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Aussie Z
Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 5:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Broken Pieces

Jammer, shouldn't the corona virus mean you get your reviews done sooner, because everyone is sitting at home doing nothing. Therefore, people have more free time?
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Aussie Z
Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 2:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: What You Leave Behind

"Why did Odo have to leave to do something the female shapeshifter could have done?"

Did you miss the part where she was being tried as a war criminal? Did you just expect them to let her go back to the Gamma quadrant? She'd probably go back to scheming on wiping out the solids, after not too long. Better to keep her locked up forever. Odo had the ability to change the mindset of the shapeshifters, and "keep them in line" so to speak.
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Aussie Z
Sun, Feb 9, 2020, 8:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Take Me Out to the Holosuite

I hate hate hate this episode. Nothing bores me more than baseball, the stupid sports that Americans play and nobody else in the world cares about. This would have made for an okay sub-plot, but not for an entire episode.
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Aussie3
Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 2:14am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Ashes to Ashes

Rewatching this almost 20 years after it was first aired, I found that none of the problems re continuity etc. mattered in the end. I just found it a poignant story suffused with a gentle melancholy: Lyndsay Ballard thought that all would be well when she managed to return home to Voyager, only to find that you can't go home. Lyndsay was dead; it's Jhet'laya who must live on with her Kobali family.
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Aussie2
Mon, May 30, 2016, 3:57am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Scientific Method

All these years later, I enjoyed this episode too. Thought it was so creepy to see the aliens walking around torturing the crew (shades of lots of other shows including X-files and Buffy--remember when she does that ritual after Dawn arrives and sees her entire house in a distorted way?--but still so creepy, esp. when Seven first sees them). Of course, I'm viewing this thru the lens of nostalgia. (Tere were a lot of TNG eps that I initially disliked but changed my mind about later mainly, I think, due to the nostalgia of rewatching a show that reminded me of an earlier period of my life).

Of course you can nitpick, e.g. why would such an advanced species have such medieval looking devices? (Well, I know why: because you need the audience to see what's happening.) I thought the fact that the aliens were so human looking and so calm and seeming reasonably extra chilling, and had no problem in imagining a technologically superior race that would behave so cruelly.
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aussie2
Mon, May 30, 2016, 3:48am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Future's End, Part I

Just came back to correct an error: it wasn't Maggie Wheeler (Janice from Friends) who was in this episode of Voyager but comedian Sarah Silverman. Ooops!
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Aussie2
Fri, Apr 22, 2016, 5:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Future's End, Part I

OMG, was that Janice from Friends :-)
Another one that I didn't get to see first time around. (Watched only part 1 so far) Always fun to see how the future crew reacts to (what was then) our current time.
But, haven't we seen all this before in the Star Trek movie when Kirk et al goes back in time to rescue the whales? Right down to the wacky local gal who gets swept up in events, loudly protesting along the way?
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Aussie
Mon, Mar 30, 2009, 4:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2 (April Fools Version)

First time poster, long time reader, ha! But seriously,

I will be brief, no need to cover the same grounds. I just wanted to throw my two cents worth in. BSG redeemed sci-fi for me. I have been a lifelong devotee to Star Trek, only to be betrayed by Enterprise, my joy in the star wars universe was greatly diminished by those awful movies. Stargate provides a happy medium, but with only occasional brilliance. Indeed, Firefly was probably the coolest sci-fi out there, until Fox pulled the plug.
I was done, I was over it. I was ready to walk away and not even give BSG a shot.
Then holy god, The mini-series came out. Followed by episodes like, “33.” The actions was real, it was believable, I felt like this universe could happen. For four seasons I feel like I have schlepped up the same war torn battlegrounds, shared in their triumphs and took the bitter solace of friends under tragedy. Pegasus smashing into those baseships was frakking awesome, and the most awesome visual display i had ever seen on TV, or really anywhere. When Earth was found I cheered, and when it was found dead, I felt crushed.
Because it made sense. Because Life isn’t pretty, prophecies aren’t perfect. The whole picture revealed as the thirteenth tribe’s secret was known. I bought it hook, line and sinker. The hallucinations could have been a dozen different things, I can even buy God’s divine will interceding. The signs to Kobol, the eye, the nebula were all based on ancient legend and thus, it made sense to follow it, and they got there, to Earth. Kara didn’t lead them to their deaths, she lead them to humanities graveyard. (at least that’s the best i can parce it out)
Roslin losing faith and burning the texts, mutinies, and shortages, the decrepit Galactica keening in the whorls, all of them were palpable and one hundred percent believable. God doesn’t do the burning bush thing to much anymore, and for me to buy Gods involvement is asking me to believe he was actually pushing buttons, and telling people to shoot here, and go there. that isn’t the big guys style.

It seems the technobabble button pushing, eleventh hour miracle bullhockey was all saved until the last moment. I wont even go into 40,00 people agreeing to live without water purifiers, basic medicine and emergency relief from natural disasters scattered across an unknown world with unknown species toxins contaminants and no methods of fabrication or mineral processing and sure lets ram our fleet into the sun to tidy up all the problems and send a ship of self-thinking robot terrors free to roam the galaxy and if this feels like a run-on sentence then you should know that’s how i feel about the resolution. Like one big “and they all lived happily ever after.”

So, my solution, and if you read this far, Hello!:
Is to not regard the second half of daybreak as the true ending. The colony attack happens, Galactica breaks down. The fleet is still without a home, but they are all alive and together. end it however your imagination suits you. Just remember, Cavil can have many copies left, so the enemy is still a threat. Personally, If Kara was an angel incarnate, I would have her die a natural death alone in the woods or something, the vanishing was just… troubling. The cylons in orbit would act as sentry against the still remaining cylon enemies out there. The fleet would remain in orbit and the ships used to construct housing and settlements with a rudimentary primitive society. Eventually the vessels would reach shut down points and be scrapped for resources. The fleet itself could remain and function just fine for all the people incapable of surviving out in the sticks, (of which there would be many). I didnt write the show, Ron Moore did, and he did a great job.
Like I said, I will keep this short.
I didn’t buy the ending, it wasn’t believable, and that’s my bit, thanks for reading.
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