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Jason R.
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 7:57am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

@Booming we also know what they know: that Geordie never did anything with the hologram and that its creation was just a fluke / comedy of errors from Boobie Trap.
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Dirk
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 7:07am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Parallels

@Dave in MN

I've been wondering if anyone else thought this. Worf has a pretty limited range as a character, and he did that well in most of TNG. And as much as I loved DS9, I didn't think he fit in (he usurped Odo's part in the crew). His character just wasn't dynamic enough for the stories, and his 'character development' came off as melodramatic.
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Josh
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 1:39am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Dave, if you look at the full promotional poster, the arrow is coming from the words "lower decks" and pointing to the lower rear of the saucer section, which I thought was mostly (senior) crew quarters. Maybe it's best to not think about it too much.
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Booming
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 1:37am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

Ok I have to add one thing.
The confusion/debate about this episode comes from differing perspectives. Viewed from the outside Geordie is plain wrong and comes across a creepy and threatening. One should not behave like Geordie did. But we know that Geordie is a nice and intelligent guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. That could be the reason why the writers stumbled into this story. They know the character as well.
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Dave in MN
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:51am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Parallels

I can tell you that I personally was annoyed that they felt the need to pair off Troi and Worf (who have no sexual chemistry) in the very last season instead of giving the audience some payoff with Troi and Riker.

Since I'm admitting things, in retrospect I dislike how (over the course of TNG and DS9) the writers toned down Worf's different nature and portrayed him more like a prissy human samurai than a truly alien being. I personally prefer TNG Season 1-4 Worf over his later incarnation.
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Booming
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:48am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

The problem is not if it works as the concept you describe. The problem is that it portrays Geordie's outrage about her behavior as justified when he is pretty much wrong all the way through.

I also think that a battle trained veteran like Geordie is physically superior compared to a female scientist. Or do you think that during hand to hand combat Geordie falls to the floor shouting:"Don't hit me. I'm disabled!"
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Sintek
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:42am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Parallels

Whole lot of weird Worf-Troi hate in the comments. Does it stem from deeper, creepier issues, or are they just mad that it was harder to jack off to Troi with the knowledge of Worf having been all up in there?
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Dave in MN
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:38am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Also, WHY did they put lens flare in that teaser art?!?! It looks completely incongruous with the way it's drawn.

They're literally trolling the fandom at this point.
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Dave in MN
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:35am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

I think the arrow is supposed to represent movement, i.e. the ship in flight ... but it's really not animated very well, is it?

Looks like something done with Flash animation, to be honest.
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Josh
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:31am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

But the arrow in that picture is not pointing to that part of the ship. It's pointing to the lower part of the saucer section.
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Dave in MN
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:03am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Link to the new starship design:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/star-trek-lower-decks-gets-164500233.html

@ Josh

The lower section doesn't just exist for the deflector dish ... that's where engineering and the "lower deck" crew quarters are located.
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RandomThoughts
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:02am (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Sine Qua Non

@Luke @Nolan

Yeah, after watching him on "Firefly" and "Supernatural", I'm pretty certain that this is his default voice, or at least close to it...

Regards... RT
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Dirk
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 9:12pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Defiant

I thought this episode was stupid and boring - obviously I have a strong difference of opinion with the majority of the comments here. I didn't like any of the characters here - I thought their inconsistency was implausible. And there was no climax. "Tommy, stop playing Maquis and come home (to a Cardassian death camp)." - "Okay, mom!" (Right. Like Tom would last week as a Starfleet officer in a Cardassian death camp! Suicide would have been the smart choice.)

Kira, if ANYONE, should be compassionate about this. Very short sighted writing. (And exactly how is it that every panel on a starship can be pried open to perform an engineering miracle - that's standard Voyager rubbish.)

Tom started out so committed, and once they got the Defiant, it just fizzled out. Oh! Here's all this action, and now - oh heck, I'll just surrender. I kept expecting his crew to mutiny. What a bunch of wimps.

Ultimately, Thomas Riker is a mentally ill character, who Starfleet had no business putting back in service. By TNG standards - which is the origin show of the episode - he ought to be given adequate mental health treatment so nothing as terrible and stupid as this would occur.
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Sigh2000
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 9:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Hunted

I remember liking this one this when I first saw it years ago. Danar could do anything and was simply Mr. Perfect mercenary.

This time around I saw nothing but set-ups to amplify the hero's abilities, or the appearance thereof.
Prime example:

Worf stands there in the cargo bay for 85 seconds respecting Danar as a fellow warrior when he could easily have phasered the man to melted marshmellow and clearly should have just to end the viewer's misery.

The net result was a rather tedious episode which offered little to the viewer other than super hero machismo pyrorechnics. That kind of thing was all the rage in 1989. The age of Arnold Schwarzenegger looked pretty awesome but sadly few of us can survive a stubbed toe or a hagnail.
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Josh
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 8:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

And that's not to say the Rick & Morty creator isn't an artist (although I'm not a fan), just that he isn't a good fit for Star Trek.
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Josh
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 8:31pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Also, I think I can see where they are trying to take the franchise. They're trying to diversify it, like you would a business (which it basically is at this point). There's no longer a cohesive vision, or style, but a multiplicity of them where anything goes. Still, it's disappointing that the vision is in the hands of marketing gurus, and out of those of the artists and writers who pioneered the show.
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Josh
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 8:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

I always thought the s-called lower decks were referring to the engineering sections, anything that is not the saucer section. So basically on this new ship design there is only the saucer section where people work? And the other bits are the warp engines and the deflector dish?
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Gerontius
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 7:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Mind's Eye

So Data didn't need a pipe and deerstalker to exercise his Sherlockian skills!

I think the comments about poor old Bochra are unfair, even if his experience with Geordi's visor was the source of their knowing about it's possibilities. Both him and Geordi would automatically have been debriefed about what happened after returning home, and there'd have been no reason for him to treat that information as anything to conceal, or to fail to include it in the report he would have given about the episode. In no sense would that have felt like betraying his Federation friend.

As for knowing about Geordi's trip to Risa, I'd assume the Romulans would have a spy presence there, and a hotel booking clerk could have supplied the information.

A well crafted episode - though I prefer Startrek when there's an element of some ethical or interpersonal dilemma.
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Baby Mandalorian
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 7:37pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Children of Time

@Jeff that's one issue with DS9 I've found, they don't consider their longer term implications. They have a dilema on a personal level but it's obvious the impact of the decision would have led to the fall of the federation and is obvious at the time. In the end they either choose the "right" (or obvious) choice, or some deus ex machina comes up and corrects it back onto the main storyline.
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Nolan
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 7:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Wow, I googled it, that's uh, not a very good looking ship... but I think I have to give some of the design a pass what with the Steamrunner Class being one of my favorite ship classes and having a similar setup. Why can't they just declare all this a seperate timeline/universe? At least then I can be comforted knowing this won't carry through the rest of the franchise. (Blahblah same as TNG/DS9 complaints back then blahblah)
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Tenzen
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 6:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Got a link Dave?
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Mark
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 6:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: The Die Is Cast

I watched it again tonight and I noticed something that may have already been discussed. Does anyone else think it is odd that the admiral wasn't in red, but yellow?
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Gerontius
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 5:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Host

An interesting contrast between the way the reaction of the cast to the indwelling symbiont in The Host and the way they responded to the analogous creatures in The Contagion back in the first series. No question back then of responding to it as a strange new lifeform which needed to cautiously investigated , but instead destroyed sight as a filthy alien monster.

I agree that the Deep Space version of The Trill was far more interesting. There was a hint that the Next Generation version might not be quite as nasty a set-up as has been assumed here, and that was when Picard commented that the updated combination seemed to have retained some characteristics of Riker. If they had wanted to reconcile the two versions they could have made it that, while the symbiont's personality was overwhelmingly stronger initially, the hosts was still potentially present, and needed a little time to make itself evident, or even in time equal of even dominant.
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Dave in MN
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 4:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Did anyone see the publicity stills for the new animated series?

The ship design is WORSE than the Oberth class. It's basically a Galaxy class ship with no way to get from the saucer to the stardrive section. Doesn't anyone running Trek think about why such designs are impractical?!

(Don't even get me started on the cavernously empty Discovery with its roller coaster turbolifts).

This Orville-esque toon already looks not very promising.
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Dave in MN
Thu, Jul 2, 2020, 2:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Fury

I think it's interesting that Lien complained about the script after the fact .... when she was the one who forced them to change the original script so she could show a bigger "acting range" and use the episode as a demo reel to get other gigs.

The irony in her torpedoing her own future job prospects is hard to overlook.
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