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Sun, May 21, 2017, 2:11am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Price

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@Lupe

At least Gates didn't ask out during the season. Only being shown as a Doctor? While playing a Doctor? Perish the thought.

And What's Hername asking out of the show because they are writing the Security Chief as a.... Security Chief? The temerity! How awful!

If only these folks would have realized in season one how lucky and fortunate they were... At least Gates was able to wise up, not being dead and all...

On the other hand, I'd stopped watching TNG for being so awful, and this was one of the first episodes I recorded for posterity. I'd seen one of the Klingon shows and was impressed with the direction the show had taken. While it's not one of the best outings, I watched it over and over again because I only had a few of season one, and a few of season three (I did get the rest in re-runs before BOBW). So I never judge it harshly.

And I know how someone can fall for someone quickly, as Troi did. I once fell for a lady that came into my favorite bar. I asked no questions and we had a great time, until her husband came in one night... Gimmee three steps indeed...

But I digress. He was a cool negotiator, and oozed calm and kindness towards her. I felt sorry for Troi when she had to tell the Captain she'd been in a relationship with him, when normally it wouldn't be anyones' business.

Lastly, I always loved the look on the faces of the Ferengi, with the sharp intake of breath, as the wormhole sped away...

Just some random thoughts... RT
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Wed, May 17, 2017, 10:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

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@karatasiospa, thank you for the link. :)

The look and feel of this trailer reminded me of a movie. Quick shots here and there, a little dialog, then show us the bad guys. If I was unaware, and you told me this was for a movie, I'd have believed it.

I know there are only so many settings you can have, but when they started in a desert, I thought ST:V.

When they showed the bald baddies, I thought ST:Nem.

On the other hand, I didn't mind the trailer, and it somewhat piqued my interest. I didn't find it horrible, just different.

Enjoy the day... RT
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Wed, May 10, 2017, 5:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

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My take on it was always this. His was not a new soul. There were two souls mixed together in Tuvix, and they shared a body together for a while, so intertwined they didn't know where one started and the other finished. So while I felt badly for Tuvix, and thought someone should have walked with him to sickbay and whatnot, those two souls were going to be separated into individuals once again. Two went in, two came out.

Secondly (and probably mentioned above, but I'm not reading 'em all again to see), I would have liked to see this have consequences over at least the next few episodes. Now I was never on the Neelix bashing bandwagon, and actually never talked to anyone who hated him when the show was running. I didn't like or dislike him, he simply WAS, as he was written. But it would have been interesting to see him be more thoughtful and contemplative, instead of impulsive and goofy. Maybe have an interest in meditation or something. And Tuvok, while still keeping his emotionless exterior, would start to try new things, just to experience them. Take up parasailing on the holodeck (for exercise, of course), or actually say yes to a new soup without a sour expression.

And they could have been shown dealing with their experiences together. Perhaps a few mind melds to help them put things in perspective, or re-live some of the things Tuvix did. Hopefully, the memory engrams of Tuvix would have gone to both of them equally. As far as I recall, nothing like that ever happened.

But most of that would have taken forethought, and asking the next set of writers to know what happened here must have been too much. Like him or hate him, J. Michael Straczynski would have had that happen, or something close to it, because on his show he did almost all of the writing. Maybe it's the downside of too many writers, and not enough imagination on the part of the folks giving the outlines of scripts...

Just some thoughts... RT
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Tue, May 9, 2017, 10:06am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Warlord

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I wasn't looking forward to seeing this one again, but figured I'd watch the performances and see how they were. Mostly, I liked them.

The one bad guy, that Tieran/Kes made bleed early on and who became higher-ranking, was the same actor who played the Klingon lawyer trying to take Worf down in Rules of Engagement. Ron Canada. I thought he was much better on DS9. Perhaps he was more familiar with how a Klingon might act, but was a bit lost with this new race and just sort of plowed through it as best he could.

Yep, I liked Jennifer in this one. Yes, I did notice the leather outfit that looks so much better than the potato sack she normally wears. It really suited her. I wonder if that helped her get into character, because I thought she was right on, playing the somewhat insane former Leader with flair.

Another thought on the Kes head battle between the two. The picture on the wall showed us the best vision of Tieran. I figure in Kes's head, he'd look very good, a General, styled, a perfect picture of health in his minds eye (Kes looked her normal, potato-sack good). But Tieran looked haggard, like he just stepped off the battlefield and had a heavy weight on his back. That look, along with the changing scene behind him, really worked to show how hard he was having to work to keep it together.

In conclusion, not a big thumbs up, but a small one. I wouldn't cringe if I had to watch it again, but I probably wouldn't look it up on purpose.

Have a great day Everyone... RT
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Mon, May 8, 2017, 7:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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I hate to say it, but I've not seen this yet, so I'm still waiting to read the reviews and whatnot.

But I saw a B5 reference, and had to glance at them for a moment.

There were eventually two Star Trek series going on during Babylon 5's run. If all three had an episode during any given week, I'd sort of hurry through the ST, then watch B5 slowly and carefully, even letting the commercials play on my tape, so I could digest what happened/make the experience last longer. I liked the ST's, but I savored B5. Not every episode was a hit of course, and the 1st season was a little wobbly from time-to-time, but what a show it was...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled Star Wars discussions...

Enjoy the day Everyone... RT

P.S.: As far as Jammer not wanting to get into it, I understand. But even my wife (who originally was not inclined to want to watch it), upon viewing my tapes back in '06, would often ask if we could watch another. :)
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Mon, May 8, 2017, 7:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Friday's Child

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@ChristineNotChapel

Welcome aboard! :D

And... I'd not thought of that. Lying like a Ferengi, scheming like a Romulan. Yes, not very Klingon-like at all.

Have a great day... RT
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Sun, May 7, 2017, 11:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Rapture

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I liked this episode a great deal. But one of my favorite moments was never discussed:

Banner unfurls...

Worf: Welcome Klingons?

I just thought that was a nice Quark moment. :)

Now what is he going to do with all that root beer?...

Have a great day... RT
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Sun, May 7, 2017, 1:41am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Hard Time

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@Gooz

Heh, kazoo. I had to laugh at/with that one. :)

*might be a TNG spoiler for season 5*

Miles having to be somewhat reminded about his tools and whatnot, that is realistic(ish). TNG The Inner Light, where Picard comes out of 30-50 years of a life and is still the Captain of the Enterprise, nope.

*spoiler should be ended*

Oh, and the comparison with O'Brien at war (in some truly horrific battles) with 20+ years of captivity and deprivation... well... that is very apples and oranges to me. He survived the war, and had some pretty unpleasant memories, but that would have been a relatively short period of time. He was able to get back to the Rutledge after all was said and done and move on with his life. But 20+ straight years of that jail cell might just drive anyone to madness over a scrap of food...

Regards... RT
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Sun, May 7, 2017, 12:58am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Starship Mine

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Maybe Kelsey was truly confused. Both Mott and Picard are bald after all...

Some never look past the hair... *sigh*

On a totally unrelated note from baldness, of course a mercenary team heading toward the Flagship of the entirety of Starfleet should/would have been shown some photos of the command staff, or would have known what the Captain of said starship looked like. These weren't rank amateurs looting a freighter, they were professionals with their own area of expertise in a carefully selected group, or they wouldn't have gotten in to begin with. In the Today of this episode, they don't have to know what the top Admiral looks like, just the Flagship Captain of this ship.

On the other hand, if the Commandant of the Marine Corps had been holding a saddle...

Just a bit of levity and whatnot, where needed, hopefully taken as intended... RT
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Sat, May 6, 2017, 11:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

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@SlackerInc

Wow. What a very thought-out response. I hope to see more of your thoughts in the future....

Heh, my thought was how could he start to do the day-to-day he'd done before, after being in another 'world' for perhaps 30 to 50 years.

If I came back after living another life for 30+ or so years in my mind, and went back to what I'd been doing before, would I still remember everything? I think back 30 years, and I remember Mike, who worked for the Post Office and couldn't stop smoking two packs of Camels a day, perhaps a few co-workers, some of the police officers, the quarterback who liked Copenhagen, the clerk I really liked but couldn't tell her because I was the Manager, how to make coffee. But ask me to run that register again in a heartbeat? Nope. Remember everyone who worked under me? Nope, no clue. How to run the phone? heheh. Faces would be familiar, and I would have things come back to me... but be a Starship Captain in a few minutes? Nope. Not possible.

I'd be very nearly clueless trying to get back to that day when I was a manager of a convenience store near that big university, who knew everything about it then, but would be clueless now because I'd not done it for so long. Heh, and I think it is a Nail Salon now...

Just some random thoughts...

Take care Everyone... RT
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Sat, May 6, 2017, 11:55am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Future's End, Part II

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Rain(e), Paris and Tuvok are standing together (and... They Have a Plan...)

Anyway, Rain calls Starling and tells him she really, really needs him to come rescue her. Then, as the plan unfolds, we find out that it all hinged on Starling going to her van. Her... van...

STARLING: Let's go.
RAIN: Oh, my van is this way.
STARLING: We're taking my car.

Now, they think multi-millionaire Henry Starling is going to show up to rescue/kidnap Raine MaybewithanE, then he'd just walk over to her van since she wanted him to, because that is where they have the coordinates for beaming him up set up? And they were shocked, surprised, that he decided they were going to go to his luxury car instead? What? THAT WAS THEIR PLAN?!?!

Apologies, I'd just forgotten how stupid that part of the show was, and I just had to shake my head at it, to get the stupid out.

Finding out this one was originally a three or four parter, I can see how some things ended up disjointed. It was like part one was the actual part one (which was why it was so good), and parts two, three and four ended up smooshed into part two.

As with many others, I wondered where the survivalists came from. Chakotay and Torres just happen to crash-land into an armed compound? Hey, all you folks from the rest of the world, some Americans can and will defend their property with firearms (raises hand), but armed compounds are not so prevalent that you'd randomly drop out of the sky and land in one.

I really liked part one, part two not so much. My biggest beef of part one was they couldn't use the main transporter, and had to drop down in the atmosphere to do so. Why cannot they visit the shuttle bay and just use one or two of those?

Have a Great Day Everyone... RT
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Sat, May 6, 2017, 6:53am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Sacred Ground

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My first thoughts on seeing this one again were good, as I'd kind of liked it first run. This time around, as soon as the fellow mentioned that this was a sanctuary that honored their Ancestral Spirits, I wondered where Chakotay was. As has been mentioned above, he's the one that is big on spiritual things, and perhaps they didn't want to further typecast his role, but it seemed to me he'd be very interested in their tour.

I somewhat thought that towards the end, Chakotay was out of character a bit, talking about science when he is the one who would normally be talking about faith. Perhaps the episode would have been too easy to wrap up if Chakotay had been on point instead of Janeway, because he might have just rolled with it, whereas Janeway needed to be convinced.

For myself, I liked the ritual, and that she only had to go through so many trials and tribulations because that is what she expected (what she needed to expect was she had to sleep on fluffy clouds, but I suppose that would have been too boring). And I liked how she ended up with the three again, sitting in the little room, after zooming past them initially. It also worked for me that her guide was the person working on the light bulbs.

The look on Janeway's face was perfect as Doctor was explaining to Kes what he thought had happened, in a seemingly endless stream of techo-babble. She seemed to have felt she had done something purley on faith, perhaps nearly spiritual, and listening to Doctor try to dissect it was disquieting to her. Oh, and I believe they had Doctor go on for so long on purpose to show us the lengths they had to go through to attempt to explain what had happened, while giving Mulgrew the time to put on a 'thousand-yard stare' and zone out a bit as Janeway looked at things from her own perspective.

In conclusion, I was actually pleased this one was next in the queue. It is not a blockbuster, but is good enough for a small thumbs-up from me...

Enjoy the Day Everyone... RT
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Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 1:28am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: The Doomsday Machine

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After doing a bit of research a few years ago, I found out William Windom was known as "The Crier". It seems if you needed an actor to have a scene with crying, or breaking down, you went and hired him (mostly for Westerns).

This heralded one of the most perfect castings we've had in the wide world of Trek. When he says "On the third planet.", it's pitch perfect. And when he later says "Don't you think I know that? There was, but not anymore. They called me. They begged me for help, four hundred of them. I couldn't. I couldn't..." I cannot think of an actor who could have conveyed the anguish he felt at the loss of his crew any more effectively then he did.

I really believe he was a great actor. When on the Enterprise, he truly looked like he was someone who was just barely holding it together, using only his will and training to keep from going mad on the bridge. And I believe that takes some talent, especially when you figure he was going from Westerns to imagining himself on the bridge of a Starship.

His acting set the stage for the whole episode...

Just some random thoughts... RT
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Sun, Apr 30, 2017, 12:59am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: The Ultimate Computer

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I also used to wonder why Commodore Wesley immediately thought it was Captain Kirk going rogue with his 20 crew members (What the devil is Kirk doing?). Kirk would need to convince the remainder of his crew to let the M5 attack the little fleet, and I somewhat doubt that would happen or that Wesley would believe it would/could happen.

And, why just have 20 crew for this mission? Let's wait until it has proved itself in all phases, then cut the crew down. Taking them out right from the get-go and giving them shore leave would serve no purpose, except to make it harder to take control if things went wrong.

I still love this episode. I can pick at the nits, but darned if it didn't excite me, and make me think, when I first saw it completely in the late 70's. And I still enjoy it...

Have a Great Day Everyone... RT
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Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 7:46am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Let He Who Is Without Sin...

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I'd remembered I hadn't quite liked this episode first run, and wasn't really looking forward to seeing it on my re-watch. Heh, it was hard to get through.

The only thing that really made me smile was Quark talking about all the diffeerent words they have for rain on Ferenginar. Glemmening. That was funny.

It just didn't feel right for Dax to be pushing Risa, and everything else, into Worf's face. Seemed more like something to be done on a playground. What is she, five?

It was mentioned some of this episode was meant to be funny. Apart from the Quark scene mentioned above (and a few of his others were cute too), this falls very flat. For me, I believe it was because Worf was in such a bad mood right from the get-go. His stern demeanor just cast a shadow over anything else. Sort of like "Hey! Your dog just died, now let me tell you a funny joke." It's just not going to work.

I've been watching two or three episodes a week, interspersed with VOY and some other shows. When Lita and Julian showed up as a couple, I had to try really hard to remember they were one in the first place. But the show needed another couple to go with Jadzia and Worf, so they picked them after remembering they looked at each other once (with a smile). Of course the alternative would've been Miles and Keiko, who are about to have a Kara baby. Heh, can you imagine them on Risa? (Him: Let's get intimate. Her: Let's look at plants!)

I didn't like how Worf was written as devious, making it rain just to get back at Dax, with the excuse that it was for the good of the people. Hogwash.

I really like football and baseball, I really do. I like the history and the stories. But I cannot sit down and watch a game on teevee. My Cubs finally won the World Series, and I watched the games on double speed the next day. I might have one on in the background, or on the radio, but that's about it (now, if sitting at a bar, I can watch one, but... you know... beer). I think watching soccer to be about the same for me. On in the background, maybe, and I'll watch some highlights, but that's about it. Oh, I pull for Arsenal, for no good reason, and pulled for Leicester when they won.

That being said, though it's been a long time, I've loved watching baseball in person. But part of that might have been... you know... beer... (mmm... Old Style...)

Have a great day Everyone... RT

P.S.: We had spam! I was shocked! Heh, I started reading it as if it was a real comment, since I wasn't considering there would be any here.
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Sun, Apr 16, 2017, 10:59am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

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@karatasiospa and everyone

My hope is they are wanting the show to be the best it can be, without time constraints forcing them to put out crap because of a timetable. That is my hope. The alternative would be they are clueless, and I'm not hoping for that. :D

Enjoy the day everyone... RT
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Thu, Apr 13, 2017, 3:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: False Profits

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At the time, I liked the continuity with TNG when this first aired.

Is Arridor the tallest Ferengi we've ever seen? He seemed to be the same height as Janeway...

I was watching it the other night... and I'm seeing the ship next to a wormhole... and I'm asking myself "Why do they care anything about the Ferengi, when there is a wormhole next to them? Let them con the planet. Heck, who cares if they con the whole quadrant? Just.... GO THROUGH THE WORMHOLE!!!"...

Janeway: "Where's my wormhole?"

Me: Sigh...

Have a great day everyone... RT
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Wed, Apr 12, 2017, 6:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Homeward

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@Tom

Interesting thoughts...

Federation discussion: are there any private foundations that send needed items to lower technology planets, to help them survive a natural calamity? Or a plague? Would StarFleet shoot down a non-StarFleet/Bill Gates ship to keep them from helping a developing planet that was in need? That... is a very interesting question.

Looking on Wiki (I know, not always reliable), I found that perhaps either Gene L. Coon or Theodore Sturgeon came up with the Prime Directive, not Gene Roddenberry. And the first basic definition of it was in TOS, 'Bread and Circuses': "No identification of self or mission. No interference with the social development of said planet. No references to space or the fact that there are other worlds or civilizations."

I think it has been misinterpreted by the writers over the years to include world-ending calamities, under the "natural development" phrase we've heard, a cousin of "social development". While they aren't there to "Play god", I honestly believe TOS Enterprise would have been able to swoop low to spray a medicine and end a plague, or deploy a gadget to stop a volcano from destroying a world. The original PD was only to keep them from giving phasers to folks with flintlocks, to stop them from altering where the natural societal evolution was heading, to keep from steering them in the direction they want, and if they don't know about you don't tell them. It was never meant to stop them from saving millions or billions, who would never know...

Stepping down slowly from the soap-box (bad back, must be careful)... RT
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Wed, Apr 12, 2017, 3:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: The Assignment

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I, along with many others, also enjoyed the performance of Rosalind Chao. But for me, I was wondering why I enjoyed it so much when Normal Keiko often leaves me with a nails-on-the-chalkboard feeling...

I'm thinking if I watched part of this with the sound off, it would be showing the Keiko I thought Miles married: warm natural smiles, knowing looks, a twinkle in the eye and an easy demeanor. The Keiko we normally see doesn't want to be on the station (even though she says she's fine through IMHO gritted teeth and plastic smiles), has a steel rod for a spine, is humorless and seems generally one-dimensional. I don't know if this was intentional or just how the character evolved, but she must be a darned good actress if she can make her so annoying to me (and others, it seems) most of the time. Or maybe it's the other way around: she so disliked how her character was written that it came through in her acting, but here she was able to be light-and-breezy and have fun with it. Either way, there are parts of Pah Keiko I would have liked to have seen within Normal Keiko.

Rom was eventually a favorite of mine. He has evolved into someone that will help a friend anytime, anywhere, and might not even ask why (a part of his endearing naïveté). And on the job, he's no-nonsense, get it done and ask for more. In return, he just wants a bit of recognition and respect (hey, don't most of us when at work?). In a way, it's a shame Miles used some of those qualities against him when he enlisted his help, but he did get an apology later and the slate was seemingly wiped clean.

After a bit of random thought, I wonder if there are more Ferengi who just aren't good at, or as interested in, gaining latinum but must keep trying because of their code. In 'Family Business' Moogie said her husband didn't have the "lobes for business", and Rom later said "He couldn't hold onto latinum if you sewed it into his pants". He just wasn't good at it. Dr. Reyga, in TNG episode 'Suspicions', seems to be more about the science than the money, "All I want is to be acknowledged. Respected as a scientist.". Nog may or may not be good at acquiring latinum, but wants more out of life than chasing it or ending up a peon as his father was at the time. Perhaps the best thing that ever happened to Rom and Nog was to be on DS9, so when they had an awakening that their lives could be different, they had an outlet for it (unlike Keldar, who had to toil and fail, not allowing Moogie to help because of the code). Just a fun thing to think about, although it made my head hurt and now I need a nap...

Have a Great Day All... RT
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Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 5:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Looking for Par'mach in All the Wrong Places

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Yeah, this one is one of my favorites. Sometimes, during my re-watches (Voyager and DS9 side-by-side right now), I'll get to an episode and it is all I can do to not just fast-forward through it. Voyager, The Chute, I had to put on in the background while fooling around with the computer. But this one I looked forward to. It had been many years, and I wasn't disappointed.

My favorite scene was from the B-side, with Miles and Nerys in the runabout. That was gold to me:

O'BRIEN: So I guess we're going.
KIRA: Looks like it.
O'BRIEN: Tell me about this house we're going to.
KIRA: It's a gorgeous two hundred year old cottage filled with antiques, sitting in the middle of a deep, dark forest. It's got three fireplaces, two balconies
O'BRIEN: I see.
KIRA: It's twenty kilometres to the nearest neighbour, thirty to the nearest town.
O'BRIEN: Why am I not surprised?
KIRA: It gets worse. There's a view....
(Partial transcript credit from www.chakoteya.net/DS9/501.htm)

Just the way she said "There's a view", starting high and pitching down, saying it as the most melancholy thing ever (with a big sigh), was my favorite moment. :)

I also would have liked to see more of Grilka in other episodes, at least one. She seemed to be the perfect actress for the role. (Mary Kay Adams also played Na'Toth in a few episodes of B5). I liked how we were able to tell Quark was truly taken with her, as opposed to the other females where he'd had only a superficial interest. When he described her as "glorious", with the same far-away eyes as Worf, he really sold me.

Just a good, all round fun episode. Thumbs up!

Enjoy the day Everyone... RT
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Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 1:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

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Well, it's not totally unheard of. Michael Michele is an actress who has been in many shows. Although she's the only lady I've ever heard of named Michael, the percentage isn't zero. Just a bit above it. There must be others. :)

Have a great day... RT
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Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 10:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Hero Worship

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@jaryd

Yes... the castle-building scene. My youngest Grandson is three, and he would be able to figure out you have to have supports before putting up more parts. I've seen him do it! :) I don't care how traumatized he was, the young'un should have been able to figure that out. I never liked that particular scene, because it felt forced to let Data have a teaching moment.

Regards... RT
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Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 10:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Arsenal of Freedom

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@Peter G.

Well, perhaps I was being a bit flippant about seeing them floating around at Starfleet, because I totally agree with you. That doesn't mean the weapons folks wouldn't still be salivating over this technology, just that they shouldn't use it. :)

In a way though, and it's been discussed before for many different episodes, they seem to find some new breakthrough, or weapon system, that should/could make the Federation nearly invincible (at least to their peers in the galaxy), and we never hear about it again. While things might be going on in the background, I wish they'd brought some of that to the forefront a bit more, especially if/when they seemed to be on a war footing.

But agreed, some of the things should never be used. Doomsday Machine comes to mind. :)

Regards... RT
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Tue, Mar 28, 2017, 9:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Arsenal of Freedom

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I always thought the machine started at its lowest level when against a newer foe. It had to learn their strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities, then would level up in a appropriate manner. If the Ferengi had landed, it would have started off the same, then gone off in a different direction. Same with Klingons or Romulans. It would eventually decide how much power was needed to defeat/kill the newcomers, and used no more than that.

No matter how smart Geordi and the Enterprise got in defeating one of the weapons in orbit, the machine would just program another machine to defeat them the next time, or come close to it. Then a better weapon would appear based on the information from the previous one.

If our intrepid band of heroes hadn't told it they were intent on buying one, it would have continued to display its weaponry and destroyed them all. The hologram did say it was a learning machine.

Actually, I'd have thought this would have had the weapons designers of Starfleet salivating for years. With just a few tweaks (don't kill the folks that designed you), something like this would be able to defend just about any Federation planet from invasion, forever. And for the larger/more important planets (Earth, Vulcan, etc.), they'd just give it more power to do whatever it wanted/needed to do. Of course, it might have destroyed the solar system to defeat the Borg, but what a show it'd have been...

Too bad when one of the shows went back to Earth, on a somewhat war-time footing, they didn't show a few of them floating around in the background, on partol at Starfleet...

Regards... RT
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Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 5:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Home Soil

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@Trek

I have seen this three or four times over the decades, and I always thought it wasn't that they didn't understand the messages, it's they they didn't want to understand them. Because if they looked deeper, it might threaten their terraforming project. Perhaps not all of them, but some of them, turned a blind eye to the possibility. If they found something, all the work they'd done up to that point would be for naught.

Just a thought... RT
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