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Sean Hagins
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 6:07pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S3: Evolution

Unlike a lot of people here, I like Dr Crusher! Call me sexist, but I see older women as motherly figures, so whilst Dr McCoy's rough edges were charming, Dr Pulaski REPLUSED me! Granted, she did get a lot better at season 2 went on, but I still like Crusher better.

Someone alluded to this, but I have the director's cut of this episode, and Wesley's girlfriend didn't pop out of nowhere. She, a redhead boy and a brunette girl were friends of his and they invited him to go skiing on the holodeck, but he refused having to work. She got injured (the nanites actions took the safeties off the holodeck) and was treated in sickbay (I actually think she is the actress who played Amy in Honey I Shrunk the KIds-she looks a LOT like her), and then later when Wes took it easy went out with him to 10-Forward. But yes, without those other scenes, it does look kind of random. A few more scenes were cut-one where a woman is burned/zapped by a food replicator (That is actually quite scary for TNG, and I can see why they cut it out. There were no effects yet, but her screams of pain were quite intense). There were a few more scenes, but nothing memorable to me.

Yes, I'm not a baseball fan either, but rather than making Dr Stubbs seem a pathetic loner, as a kid, I saw those scenes making him seem less a bad guy. (I thought of him as the villian of the episode until then. Kind of like the stats guy in the episode with the faux battle between Picard and Riker in a derelict ship)

In 1989, I was only 13, so I guess that's why Wesley didn't annoy me as much as some here-I was glad a kid could hold his own with the grownups! Something to remember is that this was a family show, (and maybe even a kid's show to a point), so the tweens and teens would view Wesley differently than the cynical adults! Hehe!)

Some here were talking about 2-dimensional characters and some called Dr Crusher this. In my opinion, this was Worf a lot of the time. He was always like "This new problem is a threat to the ship! Kill it! Honour! Grrr!" That always felt like the same old notes to me!

Ok, thanks for listening to my loose change on the subject, fellows!

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Sean Hagins
Tue, Jan 16, 2018, 10:11am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: Peak Performance

Andrew, this is YEARS later, so I don't know if you are going to see this. But in real life DEEP BLUE (A supercomputer) was beat by a human chess player. *I do think that a grandmaster can beat a computer because unconventional moves confuse it. Basically why soulless logic of Vulcans don't always work over human ingenuity (or illogic). Kirk had Spock, but many times his pulling a rabbit out of a hat is what won the day (the Corbomite Maneuver) Something Spock wouldn't have done
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Sean Hagins
Sat, Nov 25, 2017, 5:10pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: The Dauphin

I almost never comment on these things, but I feel I must. Ok, I do get the Wesley hate when he is portrayed as the boy wonder superchild and all the regulars just look to him with awe. But this episode has none of that!

I remember watching it when it first came out-I was 13, and to me, it was a perfect episode! Granted, the girls I had crushes on were far younger (not just younger than the 27 year old actress, but younger than the 16 year old she was playing-I was 13, and I crushed on 11 to 13 year old girls at the time) but this is basically how I acted! Someone said that they couldn't believe Wes would ask advice of the crew-it is PRECISELY what I did! And the whole "she's perfect" is pretty much what I said of the girls I crushed on! We all need to stop being so jaded here-I truly think this works well.

Ironically, what I didn't like was the Guinan/Riker moment. It is funny that most here do. Actually, I thought the girl was a shapeshifter too, but that reveal took my older brother totally by surprise! (*He thought that it would turn out the the girl Wesley kissed would be the old woman trying to come on too fast to turn Wesley away)

You also have to remember that a lot of kids my age watched Star Trek, and to be honest, it is always a thrill for tweens and early teens to have someone close to their age on a TV show and for them to be the brilliant one whilst the adults are hopeless. Granted, some episodes went to far with that with Wesley. It might have worked better if he outsmarted the villians, but not our heroes of the show.

Anyway, that's just my take-I can recall these episodes from my childhood, and I honestly feel that as adults, and also, as a generation of internet users, and such, we can not see that a lot of things that annoy us (or some of us here) were actually perfect for teens/tweens of the '80s

And, just to give you an idea of the type of girls I liked, the only girl from Star Trek TNG that I can remember offhand that I thought was cute at the time was the girl in the episode where Picard was stuck in the turbolift that he called "Number One" She was probably about 12-14, but again, that was my age too

Although, I was honestly surprised to discover that the actress who played Wesley's love interest was so old!
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Sean Hagins
Fri, Apr 14, 2017, 11:28pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Valiant

I have to say this, I really did like this episode when it aired. Also, (now I was 21 when it aired), I thought the 2 girls (the chief and first officer) were INCREDIBLY attractive! I am shocked no one else did-seriously, I thought they were prettier than anyone on DS9 before or after. I guess that's a minority opinion
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Sean Hagins
Mon, Oct 10, 2016, 11:58am (UTC -6)
Re: TOS S1: Errand of Mercy

As a Christian, I would never kill anyone which includes not going to war. I appreciate the message this episode brings.

The one thing that bothers me is how Kirk can't seem to even pretend to be an Organian. He has to be restrained by Spock when shoved (come on!) I know this is still season 1, but his character wasn't very likable here

(If anyone responds to me message, I will try to answer-there doesn't seem to be a way to be notified of responses, so I may miss it)
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