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Anthony G.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 9:42pm (UTC -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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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anthony is such a wiener
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 7:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Choose Your Pain

As time goes on Hollywood sucks more and more. So hopefully with all these revelations of the systemic predatory behavior of the people who run the old, tired and worn-out entertainment, music and media industry things will start to change for the better. We need all the old hags and bags that continually churn out useless drivel and garbage year after year to finally be outed as the sexual predators (rapists & pedophiles) that they are and the whole industry needs to collapse. This will cause a much needed turnover of personnel all across the industry that hopefully will bring in new people with fresh ideas that could potentially bring about a new golden era of entertainment and media.
The entire industry is infested with fat bloated pigs that are completely out of touch with reality and the public's taste in general.
That is why new shows and movies like (STD) will never be "great" and only "average" or "mediocre" at best. Hollywood, Nashville, and the MSM are completely out of anything fresh and will continue on this path of self-destruction unless they have a modern-day reformation.

#HollywoodHasJumpedTheShark
#OutPedoHollywood
#HollywoodReformation
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Anthony Laviano
Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 10:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Choose Your Pain

I didn't find the fuck any more jarring than when Scotty refereed to a character as a bastard in one episode. I was surprised that made it through 1960's TV.
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Anthony
Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 7:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: The Man Trap

Why did the network choose to air Mantrap as the first episode? Leonard Nimoy sort-of answered this in a show he once did - a retrospective on Trek to that point and a teaser for what was the next thing in Trek (can't remember if it was one of the movies or perhaps TNG).

Anyway... Mantrap was an episode with a recognizable monster - most closely conforming to the expectations of the network execs as to what sci-fi was all about - monsters and aliens terrorizing mankind. They weren't exactly enlightened.
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Anthony Pirtle
Sat, Oct 19, 2013, 10:20pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Perfect Mate

I'd give this one and a half stars, purely for Janssen's and Stewart's performances. The plot is poorly written (especially the Ferengi bits) and morally objectionable, basically a fantasy for teenage males who aren't good at attracting women. That Kamala's been brainwashed since she was four years old to believe it's her job to get men off sounds like the opposite of free will to me.
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Anthony
Wed, Dec 28, 2011, 2:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Ashes to Ashes

Weird thought: How do you burn dinner in a replicator?
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Anthony
Mon, Dec 26, 2011, 10:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Virtuoso

As a copyright lawyer, I have a belief that Paramount should have doled out some dough for the royalty payments for music that is contemporaneous to the time of production.

(And then created other styles.)
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Anthony
Mon, Dec 26, 2011, 4:55am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: The Voyager Conspiracy

I found this entertaining - almost as a parody of "The X-Files." Mulder on crack? Absolutely - Seven didn't sound so much different than Mulder in the series finale of "The X-Files," did she?
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Anthony
Sat, Dec 24, 2011, 8:49pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Survival Instinct

Michael, once again, showing how shallow his thinking is.

This episode was not about "The Borg," but about some Borg that were able to break free partially because of a freak ship accident. So, already, your thinking is starting off on the wrong foot about the episode.

This was an excellent character piece about the struggle of one's one individuality to come through once one is tied to another.

If the Borg is able to take away one's individuality, what happens when a small group can only be in the middle of individuality and group-think?
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Anthony
Sat, Dec 24, 2011, 8:17am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Warhead

So many logical inconsistencies in this episode. Did the Bomb-omb Doc say he was not peogrammed to negotiate? Yet he knew what negotiation was.
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Anthony
Tue, Nov 22, 2011, 11:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: The Q and the Grey

I just finished watching this episode and I feel dirty.

Doesn't Q and "Trek" in general deserve better than teenage-level swooning and sexual pastiche?
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Anthony2816
Sun, Mar 7, 2010, 11:02am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: The Magnificent Ferengi

So, Jammer, have you watched The Magnificent Seven yet?
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Anthony2816
Thu, Mar 4, 2010, 3:06pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: You Are Cordially Invited

When, during the wedding ceremony, Worf's former wife refers to him as, "Worf, Son of Mogh...", isn't that incorrect? Isn't he now of the House of Martock(sp?) ?
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Anthony2816
Thu, Mar 4, 2010, 3:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: You Are Cordially Invited

Nobody has mentioned that the beat from the Klingon drummers in no way matched the beat on the soundtrack.

Meanwhile, perhaps all the TNG clue were drifting hopelessly in space after the last battle...
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Anthony2816
Thu, Mar 4, 2010, 11:46am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Favor the Bold

The scene in which the female changling thanks Odo for showing her how solids make love...I couldn't stop laughing.

Imagine the parts they didn't show: "No, see this shape? You need to make the opposite of that for this to work!"

Sigh.
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Anthony2816
Tue, Mar 2, 2010, 3:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Sons and Daughters

I love DS9, but there's no way Alexander would have survived the point having varying survived on Martok's ship
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Anthony2816
Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 11:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Business as Usual

I wasn't clear on just why Quark now has nothing to fear from revenge by Hagath...or by Gaila...who also should be fearing revenge by Hagath, since he vouched for Quark.
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Anthony2816
Wed, Feb 24, 2010, 12:04am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: The Darkness and the Light

So Sisko wasn't upset that Kira attacked station security personnel, stole and then erased security files, and stole a runabout for a one-woman unauthorized mission...which we saw could obviously have been handled better by the Defiant?

This, on top of Jakob's observations...well, there's an untold story of the aftermath here.
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Anthony2816
Fri, Feb 12, 2010, 1:14am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Body Parts

One problem: Wasn't Quark's contract with Garak left open?
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Anthony2816
Fri, Feb 5, 2010, 5:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Paradise Lost

Star Trek admirals: Let's just say that the majority of them are great officers.

The ones that aren't, well, they're the ones whose actions are interesting enough to become storylines.
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Anthony2816
Fri, Feb 5, 2010, 2:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Our Man Bashir

How come when the lasers that Bashir and Garak had been chained to were activated, and the five minute countdown was well underway, Dr. Honey Bare chose that moment to saunter in and begin a casual review of the controls?

Just askin'...
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Abraham Mehti Anthony
Wed, Apr 15, 2009, 3:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night

I think that in this case the ends justify the means. There is no such thing as a fair war. Sometimes rules have to be broken. Morality shouldn't always be about right or wrong. It should be about what is the situation, and what is the best possible course of action. If the captain was perfectly moral, the Dominion would have destroyed the Federation and possibly the Klingons and even the Romulans. Given the alternative, it's such a small price to pay.
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