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Fri, Oct 21, 2011, 6:33pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S3: Unity

This is an interesting episode. The New Cooperative could be similar to an early stage of the Borg Collective. In the beginning people might have joined voluntarily, the allure of the collective mind is powerful.

The New Cooperative might head down a similar path. The road to hell is plastered with good intentions.
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Thu, Oct 20, 2011, 1:26pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S3: Sacred Ground

The perceived conflict between science and religion is a non-issue, really, and that is why this episode is utterly meaningless. Science cannot be touched by religion, it just works, no matter what you believe in. All the evidence suggests this.

Religions, on the other hand, probably do not work and that makes people lose their "faith". In the end, faith is just a gamble, and a good gambler knows when to quit.
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Wed, Oct 19, 2011, 4:58am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S2: Prototype

This episode was so-so. The roboter ideas didn't really look fresh for me, but then it hasn't been done in Star Trek I guess, at least not too often.

The technobabble in Voyager was annoying not only because it was too much, but also because it is often inconsistent and seemingly made up on the fly. The writers were doing a really bad job in that regard.

Space battles become really annoying after a while. No matter how technologically evolved the alien space ships are, Voyager will always be in mortal danger but it also has a fighting chance every time. Voyager is as powerful as the story needs it to be. Instead, the writers could have tried to adapt the story to Voyager's power more often.
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Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 2:12am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S2: The 37's

This story is nonsensical on so many levels, the writing is just disappointing. The truck in space is nothing but a plot device, someone with an old pistol captures an entire team equipped with phasers, and an entire civilization is hidden from Voyager.
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Sun, Oct 16, 2011, 10:34pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Live Fast and Prosper

I liked the fake Tuvok for some reason. I find it believable that he fell in love with being Tuvok. He sipped too much from the root beer that is the federation :)
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Tue, Oct 11, 2011, 3:55pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S5: Nothing Human

Scientific data don't have a moral qualifier. It makes no sense to delete data that could potentially save countless lifes because of the way they were obtained.

This only changes if the use would somehow make new atrocities possible, e.g. by facilitating funding for new unethical research.
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Tue, Oct 11, 2011, 12:01pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S5: In the Flesh

I don't agree with Icebling, I think that the fact that Species 8472 is so different and that we as viewers know almost nothing about them gives the premise some credibility.

One of the few things we know is that Species 8472 are highly intelligent, so it's not unthinkable that a part of their mind can effectively become human - in other words they are extremely good at role-playing.

The rest of their psyche might be so alien that it doesn't really translate all too well into our universe, which cuts it off from their new "human side". Communication with the Voyager-Crew is only possible in "human" terms.

It is like when one side learned the language of the other perfectly, while the other side remains totally ignorant.
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Tue, Oct 11, 2011, 10:17am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

I agree with historypeats that aliens are bound to have an "inhuman mindset". But while I might accept that Phlox comes to his conclusion, I will never accept that Archer, who has the ultimate decision, can justify this outcome on moral grounds.

Phlox might have this crude, almost religious view on evolution, where you cannot interfere in nature even if someone begs you for help. But Archer would have to overrule Phlox on this one, and if the cost is losing Phlox as the ship's doctor, than this is a small price to pay.

If this is truly part of the morality Phlox lives by, he is not fit to serve in Starfleet anyway. By the same reasoning he could deny mankind a cure for a deadly disease in the future, because we hinder the evolution of chimpanzees. Hello Planet of the Apes.
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