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Aldo Johnson
Tue, Dec 15, 2009, 8:22am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: What You Leave Behind

The last post is December 5, 2009. Wow. Not bad for a decade old TV show. A testament to the series, the writing, the acting. That, or we need to get a life :-)

I must confess that I have a lump in my throat watching this show. Overall, I like it. It ties up the loose ends, and ends with a continuation, not an ending; if 'they' wanted to, there could have been an 8th season.

The weakest part was the Pagh-Wraith part, it's like they ran out of time so they had to wrap up that storyline as tidily as they could.

I do like that Winn seemed to finally chose the good side, trying to destroy the 'key' to the Pagh-Wraith's prison. Note also that she called Sisko "Emissary", not "Captain" or "Sisko." Either that or she just can't stand that Dukat gets to be the top-man.

The montage scenes were a bit too weepy, even for me. But I have to admit I enjoyed them.

The last shot of Jake & Kira at the porthole, then pulling back, was beautiful. To me, it gives a sense of "hill of beans" kind of thing.
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Aldo Johnson
Sun, Dec 13, 2009, 8:17am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Tacking into the Wind

Yeah, when Ezra was saying those lines, I thought, "Hey, I thought they can't see into the future." :-)
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Aldo Johnson
Sat, Dec 12, 2009, 3:44am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: 'Til Death Do Us Part

When Winn and Anjohl was about to kiss, I was going "eww... eww... no, really?... eww"
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Aldo Johnson
Tue, Dec 8, 2009, 11:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges

If the code you live by, your morality, your democracy, can be so conveniently put aside whenever you think it's dangerous, then why live by that code anyway? Might as well just choose any moral that fits what's happening this month, this week, this day.

Or put it another way; officially the Soviets do not have a policy of state-sanctioned assassination. Yet I'm sure the GRU/ KGB "allowed" people to die.

Now replace "the Soviets" with "the Federation" and "GRU/ KGB" with "Section 31" Any Difference?

When they did it, the Soviet was an "evil Empire" What does that make the Federation?

Interesting that Bashir compared the Federation to a 24th century Rome, since some Americans are already doing that with their own country.
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Aldo Johnson
Sun, Dec 6, 2009, 6:46am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Prodigal Daughter

The Orion Syndicate is there to provide a red herring. Without it, suspicion is immediately going to fall onto the family members, and how much fun would that be? So the Orion angle could be considered crucial. Otherwise, the writers would have to invent some other bad guy for us to be suspicious about.
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Aldo Johnson
Sat, Dec 5, 2009, 6:13am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Covenant

The problem with this episode is that it only has 50 minutes or so. A subject like this needs more time to develop. Up to the attempted murder, the episode was fine. It was in trying to wrap it up within 1 episode that the show pulled a 180.

@Jacob: The Vedek did mention the Dominion Fleet being destroyed.
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Aldo Johnson
Wed, Dec 2, 2009, 7:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Once More Unto the Breach

I think the Rotarran is a cruiser, while Martok chose to use Bird of Preys in his Cavalry Charge team, hence the Ch'Tang
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Aldo Johnson
Sun, Nov 29, 2009, 5:37am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Image in the Sand

Re: Worf; I think Jadzia really changed him. Remember how he behaved during "Change of Heart" The old Worf would never have put "feelings" over !Duty! That would've been unthinkable. Which is another reason, I guess, that Starfleet allowed both him and Jadzia on the same mission.

Also, I think it's devastating that she can't get into sto-vo-kor. Perhaps he even feels responsible for that; after all, he was the one who got Jadzia into the family.
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Aldo Johnson
Sat, Nov 28, 2009, 8:30am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: The Sound of Her Voice

Actually I didn't know someone's going to die. I didn't have the benefit of being in the States when the series first aired, but thank goodness for DVD :-)

Of course, now I know someone's going to die.

This is also why "The Sixth Sense" in not that big a deal for me.
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Aldo Johnson
Fri, Nov 27, 2009, 10:24am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Valiant

J & Wilbur - I'm with you on this one.

I think, Ospero & Jacob, that your concern is exactly the point of the episode. Though they may have been laying it a bit too thickly during the "Red Squad" scene.

They were just a bunch of cadets, yet they managed to survive for 8 whole months behind enemy lines... limited to only warp 3!! I think that's why the crew got cocky. Also why they think Captain Watters is God's next door neighbor and are ready, willing, and able to follow him to hell and back.

Yet they're just cadets. I think their lack of experience is why they underestimated the battleship's strength. Of course it failed, real engineers wouldn't allow that kind of obvious weakness in a ship. But the cadets lack the experience to know that. They're just too full of their own confidence in their abilities.
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Aldo Johnson
Fri, Nov 27, 2009, 9:06am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: The Reckoning

I just watched the episode on DVD. I didn't have the luck of being able to watch the original showings. All these spoilers just spoils my watching mood. :-)
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Aldo Johnson
Tue, Nov 24, 2009, 8:40am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: One Little Ship

What would've made it better is if none of the Jem'Hadar dies. Also, when they are shot, or phasered, or proton torpedoed, they would fall while clutching their shoulders.
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Aldo Johnson
Thu, Oct 22, 2009, 5:12am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: The Magnificent Ferengi

In Memory-prime they mentioned that the prisoners was supposed to be the Grand Nagus, not Quark's mom. But the actor, Shawn Wallace, was unavailable. Maybe it would've make more sense if it was the Grand Nagus, and Star Fleet would probably be more amenable to giving them Keevan, if only to avoid the Ferengi going to the Dominion's side.
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Aldo Johnson
Sat, Oct 17, 2009, 10:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: You Are Cordially Invited

Yes, this is definitely a light-weight episode, perhaps an episode to recuperate from the last 6 episodes.

For such lightweight fare, almost everything works. The actors did well. The Kira-Odo scene could've worked, but they ran out of time, I guess.

It makes sense for the TNG characters not to appear. After all, Worf abruptly changed the time and place of the wedding, and it being war time and all...

About Jadzia's dress; the first time I went "hubba-hubba" at a Star Trek character.
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Aldo Johnson
Fri, Sep 18, 2009, 12:49am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Rocks and Shoals

I like the subtle touches of the episode. O'Brien saying 4-letter words but chastises Nog for doing the same. The way Kira looks up and sees, really sees, the Cardassians and Jem'Hadar working on the bridge.

There were also some gorgeous shots, like the rope around the railing. Gave me shivers when I saw it. The view of the ship from above as it crashes was gorgeous. And so is Ensign Neeley ;-)
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Aldo Johnson
Thu, Aug 6, 2009, 5:16am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: For the Uniform

Well, at the end Sisko's log said that the Cardassian colonists moved to the Maquis' poisoned planet, and the Maquis colonists moved to the Cardassians' poisoned planet. This is possible since the poison on the Cardassian colonies are harmless to humans, and apparently vice versa.
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Aldo Johnson
Thu, Jul 30, 2009, 3:39am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: The Assignment

Maybe Rom isn't a dullard, just a coward. After all, he's been the handyman for Quark's bar, and there was that episode that displays his ingeniousness (using a spatula as a conduit or something like that). He simply doesn't want to or is too afraid to stand up to his brother.

As to believing O'Brien's story, yes, that was bad. Perhaps Max Grodenchick should've played it a bit more skeptically. But he proved that he is able to pick up on things, even on the purpose of the "modifications." So he does have brains, just not guts.
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