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Dom
Sun, May 20, 2018, 10:32am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

“In Europe Star Wars is viewed not much different than the Marvel movies. Fun pop corn movies which you immediately forget after leaving the cinema.”

I’m just calling out nonsense where I see it. Heck the fact that we’re talking about these movies years after their release I think is pretty clear that many people aren’t just watching these movies and forgetting about them. I’d also posit that many, many, many more people are talking and thinking about Star Wars than are talking and thinking about Citizen Kane nowadays. Citizen Kane is certainly well regarding amongst scholars of cinema, but does it really resonate with most people in 2018? (Persoanlly I think the movie is overrated and has a very simplistic take on society). Like it or not, what Star Wars (at its best) does is capture some of the social commentary of the best human stories and tells them through an action/adventure story accessible to the masses.
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Chris P
Sun, May 20, 2018, 9:21am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Chain of Command, Part II

What a wonderful convergence of quality writing with three great actors taking up 90% of the screen time. Filmed fiction flourishes when it allows the viewer to believe that they're watching real events transpire. This was rarely accomplished better in Star Trek than in these two episodes.
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NCC-1701-Z
Sun, May 20, 2018, 9:17am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Friday's Child

That poor redshirt didn't even make it past the teaser.

That "communicators trigger landslide" function would have come in handy in future episodes. Too bad we never saw it in TNG
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Zakalwe
Sun, May 20, 2018, 8:11am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Extreme Risk

Right down, might I add, to her ability to put up a semi-convincing facade when B’Ellana tries to pull the wool over Janeway and Chuckles’ eyes.
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Zakalwe
Sun, May 20, 2018, 8:03am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Extreme Risk

Whatever the (numerous faults) of the episode, Dawson’s portrayal of a depressed character experiencing anhedonia was pretty close to the mark.
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Daniel B
Sun, May 20, 2018, 3:34am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Evolution

Ken Jenkins did a great job as Dr. Stubbs.

{{ some hippy dippy morality }}

Dumb way to describe not wanting to risk a course of action that might be murder.
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Daniel B
Sun, May 20, 2018, 3:30am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Heart of Glory

An average episode. Good general story brought down by some dumb moments and huge obvious plotholes like "why can't you beam the guy out of engineering?" but it was one of the first episodes that really showed that TNG could become a good show and go somewhere useful that TOS had not gone before.
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RandomThoughts
Sun, May 20, 2018, 3:23am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Devil's Due

Hello Chrome

So, out of many, many awful ST:TNG episodes, those particular broadcasters stood upon their bridge and declared "This... shall not... be BroadCast...!"... just because of someone in a devil suit (that wasn't even Ardra)? I'll bet they feel really silly now... (heh).

Wow, and I thought Michiana was a weird place to grow up in.

Regards... RT
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Daniel B
Sun, May 20, 2018, 3:21am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Ensigns of Command

Another lame attempt at a modern political insult on another JR comment....
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Silly
Sun, May 20, 2018, 3:11am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Game

Wesley being the last one actually really does make sense, as a couple have said.

He’s on a vacation that’s quite a lengthy trip for him and he would not want to play a silly game which he could do at home. And they didn’t force him until the end because he didn’t really seem like a risk.

Picard probably WAS forced by Riker/Worf etc.

I was more annoyed by the Data ex Machina ending because it seemed dishonest. Wesley is running around being chased in full panic mode with nary a hint they had actually fixed Data.
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Bryan
Sat, May 19, 2018, 11:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

“I am astonished by the immense number of comments concerning Sisko's dialogue with Kasidy; I mean, really?”

It’s really the only deep part of the episode. There’s only so much to say about poor Vic’s holographic misadventures.
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Cody B
Sat, May 19, 2018, 8:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

And there are times when following regulations/law just isn’t the right thing (nazis). Dr Marr might be improsined but so was Mandela. She will go down historically as a hero. This episode reminds me of the episode where the boy (Johns?) stabbed Picard in the chest while he was sleeping. Picard’s reaction after barely surviving was “poor little guy. We must have done something wrong!”. Forget that.
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Sleeper Agent
Sat, May 19, 2018, 7:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

The Vic Fontaine episodes might be entertaining, sometimes even clever; but they aren't really Star Trek. This one in particular just feels like Ocean's 11 set on DS9. It would be completely fine if it wasn't for the fact that there are so many of them that they become obvious filler; albeit being of a very high quality.

PS: I am astonished by the immense number of comments concerning Sisko's dialogue with Kasidy; I mean, really?
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Lupe
Sat, May 19, 2018, 7:06pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Hard Time

Come to think of it, I suppose if he can survive Keiko and Molly, the rest of it is pretty small potatoes.
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 7:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Child

I'll take the blandness of Beverley over the abrasive arrogance of Pulaski any day. Beverley was easier on the eyes too.
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 6:53pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: We'll Always Have Paris

The reason why Troi is nosy is because Sirtis has a huge nose. She's pretty though.
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 6:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Skin of Evil

"You're a lonely pile of goo who doesn't deserve any friends and who was only written to off Tasha Yar in the most benign way possible."
"Noooo, YOU CAN"T DEFEAT ULTIMATE EVIL THIS WAY> IT"S TOO EASY."
"You are wrong. And to prove it, I'm going to leave you here crying."
Later in the holodeck …
Tasha Yar: "Geordi, Deanna, Beverly, Data, Riker Captain … did I leave anybody out? Anyway, I just want to say SO LONG SUCKERS! AND SO LONG TO YOUR LOSER SHOW WITH IT'S LOSER STORYLINES! IT WON'T LAST LONG!"
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 6:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Symbiosis

This is your brain on drugs. Any questions? Fade to black
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 6:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Arsenal of Freedom

This was one of season 1's highlights; which isn't saying much
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 6:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Heart of Glory

I was bored. I like Worf but these guys he became sympathetic with were annoying at best.
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 6:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Coming of Age

Nothing ground breaking here.
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 6:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Home Soil

Murder mystery solved. The new species did it. Don't worry, you'll never see them again.
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 6:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: When the Bough Breaks

We're stealing some of your children. Hope you don't mind. We'll give you some technology for them if you like. If you don't, well, so long; nice to meet you.
Be warned.
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 5:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Too Short a Season

This was one of those you either like or don't. Not that bad.
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mephyve
Sat, May 19, 2018, 5:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: 11001001

Nice sci fi story.
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