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Artymiss
Wed, Dec 2, 2020, 11:35pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

@Mertov
I actually agree about the snark and don't engage in it.

I really just wanted to point out in my response to @Stacy that I thought the expression of emotion doesn't necessarily relate to gender. @Stacy's post seemed to me to be implying that to be openly emotional was a girl thing. I tend to keep my emotions to myself but have known plenty of emotional men.
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Artymiss
Wed, Dec 2, 2020, 10:52pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

@Stacy
Well, I'm definitely not male and can only tell you that the character of Michael Burnham does my bloody head in. I just do not like the character. I do not think this is because she's female but because of how she's written. I have no particular opinions about the actor beyond she's working with the script and direction she's given.

Okay so you are female and emotional, would openly weep etc. Please do not imply all occupants of female bodies are like this as I am not. Also plenty of men would be openly emotional in the situations you describe. It depends on the person. It isn't just gender.
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Artymiss
Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 4:18am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

@Archer22
They were - in my opinion - better actors, the scripts were stronger, these earlier ST series had a strong ensemble aspect with other bridge crew getting plenty of focus and story lines. My irritation with Discovery, amongst several irritations, is this constant emphasis on Burnham. Hardly anyone else gets a look in. It could be sooooo much better than it is, it's frustrating.

Also as Booming says she's an emotional wreck, really unstable.
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Artymiss
Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 8:07am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

Who do people think could've/should've been made number one? In all other TV incarnations of ST there are so many bridge characters who I can see in the role, because they are ensemble shows full of well developed characters whereas Discovery...isn't. There is so much focus on Burnham. Most of the other 'characters' just seem like blanks to me.

Maybe the Admiral could've suggested someone from his HQ staff...

Tilly is so pathetic she has to ask her colleagues if it's okay for her to take on the role, will she be any good etc. Doesn't bode well!
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Artymiss
Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 7:31am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

@Booming
Admission - I had to fast forward thru many of the Burnham scenes they were annoying me so much. Found her unbearable this episode.
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Artymiss
Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 3:31am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

Detested this episode (apart from brief clip of Nimoy's Spock which left me with a tear in my eye) but seem to be in a minority. So fed up of Burnham in so many ways. Just wish she'd sod off with Book and Grudge.

Saru's choice is weak and has made me lose respect for him, seems he has chosen someone as First Officer who will be compliant, passive and malleable ie the complete opposite of the troublesome Burnham. People's reactions to her promotion - apart from Stamet's initial WTF response - are totally unbelievable. This is like the new office junior getting promoted to assistant manager over the heads of all her seniors, most people will hate her for it and seek to undermine her not be applauding her on. That's just human psychology. Anyway Starfleet has a chain of command and this promotion just breaks it. Can we imagine Ensign Crusher promoted to number one?! Crazy.

And where is Georgiou this episode? Lying down in her room afflicted by flashbacks? Found this intriguing last episode so was irritated she disappeared, but suppose she wasn't necessary as surrogate mom with the (totally ridiculous) reappearance of Burnham's real mom.

One star.
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Artymiss
Thu, Nov 26, 2020, 7:12am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Scavengers

@Booming
Thanks for the warning. Unfortunately I accidentally read the spoiler in the comment stream.

I think it's an obvious plot development - even though it doesn't make any sense whatsoever! But I refrain from further comment.

Shame on you TIM C!!! etc
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artymiss
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 11:23am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Die Trying

I think Georgiou's intriguing interrogator has tinkered with her DNA, somehow snipped out aspects of her Terran-ness.

Highly morally dubious of him, but since he's presumably Section 31 anything goes.
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artymiss
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 4:05am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Scavengers

Just wondering what the long term physical effect might be of someone from the Mirror Universe not being in their own universe and if this is what is happening to Georgiou?
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Artymiss
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 9:53am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

@Tommy D
It was amazing scenery. I think it's Iceland.
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Artymiss
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 8:36am (UTC -6)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

Reading these comments makes me very glad I stopped watching Picard half way through the first episode.
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Artymiss
Sun, May 26, 2019, 12:49pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S1: Silent Enemy

@Gary is right. We learn a lot about Malcolm in this episode and what we learn is really quite distressing. His father is vile (his mother not much better) and poor Malcolm has clearly had a cold, critical, repressive upbringing at the hands of this narcissistic, bullying couple who didn't even let him have a favourite food. He has spent his life as a 'disappointment' to his hideous father. Now he only communicates the bare minimum to them and who can blame him, but it's still sad. This has spilt over into all of his relationships, he keeps himself to himself and prefers to focus on work. His horror and embarrassment when he thinks Hoshi is making 'overtures' to him tells us a lot about him too. I like his childlike delight (and he is delighted, this is how some English people express delight, in a relatively low key way) at the end that his Enterprise colleagues have bothered to find out what his favourite food is. They are his new family. I've always enjoyed the focus on character development in Enterprise, unlike other commentators who just express impatience with it (for reasons best known to themselves).
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Artymiss
Fri, May 24, 2019, 2:51pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Trent
Yes I just saw that via Google too. It does sound very like SMG though (unless my ears are playing up), can it be altogether accidental? The voice over irritated me, reminded me of all those annoying Burnham voiceovers. And I can't think that bodes well for the Picard scripts.
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Artymiss
Fri, May 24, 2019, 12:00pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Re: Picard trailer. Was that SMG doing the voice over?! There is no escape from Michael flaming Burnham...
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Artymiss
Mon, May 20, 2019, 1:42pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: The Last Outpost

Ugh. Mediocre. I haven't watched one of these season 1 episodes in a while. It was so slooooooow, just drags along. The only character who seems to have any energy is Geordi. Picard seems really un-Picard like here and quite nasty and rude to Data, I'm surprised @LizzyDatalover hasn't complained...
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Artymiss
Sun, May 19, 2019, 1:55pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: Elementary, Dear Data

@Lizzydatalover

Doesn't Pulaski start off obnoxiously prejudiced against Data (which as we've seen lots of him we get angry with her for), but then as she works with Data and spends time with him she learns to appreciate him and her prejudices are softened? I think this particular plot strand is actually exploring the nature of prejudice. Pulaski was hostile to Data before she'd even met him just because he's an AI. Meeting and working with the reality of an AI her prejudices are challenged.

And @Booming is right. Data's feelings can't be hurt and so he can't be insulted (therefore Pulaski is wasting her time trying to wind him up).

I wonder if the writers weren't also trying to replicate the sparky nature of the Bones/Spock relationship to a certain extent. Think how baffled Bones was by Spock and his Vulcan ways and how he used to get really riled by him.

I liked Pulaski, at least she had a personality (plus the actress playing her was a massive improvement on Gates M as well). Yes, she's abrasive but that's preferable to blandness and Bev is soooooo very very bland.
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Artymiss
Sun, May 12, 2019, 8:36am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Data's Day

I love this episode and would give it three and three quarter stars. I like that we get a real sense of life lived on board. Lots of nice touches as well that show how well the writers and actors know the characters by now.

My favourite scene is Worf and Data shopping for wedding gifts. Wonder if Worf ended up getting the swan!

What the hell was T'pel wearing on her head when trying to trick Data into giving her info?! It was like a Vulcan pixie hood with special cut outs for the ears. Hilarious!
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Artymiss
Sun, May 12, 2019, 2:39am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

Renewed! Hurrah! Praise be to Avis etc.
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Artymiss
Sat, May 11, 2019, 1:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: The Mind's Eye

Very good, tense episode, I'm surprised there aren't more comments.

I would love to know what Picard swore at Vagh. Any Klingon speakers out there?!

Kell's banquet of Klingon food though, blurgh. Shudder.
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Artymiss
Sat, May 4, 2019, 2:38am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

@Gerontius
Eek no, I don't want it to be remotely like Discovery in terms of plot. I was thinking more of episodes that could stand alone but were within a wider story arc (a bit like DS9 I suppose).

Re Kelly's cleavage. It all fell flat to me (no pun intended!) I didn't like the 'joke' about her liking to be on top either.
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Artymiss
Fri, May 3, 2019, 11:02am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

Finally got to see it but... I was disappointed by it. It wasn't terrible but it was very predictable and I got a bit bored. I truly hated Kelly's wonderbra cleavage, was that really necessary?! Do your buttons up love.

Still really hoping for a season 3 though.

I would've liked the previous episode to have been the season finale with season 3 exploring the ramifications of younger Kelly's actions rather than cramming it all into this one episode.

Why can't the Kaylon shoot straight?! They are absolutely hopeless shots, can't think how they managed to destroy so many civilizations...
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Artymiss
Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 7:58am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: The Chase

Norman Lloyd is now 104 years old!!!!
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Artymiss
Sat, Apr 27, 2019, 1:40am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

@Gerontius
Don't tell us ANYTHING about it. Even 'action packed' is too much information! :D Although I had accidentally read that somewhere else.

@Paul C
Not sure I can cope with just Discovery!!! Haven't enjoyed season 2 very much. I really hope the Orville continues and the delay in announcing renewal is down to people sorting out contractual issues rather than anything more sinister.
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Artymiss
Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 12:27pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing".

This doesn't bode well for Ed and Kelly!
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Artymiss
Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 8:57am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

@Paul C
I got the impression that younger Kelly knew more than she was letting on, the trick for fooling the Kaylons for instance, it almost felt like she was on the Orville specifically to tell them that. If she hadn't been there the Kaylons would probably have attacked them (unless present Kelly suddenly remembered her old school project).
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