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Artymiss
Sun, May 26, 2019, 12:49pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S1: Silent Enemy

@Gary is right. We learn a lot about Malcolm in this episode and what we learn is really quite distressing. His father is vile (his mother not much better) and poor Malcolm has clearly had a cold, critical, repressive upbringing at the hands of this narcissistic, bullying couple who didn't even let him have a favourite food. He has spent his life as a 'disappointment' to his hideous father. Now he only communicates the bare minimum to them and who can blame him, but it's still sad. This has spilt over into all of his relationships, he keeps himself to himself and prefers to focus on work. His horror and embarrassment when he thinks Hoshi is making 'overtures' to him tells us a lot about him too. I like his childlike delight (and he is delighted, this is how some English people express delight, in a relatively low key way) at the end that his Enterprise colleagues have bothered to find out what his favourite food is. They are his new family. I've always enjoyed the focus on character development in Enterprise, unlike other commentators who just express impatience with it (for reasons best known to themselves).
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Artymiss
Fri, May 24, 2019, 2:51pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Trent
Yes I just saw that via Google too. It does sound very like SMG though (unless my ears are playing up), can it be altogether accidental? The voice over irritated me, reminded me of all those annoying Burnham voiceovers. And I can't think that bodes well for the Picard scripts.
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Artymiss
Fri, May 24, 2019, 12:00pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Re: Picard trailer. Was that SMG doing the voice over?! There is no escape from Michael flaming Burnham...
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Artymiss
Mon, May 20, 2019, 1:42pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: The Last Outpost

Ugh. Mediocre. I haven't watched one of these season 1 episodes in a while. It was so slooooooow, just drags along. The only character who seems to have any energy is Geordi. Picard seems really un-Picard like here and quite nasty and rude to Data, I'm surprised @LizzyDatalover hasn't complained...
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Artymiss
Sun, May 19, 2019, 1:55pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: Elementary, Dear Data

@Lizzydatalover

Doesn't Pulaski start off obnoxiously prejudiced against Data (which as we've seen lots of him we get angry with her for), but then as she works with Data and spends time with him she learns to appreciate him and her prejudices are softened? I think this particular plot strand is actually exploring the nature of prejudice. Pulaski was hostile to Data before she'd even met him just because he's an AI. Meeting and working with the reality of an AI her prejudices are challenged.

And @Booming is right. Data's feelings can't be hurt and so he can't be insulted (therefore Pulaski is wasting her time trying to wind him up).

I wonder if the writers weren't also trying to replicate the sparky nature of the Bones/Spock relationship to a certain extent. Think how baffled Bones was by Spock and his Vulcan ways and how he used to get really riled by him.

I liked Pulaski, at least she had a personality (plus the actress playing her was a massive improvement on Gates M as well). Yes, she's abrasive but that's preferable to blandness and Bev is soooooo very very bland.
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Artymiss
Sun, May 12, 2019, 8:36am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Data's Day

I love this episode and would give it three and three quarter stars. I like that we get a real sense of life lived on board. Lots of nice touches as well that show how well the writers and actors know the characters by now.

My favourite scene is Worf and Data shopping for wedding gifts. Wonder if Worf ended up getting the swan!

What the hell was T'pel wearing on her head when trying to trick Data into giving her info?! It was like a Vulcan pixie hood with special cut outs for the ears. Hilarious!
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Artymiss
Sun, May 12, 2019, 2:39am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

Renewed! Hurrah! Praise be to Avis etc.
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Artymiss
Sat, May 11, 2019, 1:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: The Mind's Eye

Very good, tense episode, I'm surprised there aren't more comments.

I would love to know what Picard swore at Vagh. Any Klingon speakers out there?!

Kell's banquet of Klingon food though, blurgh. Shudder.
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Artymiss
Sat, May 4, 2019, 2:38am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

@Gerontius
Eek no, I don't want it to be remotely like Discovery in terms of plot. I was thinking more of episodes that could stand alone but were within a wider story arc (a bit like DS9 I suppose).

Re Kelly's cleavage. It all fell flat to me (no pun intended!) I didn't like the 'joke' about her liking to be on top either.
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Artymiss
Fri, May 3, 2019, 11:02am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

Finally got to see it but... I was disappointed by it. It wasn't terrible but it was very predictable and I got a bit bored. I truly hated Kelly's wonderbra cleavage, was that really necessary?! Do your buttons up love.

Still really hoping for a season 3 though.

I would've liked the previous episode to have been the season finale with season 3 exploring the ramifications of younger Kelly's actions rather than cramming it all into this one episode.

Why can't the Kaylon shoot straight?! They are absolutely hopeless shots, can't think how they managed to destroy so many civilizations...
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Artymiss
Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 7:58am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: The Chase

Norman Lloyd is now 104 years old!!!!
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Artymiss
Sat, Apr 27, 2019, 1:40am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

@Gerontius
Don't tell us ANYTHING about it. Even 'action packed' is too much information! :D Although I had accidentally read that somewhere else.

@Paul C
Not sure I can cope with just Discovery!!! Haven't enjoyed season 2 very much. I really hope the Orville continues and the delay in announcing renewal is down to people sorting out contractual issues rather than anything more sinister.
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Artymiss
Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 12:27pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing".

This doesn't bode well for Ed and Kelly!
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Artymiss
Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 8:57am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

@Paul C
I got the impression that younger Kelly knew more than she was letting on, the trick for fooling the Kaylons for instance, it almost felt like she was on the Orville specifically to tell them that. If she hadn't been there the Kaylons would probably have attacked them (unless present Kelly suddenly remembered her old school project).
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Artymiss
Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 5:58am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

@Paul C
Yes, I should've mentioned the video game scene, I loved that too.

I'm busy wondering what will happen next episode. Surely Kelly declining to go on a repeat date will alter the future (ie our present on the Orville) possibly quite radically? Mercer's unlikely to be captain (since she got him that post) perhaps Kelly will be captain??? I wondered if it could be younger Kelly naively thinking 'well if I don't start a relationship with him now I can 7 years down the line once he's grown up a bit and then we won't get divorced...'

I'm surprised Jammer describes the ending as "open ended" and "somehow Kelly's knowledge of the future made her take a different path and even if we were never to see it played out" - how can we not see it played out, I think just a tiny change to younger Kelly's life will have implications. But I'll have to wait a week to find out what they are. Aghhhhhh!
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Artymiss
Fri, Apr 26, 2019, 3:22am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

I'm going to forgive this episode everything (even younger Kelly's terrible wig) for: the nightclub scene (Moclans and Yaphit dancing :D), everyone running on to the bridge in their pyjamas, the hiding in the ice ring images (awesome).

I'll be interested to find out next week (we're a week behind in the UK) how this episode plays out in the season finale. Just what will be the outcome(s) of younger Kelly rebooting the future?
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Artymiss
Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 7:07am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Kinematic
I agree with you 100%. This story could've played out through subsequent seasons. It's like the writers just wanted to conclude it as quickly as possible and have him reunite with Stamets as Stamets lay close to death blah blah was the easiest way. As I've mentioned before I've been disappointed by Stamets in season 2 - how come he went from a major character in season 1 (where he even got to play two versions of himself!) to this? Did the writers just get bored with the character? He was so weedy and dreary this season I'm not surprised the new Culber wanted a break from him...
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Artymiss
Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 6:17am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Ooo @ReneB!

Thank you!
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Artymiss
Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 6:14am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Hi @Trent

I did think the Culber Stamets split up and the changes to Culber had a great deal of dramatic potential but the writers have already botched it by having them reunited in that gooey scene before Stamets gets put into his medically induced coma!
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Artymiss
Tue, Apr 23, 2019, 3:37am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Trent
"The idea of Culber being 'de-gayed' after his trip back from spore world is great"
Huh?! In what way is he 'de-gayed'? He just has issues with Stamets (and we don't really know what they are yet, perhaps we never will knowing these script writers) and that's not the same thing. I don't get any sense he's no longer a gay man.
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Artymiss
Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 2:29pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Greg M
Agree re Stamets. This has been a disappointment for me this season. He was a major character in season 1 but in season 2 was very under utilised. If I was Rapp I'd be fed up. As we've lost several characters hopefully there will be space in season 3 to make better use of Stamets.
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Artymiss
Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 2:22pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Galadrial
One comment by one poster may very well be the same length as all my shortish comments combined! I think you need to go by word length! Or you could use a ruler and measure each comment... :D
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Artymiss
Sat, Apr 20, 2019, 1:57pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Booming
Tyler's last words "I did it all for you Michael..."
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Artymiss
Sat, Apr 20, 2019, 1:24pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@whatqnavry

"section 31 has ways"
Ha, maybe THAT can be the plot for the Section 31 spinoff! :D
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Artymiss
Sat, Apr 20, 2019, 1:08pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

And what about that speech Burnham gave at the end of Season 1 in front of a massive audience, with the bridge crew of Discovery all there and getting medals too. Better hope no one recorded it! Or that it was televised (or whatever passes for television then)... Not so simple to erase people from history really.
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