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Fri, Mar 28, 2008, 10:36am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S4: Qpid

Does anyone know if Tim Lynch's old reviews are posted online anywhere? This is not to impugn Jammer's abilities; I thoroughly enjoy his reviews as well. But while I've read (and still have) Lynch's DS9 reviews, I don't think I've seen his TNG reviews, and I'd like to.

TNG remains my favorite Trek series (with DS9 a close second), probably because I only discovered it around the end of the fifth season, which meant that for months, I had BRAND NEW episodes to watch practically every night. I've still got the tapes, although I haven't watched them in years, but I watched so obsessively in the beginning that I can still replay most of the episodes in my mind.

One of the things that annoyed me most about "Qpid", aside from its suckiness, was something I believe one of the actresses commented on at the time. While the men are running around, acting macho with swords, the women are reduced to cringing behind the scenery, occasionally whacking someone over the head with a pot. These are 24TH CENTURY women here; give them freakin' swords! Clearly the writers were still firmly grounded in the 20th century, and for all the fantastic concepts they came up with season after season, they still couldn't conceive of a future where women could fight with anything other than crockery.

The only bright spots for me in "Qpid": Worf breaking Geordi's mandolin, and Data getting hit with an arrow by a horrified Troi and not realizing it until he looked down.

I loved "The Mind's Eye": brilliant, taut piece of work. Although I was also screaming for Data to "Run, damnit!" at the end. For some reason I also found hilarious Geordi's reaction when he finally notices the de-cloaking warbird: "Whoa!" Delightfully understated.
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