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Frake's Nightmare
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 5:34pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: Home Soil

Wesley's jumper - still the blue-grey thing with the red/gold/blue striping.
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Jason R.
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 5:08pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

"...so you didn't actually have a point then, did you?"

The truth points to itself.
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Crobert
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 5:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: Elementary, Dear Data

I love that we get Pulaski coming right at Data. I like the conflict and I like how it makes us feel given that most of us probably consider Data in our top 2-3 favorite characters in the show.

I liked pretty much everything about this episode, it's one of the holodeck episodes that clicks for me. Data solving every mystery because he had them stored in his memory is a great bit because we see Data totally missing the point and learning about it, somewhat.

I like the exchange between Picard and Moriarity and that's all fun and interesting but I kept finding myself wishing that instead of there being a threat to the ship or anything that the stakes had remained low and we would have found out in the end that Pulaski was working with Moriarity as part of the game as a way to prove Data couldn't adapt and interpret new info and challenges. Ah well.
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Buckbart
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 5:01pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: The Begotten

Anytime James Sloyan shows up in Trek, good things happen.
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Crobert
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 4:56pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: The Child

Worf assuming the responsibility of tucking in Wesley is a genuinely funny comment and probably the first bit of humor from this show I've seen to still hold up today.

I hate when Dr. Pulaski shows up because she's such a better actor and more interesting character than the Bevster. I hate it because I see all the lost potential had they kept her around for the entire series. I know a lot of people don't like Pulaski and I don't 'like' her in the sense that I find her to be a mostly-unlikeable character but in a way that is enjoyable and has the potential for good interpersonal plotlines with the rest crew. Sadly we'll soon be, yet again, stuck with one-note Beverly Crusher who is probably the second weakest actor in the cast ahead of only Burton. Such a shame, Pulaski owns.


Agree wholeheartedly about how poorly they handled a crew member getting impregnated by an alien and then giving birth a day later. It's bizarre how quickly they just go 'Oh well, that's a thing that happens I guess. Send him to daycare'.

There's a lot about TNG that falls apart if you think about it too much but this is one of the most egregious cases. Don't write about a bizarre and upsetting thing like this and then just act like it's fine.

Really wanna know why they took extra time to make sure we knew that Troi's lady parts were ship shape after the delivery. She could have had her scenes while recovering. I don't know, man, this show sometimes....I just don't know.
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Frake's Nightmare
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 4:44pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S2: Marauders

Trip! Trip! Come back!
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Frake's Nightmare
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 4:02pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S2: A Night in Sickbay

'Trained diplomat' ????? Hah!
Still waiting for that Star Trek: Pets series - Spot & Porthos are shoe ins !
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Luke
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 3:48pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Genesis

“...they look like something you would find in the discount aisle at Target.”

So, in other words, like all 24th century civilian clothes. LOL!
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Bob (a different one)
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 3:47pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

This is one of my least favorite Trek episodes. I disagree strongly with the moral of a lot of the "ethical debate" centered episodes of Berman era Trek.

Ethical debates are fun, but from a writing standpoint, I think it's unwise to paint characters you need to be sympathetic into ethical corners where you are guaranteed to alienate a large portion of your audience. You might write a great story where Janeway has to resort to cannibalism, or infanticide, or some other horrible thing, and you may come up with a perfectly plausible reason why it's the right thing for her to do, but it's still stupid. Some things the audience can't forget. And you need the audience to root for, or at least have some sympathy for your protagonists if you want them to tune in every week. That is, of course, unless you want the audience to root against your cast and tune in to see them get their comeuppance. I don't think that's what Trek wants though.



Hypothetical scenario: The brakes on my car fail (through no fault of my own) and I swerve to miss a pedestrian, but inadvertently severely injure two other bystanders in the process. These two bystanders are dying of multiple organ failure. Do I have the right to forcibly harvest the organs of the person I intentionally swerved to miss?

If I hadn't swerved, he would surely already be dead. Now I have the chance to save two lives for the price of one. Does he "owe" me his life?


*Let's stipulate that I can't donate organs myself for whatever reason.
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EventualZen
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 3:16pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

@MadBaggins
>Did Tuvix have two dicks and four balls?
@Elliott
>The EMH confirms that “all biological material was merged on the molecular level.”

Shouldn't Tuvix have been really fat, he should have weighed as much as 2 men?

Couldn't they have used holograms of Tuvok & Neelix to determine whether they wanted Tuvix to give up his life to save theirs, would have made for a more interesting episode. May be a court room on the holodeck with all parties pleading for their lives. What if the holographic Tuvok and Neelix disagreed on whether they should be resurrected?


@Circasian
>Accidentally or otherwise, this seems to be about the flamebaitiest episode of Star Trek. The Internet Tough Guys (tm) come out in force for this one! Which is fascinating in its own right, and not, I think, to the episode's credit.

What in the name of Satan's nob-cheese are you banging on about? We're having a debate, a civilized thought provoking one, no one is acting like a tough guy unless I've missed some deleted posts.

@Sarjenka's Brother
>Then, about 10 episodes in, in another season no less, Voyager comes across a Vidiian (or anyone else) with the technical know-how who can help them separate Tuvix back into Neelix and Tuvok. For a steep price. Is it a price they are willing to pay?

That's actually a good idea.
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Greg
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 1:20pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

Hey guys, for all the people that said Picard/Kamin's friend was named Batai yes, you are right. It had been so long since I had seen the episode I forgot the spelling and just remembered the pronunciation. But, when I listen to the pronunciation it sounds like patay and the first time I showed the episode to my then gf which was a filipina she said, "Patay, oh he's dead." I also showed it to several pinoy friends of mine and they all hear the pronunciation as patay. I can't think that it's simply a coincidence that Kaman's friend, who has been dead for a thousand years, has a name that just happens to sound exactly like the tagalog word for dead. And if it is a coincidence it seems to be a hell of a long shot.
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Bob (a different one)
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 1:05pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

...so you didn't actually have a point then, did you?
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Jason R.
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 1:01pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

"Picard became Kamin, right? "

Only in the sense that Data became Sherlock Holmes on the holodeck.
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Bob (a different one)
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 12:41pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

I'm not sure I understand what you're saying, Jason. Picard became Kamin, right? His chubby best friend was Batai.

ELINE: "The rest of us have been gone for a thousand years. If you remember what we were, and how we lived, then we'll have found life again."
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Jason R.
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 12:18pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

"Well, then they REALLY tipped their hand because "Batai" is the Tagalog word for "Ancient artifact generated best buddy of a flute playing member of an alien race that's been dead for a thousand years."

Well then they really dropped the ball as Picard wasn't a member of an alien race that's been dead for a thousand years.
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Top Hat
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 12:08pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

Morgan Gendel was a Beatles fan and also wanted to call his episode "Starship Mine" "Revolution" after that Beatles song https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Morgan_Gendel. Wouldn't really have fit, though; plus "Revolution," though technically a B-side, was scarcely an obscure track.
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Buckbart
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 11:30am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Rules of Engagement

The last line is the best one. “Wait until you get four pops on that collar. You’ll wish you had gone into botany!”
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DonMel
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 11:20am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S4: Prey

I really am having a hard time trying to understand Starfleet's approach to this compassion for all sentient beings thing and where is the line drawn. Are you supposed to help the wounded even if they are a known threat to you?

That's like the Defiant stopping to help an in distress Jem'Hadar ship. It doesn't make any sense.

Janeway is risking the whole crew for this alien that 1. broke onto the ship causing a breach 2. attacked crew members 3. Is being hunted by the Hirogen who have them outshipped.

I get showing compassion but this seems pretty dangerous. They are in a unique situation in the Delta Quadrant where the same rules shouldn't apply, or at least not be as black and white as Janeway tries to make them seem to Seven.

Sometimes I think she tried so hard to uphold her morals and commitment to the uniform that she forgot they were on their own far from home and didn't have the luxury to be the perfect little Starfleet officers.
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Bob (a different one)
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 10:37am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

"how do you get that Picard's friend is named "Patay"? It's "Batai""


Well, then they REALLY tipped their hand because "Batai" is the Tagalog word for "Ancient artifact generated best buddy of a flute playing member of an alien race that's been dead for a thousand years."

Surprised no one has picked up on that before.
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William B
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 10:31am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

omg haha amazing.
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Bob (a different one)
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 10:22am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

Prodigy is off to a great start:

https://trekmovie.com/2021/02/17/billy-campbell-talks-reprising-and-redeeming-his-okona-character-on-star-trek-prodigy/
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Bob (a different one)
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 10:19am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

I would like to see an R rated Klingon-centric show. Really flesh out their society while keeping the violence and political intrigue.
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Bob (a different one)
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 10:11am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S7: Shadows and Symbols

"She's my least favorite character in ALL of old school Trek, a total waste of precious screen time."


There is no way that Ezri is worse than Rom, Neelix, Wes, Chekov, Yar, or Troi.

Look, I think they picked an awkward time to introduce the character, and "Field of Fire" and "Prodigal Daughter" felt shoehorned in at the last minute, but on the flip side, I'm not very confident that the writers would have substituted better episodes than what we got. There were two lame holodeck episodes that season, a terrible follow-up to "Statistical Probabilities" and a combo Ferrengi/Mirror Universe episode. They would probably have snuck in another Lwaxana episode in if they had had an available slot so count your blessings.
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Bob (a different one)
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 9:48am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: Coming of Age

"Were he and Quinn corrupted before or after this point?"


That's a very interesting question, Buckbart. I don't think Quinn was infected at this point because, as shown in Conspiracy, he did not recall his conversation with Picard from this episode.


But Remmick is a possibility. What if his professed desire to join the Enterprise was just laying the groundwork for infecting Picard? We know he was a target. Maybe Remmick/Space Critter were already setting up a plan B.

Probably not true, but fun to speculate about.
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Jeffrey Jakucyk
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 9:36am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

Well, Batai almost died sitting in his garage with the car running, and again when slammed big-time by a drunk driver. Almost. I think Greg landed on the "Could Be" square on his Jump-to-Conclusions Mat.
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