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Artymiss
Fri, May 24, 2019, 12:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Re: Picard trailer. Was that SMG doing the voice over?! There is no escape from Michael flaming Burnham...
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Bobbington Mc Bob
Fri, May 24, 2019, 11:08am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Melora

I really enjoyed it. Sixth HIT in a row for season two for me. I don't remember even my much beloved TNG having a run that good!

Also Melora = Allara from Orville, but in reverse. Has to be!
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William B
Fri, May 24, 2019, 9:37am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Tholian Web

In fairness, there are a few things that I like about TI as a final episode, involving the supporting cast. I won't say them here because Springy's going through the series (and that's why I wrote my comment). But overall, no.
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OmicronThetaDeltaPhi
Fri, May 24, 2019, 9:31am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Tholian Web

Yeah, Turnabout Intruder is an awful note to go out on.

This is one of the reasons I prefer to view TOS in stardate order rather than production order. "All Our Yesterdays" is a far better episode to end the series with.

This is even truer for the remastered version, which added a CGI view of the star going nova as the final scene. It's a wonderful breathtaking shot, which lets you go out with bang.
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Robbie
Fri, May 24, 2019, 9:04am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Last Outpost

I can’t disagree about any of the criticisms here, but think Trent nailed it about viewing this through a S1 perspective.

The zoomed-in Daimon on the viewscreen with the white background actually had a pretty neat appearance, especially when they shot Picard standing in front of it. I liked that better than if the Ferengi was sitting in a standard bridge set.
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William B
Fri, May 24, 2019, 9:01am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Tholian Web

@Springy,

IMO season 3 is quite rough, and I like season 1 and 2 a fair bit. There are still some episodes I find worthwhile, though the TOS goofiness is present in most of them.

It's up to you but I might recommend swapping Turnabout Intruder and All Our Yesterdays, which is considered by most (including me) to be a better episode, and a better one to go out on, if you want to end on a higher note. AOY gives a lot of attention to Spock & McCoy, whereas Turnabout Intruder, while having good qualities, is infamous for SHATNER ACTING and sexism. (Well, not everyone agrees re: sexism, or that the SHATNER ACTING is bad. But I think you will fall in with the not being a fan of TI camp.)
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Mertov
Fri, May 24, 2019, 8:46am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Alcoremor,
I looked it up, apparently they wrote a few episodes of Enterprise (of the better ones too) in the fourth season. I had no idea (or knew at soke pount and forgot, I had that book sitting in my shelf for many many years). Thanks for the info. I am planning on reading it as soon as I can.
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Springy
Fri, May 24, 2019, 3:38am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Tholian Web

Some goofy stuff going on and things don't make much sense, but overall, a good, entertaining story is told.

The McCoy Spock stuff was a bit awkward and overdone, but still the best part.

I'm having a hard time getting through TOS, but I'm going to persevere to the end.

This messy, goofy, awkward offering seems above average to me.

How many more of these do I have?
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R
Fri, May 24, 2019, 2:20am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: The Collaborator

@Max
Just too many stupid comments, I'm afraid.
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Tim C
Thu, May 23, 2019, 11:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Nemesis

How about: when Janeway altered the timeline in "Endgame", Voyager's early return caused a butterfly on Earth to flap its wings, which lead to Starfleet's Chief Of Fashion making a different call on 2390's uniform design, and also his choice of sandwich for lunch.

Fun fact: I'm in my tenth year of military life and my fourth uniform (fifth if you count the new dress uniforms!) Starfleet's got nothin' on the ADF.
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Tom
Thu, May 23, 2019, 10:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Nemesis

Both the gray topped uniforms and the monochrome tops are consistent across the futures of most of the series (alternate or not) and were even used by the Enterprise crew in the movies so I can't see a reason for not using them.
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Tim C
Thu, May 23, 2019, 9:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Nemesis

^^ Chalk it up to alternate timelines, I guess.

There's a teaser trailer now, too:

https://youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=f3om4V_-Y0Q

Like DSC, the production values at least are gorgeous.
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Lupe
Thu, May 23, 2019, 7:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Captive Pursuit

I'm a bit confused as to how O'brien 's actions constitute trampling all over the Prime Directive. I realise it can be a rather rubbery concept, but it is generally invoked when dealing with pre-warp civilisations (e.g. Starfleet Captains are prepared to let pre-warp civilisations go extinct rather than lift a finger, but will gladly shove asteroids out of the way if a warp-capable society is involved). In the case of a warp-capable civilisation the PD does get invoked in certain situations, such as not taking sides in the Klingon Civil War, but I'm doubtful that O’Brien's interference in The Hunt could possibly be construed as anything close to that.

Well, anyway, other than it bringing back memories of those boring Hirogen episodes of Voyager, which of course were years away, I enjoyed this ep, as I have all the DS9 eps so far. Season 1 may not be up to the high standard the show would achieve later, but with the minor exception of Rom, the show hit the ground running.
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Dom
Thu, May 23, 2019, 6:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

So the Picard teaser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3om4V_-Y0Q&feature=share

It's fine. It's a teaser. There's obviously a mystery about where Picard's been. He's no longer in Starfleet. He's downcast. It's beautifully shot. Didn't make me more or less excited for the show.
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Dom
Thu, May 23, 2019, 5:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@William B, it's amazing how many people forget that, but it's so true. Reboots can actually be good if you actually get good writers and have some good ideas. Battlestar Galactica and Rise of Planet of the Apes are to me the gold standard for reboots.
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Tom
Thu, May 23, 2019, 5:12pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Nemesis

Wouldn't the uniforms be what we saw on All Good Things? Picard certainly looks older in the trailer than he did there.
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Dave in MN
Thu, May 23, 2019, 5:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Nemesis

^

I'm ever so slightly optimistic about this ... I like that someone in the production was wise enough to resist the urge to tinker with the labels of Chateau Picard wine or the way the vineyard looks or the uniforms! (I can accept that the Starfleet designers -in the"actual" future- didn't go with those ugly-ass uni-color uniforms. )
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MadManMUC
Thu, May 23, 2019, 4:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Oh, and nice musical call-back to the TMP/TNG theme at the end.
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MadManMUC
Thu, May 23, 2019, 4:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Ok. Just saw the teaser trailer for Picard. Not sure what to think yet. Though the vineyard footage was beautifully shot.

On another note, I wonder why they’re using the TOS rendering of the Star Trek wordmark in this logo, but not for Discovery.

Also, @Jammer: maybe time to create a new section of comments for the Picard show?
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Snitch
Thu, May 23, 2019, 2:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

CBS took down the Star Trek:Picard trailer, but the internet never forgets

https://streamable.com/ad5re

It reveals a bit what happened to Captain Picard since we saw him last.
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William B
Thu, May 23, 2019, 2:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

It's weird and cool that there's a new DuckTales and people like it. I haven't followed it (and have only the vaguest childhood memories of the original) but it is kind of neat -- if symptomatic of the endless reboots. I guess my general rule is that if reboots are good, they're good. Tautology but hey.
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Sleeper Agent
Thu, May 23, 2019, 12:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: The Squire of Gothos

Very enjoyable, mostly because of Campbell's extremely solid acting.

3 Stars.
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Jammer
Thu, May 23, 2019, 12:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

I haven't really watched much of it, but my 6-year-old daughter really likes the new DuckTales. She doesn't get all the social media references, but hey.
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Dark Kirk
Thu, May 23, 2019, 6:37am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Babel

Rewatching this episode, I'm struck at two things about Sisko. He is O'Brien's antagonist, right up to the last piece of dialogue in the episode, and often is O'Brien's antagonist throughout the series. Also, when he authorized Kira to talk to the Bajoran scientist even though she said would not set foot on Bajor, it was played as if he realized what she planned to do. It was an early instance of him being desperate enough to cross an ethical line because everyone on the station, including his son, was in jeopardy. Good writing.
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Springy
Thu, May 23, 2019, 2:23am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

A great concept, poorly executed.

The McCoy Instant Big Romance was more convincing than Jadzia's in Meridian, because at least he had the excuse of terminal illness to explain his crazy decision. But points off this ep right there, for making me think of Meridian.

Very little chemistry though the actors were charismatic enough. Natira looked about 20 yrs younger than the Doc, which didn't help. And there was almost zero interaction before undying love was declared. Ugh.

Some good Spocky moments and I liked the interaction with Christine.

I think maybe there was meant to be some parallel between McCoy's hollowness and the asteroid's, and how crisis can reveal what's lacking and give direction and purpose to our journeys.

Average.
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