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SpaceHippy
Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 9:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Will You Take My Hand?

I wish there was a separate page for comments on the season as a whole. I think I was reasonably entertained episode to episode and I'd rate most a 2.5 or 3.0 but the season as a whole is far less than the sum of its parts. Despite being entertained by the episodes, when I step back and take a look at this first season, I'm terribly disappointed. I came out of this not caring about any of the characters and I'm just not "into it." The whole season arc was a wasted plot. If they wanted a dark Trek, DS9 did it wonderfully for the most part while still holding on to the Trek feel. BSG was dark but made you care about the story and the fate of characters that I came to love. For more modern comparison, the Expanse is light years ahead of DIS, and while dark and gritty, manages to keep you invested in the outcome and plot lines. I hope Jammer finds the time to review this great series someday. I honestly feel after this season 1 of DIS that it's time to retire Trek for good and let us enjoy what came before.
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SpaceHippy
Sun, Feb 25, 2018, 9:02am (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Revelations

I am so late to BSG. I'm not sad about missing it on its original run though, I think I would've developed an ulcer from the stress of waiting for the next episode to air. Up until this series, DS9 and LOST were my favorite series ever. Now I am in complete awe. BSG is easily the most incredible series I have ever seen, regardless of genre. And now that I have finished seeing all 4 seasons and the webisodes, I am supremely depressed because absolutely nothing on TV comes close to holding my interest. I was starting to warm up to DIS but then started watching BSG during the mid season hiatus, and from here on out, DIS has come across as pathetic.

Revelations- I have to echo earlier comments. I felt sick to my stomach because I really though Tigh would get airlocked before Kara could stop it. Then the shock that they were going to Earth "right now!" Then the utter devastation that followed. All I could think was how were these poor people in the fleet going to take it when they find out that their hope of more than 3 years turned out to be a wasteland.

Amazing show
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SpaceHippy
Sun, Jan 14, 2018, 9:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Wolf Inside

All I have to say is - the Klingons have such advanced techniques that they can physically alter one of their own to look human and fool superficial scans and take on an entirely new identity - but they don't have anesthesia???
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SpaceHippy
Sun, Oct 1, 2017, 10:39am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Vulcan Hello / Battle at the Binary Stars

I really really tried to like this but the redesign of the Klingons was too much for me to pass over. Even though the ENT episode that explained the TOS era appearance of the Klingons was totally unnecessary, the point is that they did explain it and now it is part of canon. Still, I told myself, maybe not all the Klingons were affected by the Augments' genetic manipulation. Maybe T'Kuvma's sect lived apart from the rest of the empire and was never affected. But then the high council members looked the same, and I said to myself, maybe only the Warriors and not politicians were affected. But still, if that's the case they are so unKlingon it's distracting. Give them hair for crying out loud! And they are so stiff under all that makeup, totally unlike what we've grown accustomed to over decades of Trek. Just why, why, why, why?

Having a female character named Michael doesn't bother me because I've known a girl who was named Michael. Uncommon for sure but not unheard of.
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SpaceHippy
Wed, May 24, 2017, 9:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Time's Orphan

Gooz,
Kira isn't having baby fever just because she saw a baby. She carried Yoshi for five months and gave birth to him, that's a deep emotional connection, not insulting by any stretch of the imagination.

I thought this was a decent episode until the ridiculous ending. Yea let's condemn Molly to eternal solitude because she hadn't adjusted to life in the station in the two whole days since they got her back.
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SpaceHippy
Sun, Mar 26, 2017, 9:41am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Scientific Method

I liked this one as did the majority of commenters here. However I did not see this as a commentary on animal testing at all. It brought to mind the history of medical experimentation being done on humans against their will, for example those performed by the Nazis as well the infamous Tuskeegee syphillis study.
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SpaceHippy
Fri, Mar 17, 2017, 10:17am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Nemesis

Re: Dark Kirk, I thought they were Nausicans too initially!

This episode didn't do it for me. The brainwashing was effective and I didn't see the twist coming at all (despite being initially suspicious of the Vori), but I was practically dying of boredom. It's Voyager does Platoon but did not draw me in. Can't give it more than 1 star.
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SpaceHippy
Wed, Mar 15, 2017, 5:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Sons and Daughters

Re: Adam

It's been a couple of years since I last viewed TNG season 2, but as far as I can remember, Alexander appeared to be around 5 or 6 years of age when he was first introduced as his mother had not informed Worf of the pregnancy and had raised him for a few years before Worf even knew of his existence. Add 9 more years since then and Alexander's age is something around 14 or 15
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SpaceHippy
Fri, Feb 3, 2017, 6:31pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Trials and Tribble-ations

PaulF, I know your post is a year old but I was surprised you were the first to comment about Bashir's "I'm a doctor, not a historian" when they were donning the TOS uniforms. Nice subtle tribute to McCoy but probably missed by a lot due to the distraction with all the eye candy.
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SpaceHippy
Sun, Mar 27, 2016, 3:59am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: These Are the Voyages...

@William Ballik
Yes you're right. I'd forgotten that. Still seemed like some time had elapsed between that time in season 7 to this, still not so much to explain the aging.
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SpaceHippy
Thu, Mar 17, 2016, 2:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: These Are the Voyages...

First of all I just have to say how surprised I am that no one seems to have taken notice that Frakes and Sirtis are not playing their season 7 characters. Troi commented to Riker, when he admitted that they had been testing a cloaking device on the Pegasus, that he'd "been carrying this secret around for 12 years."

That being said, I agree this episode earns tops maybe 2 stars. I liked the crossover idea but it would have been better as a middle of the season episode, and not about Riker making a personal decision. Like others have said, it would have been nice of them to observe a historic moment. Like maybe the 200th anniversary of the signing of the charter or something.

Other bad: Trip's pointless overacted death, the lack of closure for Trip and T'Pol's love story, the lack of change in 6 years, and most important of all, not seeing Archer's speech! Others have said enough so I won't say any more.

I tend to console myself by thinking of Terra Prime as ENT's finale and looking at TATV as the finale for all of Trek. To its credit it's not the worst finale ever. How I Met Your Mother's finale was an abomination and made me regret watching the entire series.

Loved, loved, loved the ending montage. That was a real farewell and made me tear up.
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