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Dark Kirk
Sat, Dec 2, 2017, 4:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S1: About a Girl

I had the same thought as Jammer that there are a lot more Moclan females. One of the characters should have noted that in the show. That means we've seen enough of these shows to anticipate that kind of twist.
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Jun 26, 2017, 10:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Scorpion, Part II

Interesting comment JK. Watching this episode again, I was struck by Chakotay bringing up how he was assimilated into a collective. It's a jarring reminder to the audience that the emotional trauma of that experience was probably affecting his judgement.
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Dark Kirk
Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 9:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Basics, Part I

For everyone saying Culluh would have/should have just executed the crew - Culluh and the writers themselves answer that with Culluh's line as he is marooning the crew without any of their equipment. I think the line was "A fitting end for a people who would not share their technology." He saw it as poetic justice.
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Dark Kirk
Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 9:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: The Menagerie

There was a pretty good single-issue comic book story based on the ramifications of this episode.
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Dark Kirk
Sat, Jun 17, 2017, 1:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Random Thoughts

"Skeptical" good comments. This episode established Tuvok is a different character from Spock.

Everyone - why did the mind-wiper have to look so phallic??!! Did anyone on the set notice it at the time?
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Jun 5, 2017, 11:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Death Wish

DeLancie-Q made me uncomfortable. This wasn't his typically mess-with-the-captain's-sense-of-control. He was sexually harassing Janeway, right?
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Jun 5, 2017, 10:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Basics, Part II

She's a villain, but I thought Seska came across as awesome. Maj complained about keeping women in their place, but you can see how he had to grudgingly respect and tolerate Seska because her points were irrefutable. Sure grudging respect is not ideal, but it reflects well on Seska that she was able to gain even that. Good work Martha Hackett.
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Dark Kirk
Sat, Jun 3, 2017, 9:43pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: Dagger of the Mind

Appropriately eerie and Twilight-Zone-y ironic ending for the villain "mind emptied by that thing". It worked for me.
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Dark Kirk
Mon, May 29, 2017, 9:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Meld

I don't remember any words of caution in Star Trek before about mind melds. It was interesting but the sudden change in canon annoyed me. I like the comments that the justification for the mind meld was weak.

Best and most chilling moment for me: when Russ/Tuvok threatens the Doctor, saying you are not indestructible hologram; a few well-chosen commands to the computer would eliminate the Doctor.
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Dark Kirk
Fri, May 12, 2017, 11:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Offspring

Why were Nicholas Coster characters such pains so often?

Do actors ever get tired of playing those kinds of characters? I haven't seen his recent work, so maybe he does play different characters now.

I'm watching the episode and just noticed Lal's "adversarial" talk with him. Great moment.

Hastel: "We have great respect" for Data.

Lal: "You do not speak with respect."

The scene in Troi's quarters gets more moving the more you see it and know what will happen.

Great job Jonathan Frakes and Hallie Todd.
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Dark Kirk
Fri, May 12, 2017, 11:26pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Transfigurations

The choke-weapon was an homage to the Sith choke hold.

I thought it was an awesome moment when Sunad orders his ship to fire on the Enterprise, and then John zaps him right onto the Enterprise bridge. Like 'OK, tell them to fire now.'

Even less-than-awesome episodes can have some pretty good moments.
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Dark Kirk
Fri, May 12, 2017, 8:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Sarek

I just realized why ST: Voyager struggled - it didn't have too many opportunities to do shows like this where we meet family members of the crew.
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Dark Kirk
Mon, May 8, 2017, 10:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Endgame

Watching Endgame made me realize how much I liked Kate Mulgrew playing Janeway.
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Mar 27, 2017, 11:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Survival Instinct

If we worried too much about coincidences, there wouldn't have been a show at all. Putting the pretty ridiculous circumstances of right-time-and-right-place aside, it was well done and the Seven-Doctor dialogue at the end was great.
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Mar 13, 2017, 11:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Bliss

I agree with Qatai. It's a monster. That's the only way its abilities can work, like manipulating the crew to take the doctor offline. He even says so.
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Dark Kirk
Fri, Mar 3, 2017, 11:53pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Conundrum

Riker mentions why-did-Mac-Duff-need-Enterprise-with-all-his-power. So at least the writers acknowledged the huge plot hole. Picard comes up with some unmemorable, lame response like 'well, they still couldn't defeat'... so writers did not fill it. Isn't it fun to imagine that maybe Section 31 was behind all the stuff that happened to the Enterprise crew - The Game, Conundrum, etc. - just to discredit the crew because they don't like the way Picard operates and consider the Enterprise a threat to Section 31's agenda? After a while, it's the only thing that might make sense behind all these episodes.
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 11:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Nemesis

Vylora - good point about feeling anger toward the Kradin ambassador. But Chakotay asks if the Kradin could have committed atrocities and Janeway acknowledges she doesn't know. There seemed something really oily about the Kradin ambassador, and he has no love for the Vori. So it does make you wonder about the Kradin.

Boy, for a while I thought the Kradin were going to turn out to be Nausicans.
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 11:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Day of Honor

One little scene is vividly memorable for me - the ejection of the core. I didn't realize how long it is compared to the ship. And nice little moment of Janeway staring at the vacant space where the core was supposed to be.
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Jan 30, 2017, 11:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Displaced

It's hard to believe the aliens could so easily learn so much about Voyager before taking it over. They had basically no problem operating the entire ship. And it left the impression that there were barely more than 150 Nyrians - obviously production economics, but still...
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Dark Kirk
Mon, Jan 2, 2017, 10:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Scientific Method

Janeway: "Tuvok, I hope you were exaggerating those odds."
Tuvok: "I was not."
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Dark Kirk
Sun, Oct 2, 2016, 11:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Alice

I like the concept of a 'Christine' type of episode and I get the comments that it wasn't executed as well. But I think it deserves at least half-a-star for something no one has mentioned - the scene where the alien merchant is about to do something that Alice considers a threat - and Alice appears as to the MERCHANT as a female whatever-species-the-merchant-is. She ominously says to the merchant, something like , "I hope you haven't forgotten me already." The merchant clearly already had a relationship with Alice too. It was chilling to discover this ship could infiltrate someone else's head like that. But it also left you with the question: what the heck IS Alice?
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Dark Kirk
Tue, Jan 26, 2016, 10:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Mirror, Mirror

Anyone who loves this episode should find and read Diane Duane's Dark Mirror novel. It is the TNG crew after this episode, and it was written before DS9 messed up the Mirror Universe. Duane's novel is awesome.
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