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Stefan
Wed, Jan 28, 2009, 4:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Twilight

I think this episode is closest to DS9's "The Visitor." Both involve a Captain being as close to dead, without being dead, as possible, with the result being catastrophic. Additionally, the solution was simple, but hard to see, and resulted in a reset to the point in time when the problem began with a very different result.

BTW, Travis was killed in the scene where T'Pol crashes Enterprise into a Xindi ship. That's why you don't see him for most of this episode.
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Stefan
Tue, Dec 16, 2008, 8:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Basics, Part I

What bothers me about this episode is that someone like Culluh would have executed the entire crew. How did he benefit by leaving them alive? An explanation should have been given.
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Stefan
Mon, Dec 8, 2008, 9:37pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Latent Image

Bill T:

You complain about us complaining and then state your own complaint about this episode. Just amazing.
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Stefan
Sat, Oct 11, 2008, 8:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Timeless

For some reason it was decided that Harry Kim would always be an Ensign. Notice when Tom Paris was repromoted to Lieutenant Harry Kim notes he still had not been promoted; everyone just ignores him.
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Stefan
Fri, Oct 10, 2008, 8:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Timeless

Jake, keep in mind Ensign Kim was the one insisting on taking the slipstream trip (even after Lt. Paris proved its instability) and the one who failed to get Voyager safely through the slipstream. His adventure in time travel was simply him making up for his earlier screw-ups. If he hadn't screwed-up earlier, there would have been no need for his heroics later. That's why he didn't deserve a promotion.
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Stefan
Thu, Sep 25, 2008, 1:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Author, Author

Hey Mike, by this time you should know that Kes would get no respect from the writers. Besides, it appears the Doc's novel was about the Voyager at that time.
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Stefan
Sat, Aug 30, 2008, 7:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: E2

The answer to your multiple choice question is (A). This episode is a poorer version of DS9's Children of Time.

What annoyed me about this episode was that nobody, except Captain Archer at the end, mentioned that if the Enterprise isn't thrown back in time, there's no Enterprise-2. In Children of Time, this essential detail was referred to repeatedly.

How can the Enterprise-2 fire upon the Enterprise? If the former destroys the latter, then the former will never have existed (temporal paradox headache time!).

As for T'Pol's question about the fate of the Enterprise-2, the answer is that it was in a "superposition of states" (like the colony in Children of Time). In other words, it existed and didn't exist simultaneously. That's why she and Archer remember the Enterprise-2, even though its history had been erased from the timeline.
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Stefan
Tue, Jul 1, 2008, 7:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: The Gift

The Okampa live for 9 years. Kes could have remained for the entire series. This would have been a problem only if Voyager had a ninth season.
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Stefan
Sat, May 31, 2008, 8:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

The Voyager crew was always supposed to be the "good guys." The end of this episode showed the crew wanting to murder a fellow crewmember. That shouldn't have been allowed to be the desire of the "good guys." Approving of the Captain murdering Tuvix is not the "spot on" reaction of the "good guys."
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Stefan
Tue, Apr 22, 2008, 2:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Timeless

I interpreted the dismantling of the slipstream drive to be Captain Janeway's way of not pressing her, and the crew's, luck.
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Stefan
Wed, Apr 9, 2008, 5:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Equinox, Part II

Having seen this episode earlier this day, I saw that Captain Janeway had the Equinox survivors (except Captain Ransom who prevented his own transport) transported to Voyager. This would include the Voyager EMH. Taking him from the Equinox's very damaged main computer wouldn't have been a problem. It's also implicit that the Doctor's "ethical subroutines" would be added back to his program.

In general, this episode had no purely good guys or bad guys. The aliens were trying to kill both crews, but that was understandable since many of the aliens had been murdered by the Equinox crew. The Equinox crew was doing what it believed it had to do in order to survive, and their belief didn't come off as unreasonable. The Voyager crew believed that the Equinox crew was murdering innocent life forms so as to benefit themselves and their belief also seemed reasonable.

As for the Captains, Janeway came off as obsessed and unconcerned with the plight of the Equinox crew. I liked Ransom's comment about the ease of being morally pure when your on an undamaged ship. Ransom came off as willing to throw off any moral limits in order to get his crew home ON HIS SHIP. He could have transferred the crew to Voyager, but then that would left Janeway in charge of HIS crew and he couldn't have that.

In the end, this two-parter is about ego. The ego of both Captains, and the death and destruction caused by those egos.
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Stefan
Thu, Apr 3, 2008, 5:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

I liked the episode as well. It was only the crew's reaction to the Captain's decision, and Tuvix strong dissent, that struck me as inconsistent.
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Stefan
Thu, Apr 3, 2008, 5:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Deadlock

Are you suggesting that Voyager and its crew were in a kind of Schroedinger's Cat type of situation?
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Stefan
Wed, Apr 2, 2008, 10:46pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Relativity

This episode is a parody of all Star Trek time travel episodes. If you try to take this episode seriously, you will end up with a migraine.

One interesting thing to ponder is whether these guys are good at their job. What happened during all of those incidents where the timeline was changed? For example, where was the Relativity crew when Kim and Chakotay were trying to keep the Voyager from ending up in the deep freeze (Timeless)?

Anyway, I have to go get a couple of aspirins now.
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Stefan
Tue, Apr 1, 2008, 4:20pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Course: Oblivion

Emotionally, this episode hits home. You feel bad for all of the duplicate crew, especially because at first you don't know it's a duplicate crew. If you simply watch this episode through your emotions, you will enjoy it.

Intellectually, this episode is a joke. How did the duplicates create an identical Voyager? In Demon, the duplication is biologically based. How were they able to breathe oxygen? Wouldn't the Doctor only have memories dating back to when the duplicate Voyager was formed? This episode had way too many holes in it.
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Stefan
Tue, Apr 1, 2008, 1:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

At minimum, the crew was "cold" to Tuvix after Captain Janeway's decision. Wasn't the crew "stunned" prior to her decision? The sudden change in the crew's attitude, and that none of the crew (other than the Doctor) dissented, didn't strike me as believable.
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Stefan
Mon, Mar 31, 2008, 7:26pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Deadlock

Dirk: Do you believe that neither Voyager was the original Voyager? That would mean that the Voyager, including its crew, that we saw in all episodes preceding this one was destroyed and its crew killed. I have a hard time believing that the Voyager writers intended that none of the characters we saw in Caretaker survived this episode.
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Stefan
Mon, Mar 31, 2008, 5:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Dark Frontier

I didn't like the Borg Queen. In First Contact, she appears to be the Borg CPU. She simply organizes all the data in the Collective. Here she appears to be something akin to the evil matriarch in a primetime soap opera.

Jammer's absolutely right about the fact that the Borg, if continuity mattered to the Voyager writers, should have simply reassimilated Seven. Why convince her of anything, when she would obviously agree with the Borg Queen once she was a drone again? With Data it was necessary, because Data could not be assimilated in the standard way. With Seven, it's completely illogical.
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Stefan
Fri, Mar 28, 2008, 2:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: The Siege of AR-558

This was one of the few DS9 episodes that really brought home the Hell that it would have been to be a soldier in the Dominion War. You almost forget that you're watching a sci-fi show.
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Stefan
Thu, Mar 27, 2008, 8:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Nothing Human

In addition to the comments made by TH, I want to add one thing: B'Elanna's ingratitude. Her life has been saved and she acts like Captain Janeway did something horrible to her. If she really felt that way, she could have simply taken a phaser, set it to kill, put it to her own head, and then fired. Of course she doesn't do that, so how upset is she really?
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Stefan
Thu, Mar 27, 2008, 8:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Latent Image

This was another example of "Artificial Intelligences are people too." TNG and Voyager did this repeatedly. TH is absolutely right. The Doctor/EMH was a computer program. That means he would have calculated all of the factors nearly instantaneously.

This episode, along with Kes always defending the Doctor's rights and the Nothing Human episode, shows that the Voyager crew was incapable of telling the difference between a humanoid and a hologram. They are simply computer programs with holographic bodies. Seven of Nine's claim that Captain Janeway's initial decision to reprogram the Doctor was the same as denying Seven her rights sounded asinine to me.

Finally, wouldn't it have been simpler to add a resolution of the conflict to the Doctor's programming? That way the Doctor wouldn't have had a problem with his decision. Of course that would have gone against the "Doctor is really a person" theme of the episode.
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Stefan
Tue, Mar 25, 2008, 11:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Timeless

Where were 29th Century guys? I thought they prevented alterations in the timeline. I guess in this case they cut the Voyager crew some slack.
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Stefan
Fri, Mar 21, 2008, 4:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Drone

This episode is similar to Tuvix. The transporter accidentally leads to a merger. The merger results in a new individual. In a very dramatic climax, the new individual is killed. At least this time Captain Janeway didn't murder the new individual, although that possibility was brought up during the episode.
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Stefan
Tue, Mar 18, 2008, 3:52pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Unforgettable

This episode is full of hypocrisy. When they captured the first "runaway" it was a great accomplishment, but when Kellin is caught it's supposed to be a tragedy. Kellin caught many of her world's citizens for daring to leave (like what Communist countries do), but then feels perfectly justified in leaving.

It would have been nice if the multiple acts of hypocrisy were confronted in the episode. That's why I would give this episode a 1.5.
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Stefan
Fri, Mar 7, 2008, 6:49pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Scientific Method

This was a fine episode, except for the Animal Rights Propaganda part of the plot. This is made clear by Captain Janeway's reference to the crew being "lab rats."
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