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Dave in MN
Wed, Jun 6, 2018, 6:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Booby Trap

My phone's auto- correct got me, but that should've read that "I've seen several remarks" .....
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Dave in MN
Wed, Jun 6, 2018, 6:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Booby Trap

There's a couple of people that seem to post nothing but negativity and condescension.

The poster's names escape me, but I've seen several creative on the tComment Stream that seemed designed to provoke a reaction: the continuous sexual fetishization of teenage Wesley comes to mind, as do the remarks about Tasha and the rape gangs.

As offended as I was, I don't think it's worth my time to give a ny attention to a troll/obnoxious person.
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Dave in MNs
Thu, May 31, 2018, 9:09am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Take Me Out to the Holosuite

Having browsed through the comments for this episode, I am shocked by the number of biased anti-American comments in this thread.

#1. Ferengi are not Americans in fancy-dress makeup. I've lived here for forty years and met countless people in my time and I've yet to meet anyone who'd remind me of a Ferengi. (I've always thought that the Ferengi were based on a special small subset of the investing class mixed with a little hucksterism and a lot of broad comedy). Anyone who equates Ferengi with Americans knows very little factual data about actual Americans.

I guess tarring and feathering 330 million people is ok, you know, as long as it isn't some noble group like ISIS. (Sarcasm)

#2. Sisko is from the past of Earth that was America. Why wouldn't/shouldn't he like the game? It is part of his heritage. No one knocks Tom Paris for classic movies/cars, Riker for playing trombone or Picard nerding out over historical discoveries.

#3. If the writers had made soccer the focus, I doubt Americans posting here would have made a federal case out of it.

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Re, the episode itself: I found it to be a little slow paced and the humor was bordering on cringe, but for an Ezri episode, its surprisingly watchable.
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Dave in MN
Thu, May 31, 2018, 8:48am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Take Me Out to the Holosuite

While I'm not a huge sports fan at all, I will say that it (along with cricket and kickball) are intuitively easy sports to understand. Each team takes turns between offense and defense after three people are struck out on the opposing team ... making it all the way around the diamond results in scoring.

If this episode had been about American football or hockey, I could understand not grasping the gist of gameplay ....
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Dave in MN
Tue, May 29, 2018, 4:31pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Who Watches the Watchers

^

That didn't seem to stop you from pontificating ... your three paragraph complaint about the thoroughness of the conversatio (while simultaneously failing to say anything about the episode itself) is rich with irony.


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Dave in MN
Sun, May 13, 2018, 9:35am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: What You Leave Behind

^

If they would have done the scene the way you scripted it, I would have added another half star to my 3 rating.

About the montage, I actually thought it was a cheesy TV-trope waste of time (and found the glaring omission of Jadzia to be very distracting).
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Dave in MN
Mon, May 7, 2018, 4:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

@Jammer

That made me laugh out loud. Touché, brother!
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Dave in MN
Fri, May 4, 2018, 10:18am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Offspring

One thing I always wondered about: if Data has his daughter's memories AND imprints of the colonists' memories (from when he was first activated) and the memory of laughing (the gift from Q) and (later) the memories of being angry (from Lore's manipulation), why is later-seasons Data always presented as if he has no idea what emotions are?

Great episode, btw.
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Dave in MN
Fri, May 4, 2018, 8:42am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Having a major character float around in the vacuum of space without any negative consequences is a extremely ridiculous plot development (and yes, I'm aware the series as a whole is built upon implausible coincidences).

I thought using the force required substantial training?! So much for internal storytelling logic!

As a non Star Wars fan who is still open- minded enough to enjoy a good story, this took me right out of the movie and colored everything that came afterwards.
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Dave in MN
Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 9:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Best of Both Worlds, Part II

^

A great summary of Riker ... funny how inconsistent writing sometimes can (inadvertantly) turn a boring character into an interesting one.
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Dave in MN
Sat, Apr 14, 2018, 10:07am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Loss

I'm amazed no one has mentioned what has bothered me most about this episode:

Why didn't they separate the saucer section?!

Even as a kid, it struck me as terrible writing.
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Dave in MN
Fri, Apr 6, 2018, 11:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Rejoined

For what it's worth, I'm a gay person and I voted mostly Republican the last election. (Don't hate please) but I even went to a Trump rally with a home made sign. No one there made me feel unwelcome or disparaged, quite the opposite. I got lots of high fives and people wanting to hear my perspective.

In fact, you- know-who mentioned seeing my sign during his speech and I got extended applause from thousands of people!

I only mention this personal experience because I do feel people like DLPB are rapidly becoming a fringe element in society and politics .... and while I admit it is easy to tar all conservatives with a "DLPB brush", I also think that's unfair to do so.
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Dave in MN
Fri, Apr 6, 2018, 10:38am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Conundrum

A buddy of mine played on the Chess Club in High School and he was a state champion, yet I watched him get soundly beaten by a ten year old he'd been teaching the game to (for only a couple of weeks).

It was pretty funny because my buddy would say "are you sure you want to do that?" (trying to coach on unwise moves) and his nephew said "yes, I have a plan". My friend didn't hold back either, he's a rather ruthless player who prefers being on the offensive.

So yes, my buddy isn't Data and his 10 year old nephew isn't Troi, but sometimes, unconventional "risky" novice moves can open up attacks traditional players wouldn't expect.

Also, I'd imagine that 3D Chess has many more opportunities to checkmate than normal chess. Surely that would make it much harder to plan a sound defense.
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Dave in MN
Mon, Apr 2, 2018, 2:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

^

Hahaha!!!

Totally agree .... the overwrought episode titles don't really entice me to try watching STD again.

"When the pawn hits the floor" indeed .....
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Dave in MN
Wed, Mar 21, 2018, 11:38am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Host

Is this really the place to post fan fiction/spec scripts?

I don't know how it is for other people, but seeing a post as long as ^ instantly makes my eyes glide right down to the next person's comments, especially when the subject matter of that long post ignores the purpose of the website.
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Dave in MN
Sun, Feb 4, 2018, 11:20am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: What's Past Is Prologue

Also, are you also asserting that magnetic pole flipping has no climatological efgect?
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Dave in MN
Sun, Feb 4, 2018, 11:09am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: What's Past Is Prologue

I was accurate in saying that, before the Pleistocene, we did not have a half-million year Ice Age for 100s of millions of years. (Even the Chixclub impact did not result in such a long cold period).

Anyways .....

Let's make this easy:

The Malonkovitch Cycle started producing Ice Ages after not doing so during the dinosaur epoch because _______.

Solar output is irrelevant to a conclusion about climatology because ________.

I look forward to you filling in the blanks.
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Dave in MN
Sun, Feb 4, 2018, 10:00am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: What's Past Is Prologue

And re #1 ... I pose that question because we've always had a Malankovitch cycle, but Earth went through hundreds of millions of years without Ice Ages.

Correlation does NOT seem to equal causation in this case.
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Dave in MN
Sun, Feb 4, 2018, 9:56am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: What's Past Is Prologue

#1. Can anyone explain why the Ice Ages began after 200 million years with no Ice Ages occurring?

#2. Can anyone explain why the Earth warmed back up between the Ice Ages?

#3. Even though we only have about 140 years of reliable solar data, the sun has shown it self to be quite variable and unpredictable. Why shouldn't this huge undefined variable be considered before a conclusion is drawn?

To me, if you cannot explain the causal factors of previous events AND you willfully ignore the lack of data concerning the main source of energy in your Theory, then all you have is a philosophically-based hypothesis.

That's not called being a science "denier" ... if anything, we are the ones trying to save the Scientific Method from PC groupthink.
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Dave in MN
Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 9:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: What's Past Is Prologue

Re climate "change"

Science is not a consensus. Science is not decided by a vote.

Any testable and repeatable data which refutes a Theory immediately invalidates it.

Remember String Theory?

Despite the fact that any theoreticians (a majority in the 80's) felt String Theory was the best explanation for quantum interactions, the data proved otherwise. If we had left it to a democratic vote of those very theoreticians, we'd still be wasting time running down a String Theory dead end thirty years later.
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Dave in MN
Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 9:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: What's Past Is Prologue

While I am glad that some can derive pleasure from Discovery; the overwrought episode titles, Jammer's recaps/reviews and the tortured/disbelieving responses posted here have convinced me of one thing:

It was a great idea for me to give up on STD before it tarnished the rest of Trek by its awfulness.

Anyways, carry on.
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Dave
Sat, Dec 30, 2017, 9:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Unification

The external of the Enterprise shows that it has gone completely dark, cut to a bridge scene with the lights fully turned on...
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Dave
Sat, Dec 30, 2017, 12:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: First Contact

Also...a phaser on stun setting makes Krola have to be hauled to the Enterprise for care? Crusher even later says "he was never in any real danger".
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Dave
Sat, Dec 30, 2017, 12:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: First Contact

Ugh..."29 hours a day"

I can't imagine a society doing this...using a prime number as the number of divisions they divide a day into. The number 24 is highly divisible. Another planet's hours don't have to be the same length as ours.
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Dave
Sat, Dec 30, 2017, 11:36am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Clues

Guinan not knowing what to do with stockings seems odd considering the events of Time's Arrow...
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