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Yanks
Wed, Jun 21, 2017, 11:23am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: The Thaw

Jason R.,

He was "Lenny" too.
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Yanks
Fri, Jun 16, 2017, 8:23am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: For the Uniform

Punks abound...
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Yanks
Thu, Jun 15, 2017, 8:28am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Rise

RandonThoughts,

Neelix must believe that lying is acceptable behavior. He lied to Janeway in Caretaker as well (which resulted in her crew being in danger) and Janeway still let them onboard.
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Yanks
Thu, Jun 15, 2017, 6:03am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: For the Uniform

The Judge,

Don't mean to bust your bubble, but no genocide was committed here. He made them move, which in the 24th century isn't that big a deal.

Roddenbury's boy Kirk committed the genocide.
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Yanks
Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 6:51am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: The Aenar

I agree Paul. I haven't got around to reviewing this one yet, but it is one of my favorites.
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Yanks
Fri, Jun 2, 2017, 5:34am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Second Skin

Agree Peter. One thing they did with the Cardassians that made them more palatable was to bring family into the frey. Episodes like 'Cardassians' and the whole ordeal wil Dukat's daughter really opened them up to us; made them less cookie cutter bad guys.
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Yanks
Thu, Jun 1, 2017, 8:13am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek Beyond

Chrome,

"That's not to say that I'm against a more inclusive Trek, but I also don't think writers should be constricted to follow some sort of social justice agenda to appease fans. Following that agenda usually doesn't always work out. For example, I haven't heard anyone say how great it was to finally make Sulu openly gay in this movie. It's because there's a difference between organically addressing diversity through storytelling and throwing in diversity for diversity's sake."

*** Yanks stands and applauds ***

Well said.
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Yanks
Wed, May 24, 2017, 9:59am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Take Me Out to the Holosuite

That and you can only hit about a square foot of the QB and then only for a couple split seconds... it's gonna be flag football before you know it.
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Yanks
Wed, May 24, 2017, 9:58am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Cogenitor

Chuck,

"One need go no further than the "Alien Nation" series of mid-1990s to find this exact concept, even down to the Binnaum (the Tenktonese version of the cogenitor) who was also saddled with what appeared to be an under-educated or under-appreciated image. The only real difference between the cogenitor of ENT vs. the Binnaum of AN fame was that the Binnaum, while relatively "dumb" in appearance (Albert was at a menial job with the police department) was in fact a revered figure in the religious rites of the Tenktonese."

I wasn't aware. I keep tellng myself to watch that series.

That said, nothing is new on TV. Nothing. Just wrapped differently.
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Yanks
Wed, May 24, 2017, 9:01am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Cogenitor

Don't agree Real Human Robot.

On a couple fronts...

#1, this isn't a US asylumn issue.

#2. None of these exist buy any information we know other than "I can read now" from "it".

"refugees fleeing persecution have the right to be granted asylum. That Charles' predicament constitutes persecution is quite clear, given its definition within, for example, the United States' court system, which lists numerous types of harm that apply here: forced labor (and possibly sexual abuse), slavery, unlawful detention, intimidation, interference with privacy, deliberate deprivation of employment and other life essentials, and restrictions on access to education."

You, as so many do, are making HUMAN assumptions based on human values learn from human experiences on Earth.

You can't do that. You have no evidence that this "it" was abused or persecuted at all.
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Yanks
Wed, May 24, 2017, 8:42am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Chrysalis

Gooz,

I agree with you here concerning Bashir Gooz. I still can't really believe this got past anyone in charge of DS9.

Now I can't say I'm with you concerning Lauren... what's to dislike? .. a brilliant sexy woman? :-)
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Yanks
Tue, May 23, 2017, 12:43pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S1: The Miniseries

Ratings is commonly used to justify a series "success". By the end of BSG, they had an all out campaign in an attempt to find new viewership. Not that I hated the series, (I bought it) had they continued what they started in seasons 1 & 2 I would have put it up there with Firefly. Too many unanswered big questions in the finale. They had no idea what they were doing during seasons's 3 & 4.

Enterprise suffered from what I call "B&B fatigue". They had just done too much trek over the years. Coto brought new life in but it was too late. Now, a new series is coming out, trying to be different and getting pummeled for it.... and not one episode has even aired yet. I swear, there is no fan-base harder to please than trek. Coto gave them exactly what they were clammoring for and they didn't come back and watch.

Jammer's right, we should compair apple to apples. The problem is, the Apples for ENT S1&2 weren't fresh and new so it took unjust criticism for that while BSG was ALL new and folks loved it for that. The wrting on BSG early was outstanding too. What's funny is, even though we think BSG was so good, especially early on, it still didn't pull really good numbers. One has to wonder why.
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Yanks
Tue, May 23, 2017, 11:30am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Take Me Out to the Holosuite

Gooz,

"First, to expect anyone other than a fringe of humans wasting hours on a game where nothing happens for hours is one thing (I mean look at soccer and Cricket), because you can attribute it to cultural baggage from back in the days when there was nothing more interesting to do than sit through 9 innings. But, to expect logical vulcans to do this is just beyond the pale. "

First, it's boring because you don't understand it. There's more going on during every pitch than you can shake a stick at.

Baseball will survive longer than American football... they've already made too many changes to football and there will be so many more coming that the game might as well not exist.
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Yanks
Mon, May 22, 2017, 6:47am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: The Sound of Her Voice

Wouldn't work Gooz. Because she was conversing with them... they would have determinded Wiki was incorrect. It would have played out the same way.
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Yanks
Wed, May 17, 2017, 7:33am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek Beyond

Davidw,

"For example, the movie hinted that Sulu was gay. But why? The movie did not deal with issues about gays, about how gays are oppressed. Remember X-Men? They dealt with the issue far better - and hardly at all."

What's to deal with? Obviously they aren't oppressed in the 23rd century. The writers made in known. That's all the needed to do.

"You can go down the list. Current Spock sees a picture of the now deceased Spock and decides to leave his girl friend and become an ambassador, fulfilling the elder Spock's ambitions. But the movie did not address these issues, did not deal with it, and did not tell us why Spock changes his mind."

If you don't understand why Spock changed his mind, you really need to watch the movie again. It's doesn't have to be thrown in your face to be apparant.

"Same with Kirk. Kirk is burnt out - like he was in the Cage and Star Trek II, and - am I forgetting other episodes and movies? And, for some reason, after extended chase scenes and quips changes his mind. Why?"

Kirk was in 'The Cage'? ... he wasn't "burnt out", he was tired of the monotany. Again, watch the movie for what it says without trying to be a critic. Kirk simply, as a result of events in the movie, decided his place was on Enterprise with his crew.
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Yanks
Sun, May 14, 2017, 7:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

"If, like me you prefer something slightly more down to earth, then you'll probably prefer Rogue One."

Yes. This.

The resistance never felt more real than in RO.
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Yanks
Fri, May 5, 2017, 5:26am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

OmicronThetaDeltaPhi

"Right there he pretty much admits that the dumbing down of Star Trek in the past decade was to "make the international market happy"."

That makes it sound like you put the US market above all others.

I don't think his statement at all "dumbs down" trek. His comment bolsters trek because it is inclusive enough that all the other countries love it too.
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Yanks
Mon, Apr 10, 2017, 8:56am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Virtuoso

Grumpy_otter,

If memory serves, it was a "higher math" thing. They just didn't "feel" the math in his operatic choice.
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Yanks
Wed, Apr 5, 2017, 8:57am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Agree karatasiospa. Never a favorite of mine either.
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Yanks
Tue, Apr 4, 2017, 10:30am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Prototype

@ The Man
Sun, Feb 19, 2017, 1:20pm (UTC -5)
@Yanks Actually Data is recognized as a sentient being, the TNG did an episode confirming this when an attempt was made to dismantle him.
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Negative. Data was given the right to choose; it was not deemed sentient.
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Yanks
Sun, Apr 2, 2017, 8:40am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Good points. If I remember correctly, when Kirk & CO met Mudd, Kirk was aware of him so it's not out of the realm of belief that Star Fleet had dealings with them before.
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Yanks
Fri, Mar 31, 2017, 7:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Isn't it too early in the timeline for Mudd?
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Yanks
Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 11:43am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Bounty

Now, just to be clear, there are many times in trek where I think they went overboard to "sex it up". This episode being one, as I posted above. People went nuts with Alice Eve's uni scene in STiD... I didn't see it as a big deal. I actually had a harder time with Uhura's undi scene in ST09 relatively speaking.

The Vulcan nero-pressure scenes were obviously put in to turn up the heat if you will, but I really didn't have an issue with them until 'Harbinger'. The decon chamber on Enterprise was added for the same pop... I didn't have an issue with that at all. Rubbing gel on in a chamber for decon purposes seemed a logical precursor to the transporter handling it.

Troi screwing Worf was too far in my book, while I didn't have an issue with the camel-toe scene with Beverly.

I had an issue with Work boning Ezri too.

I know I don't "walk in their shoes", but I'm not sure that one can feel bad for women about appearance. If they have it, they use it, so is it wrong for producers to capitalize on their wonderful appearance? Would the writing have been better if they were not as visually desirable?

In general, I think folks get too worked up about these things.

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Yanks
Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 11:06am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Bounty

Peter G,

'You guys are seriously going to point out that Trek's treatment of women hasn't changed since the 60's, and you're going to *celebrate* that? To be fair, I think society's sexualization of women has greatly devolved since the 60's, so from that standpoint ENT is probably accurately indicative of the general state of things. No surprises there, I suppose. But I suspect the reason Trek fans are displeased at the sexualization (of a Vulcan, no less) on ENT is because Trek is supposed to be representative of a future that is beyond racism and sexism, and certainly part of that vision should be avoiding sexualizing people for profit. Is it surprising that the producers did it? No, especially given what we know about Berman and Braga. Is it a betrayal of ST values? Absolutely."

One could argue correctly that TOS pushed the envelope more than any other series. Every female alien was a hotty in a nightgown or almost nothing and all females on good ole 1701 were in mini-skirts. Quite the god-awful sexist uniform.

I could go on and on....

As to 7 and T'Pol, I don't see their catsuits as "limiting" at all. They are beautiful women. To see them as only a sex symbol is not very fitting in the future as defined in TOS. There isn't a female included in the crew of any series that hasn't been exploited because of their good looks.

It's the future, don't fight it.
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Yanks
Wed, Mar 29, 2017, 9:54am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: The Andorian Incident

Agree The Cisco.

I think they took the beratement of T'Pol too far also as I indicated in my post above.

You hit the nail on the head. We can all understand Archer's personal attitude towards the Vulcan's but that's a personal vendetta and shouldn't have bled over to his role as Captain as much as it did.
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