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Brian_C
Wed, Sep 5, 2018, 9:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

Yes! That was the biggest flaw this film had (IMO). They beat the borg too easy at the beginning of the film and it just felt like a quickly, sloppily thrown together setup for the rest of the film.

That was a shame. They could have done something more plausible and in line with the high quality of the rest of this film and it wouldn't have felt so cheap and implausible.

It was kind of hard for me to really enjoy the stuff they did to "fix the timeline" because the reason the borg chose to alter the timeline in the first place didn't make a lot of sense.
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Brian_C
Wed, Aug 29, 2018, 5:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Endgame

Well, having just gone and watched the whole series through for the first time, I have to say that I'm glad I wasn't watching when this was in it's initial run. They really betrayed the people who watched this series and waited all those years for a payoff that feels almost cruel.

Makes you really appreciate All Good Things even more. At least TNG went out with a bang. I don't know what this was but it was an insult to Voyager's fans.
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Brian_C
Mon, Aug 27, 2018, 10:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Barge of the Dead

I've always tended to dislike the Klingon cultural stuff in all Trek. Not sure why it always gets such rave reviews. Granted, it's usually well-written and produced. It's obvious they put real time and effort into it. But they could have made any episode of Voyager be awesome with the same amount of effort.
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Brian_C
Sun, Aug 26, 2018, 5:23pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Someone to Watch Over Me

Even though I really feel that TNG is (by far) the better Trek, watching this episode really made me see how awesome Jeri Ryan's acting skills were compared to Brent Spiner's.

I always liked the Data character (a lot) and Spiner did a great job with him but it never felt quite organic. It always felt a bit like Spiner instead of Data. Ryan completely disappears into the Seven role here. It's just so natural.
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Brian_C
Sat, Aug 25, 2018, 2:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Course: Oblivion

My god. How could they have thought this episode was a good idea? I had to watch it but I hope I can purge it from my memory soon.
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Brian_C
Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 7:10am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Once Upon a Time

FWIW, the writers of Voyager are mean enough to kill a little girl's mother in a shuttle crash so I was a little worried. I figured she'd make it but I was prepared to cry.

This one wasn't terrible. OK. So the shuttle crash thing is horribly overdone in Voyager but it's been done far worse than this.
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Brian_C
Thu, Aug 23, 2018, 5:01am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Extreme Risk

Don't understand why starships don't just have a giant replicator onboard so they can just make more shuttles the same way they do everything else. Replicate them. Not build them by hand.

I suppose that wouldn't make very interesting viewing.

Paris - "Let's make a badass new shuttle"

Janeway - "Computer, create a brand new badass shuttle"

"Poof"

Computer - "Done"
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Brian_C
Sun, Aug 19, 2018, 1:27am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Waking Moments

Since when does the warp core ever eject when they try to eject it? I can only think of one time in Voyager (so far) when it actually worked. It almost never works in any ST series.
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Brian_C
Sat, Aug 18, 2018, 10:44am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Mortal Coil

I have to admit. As much as the Neelix character annoyed me at first, Ethan Phillips really did a fantastic job all through the series. It certainly wasn't his fault the character was a little annoying. It was the way the character was written. I doubt anyone could have done a better job with the material than he did.

Sometimes you have to see some bad acting to appreciate the talent it takes to make even an annoying character completely believable.
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Brian_C
Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 6:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Scorpion, Part II

I just saw this for the first time. Been a ST fan for many years but am just getting around to making my way through Voyager. So far, I have to say that I've found Voyager really hard to stomach at times. Compared to TNG and even DS9, Voyager feels like a cheap imitation of Trek most of the time.

I mean, honestly, I believe the acting in Voyager is better than DS9. I didn't like Avery Brooks as an actor at all. Kate Mulgrew is much better in actually making her character believable. That's to say I believe she did the best she could with the material they gave her. The writers often failed to give these actors the best material.

These two episodes were very interesting but the writing still just was very shoddy (IMO). The TNG borg episodes just flowed so much better and they wisely didn't stretch credibility too much by examining the specifics of the borg too much.

As menacing as the new species was supposed to be, I just wasn't buying them as meaner than the borg. I also didn't buy Voyager saving the borg. I don't know. It just felt like it was written by a teenage fan instead of professionals.
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BrianOConnell
Mon, Oct 20, 2008, 4:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Hunters

So no sign of a message for Harry but a download of a message for Tom in progress - fast forward to the end and Tom's message was lost but Harry got one at the last minute. How does that work again?
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