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Anthony G
Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 10:16pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: All the World Is Birthday Cake

I once heard about an interesting phrase written on someone’s tombstone. It said something like, “ I am now the wisest among you”.
The deceased, now knew if there was a God or not. The tombstone quote may or may not have been a real story but it was clever.
We can keep going back and forth discussing our religious beliefs or lack of beliefs but I doubt if anyone will sway anyone else. We’ll be under a tombstone some day and be wiser than we are today so maybe for now we can attempt, through our little place on this platform to try to encourage The Orville to keep making better and better episodes by sharing our ideas.
This episode, as many have already stated above, should have been much better without the many plot holes and the rushed ending. Maybe they should have re-written parts of the the script or make this a 2 part episode. The Orville has had some really good episodes and I guess I expect more from Seth M. and his team, which is unfair.
Let’s remember, that even the great Gene Roddenberry gave us “Spock’s Brain” as an episode in TOS so we can forgive. Unlike those earlier TV shows that produced 20 to 30 episodes per season, you just can’t afford to make too many bad episodes since in today’s world you’re only producing 12 to 15 episodes a season. This was not a terrible episode but it could and should have been better.
Thanks Seth for giving us a great TV show to enjoy and to discuss.
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Anthony G.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 9:42pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S4: Scientific Method

For many reasons, I thought that this was a very good episode. Years ago, I would have listed my favorite ST Captains as William Shatner, Patrick Stewart "and the rest" (as was sung in the Gilligan's Island theme song). I started to re-watch Voyager about a year ago when a local cable channel started showing the series in mini marathons. I enjoy the series more now than when it first aired. Janeway, in this episode and in other episodes like in the "Tuvix" episode has made me rethink my order of favorite captains. She makes decisions and if sometimes prisoners can't be taken, then they can't be taken.
It's refreshing to see a ST Captain who is decisive and makes enemy aliens run away from us for once.

On a more serious note and this site shouldn't be that serious, it should be fun.

However, as far as the "it's fun to torture & kill animals just because" crowd who have commented above. I know there are some people that want no animals to be killed, ever. I'm not a vegetarian so I don't want to sound hypocritical.

However, it's the 21st century and we put men on the Moon, almost 50 years ago!!!
So, is it too much to ask that we start heading into a direction that we drastically lower the number of animals we do lab testing on? Humans are very innovative. If animal testing was suddenly more restrictive, in many cases, we would create a way to get the results we needed without testing animals.
Is it too much to ask that we find a less painful way to kill animals that are sent to slaughterhouses?
Is it too much to ask that those that hunt, use a method that kills an animal quickly? That when you are on a tree stand waiting all day for a deer that never appears, that you don't take out your frustrations on a squirrel or a sparrow or a chipmunk??
Is it too much to ask that you go online and find out how best to kill and boil a lobster quickly so it doesn't suffer long rather than to put it into a pot of cold water and torture it slowly?
Why can't we reach a point that when necessary, we cause animals less pain and not more??
Is it really too much to ask??

As far as the comment from that "great humanitarian", John, who commented above on this page on 12-4-2015 at 12:52 AM. He eloquently said the following:

"F--- that! I would gladly brutally torture and kill every single animal on the planet in order to save even one homeless man with HIV! Human life comes first, as it should".

What's there to say?? Except, what if one day, I were to hear on the news that John fell into a Polar Bear exhibit after calling the bear "stupid" and was mauled beyond repair.
Would I shed a tear?
Maybe but it would be for the bear who unfortunately, might now need to be euthanized.

Anyway, Captain Janeway is so much better than I remembered her.
Thanks for this website.
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Anthony G.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 5:27pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Chain of Command, Part I

Reply to Nick M from July 6, 2012.

First, thank you for your 25 years of service to this country. I agree with your post. I also lost a lot of respect for the Riker character in this episode. I loved and wished that Jellico could have been a Captain on a ST series. It could have been a great series and showed us a different leadership style.

I liked Picard but sometimes, watching TNG made me feel like I was watching the UN deliberating.
In the TOS, whenever Shatner, as Captain Kirk, led a landing party, there was a good chance that someone was getting punched in the face (or kissed if the opponent was a woman).
I watched these 2 episodes when they originally aired and I loved Jellico immediately. He was a refreshing change and for once, the bad guy was genuinely afraid of a ST Captain.

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Anthony G.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 4:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Rascals

Reply to Andrew from 2-10-2016.

I agree. I think Riker was giving the cameraman, the writers or someone else the finger for this episode.

Here is a short video link showing that scene.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5EaoSA02LM

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Anthony G.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 2:07pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: True Q

Troi's hair!
Troi's hair!
Troi's hair!
Troi's hair!
What the......???

Also, as a reply to Steven from 12-1-2016 regarding interns getting to meet a Captain.

In any organization, an intern doesn't even get to meet a middle level manager let alone the CEO of an organization - on day 1 no less!!

"Now make me 50 copies of this and get me some coffee!" That's probably more what a typical intern would experience.
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