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213karaokejoe
Sat, Sep 6, 2014, 3:25am (UTC -6)
Re: TOS S3: The Savage Curtain

Interesting that one of the villains chosen for the battle of good vs evil is the one and only Kayless(sp?)the father of Klingon Warriorism acting like an unhonorable cheater.
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213karaokejoe
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 5:50pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: A Fistful of Datas

What with weapons routinely going of holodeck safeguards and trains barrelling down on patrons, it seems that the brilliant technoengineers and command structure of the future would have come up with a few rules for any holodeck adventure:

1. There must be a duty officer for the holodecks, checking in routinely to make sure everything is OK
2. There must be communicator capability at all times; routine check-ins by patrons is required
3. Removal of safegaurds has to be arranged with the captain and notification of removal of safegauards must be communicated through status indicators to the appropriate personnel and stations.

How many near-misses should be tolerated?
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213karaokejoe
Mon, Jul 28, 2014, 11:45am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

Love this episode even though I avoid it when I see it on our list of recordings. Always makes me cry; probably tied for water works with the episode where Data creates his daughter.

"Remember, put your shoes away"
"I promise"

"Now we live in you; tell them of us, my darling"
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213karaokejoe
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 8:23pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Descent, Part II

The incident with metaphysic shielding is a little confusing. The Borg ships stop and wait and the Enterprise stops, not taking advantage of the opportunity to put some distance between them.

Didn't like the "Innocent girl-mean man" dynamic at play with the junior officers.
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213karaokejoe
Fri, Jul 25, 2014, 7:58pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Descent, Part I

I read a lot of comments in I Borg that the next Federation death would be on Picard's shoulders for letting Hugh go. Well, Franklin was killed and they took a Borg prisoner. Picard is certainly culpable for Franklin, but so is Crusher. When Picard wants to interrogate the prisoner Crusher gets all judgemental with him. I could have slapped her. Did she learn nothing? Her nagging helped cause the Hugh debacle.
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213karaokejoe
Wed, Jul 2, 2014, 3:34pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: Heart of Glory

Oh, the honorable Klingons. Taking hostages, the incident with the little girl, is "Not our way", says Worf. Yet twenty minutes later, Korris is pointing a weapon at the ship, supposedly threatening to blow up that same little girl and all the occupants of the Enterprise. Sounds like a hostage taker to me.

Korris and his mates killed a whole bunch of people who were just following orders. I don't think they, the renegades, deserved our sympathy. Worf should have been fighting mad.

I'm also a little disappointed that Enterprise security officers, supposedly the best in Star Fleet are so dim witted and unprepared. "Don't be an open target" should probably have been the first lesson in their training.
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213karaokejoe
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 12:58am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Final Mission

Just watched this episode again. I suppose I should have been wondering why no intelligent life form from the moon ran into the cave and said "Who's been messing with our fountain?" There was never any attempt to explain this "video game" challenge. And the explanation of the cave itself was laughable. One person suggesting that water made the cave and one suggesting that it was volcanic activity, all while they were walking up and down the stairs leading from one room to the other. (Hello, something intelligent is involved here)

Wesley used his communicator to jury-rig the tricorder to respond to his super fast button pushing. (Another laughable scene) But it seems that somebody should have been banging on Picard's communicator every so often to see if help was nearby. Admittedly these things could have been explained away (damaged when Picard sustained injury, etc.) but no attempt was made.

Kind of a carelessly written episode.
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213karaokejoe
Wed, Jun 18, 2014, 7:14pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: The Big Goodbye

A big frustration to me was Picard's reluctance to let Data take the bad guys by surprise and beat the crap out of them. This was not a "Prime Directive issue" Nobody had to play by the rules.
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213karaokejoe
Sun, Jun 15, 2014, 10:58pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S3: Hollow Pursuits

Reading through all the comments I don't see the feeling that I get from the episode. It seemed that the ship in danger part of the episode was meant to show that some people have a different way of thinking and that can be an advantage when we are encouraging to them.

As a school teacher, I am trained to see that angle.
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213karaokejoe
Sun, Jun 15, 2014, 9:39pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S3: Hollow Pursuits

Perhaps I notice it more in this episode than in others, but I laugh at Guinan's hat flopping around as she counsels with Geordi.
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213karaokejoe
Tue, Jun 10, 2014, 10:32pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: The Last Outpost

Just saw this episode for the first time in several years. Didn't remember Picard using profanity before. Little risque for a family show.
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213karaokejoe
Mon, Jun 2, 2014, 8:31pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

So glad to find this site and see some of the feelings about this episode.

I am more in the "Just come clean Geordi" or more specifically in the "Just shut up Geordi, a little professionalism would be nice Geordi!!" camp. I like his character. He seems to be a bright guy who gets things done. (Perhaps not smart enough to edit the embarrassing program)
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213karaokejoe
Sat, May 24, 2014, 6:26pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Next Phase

I see a lot of discussion of why Giordi and Ro don't sink through the floor. I agree that that is just one of the things we have to accept in these kinds of episodes unless we want to hate it all. I mean, heck, in the non-gravity of space, how do they just walk through the halls like they are in some hotel? When the ship changes orientation, like it sometimes does, what keeps them all from falling onto the walls or the ceilings?
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213karaokejoe
Sat, May 24, 2014, 11:44am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Data's Day

I don't look to TNG for these kinds of moments, but I see that no one is mentioning the overdone cleavage shot while Data is running things by counselor Troi. Sometimes I wonder if sometimes some camera man or director is trying to be funny.

I enjoyed this episode, not because of the cleavage shot. I did find it a little unbelievable that after all this time with humans Data would still think that announcing that the wedding was cancelled would cheer up Chief O'Brien. But I think that a serviceable 2 1/2 stars is warranted. Not ground-breaking, just enjoyable.
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213karaokejoe
Wed, May 14, 2014, 12:52am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Lessons

I like this episode. But I have to laugh when the writers force some kind of sophisticated musical observation. Picard says "I noticed you chose to use fminor instead of dminor on your second arpeggio" or words to that effect. REALLY??!! Who counts the arpeggios that the piano plays?? They play so many during typical pieces. The script is just forced. I expect that kind of talk in the technobabble, but not real music. How about instead "I enjoyed the embellisments you made in the second movement" Bear in mind that Chopin wrote what he wrote. Performers shouldn't be "choosing" unexpected notes. That's called "making mistakes"
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213karaokejoe
Sun, May 11, 2014, 11:18pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Devil's Due

@Elliot,
Imagine my surprise, when I am reading commentary on a Star Trek episode, and someone is insulting me because of my religion. There are a lot of people who believe the stuff that happens in the Bible, including the resurrection of Jesus Christ, whom hundreds of millions of people worship. I'm not sure how you put Mormons in a special gullibility spot because they believe in their religion, which includes that same Jesus Christ.

For what it's worth I liked the episode. It is a little disturbing, even during rewatching and knowing the end, to see how easily the "Ardra" character can get through the Enterprise's shields. But I still thought a lot of the scenes were cute. Hadn't thought about it before, but indeed it might have been a better TOS episode.
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