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Blighted
Tue, Jun 19, 2012, 3:24am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Critical Care

"And the Doctor was no more ethical than he claimed the administrators were. His actions in Act 4 completely kicked the soap box he was standing on the rest of the episode right out from under him."

You're actually completely wrong here.
We know The Doctor, we have seen him grow up over the series but 1 thing has remained constant - his actions have always resulted him doing the right thing.
Yes, he may have pushed the limits of his ethical subroutines at that point, however there was no chance that his actions were going to result in anyones death. If the administrator had called The Doctors bluff, he would have won.

As for the soapbox for the rest of the episode - again, his actions in the end are because of that. He makes a very human decision in his way to make a stand to try and incite change into a very shortsighted system.


As for you interpretation of the story, well, I think you're trying to be too literal and dismiss it - I can think of a few reasons you might do that.
But the simple point of the story is that the people who have worth(and in a captitalist society, it is often deemed by those in charge are the ones who have money are the ones of worth) have access to the best and the brightest while the poorly skilled labourers(the poor) have nothing.
This episode was a commentary on the the US Heslth Care system and did a reasonable job, for a show like Star Trek: Voyager.
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BlightedSight
Sun, Feb 26, 2012, 4:22pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S3: Facets

BennyRussel, is a communicator any more complex than a central nervous system - something we know that a Changeling can mimic because Bashir tells us when in humanoid form a changeling is indecipherable from a human.
We also have Odo telling us that when he is a rock, he is a rock.

I agree that he the abilities of a Changeling and how they function is underdeveloped but I don't question their ability to change themselves, or even part of themselves, into any think(living or not) that they come into contact with.
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BlightedSight
Fri, Sep 23, 2011, 7:23pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Critical Care

My biggest issue with this episode is the lack of urgency. One of the crew has been abducted and the crew seem to be somewhat bored, looking for him.
When you compare with how the crew was when B'Lanna and Harry were lost in The Muse, it only highlights how little is thought of The Doctor.
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BlightedSight
Fri, Aug 26, 2011, 11:39am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Muse

Jammer: Torres has lay unconscious for eight days (isn't that pretty serious?)

It depends on how long a day would be on this planet. For all you know, a day might be 2 earth hours long.
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BlightedSight
Fri, Aug 12, 2011, 8:32pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S5: 11:59

Jammer:(But I must say that given the job market today, I find the idea of a brilliant, apparently respected engineer unable to find work to be slightly dubious.)

Maybe the episode was set 10 years too early because, right now, I definitly believe, and have experienced, respected and brilliant people out of work and unable to find a job.
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