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Abhiroop
Wed, May 27, 2009, 9:53am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Maneuvers

I agree with Mike, the action is ridiculous. The number of flaws is insane!

1. How does Seska match the "shield harmonics"? Even with the access codes. Its like setting the shield harmonics to 7.5 and Seska knowing what that number was. OK obviously no point getting technical, but its incredible how weak the tactics of Voyager are. Yes they had access codes but it seems pretty easy to attack Voyager.

2. When it is apparent that a ship is going to be rammed and boarded shouldn't they send some secuirty personnel there? And why does Tuvok have to wait for the Captains authorisation? He should be LEGGING it there!

3. 3 Security personnel? Thats it? Shouldn't there be a team?

4. Why wasn't there any shielding in that area? All they needed was to shield of the cargo bay.

Security generally is TERRIBLE on that damn ship. Actually thats not true, its terrible when it needs to be. The plot of this episode needed this to happen so it happened. Its completely unbelievable and hopelessly executed.
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Abhiroop Basu
Wed, May 20, 2009, 9:32pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S4: The Killing Game

Another "holodecks can do anything you want them to" episode. Really annoys me everytime I see the things in the holodeck being able to basically become 100% real (once the safeties are off of course - why would you even have this option? Who in their right minds would want to switch of the safeties?)
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Abhiroop Basu
Wed, May 20, 2009, 9:25pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Nothing Human

@Chris:

While it is certainly not unprecedented to create a hologram like that, and it is arguable relatively easy to create it, but look at all the gaping holes.

1. How on earth would they have such technical information about Krell? I mean at best they'd have his medical information (even that is doubtful). As for creating other characters I guess the argument is that the characters we see are extrapolations of characters. So, for example in "Concerning Flight" the Da Vinci character is not ANYTHING like the real Da Vinci as we don't have accurate records of his personality. All we have are his paintings, inventions, etc. So, I guess it could be argued that Krell's personality is just one that is programmed by Harry (albeit it is done very quickly).

2. If they can create one hologram why don't they have a whole medical team? Or equip other regions of the ship with holo-emittors and create another crew. I accept this would take a lot of energy but would it not be useful to have a Capt. Kirk and all his experience? Or just a hologram in important parts of the ship, so that if something happens (e.g. life-support fails) there is a backup. There have been many times where the doctor has been essential because he's not human and not limited.

3. A general critique of hologram tech is "the safeties are off". What? How on earth could a simulated projectile cause injury? THis is the most contrived invention. Remember from First Contact where Picard shoots the Borg with a tommy gun. Very cool scene but highly implausible. If you get shot by the holographic bullet wouldn't it dissapear as soon as you leave the holodeck? This is another argument that can be used for the action sequences in "The Killing Game".

Anyway holo tech needs to be taken with a big grain of salt.
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Abhiroop
Wed, May 20, 2009, 9:11pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S4: Living Witness

I think all the various EMH and holographic plot holes have to essentially be ignored. There are FAR too many plot holes to consider. For example, in "Message in a Bottle" where Tom was getting annoyed that he was having to work in sick bay, he asked Harry to recreate the Doctor. Harry failed because it was simply too complex, arguably a pretty good reason. But then later in "Nothing Human" a Cardassian doctor named Crell Mosset is created and used as a consultant to treat Torres. OK, so let me see if I understand this correctly. It is essentially possible to create ANY character from history and have all their innate details bared before you. For example, how would they know about all the experiments the doctor did? How would they know about his history. Indeed Jammer identifies some of these holes in his review of the episode.

But like I said I think with regard to the level of sentience of holographic characters we just have to ignore it!
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