we had seen prior-fresh} the good episodes were few and far between. And that was aggrivating. Personally I like a ssn to end strong {see ds 9ssn 2}. But the first half of the ssn was just so packed with creativity. Even 2nd half episodes I didnt care for like the chase attempted to do something diff. and explain the likeness of humanoid races....



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