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Alessandro17
Thu, Jan 16, 2014, 10:18am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Soldiers of the Empire

I like this episode. Recreating an alien culture and environment is not the easiest thing to do in sci-fi, and attempts quite often turn into a farce (even in DS9, see the Ferengi episodes).
DS9 is my favourite Star Trek series. All the others are shallow by comparison. DS9 has well rounded characters, complex plots, it definitely isn't a kind of "they lived happily ever after" show, doesn't shy away from awkward situations and feelings, like violence, evil, betrayal, even homosexuality (even if the word is never mentioned).
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Alessandro17
Sat, Oct 26, 2013, 11:25am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Inside Man

Simply preposterous. Wherever you put Ferengi they are supposed to make you laugh (except in DS9, where in some episodes they are taken more seriously).
Except that this is no laughing matter.
Besides, how can an accomplished scientist like Janeway and all the others be so gullible?
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Alessandro17
Thu, Oct 10, 2013, 5:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Drone

I am watching again Voyager. It was the first complete series I watched about 8 years ago.
Well, what to say? Drone is a refreshing change from Voyager's dominant theme: the evil alien. At list in DS9 there was only one relentless villain, the Dominion. In Voyager, from the Kazon to the Malon (that is what I am watching now) they are all bad guys. Even the good ones have something "wrong".
In this episode "humanity" shamelessly wins over other considerations. Best episode thus far.
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Alessandro17
Mon, Sep 16, 2013, 5:09am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

BTW, what Zulu says makes a lot of sense. There must have been a better solution.
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Alessandro17
Mon, Sep 16, 2013, 5:06am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

I find it disconcerting that captain Janeway plays God here, deciding who has the right to live and who must die.
If we had been in battle, captains decide all the time who must do a dangerous, possibly lethal job.
But this is "an every day situation". Clearly she killed one individual so that 2 could live. Not to mention that the procedure could have gone wrong anyway.
At least I find the doctor more consequent: you shall do no harm.
Kathryn Janeway is normally so concerned about the subtleties of ethics, she consults her senior officers, but here she doesn't seem to give a damn. Bad episode, I could have done without it.
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Alessandro17
Mon, Jul 8, 2013, 5:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Duet

Masterpiece! It could have been written by the likes of Euripides, Shakespeare, Goethe, Mikhail Bulgakov...
The tragedy, the human drama, the soul-searching are unrivalled. It this were a film it would certainly deserve a few awards.
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