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Douglas Schmidt
Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 9:24am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Inside Man

I mean they don’t even show 7 of 9 getting back to the ship from the escape pod. They don’t explain what happened to the Ferengi. And how did an escape pod shake the Ferengi ship like that? Nothing about the ending made sense. Perhaps the reruns cut out scenes that aired during its initial run??
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Douglas Schmidt
Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 9:21am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Inside Man

I really felt it ended abruptly without any real explanations. I feel like I wasted an hour of my time for absolutely nothing at all
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DontFeedTheTrolls
Wed, Dec 12, 2018, 9:07am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: General Discussion

*slingshots around sun*
*puts up "Don't feed the troll" sign*
*slingshots back around sun*
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JanewayKILLEDTuvix
Mon, Oct 23, 2017, 11:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Chosen Realm

So basically 7th day Adventist on a Jihad in space take over Enterprise....neat.
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JanewayKILLEDTuvix
Mon, Oct 16, 2017, 6:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Homestead

Episode would have been better if Naomi Wildman finished her Tuvix story in the mess hall with....


Naomi Wildman-"and once there was a transporter accident. Neelix and Commander Tuvok got combined to make a completely different person...and then Captain Janeway killed him."

Brax-"...REALLY?"

Naomi Wildman-"You don't think I could make up a story like that do ya?" *smirk
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DDT
Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 9:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II

The Gorn was awful. The old CGI looks worse than the guy in the rubber suit. They may as well have had a Hanna Barbara Cartoon Gorn. And suddenly Gorn's can move fast? The fact they were so slow moving was how Kirk managed to stay alive against one.

The big problem with all the later Star Trek post TNG series is how derivative and unoriginal they are. The original Mirror Mirror was a brilliant premise and well written. This is just a weak copy of something great. The sad thing is that Enterprise could have been such a brilliant series. This is why I have strong doubts about Discovery. Hopefully they won't screw that up.
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DDT
Wed, Jun 14, 2017, 6:35am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Storm Front, Part II

Daniels isn't a Temporal Agent... He's actually a Plot Exposition Agent fighting in the Script Cliché Bar Brawl. He appears when ever the series arc or plot has become so convoluted or derivative that only his few lines can untangle the mess in the viewers mind. Or that's he's hope, of course, it doesn't always work.

Not only is this derivative of the many Star Trek Nazi and Star Trek time -travel episodes they've managed to wedged in the Star Trek Gangster cliché as well.

If you want proper alternate time-line Nazi science fiction please read "The Man in the High Castle" by Phillip K. Dick.

As with part one this gets a hardy Bonk Bonk on the Head!
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DDT
Tue, Jun 13, 2017, 9:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Storm Front, Part I

The only thing I hate more than Nazis are Star Trek Episodes with Nazis (with the exception of the Original Series one where they weren't actual Nazis from the past) I give this episode a Bonk Bonk on the Head.
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DDT
Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 9:10am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Hatchery

Are the MACO's uniforms supposed to be acid-wash?
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DDT
Fri, May 26, 2017, 7:12am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Extinction

Well that sucked. I think it was worse than Spock's Brain, The Space Hippies, Farpoint Station or anything else in the whole ST Universe. And I happened to watch it the day after I saw Alien: Covenant which had a similar infectious pathogen plot premise. But instead of people being transformed into incubators for Aliens in Enterprise they are turned into Ape-men from Planet Goofball. "Let's make the actors talk in the most annoying voices possible!" Great. Thanks.

Bonk! Bonk! On the head, for whoever wrote that.
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BigDTBone
Sun, Nov 29, 2015, 10:31am (UTC -5)
Re: New Trek Series Coming in 2017

@Robert - The ability to watch out-of-order is a key part of preserving rewatchability. If the series compels you to watch it in order it will lose something as a series. Shows that you watch through in order can be a great first time experience but the return dimenishes sharply on rewatch. Whereas shows that are comprised of more stand alone episodes (even if they are contained within a larger arc) can be enjoyed many times without losing much value.

Basically, I'm looking for a series that will hold up in the long run and I would be willing to sacrifice some initial enthralment (but not much) for the cause.
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BigDTBone
Thu, Nov 26, 2015, 4:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: New Trek Series Coming in 2017

I agree with the idea of sprawling, cohesive, story arcs. And I agree 10 meta-plot episodes a season is a good number. But I would still like 26 episodes a season because it allows for the very trek-important stand out episodes, character study episodes, political parallel episodes, and playful episodes. Without those in the mix it won't feel like a trek series. Also, having those episodes in the mix preserves rewatchability of the series which is a huge part of trek also.
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BigDTBone
Sat, Jun 6, 2015, 9:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: A Matter of Perspective

The big plot hole for me is when Manua says that it was Riker's idea for them to stay at the station. Picard should have known immediately that was wrong, and it would have been a simple matter to contact the planet and verify with the hotel that reservations had been made.
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BigDTBone
Tue, May 6, 2014, 1:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: It's Only a Paper Moon

There is a huge difference between being illiterate and not being able to read/speak English. Universal translators ate one thing but they can't change words on page.
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Moacir Schmidt
Tue, Jan 1, 2013, 3:52pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Captain's Holiday

This is, probably, the worst TNG episode of all seasons....
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Richard Berndt
Sat, Oct 6, 2012, 12:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Whispers

Wow! Great episode, nicely set up, with the twist out of nowhere. It was also great to see a focus on "O'Brien," the episode does a very good job showing how he uses his expertise in a variety of ways.
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DT
Fri, Nov 12, 2010, 5:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

Actually people do still get upset about stuff that happened 400 years ago - in Ireland, Cromwell and Drogheda are still remembered, for instance. Sometimes (this might just be a European thing, but it's certainly true where I'm from) the further back in history you go the more upset people get!

It felt especially right, though, considering that the Prophets gave Sisko the vision of life in 1950s America only a year before - so even if he had spent his life unconcerned with what had happened back in the 20th century up till then. We know from his evolving attitude to Bajoran religion that Sisko's spiritual experiences stay with him; so it's in character that having had that experience, he'd be more sensitive to it now.
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OldTrekker
Wed, Dec 31, 2008, 1:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

Nice Review. I too thought this was right up there with Wrath of Khan. And yes, the Borg Queen kind of detracts from the whole soul-less, emotionless, hive mind concept, but I think it was a necessary vehicle to make them more accessible to the non-trek audience. Plus, I think that to come up with a creative, non-contrived, plot development to defeat them might have taken a lot more screen time and slowed the pace of the film.

My other comment has to do with the wonderful use of the final scene in First Contact as a starting point for the "Evil Earth Empire" in the "Mirror Universe" episode of ST: Enterprise. In my opinion, one of the handful of "keeper" episodes in that otherwise ill-conceived ST spinoff.
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