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Kevin
Sat, Jun 19, 2021, 9:30am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Code of Honor

I like this episode. Very upbeat and I like how showed how people could fight in the future.
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Kevin
Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 4:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2

this show is pretty bad.
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Kevin
Wed, Jun 16, 2021, 4:20pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Explorers

Torpedoes go in the water
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Kevin
Sat, Jun 12, 2021, 10:45am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Explorers

My science teacher told me there was no air in space and you make a fire or light a match. Do how did they light up the fuse?
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Kevin
Fri, Jun 11, 2021, 11:49pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Explorers

so you could light up a match to light up the fuse ?
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Kevin
Thu, Jun 10, 2021, 9:20pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Explorers

how can you light up a match in outer space for fireworks?
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Kevin McNamara
Mon, May 10, 2021, 1:31pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: The Wire

If I've said it before in the comments above; it deserves to be reiterated: 4 stars. 3.5 wtf?!!?
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kevininsales
Sun, Apr 4, 2021, 1:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: In the Cards

Great episode, in fact, it is a classic. I do want to point out one "mistake" on the part of the writers. There would be no way that a visiting adversary would kidnap a child and or cadet of a high ranking official, just not plausible in the real world. When Jake and Nog are beamed to the Dominion ship that constituted a kidnapping, period.

Imagine if Putin visited the USA and was staying at the White House , and while on his visit he kidnapped Sasha & Malia Obama momentarily for questioning? Even if it were for a brief moment, and it was harmless, it would cause an international scandal if discovered.

Also, the Jem'Hadar are killers, period! If Weyoun had ordered the Jem'Hadar to execute Jake & Nog, or if for some reason the genetically modified Jem'Hadar began malfunctioning while during Jake & Nog's questioning by Weyoun and harmed them all, what would have been the ramifications from this incident?

I cannot imagine a representative of any government making this type of judgement call. If Weyoun believed that Jake, whom by the way is the son of Commander Sisko, the commander of Deep Space Nine was plotting against him he would have certainly informed Captian Sisko.
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Kevin Eanes
Fri, Feb 19, 2021, 9:46pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: What Are Little Girls Made Of?

I liked the little moment in Act 1 where Uhura hugged Chapel before she left the bridge to beam down to the planet. It was a nice, small touch that showed a bit of human sympathy and decency.
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Kevin McNamara
Fri, Feb 5, 2021, 5:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy

I don't care if I've said it before, one or a number of times; I detest Robert Picardo's pantomime singing. It's the idea that there are people that think it is somehow good that riles me the most.
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Kevin
Fri, Dec 18, 2020, 11:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 16: The Rescue

Was that Like Skywalker ?
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kevin
Fri, Nov 6, 2020, 7:15am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Future Tense

So just saw the episode for first time and the thing that stuck out most was the speed. They are traveling at wrap yet the Vulcan ship which was 600,000km away takes almost 20 seconds to get to. Speed of light (Warp 1) would take two seconds but wrap 5 took several times as long,

Almost as bad as when someone will call out a time say 10 sec to impact and 20 seconds later they call out 5 sec to impact
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Kevin Eanes
Fri, Oct 23, 2020, 8:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Impulse

I found it odd that the deranged Vulcans were able to cooperate with each other, working together to set traps and so forth. If T'Pol's paranoia towards Archer is any example, they should have turned against each other.

Another seeming inconsistency is that in Act One we see several big asteroids unpredictably crashing into each other, yet in the B plot Mayweather and Trip land on a big asteroid just like the crashing ones we already saw and spend hours physically on the asteroid mining it, without any apparent concerns that it might crash into another one, likely killing both of them.

Nevertheless, if one suspends one's disbelief, this is basically a zombie horror movie in Star Trek form, and on that level it works well enough in terms of atmosphere and dramatic tension.
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Kevin Cutshall
Sun, Oct 4, 2020, 5:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy

I didn't want this episode to end. It's rare that i say that for a Voyager episode.
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Kevin B
Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 2:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Nor the Battle to the Strong

Didn't like this episode of star trek deep space nine. I think the show has much better episodes which are much more relatable then this one. I think the problem this episode suffers from is what much of the series suffers from nowadays when watching it...the war scenes particularly the battle scenes just don't look believable. This show was made before 9/11 happened and the world got used to violent wars and their effects which can now be seen with the click of a button. What star trek deep space nine presents us with as battle scenes almost look like costume theatre by comparison.

Having said all that from a character development point of view DS9 is still the best trek series out there and much better then discovery.
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Kevin
Fri, Mar 27, 2020, 11:29am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2

Why are they making Seven lesbian?
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Kevin Cutshall
Sat, Jan 25, 2020, 6:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Twisted

This episode was average to me. It's hard to fathom though, how the ship being stretched and twisted led to rooms not being where they should be. It seemed more like a rearranging than a stretching.

BTW, They use the pool hall too much. That's two episodes in a row.
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Kevin
Sat, Dec 28, 2019, 9:41am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

Ultimately the question should be: how do you minimize suffering?

Framed that way, the answer to the moral question is obvious: Tuvix deserved to live. Janeway unjustifiably murdered him in cold blood and everyone but the Doctor stood by and said nothing. I’m amazed and impressed the show had the balls to go through with it. Obviously they had no choice, they weren’t going to get rid of two of their actors in a random middle of the season episode. But they could have just scrapped the episode completely once they realized there was no way to do it without making Janeway commit murder. I’m glad they didn’t.

But there is simply no way to morally justify murdering Tuvix. Tuvix was standing there begging for his life. Tuvok and Neelix were not begging for their lives. Because they were dead. It’s an interesting and unique twist that they can be resurrected via scifi magic. But it doesn’t change the fact that they are dead. They can’t be further harmed by remaining dead. Tuvix can and is harmed. By being murdered.

The fact that Tuvok and Neelix are dead is really the key thing that makes this an easy question for me. If this was a runaway train scenario where Tuvok and Neelix are alive but in its currently in its path, but I can pull a switch to redirect the train to run over Tuvix, I’d pull that switch every time. But in that case I’m choosing between 2 people being killed and 1 person being killed. Obviously only 1 person being killed is preferable.

In the actual scenario the episode presents, it’s a choice between 1 person being killed or 0 people being killed. Remaining dead is not the same as being killed. There is no suffering in remaining dead.
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Kevin
Fri, Dec 27, 2019, 3:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Projections

To me this episode is a great idea with a flawed execution. I think the biggest weakness of this episode is that, considering the events from the Doctor’s perspective(and NOT the audience perspective), I mostly don’t think he should have been torn between destroying the ship or not at any point.

When Barclay first shows up and claims the Doctor is a real person and needs to destroy the ship, there is simply no reason for the doctor to hesitate anywhere near as much as he does. Barclay proves beyond any doubt whatsoever that the Doctor is not on the real ship, so it’s not like he would be putting anyone’s life at stake by destroying it(the plot will later declare it would have put his own existence at stake, but there is absolutely no way for the Doctor to know or suspect that given the information he has at this point). Barclay’s explanation that he is a real person who has forgotten literally every memory from his entire life has to be considered farfetched, even in-universe, but it doesn’t really matter because either way the ship obviously isn’t real. And to the episode’s credit, the Doctor does eventually make the obvious decision to agree to destroy the fake ship.

The pendulum snaps almost completely in the opposite direction once Chakotay walks in though. From the Doctor’s perspective, I guess he can’t be certain that Barclay’s “you are a real person and will die if you don’t listen to me” claim is false, but it seems flimsy as hell given Chakotay is the first alleged hologram to be acting out-of-character in Barclay’s explanation. For Barclay’s explanation to be real, the holodeck can’t just be randomly “malfunctioning”, it basically has to have become a sentient malevolent entity that wants to kill Zimmerman(by making him doubt Barclay).

Despite that though, I think there is an interesting question the episode poses to the Doctor: Barclay’s explanation is almost certainly false, but his explanation still claims he is a real person. Chakotay’s explanation is that he is still a hologram. If the Doctor considered the value of his holographic existence to be completely worthless then even the 1% chance that Barclay was telling the truth would be the better choice. A 1% chance of something is still more than a 99% chance of nothing.

The two final gripes I have with that though are:

1. Even *if* he only considered “real” biological lives to be worth anything, he would be saving those lives as a hologram. So it could never have been a choice between a 1% chance of something vs a 99% chance of nothing.

2. The way the scene plays out, it seems like he never actually makes a choice at all! He doesn’t actively choose to believe his holographic existence has as much meaning as a “real” one would. He just appears to be incapacitated by pain until the clock runs out and Voyager makes the question go away. I think the episode would have been far stronger if the Doctor had made a clear choice.

But still, I thought it was a good episode because it’s clear there was a strong idea besides just the mystery of what the hell was going on. For comparison, I don’t like “Frame of Mind” from TNG specifically because it feels like there is no point besides waiting for the episode to explain the cause of the obviously(from our perspective) fake scenario.
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Kevin
Fri, Dec 20, 2019, 6:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Spirit Folk

I completely agree that this is easily one of the worst episodes when judging it as what it was intended to be: an episode of Voyager.

But as an entry of unintentional "so bad it's good" entertainment, it's amazing. The holodeck safeties can be disabled by a shot from holodeck rifle?! The completely serious line about "They may not be real, but our feelings towards them are real". The townsfolk inexplicably deciding they are okay with everything, even though from their perspective (they never realize they are just holograms), all that happens is that it is confirmed they are dealing with supernatural beings who can and have turned people into cows for fun.

This episode deserves every bit of its 1-star review, but it's far more worth watching than the dozens and dozens of utterly forgettable 2-star episodes to me.
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Kevin S.
Tue, Jul 30, 2019, 10:56am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Imperfection

Great Roddenberry's Ghost! Whyyyy does Janeway never delegate her responsibilities? The captain should NEVER go on every away mission with her head pilot and security officer (or, alternately, her chief engineer). Yes, I realize it's because it's only a TV show, but jeeeeez.
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Kevin S.
Mon, Jul 29, 2019, 5:20pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Spirit Folk

I grow weary of these tired Irish stereotypes, frankly. And the "holodeck malfunction" plot device has been waaaaaaaaaaaaaay overdone. Ugh. One star is right, even generous.
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Kevin S.
Sun, Jul 28, 2019, 2:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: The Voyager Conspiracy

Reminds me of today's world... lots of my friends assimilate too much data from social media and the internet, then rant about these half-baked conspiracy theories. For example, one of them just got into David Icke and his lizard people theories... that guy is obviously a paranoid schizophrenic! Anyway, feels like a take on that sort of thing, to my mind.
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Kevin Nostrand
Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 5:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Code of Honor

Sorry, Jammer. I disagree. This is a FIVE STAR episode. It soars in ambition and devotion to Star Trek's history and mythology and traditions.
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Kevin McGrath
Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 8:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Deflectors

"When the little girl asks what's wrong with Lokar's head, she doesn't even ask Talla the same question The girl never acknowledges Talla existence. Lokar is the only one of the two that she asks "who are you". Either Lokar stood out because he's black, or Talla didn't instantly standout because she presents as white first, and alien second. The writers, director and actors seem to be unaware of the racial implications of that scene. It's a replica of 1940s New York. It's a bit disconcerting that moment goes by and isn't commented on. "

I rather think Charles was wrong on this. What distinguished Locar wasn't his colour but the fact that he was recognisably non-human. If he'd been pale- skinned he'd have looked every bit as strange. Talla in his presence looked pretty much a standard human, unless you looked pretty closely at her. If she'd had a dark skin like Clare that would still have been the case.

It hadn't even occurred to me that these Moclans all seemed to have dark skins, any more than it ever occurred to me that Worf did. Or, to remember the classic 1980 series version of Beauty and the Beast, that Vincent was not dark skinned and was played by a white actor. (YWas Surely an underlying intention in both cases to get people recognising that skin colour is a pretty insignificant sort of difference.)
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