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Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 6:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

I've said this before, but for the sake of perspective:

I am disappointed by how CBS has been handling this series thus far. They may yet pleasantly surprise us in fall or whenever. But no matter how badly CBS screws up, no matter how much they milk the cow till it's dead, no matter how many Romulan saboteurs wreak havoc behind the scenes, Star Trek will always live on in our hearts and nothing can take that away from us.
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Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 7:46pm (UTC -6)
Re: TOS S1: What Are Little Girls Made Of?

This particular trope of Kirk convincing Ruk to destroy himself is what Jammer calls Kirk Outsmarts the Computer ;) It's a proud Trekkian tradition!
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Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 7:44pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: The Pegasus

I have a feeling that Section 31 has a few ships with cloaking devices that no one knows about... ;)

Hey, it's what I would do if I were them!

(I remember hearing that the expanded universe novels say that the Pegasus experiment was sponsored by Section 31).
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Wed, Jan 18, 2017, 2:55pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

And the show got delayed. Again. Are we ever going to actually get to watch this?

Seriously, I feel like no one at CBS knows what they're doing. How do you screw up something as iconic as Star Trek?
[remembers the bulk of Star Trek Enterprise and the series finale]
...Oh. Never mind.
But seriously, are Romulan spies trying to sabotage this behind the scenes? Because that's what it feels like!
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Sun, Jan 8, 2017, 2:41am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S3: Defiant

Sisko: "I'd like you to arrange a sentence other than death."
Dukat: [sighs wearily] "I'll have to clear that with the Ministry of Justice."

For some reason, I always find that to be a funny line.

It's kind of interesting to view this from a 2017 perspective when serialization and hidden long-term plot threads are the norm rather than the exception, regarding the Orias system mystery. In this ep, they had to throw it right in front of the viewers saying "BIG MYSTERY HERE, WE'LL COME BACK TO THIS LATER!!!" whereas now I feel we expect it so much this sort of thing wouldn't be nearly as in-your-face as it was in this ep.

Although DS9 was ahead of its time when it came to story arcs - when the Orias fleet was explained in "Improbable Cause", no one made a remark for the viewers' benefit along the lines of "Ohhh, that's what those ships were doing in the Orias system the day Tom Riker stole the Defiant! [wink, nudge]" - the viewer was left to connect the dots for themselves, and it was structured as more of a nice-to-have reward for those on the train since the beginning, rather than something where you absolutely had to have watched "Defiant" before "Improbable Cause" or you'd be completely lost. They still had to accommodate irregular viewers to a large degree.

Try jumping into "Breaking Bad" for the first time at the "Ozymandias" episode today. Yeah.
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Sun, Jan 8, 2017, 2:28am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: Tribunal

Luke S: You have a very good point. Actually, I'd go as far as to call that a giant plot hole. Starfleet should have called it a kidnapping from the start, severed diplomatic relations, then sent a fleet to Cardassia IMMEDIATELY and unloaded a billion quantum torpedoes on them rather than play along with their show trial.

That said I still enjoyed the trial part of the episode examining the Cardassian system - basically picturing what would happen if a 1984-esque society achieved space travel, much like how TOS's "Bread and Circuses" pictured what would happen if the Roman Empire existed in the 20th century. But now I'll never be able to unsee that plot hole. There should have been a more plausible setup (i.e. O'Brien goes to Cardassia as part of a goodwill mission and gets arrested halfway through rather than getting abducted from the runabout).
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Sun, Jan 1, 2017, 1:29am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Sons of Mogh

Rewatching this episode I was struck by the difference between Sisko and Picard's command styles regarding Worf. I'd have to re-watch TNG's "Reunion" again but as I recall Worf got off from killing Duras with basically a slap on the wrist. Compare that to here where Sisko lets Worf absolutely have it and almost throws him off the station, then slaps down Dax hard when she essentially tries to excuse murder.

I was really disappointed with Dax going all wishy washy and claiming "oh, it wasn't murder even though Worf intentionally stabbed Kurn with the intent to kill him and I saved him". It wasn't murder?! WTH?! Then what was it, a breach of diplomatic protocol? Come on Jadzia, you're better than that!!!

Yep, Sisko is definitely the more no-nonsense one compared to Picard. If Picard is the philosophy prof Sisko is the drill sergeant.
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Sat, Dec 31, 2016, 12:25pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: For the Cause

I think this is the first time we've seen O'Brien at the helm of the Defiant.

Also, "I would not become a terrorist. It would be dishonorable" is classic Worf.
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Thu, Dec 29, 2016, 7:19pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Favor the Bold

From an episode making perspective, the reason why they didn't do that was probably to avoid confusing the Defiant with other ship(s) in the fleet. It's the same reason why they rarely showed more than one Galaxy class ship at a time on TNG.

But realistically Starfleet would probably have been churning out Defiant class ships like candy.
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Fri, Dec 23, 2016, 5:53pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Accession

Worf's reaction to learning that Keiko was pregnant again was a hilarious callback to TNG's "Disaster" ("I will be far away. Visiting my parents. On Earth.")
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Wed, Dec 21, 2016, 1:19pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Finally got a chance to watch her in action (read: searched "best of Sasha walking dead" on YouTube) , and I'm quite impressed. If she can bring that range to Discovery I'll be a happy camper.
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Tue, Dec 20, 2016, 10:47pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Schisms

If the Enterprise computer can keep track of crewmembers' presence in real-time, shouldn't the computer be programmed to immediately alert tactical if any of them go off the radar, rather than waiting until Worf asks "Are any crewmen missing?", with an ability to tell the computer "so-and-so beamed down on an authorized away mission, cancel alarm"? Seems to me that it would save a lot of trouble.

Not standout, but still a good episode and well worth 45 minutes. The atmosphere of the alien realm and the entire story concept was quite eerie, and in general I love "problem solving" episodes - I like watching the TNG crew put the pieces together to understand what's going on, and then craft a solution even if it is mired in quite a bit of arbitrary technobabble. Forget "Conspiracy", this ep deserved a sequel.
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Tue, Dec 20, 2016, 10:39pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: You Are Cordially Invited

Odo and Kira's reconciliation taking place offscreen was a huge wasted opportunity. Sigh.
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Wed, Dec 14, 2016, 9:58pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

In fairness I've never seen any of the other people currently cast in Discovery in action either.
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Wed, Dec 14, 2016, 9:54pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

BREAKING: Lead character cast and it is HUGE!

www.ew.com/article/2016/12/14/star-trek-discovery-walking-dead-sonequa-martin-green

If anyone here actually watches Walking Dead on a regular basis could someone tell me how good of an actress she is? I don't watch that show so I've never seen her in action.
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Wed, Dec 14, 2016, 9:27pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S1: Civilization

Just realized - the Malurians are the same race that gets wiped out by Nomad in TOS "The Changeling".
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Tue, Dec 13, 2016, 11:11pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Next Phase

Completely agree, Mitty. This is definitely up there in my top 10 TNG episodes, technical holes notwithstanding - as far as those are concerned, my general attitude is "It's best not to dwell on such minutae" (Garak, DS9). The characterizations far outweigh the technical flaws here, not even close.

I think the funniest part of the episode for me was when Ro shot Riker in the face with her "phased" disruptor.
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Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 5:08pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S3: The Die Is Cast

After re-watching this two parter for probably the tenth time I just realized there is a minor plothole. Let me put it this way:

[Lovok beams out]
Garak: I'm going to the bridge to get Tain. Get to the runabout and wait for me as long as you can!
Odo: Wait a second, why can't we just go to the runabout and beam him out from there, given that the warbird's shields are completely trashed?
Garak: Er, because ... because ... because that is a great idea!
[Cut to runabout]
Odo: Energizing.
[Tain is beamed in]
Tain: Nooooo! I wanted to sit on my flaming bridge and mope!
Odo: See? Nothing to it. No having to drag people through the flaming corridors of a gigantic Romulan warbird, no having to punch people in the face to knock them out, nothing like that.
Garak: Why would you want to punch people in the face?
Odo: No reason.
[Cut to two years later - Internment Camp 371]
Bashir: Dang it! I don't have the skills to MacGuyver together a communication device and send a message to DS9 letting them know I'm here! They're all totally screwed now!

However, this is still one of the best two-parters in Trek ever, so as such, it's best not to dwell on such minutae, to quote future Garak.
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Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 4:56pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Three new cast members, cast as Klingons.

*cue epic Klingon theme from TMP*

Speculation, anyone? Perhaps some sort of secret joint task force?

www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-trek-discovery-casts-klingon-trio-955355
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Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 2:23am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S6: Dragon's Teeth

Rewatching some Voyager. Ugh, I am SO TIRED of these frakking Hard Headed Aliens Of the Week (to borrow a phrase from Jammer). So annoying! Probably THE most annoying cliche in all of Trek! I've forgotten how much I've hated that particular cliche with a passion!

Note to the writers of Star Trek Discovery: Please, please, PLEASE dispense with this boring, irritating, worn-out cliche!
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Sun, Dec 11, 2016, 2:42am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: Move Along Home

What were the writers drinking when they wrote this?
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Sat, Dec 10, 2016, 3:49am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: One Little Ship

Also read that at one point, Ron Moore wrote a scene for this ep having the Jem'Hadar hold a redshirt at gunpoint while ordering Sisko to repair the warp drive. Sisko reassures the redshirt that it will be all right, and the Jem'Hadar says "No it won't" and kills the redshirt. However, it was cut out by the higher-ups to RDM's disappointment as it was considered inappropriate for the episode's comic tone.

Given that Ron Moore went on to create the BSG reboot, it's strangely fitting for him. It's interesting to get a glimpse into RDM's mind back then; he was all about taking things in a dark direction and pushing the envelope in that regard, long before the BSG days when that sort of thing became the norm.

It was already stretching it to feature the Jem'Hadar as adversaries in a comic episode (at one point the Pakleds from TNG were considered instead), so I'm glad they cut that scene out. It would be more appropriate in a show like Breaking Bad.
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Sat, Dec 10, 2016, 3:37am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: One Little Ship

Funny episode. It's fluff, but it's good fluff with a darn imaginative premise. I loved it when miniaturized-Rubicon was firing photon torpedoes, as well as when O'Brien and Bashir were at the micro level while going into the computer system. That said, there's a major nagging plot hole which I want to address HISHE-style:

Vorta Commander: "Good job, Jem'Hadar, you captured the Defiant! A very valuable prize. Now stay on the ship and get it ready for transport while I take my ship on a raid to a no-name planet and leave you guys alone."
Jem'Hadar 1: "Sir, this is probably the most valuable prize the Dominion has ever captured. I mean, we captured the Federation's premier warship mostly intact, and one of their top crews! Can't you cancel the raid and stay here on guard given a victory of that magnitude? I really don't think anyone would mind."
Jem'Hadar 2: "Or at least call the Dominion and ask them to send, like, a hundred ships or so here to escort us back to our space."
Vorta Commander: "Oh my gosh, you're totally right. I'll put the Defiant in a tractor beam, call reinforcements to meet us, and head to Dominion space at maximum warp. Have the crew confined to the cargo bay where they can't try to take back the ship under our noses. Good call, Alpha, here, have a cookie."
Jem'Hadar 1: "I am a Gamma!"
Vorta Commander: "Whatever, it's not like we're ever going to address this Alpha/Gamma thing ever again."
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Wed, Dec 7, 2016, 11:51pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S3: Through the Looking Glass

I remember that in the next DS9 MU episode, Mirror Dax slapped Sisko and said "That's for making love to me under false pretenses!"
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Tue, Dec 6, 2016, 2:36am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Del_Duio: That would be hilarious if that actually happened, and the camera panned out to the bridge of a 25th century starship.

25th century officer: "Sir, we were unable to save the warp bubble pocket universe."
25th century captain: "Make a note on the captain's log: sucks to be that universe. Set course for the Andromeda Galaxy. Warp 47."
[Camera pans over to Rod Serling]
Rod Serling: "The crew of the ship Discovery are no more. Indeed, they never existed to begin with ... except in the Twilight Zone."
[DUN DUN DUN]

^ I kid, of course. Not trying to slight the not-yet-premiered show. Just having some fun.
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