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SouthofNorth
Tue, May 22, 2018, 2:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: In the Flesh

An episode that manages to be pedantic, sermonizing, smug, pretentious and boring within 50 minutes of running time. 1 star.

FF Rating: Watch the stuff at the beginning which is kind of fun and then FF over all of the ridiculous romance scenes. In fact just keep that FF button pressed until it's mercifully over.
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JerJer
Tue, May 22, 2018, 2:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Unnatural Selection

What stupid ridiculousness.

Use a sample of someone's DNA to revert them back to an earlier form of themselves. WHATEVER!
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Maq
Tue, May 22, 2018, 1:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Timescape

Good, the only thing that puzzled me was why the second "time alien" tried to prevent Data from fixing the situation. But everything else seemed to be very consistent.

Though I missed the ten forward "get together" with their new Romulan friends.
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mephyve
Tue, May 22, 2018, 12:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Loud as a Whisper

The only reason I can see for this story is that they were trying to make Troi seem useful. All they succeeded in doing was to show how boring she was. They would have been better off just letting her be pretty and telling good stories where she is virtually useless. Let's face it, the consensus is that she was virtually useless anyway. She was pretty though.
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NoPoet
Tue, May 22, 2018, 10:53am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Unification

I'll never understand why Star Trek shows give the Vulcans so much leeway to do their own thing. Are they a member of the Federation or are they their own culture? It reminds me of Scotland. They're part of the UK but view themselves as a totally separate entity with their own laws and, oh yes, a great deal of say over what happens in the other member nations. And yet in the grand scheme they're an extremely minor player who wouldn't achieve much of note compared to the UK as a whole; a bit like Vulcan in the Federation. (No offence to any Scottish readers but that's how it is.)

I'm just disappointed there was never any follow up on Unification and the Romulans remained the stock bad guys with nothing really distinctive or exciting about them. They were always so paranoid about the Federation, and no Feds ever turned round and said "Sorry but you're the untrustworthy, treacherous decievers who sneak around in invisible ships".
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Peter G.
Tue, May 22, 2018, 9:17am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Birthright, Part II

Sometimes character assignation *is* character assassination. Like with Harry Kim :(
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Chrome
Tue, May 22, 2018, 9:07am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Birthright, Part II

Sorry, random spelling “corrections” from mobile. Should read Michael Dorn and character assasination.
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Maq
Tue, May 22, 2018, 1:24am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Suspicions

This was a poor script. In Star Trek physics laws and terms are invented freely. This is ok and funny. The humans though normally acts as they would and could do in our world.

So Beverly , a medical, is suddenly doing physics will do an extraordinarily experiment and Geordi, Data and engineering team seems to be doing something else. OK they help a little. Someone is murdered and Warf , what does he do. We do not know but perhaps he is doing a day excursion with Alexander. Picard is sitting behind his desk and Will is worried. A Ferengi, Klingon , Vulkan, an Earthling and something else turns up.

At the end? The Ferrengi autopsy was undone as the they entered the corona the second time.

I am normally quite tolerant against poor scripts and human inconsistencies if they turn out to be funny or fulfil something. Here it did not.

It was definitely OK to have an episode with McFadden in the lead. A "Who has dunnit" was also ok but the rest was poor, with some few exceptions like Guinan and 10 seconds nurse Alyssa.

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Shannon
Mon, May 21, 2018, 9:23pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Paradise

Pretty awful episode. Must have seemed better on paper than what actually occurred in front of the cameras. TNG’s Descent was a much better allegory for cult-like group think than this snoozer. Gail’s performance was way over the top, and too damn obvious.
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Lupe
Mon, May 21, 2018, 6:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Sons of Mogh

Yes, I realise that link had little to do with that episode, and was a Voyager compilation, but the overuse of that phrase is endemic to TNG and to a lesser extent DS9 as well, as is the 'too much interference' problem (it's amazing how mindbogglingly sophisticated Starfleet's scanners are - except when they can't read through a cloud)
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Lupe
Mon, May 21, 2018, 6:40pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Sons of Mogh

This a Klingon episode, and myself being an insomniac, I thought I'd do an 'honour tally' (number of times 'honour' is mentioned.)

Seventeen. I'm not sure if that's more or less than usual, but I do get a bit tired of hearing it.

Though it's nowhere as wearing as the number of times, in any post TOS series, they say 'some sort of' or 'too much interference'. I think I counted fourteen individual 'some sort/kind of....''s in one episode of Voyager. DS9 fares a little better perhaps because they don't do as much exploring, but I just heard Dax come out with it twice inside of about 20 seconds in a season five ep.

Someone who was even more bothered than me put this clip reel together. It's hilarious. Anyone who hasn't seen it, pkease cut and paste this link. If it doesn't work, just do a search for 'voyager' and 'some sort of'

I hope this doesn't break any forum rule

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JwZiezIxCVU
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Skyfrog
Mon, May 21, 2018, 5:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Cause and Effect

If no Starfleet vessel had explored that region before, what was the Bozeman doing there?
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Dan Bolger
Mon, May 21, 2018, 4:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I suppose the cash cow created solo - a star wars story, will be followed by the obi wan version, then maybe a boba fett one. Then an admiral ackbar one. Then a porkins one. Then a batman and superman with darth harrington one. Then a mary poppins broomstick flying in space tuition one.
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Dan Bolger
Mon, May 21, 2018, 4:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Lights of Zetar

This isn't a review of this episode. But generally, Christ on a stick, aren't most of these season 3 episodes boring. Yawnsville! I'm onto where I left off, deep space 9 season 3 after, as I'm nearly done with watching all of the original series.
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Peter
Mon, May 21, 2018, 4:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: The 37's

Alas, I made numerous typos and missed some very odd corrections made by spell check that my comment above is embarrassing.

But I wanted to add that this episode was well-acted. Janeway is good as usual, and the doctor’s expression when Fred requests a peaceful death was probably worth half of star by itself. I also really liked Neelix’s backtracking from his brash self-importance just seconds before when he is asked a direct question about what he thinks will happen.

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Peter
Mon, May 21, 2018, 3:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: The 37's

This episode was unusual enough for me to really want to like it, but marred by too many silly elements.

I could accept the 1936 pickup in space, but not that liquids such gas and radiator coolant would remain intact in a vacuum for 4 minutes much less 400 years.

Introducing Amelia Earhart is a great idea, but as others have said, why then under-use her? Her navigator, however, was acting like an idiot to an annoying extent, and I was also bothered that his suit looked like it was from the 1990s rather than the 30s. Besides, while there is no doubt that people back then dressed up much more frequently than today, I doubt they’d have worn a suit and tie for an around-the-world expedition like that. Couldn’t they have given Fred a make version of what Earhart was wearing? The rest of the costumes were okay, which made the error stand out even more.

I was also really bothered by scale issue of the landed Voyager. It made me think of the Zoolander line: “What is this? A school for Ants?!” Since their budget covered a matte of the landed ship but not a matte of at least one of those human cities, why not at least get to look good?

I wasn’t too bothered by the sensor issues others picked up on, as they mentioned both atmospheric disturNce and the “aliens” (human descendents in Bukhas) using some kind of sensor distortion fields — both was bothered by the confiscation of the Japanese military guy’s gun but the missing of Fred’s gun. So a tricorder at close range will pick up a pistol in a leather hoarder but won’t detect one in a suit pocket?

These quibbles could all be cancelled had they done one thing differently: have at least a small handful of Voyager crew (perhaps just extras we don’t recognize) opt to stay behind and at least a couple of 37s opt to leave with Janeway and the rest. That would have shaken things up and made for a much better episode.
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Chrome
Mon, May 21, 2018, 2:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Birthright, Part II

“Worf's complicated. I'm not sure that the writers agreed on who he was. ”

I think Michael Dorm insisted as the show went on that he’d never be a typical Klingon. In fact, one of his conditions for signing onto DS9 was that he’d always be unique among other Klingons. I think it works on the whole if you consider that he was with Klingons until age 5 or so so he must enjoy Klingon foods and speak the language and know some customs firsthand. Other things he may have learned from friends of the House of Mog which was at least, at one point, a prestigious house.

“A guy who twice sacrifices the Enterprise through his refusal to fire twice upon Birds of Prey (Rascals, ST:Generations) while later slaughtering them in DS9. ”

Now this is just character assignation. Worf fired on the birds of prey but they had enhanced shielding and in the Generations case, the ships had a huge edge and first shot on the Enterprise. Worf’s knowledge of the birds of prey at least saved them all from certain death (and took out the Duras sisters’ ship).
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Maq
Mon, May 21, 2018, 1:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Lessons

Good, Star Trek did not only have one of the earliest interracial kisses , and a black officer (Uhura). They did also have roles for Normal aged women. Stewart was around 54 and Huges around 42. Still a significant differences but she is a mature woman.

I liked the story. My memory was the she died in the storm but this was defensively a better and logical ending. Star Trek is unrealistic, what I do not like is when the characters are behaving unrealistic. Here the love storey, although being quite fast, comes over realistically. Good script and good acting from Stewart and Huges.

It is a high quality non action episode. I like these.
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Jon
Mon, May 21, 2018, 1:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Unimatrix Zero, Part II

"Hey Korok, can you please give us a lift to Earth using that transwarp thingy you just used to come help us at the last possible moment?

-Sure, np guys.

Series over."

Haha
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Maq
Mon, May 21, 2018, 12:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Aquiel

This was not so bad. The Moriaty plot was more consistent but this was ok. Geordi compared with Kim in VOY at least gets more room. What fascinates me about Geordis's character is the he sometimes appear like a schoolboy and sometimes like a real good manager in spite of his youth.


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mephyve
Mon, May 21, 2018, 7:41am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Outrageous Okona

Having read the comments, I'm pretty neutral when it comes to other peoples opinions that diddwe from mine. It's a bit harsh to say that people who are critical about episodes are somehow less of a fan of Star Trek. Everyone has their own expectations about their preferred genres. Some are just a little more highbrow than others. To each his own.
I love Trek but I struggled through the JJ Abrams films and you couldn't pay me to watch another eoisode of Discovery.The pilot was sooo bad, I get more satisfaction from The Orville.
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mephyve
Mon, May 21, 2018, 7:00am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Outrageous Okona

Ao much to love about this one. Teri Hatcher in uniform. Teri Hatcher in a red dress. Teri Hatcher's eyes. Teri Hatcher's voice. And, oh yeah, did I mention that Teri Hatcher was in this?
Guinan's quip about droid/noid was a cute observation but it wasn't funny. Data's running gags such as the android laugh after being informed that something was funny, his comedic delivery of old jokes and his persistent pursuit to understand humor, made for a highly entertaing episode.. "Take jy Worf ... please" BWAHAHAHAHAHA
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Chris P
Mon, May 21, 2018, 6:45am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Birthright, Part II

Worf's complicated. I'm not sure that the writers agreed on who he was.

He's a Klingon supremacist who exclusively dates non-Klingons.

A guy who learned everything he knows about karate from the strip mall dojo and Hollywood / learned everything he knows about Klingon society from literature and fanciful sources, but who effortlessly navigates the actual culture.

A guy who retains his fanciful notions despite having seen how none of it is actually true...but who is constantly flummoxed by Federation principles....but wishes to remain with Starfleet and spend his days looking at his crewmates in befuddlement.

A guy who twice sacrifices the Enterprise through his refusal to fire twice upon Birds of Prey (Rascals, ST:Generations) while later slaughtering them in DS9.

I don't know who he is. Maybe that's why I've never liked the character. He's a living contradiction of the arbitrary sort.
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JerJer
Mon, May 21, 2018, 12:21am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Loud as a Whisper

The universal translator helps people understand other languages being spoken.

Riva can read lips, but how can he read the lips of people speaking English? How will he be able to read the lips of the aliens when they speak?

They'll spend forever just trying to get across the message that he wants to teach them sign language. And then it will still take forever to learn.

A 'fast' way to learn sign language would be to say "what is the sign for X word?", Riva reads their lips, and shows them the sign. But he can't read their lips, he doesn't know their language...
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mephyve
Sun, May 20, 2018, 10:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Elementary, Dear Data

Thia was the episode that made sttng can't miss tv for me. I couldn't wait to get this one to the local comic store and see the reactions of my fellow trek friends. This took the idea introduced in The big Goodbye to new heighta of greatness. Much better than any of the preceding offerings. Unlike many who comment here, I am a big fan of holodek based stories
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