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CaptainEddieD
Sun, May 12, 2019, 8:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Through the Looking Glass

Could barely even watch this one

(also I just saw a dead body on the street!)

(when someone reads this months from now, they will be like wow, I wonder what the story with that was)

- Captain Eddie D
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CaptainEddieD
Sun, May 12, 2019, 5:12pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Prophet Motive

I love Quark and especially Nog, and really enjoy when they are the focus of the B story. But as much as I wanna like Wallace Shawn, these episodes are always kinda a looking at my phone the whole time situation.
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CaptainEddieD
Sun, May 12, 2019, 5:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Destiny

Always read these reviews (on my very, very slow watch of this) but have never commented. This was a pretty good episode. I feel like this is the point in the show when I need to start actually getting into it cause it feels like it's getting good.
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Eddie
Sat, Jun 23, 2018, 10:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Hollow Pursuits

A lot of people commenting on the privacy issue but every time someone went into Barclay’s holodeck program, he was supposed to be working. Both Dereliction of duty and being AWOL can be court martial offenses.

Instead of personally getting him, his commanding officers could had just sent security personnel to drag his butt to the brig pending disciplinary measures that could have included rank reduction, confinement or getting kicked out of star fleet. He was basically a wanted criminal when Geordi and Riker went looking for him. He didn’t have any right to privacy at that point.
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eddie
Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 1:52pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: The Begotten

Don't have much more new to add. But didn't see anyone comment on the fact that Quark sold Odo a sentient being. Dr. Mora should have had them both arrested for it and take custody of the changeling child.
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Eddie
Fri, Jan 8, 2016, 8:38am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: The Haunting of Deck Twelve

I like this one. Particularly since some details that don't add up may be attributed to Neelix making them up to jazz up the story for the kids. And speaking of details that probably don't add up, Tuvok claims he doesn't sweat until the temperature hits 350 kelvin. That's about 170 in Fahrenheit. I know Vulcans are tough but that seems a bit much.
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Eddie
Mon, Nov 16, 2015, 11:05am (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2

Yay, you know all those loose ends and unanswered questions? God did it, yep god that's right. By the way stop using your brains and go sleep in the mud because technology is evil m'kay. Aside from those two major grievances I quite liked it.
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Eddie
Sat, Nov 14, 2015, 9:46am (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: The Hub

Now with Roslin having visions from god I have to wonder why god only talks with the most unethical and immoral people available.

I mean Balthar needs no explanation, Roslin fixes elections and throws people out of the airlock and Caprica six where responsible for genocide. Geez I guess if you wanna be up close and personal with god you should be a generally shitty person.
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Eddie
Fri, Nov 13, 2015, 6:47am (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Faith

@Michael, @zzybaloobah:
About free will and an eternal god zzybaloobah gave this example, "flip a coin, and they say "I've seen this, it comes up heads", that doesn't change the physics or make the flip any less random.".

I would like to point out that while it doesn't change the physics it does change the nature of the flip. Since you know what's going to happen (you being god in this instance) you have in fact made the outcome predetermined by observing what will happen.

That's the essential problem, if you can observe the future there can be no free will because the future has been set before you've made any choice. The solution to this would be to have god exist eternally in all possible outcomes of everyone's choices and thereby god would have an infinite number of plans for the universe but that would be quite pointless.
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Eddie
Thu, Nov 12, 2015, 8:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Escape Velocity

@Michael: Your comment both amused and depressed, it's funny because it's true and sad because I have to share the same universe as them.
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Eddie
Tue, Oct 13, 2015, 9:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Threshold

I have to say that it's even more horrible the second time but I also have to defend it somewhat. It's about Warp 10 so to speak or at least about being everywhere at once.

I think they took it from how travelling at light speed would be perceived at least from a relativistic point of view, we know that time moves slower and slower as you reach higher speeds. Now as you approach the speed of light you would also approach a standstill of time and when reaching the speed of light, time would cease to progress (at least for you that is). This would mean that if time is not moving for you and you're moving at the fastest speed possible you would perceive yourself as being everywhere because from your standpoint you are everywhere.

At least I think this is where they got the idea from but how it relates to warp I don't understand.
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Eddie
Sat, Oct 10, 2015, 4:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: The Dogs of War

Am I the only one who find it very implausible that they haven't perfected contraceptives to the degree that there would be no accidental pregnancies? Of course the other option would be that she knowingly stopped taking those contraceptives which has me wondering over her reaction to being pregnant...oh well.
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Eddie Ballard
Tue, Jul 28, 2015, 2:46am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Distant Origin

This was a great episode- but ultimately I found myself distracted by the opportunity for transwarp tech.
How many times can Voyger encounter a Q or an ally with superior tech (a friendly Saurian scientist for example) and not get a boost? Doesn't make any sense!!
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eddie
Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 8:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Dreadnought

I liked this episode. Not groundbreaking but I found it entertaining even on rewatch. I didn't like the adaptive tech. If Cardassians had the tech to adapt to federation weapons, why didn't they use it on their ships? If the writers had been more clever, they should have had the missile outsmart the crew as its path to victory. Lying to Torres was a thing that didn't require technology and gave Dreadnought a momentary edge. Or maybe since it is the size of a ship but doesn't need a crew, a lot of shield generators and armor were put on it and the issue for voyager is that penetrating the shields is beyond what a single intrepid class ship can do in the amount of time that it would take the missile to reach the target.

the space inside the weapon was an interesting issue. i remember watching this one as a kid and thinking that janeway was crazy to want to dismantle it for spare parts. Take out the warhead (yes), get some supplies for voyager (sure) but you have a new vessel. Was it too big to fit in the shuttle bay? If it didn't, then it should just follow along as a support ship. Maybe it didn't have crew quarters or bathrooms but people serving shifts would live on voyager and beam back and forth.


the running into alpha quadrant stuff eventually got too lame.
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eddie
Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 8:12pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Meld

i really like this one. one of the best voyager episodes... I wish they had kept the guest character longer. having a serial killer psycho type locked up in one of the rooms of voyager is actually kinda cool. Remember when Neelix tell the Borg kids the story of the nebula alien in the cargo bay. Can you imagine how scary it would be for the borg kids and naomi wildman growing up in the ship and knowing that there is a killer in room 237. They totally needed an episode where the kids dared each other to walk by and touch the locked door to Suder's room.
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eddie
Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 7:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Alliances

The peace conference thing was such a long shot, even if it hadn't been sabotaged. Janeway should have told the convoy to contact the other Trebe in the region and give them coordinates to meet along the way to the alpha quadrant. They could have traveled together like Janeway suggested and find a planet on the way. But to sweeten the deal, Janeway could have offered to find them a new home world in the federation if they made it all the way. Janeway is a good friend of Admiral Owen, his son serves with her... she could swing giving away a free planet after returning from the Delta Quadrant. Her ship is by itself, traveling in dangerous space and has limited resources. But a free planet IOU, when used smartly, can potentially buy friends and protection along the way. Maybe she gets in trouble for making such offers without the permission of the federation council but it is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission and these are special circumstances. The Council wouldn't refuse.
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eddie
Fri, Feb 13, 2015, 7:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Prototype

The problem with Voyager is that no one stops to think things over. Janeway took all of five seconds to decided that she wasn't going to allow helping the robots reproduce and that's that. She had good reasons... there was a lot they didn't know. But how about stopping for five minutes and asking the robots some questions (i know that ruins the SURPRISE that they killed their masters and were still at war but who didn't see that coming...)

Someone above mentioned that their first question after learning The Builders were dead would have been "what happened to them?" Even though the answer is pretty obvious in tv land, one could also see a scenario where The Builders died from war attrition and depletion of their resources. The next question should have been about what the robots had done since The Builders died. Maybe you find out they are fighting a never ending war with the other robots. Maybe you ask the robots what they expect would become of them if Voyager helps them reproduce and they win their war against their enemy... suddenly, the robots realize how empty their existence would be without their enemy. Without Builders to give them a new purpose what would be the logic in continuing to exist. Now you trade the tech to help the robots to reproduce and offer to become their New Buiders. stick around, help them destroy their enemy so that when they are done, you can step in and give them purpose... YOUR NEW ENEMY IS WHOEVER WE SAY IT IS. Now Janeway has an armada of ships crewed by killer robots to escort her all the way to the alpha quadrant. When you get to the alpha quadrant you offer them a some planets in the federation... they don't need M class atmospheres. Sure... there's some ethical and prime directive issues here. But it's Janeway. She's done far worse for less. Hell Janeway could have shown up in the final season of DS9 and have her killer robots wipe out the Breen, Dominion and more importantly Cardassians, thus the Maquis crew achieves vengeance against their enemy.
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eddie
Wed, Feb 11, 2015, 8:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: The 37's

I agree this episode turned out pretty pointless. Amelia Earhart was underused. There should have been some good scenes between her and Janeway or Paris.

A few things: janeway considers staying for a hot minute because the planet is a human civilization. But what about the crew members that aren't human? No one ever brought up that.

if they stayed, that would have probably meant advancing that human society's tech.

I know they mention that the Briori ship was destroyed in the uprising. But these people were less advanced than Star Fleet. They didn't even know really understand cryogenics. Janeway should have asked to check the wreckage out... there could have been a transwarp coil just sitting
at the Great Uprising Museum.

I wish they had picked up a couple of passengers here. A big deal was made about people staying but this society didn't have space travel. I'm sure some people would have gone with Voyager.
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Eddie
Wed, Feb 19, 2014, 5:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Conspiracy

Hope that a lot of short horror filmmakers will make hundreds of neck or throat bulging, parasite makeup special effects horror shorts and will make new parasitic body inflation special makeup effects films real soon like hopefully this year or next year.
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eddie
Thu, Jun 13, 2013, 6:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: Faces

I agree with Sintek's comment. I hated the Klingon Torres. The episode had some interesting ideas, but I didn't like the execution.

A couple of people mentioned the Think Tank and the distance issue. I never thought of that as a problem. they had technology that was more advanced than the federation. maybe they had some propulsion faster than regular warp or had mapped anomalies to make their travel faster.
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eddie
Thu, Jun 13, 2013, 5:53pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: Cathexis

I hated this one. And forget about the comments about Chakotay solving everythin by inhabiting himself. Let's just assume that his body was damaged and he couldn't. But instead of using the crew to turn the ship around and screw with propulsion, how about using someone to write a note that says: hey, it's me Chakotay... i'm body jumping through the ship. HELP! PS. Don't go back to that nebula.

And using neelix to draw a rough map on his medicine wheel! what was that about? walk the talaxian to a computer terminal and give your crew a real map.
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eddie
Thu, Jun 13, 2013, 5:43pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: State of Flux

This was a good episode. Its too bad that as the series went ahead, Seska's motivations were not as clear. Here she's trading Voyager's tech to keep the Kazon of their backs. Can't really argue against self-preservation. Obviously, she has to get away when found out. But later on, I never quite understood what her point was. Did she give up on ever returning home and just building a base of power with the Kazon?
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eddie
Fri, May 10, 2013, 4:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: Prime Factors

This was one of my favorite episodes of the first season. For pretty much the same reasons Jammer has stated.

But it was one I considered a type of missing opportunity for the series. I felt that Janeway's attitude that if she couldn't negotiate for the technology in a day or two then they should be on their way was misguided. They could have attempted to find a way to send voyager 40,000 light years w/o actually transferring the technology. (they did it with that catapult later on). But even if they didn't want to give Voyager that advantage so early in the season, then just let that effort fail. But while voyager a) negotiates with an alien culture it knows little about and b) they attempt to build the tech device that takes them home but would fail... they could have had voyager park on a planet for a couple of episodes and really explore those chances but more importantly build an arch with a species they've met to explore its culture/politics (I liked DS9, so i guess i'm biased towards that type of story).

Another way they could have explored species in an ongoing way could have been to join a convoy with ships they met along the way. They were alone in an unknown place... and ever since ships sailed the oceans, there was safety in groups. Whether it had been voyager travelling for a couple of episodes with a talaxian mining convoy to having them stay with the Trebe longer (trying to help them to find a new home along the way before the Trebe pulled that attempt to kill the Kazon leadership and parting ways). A couple of others that I remember were those aliens that had their world destroyed by the Borg and tried to steal the warp core. They were kind of annoying but it would have been interesting for voyager to escort their 30 or so remaining vessels while they looked for a new home on their way to the alpha quadrant (heck Janeway could even promise that if they don't find an acceptable planet on the way and somehow stick around with them until they find a shortcut to the alpha quadrant, she'll ask the Federation to give them a planet they can settle). The xenophobe aliens that gave Kim and STD... the ones that broke off from the generational ship could have formed a convoy with voyager for a bit. All they wanted to do was explore... hey, Voyager does that and they have more firepower than us and we can watch out for each other on the way for a while!

And adding vessels to a convoy commanded by Janeway would have given them the opportunity to have larger battles if they antagonized aliens species along their way.
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eddie
Fri, May 10, 2013, 4:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: Eye of the Needle

I had never thought about what Charlie said on the top comment before. I liked this episode when it first aired... but thought it should have happened later in the season.

For one thing, it would be more emotionally significant to get a shot to go home after spending more time lost in the Delta Quadrant. I always thought that when they suggested that they couldn't change the timeline, that this was silly. If Voyager doesn't go the Delta Quadrant at this stage, which events would be undone: Voyager doesn't get stuck in an event horizon, the events in Time and Again were already reset at the end of that episode, Voyager doesn't have a minor interaction with the Vidiians, that living nebula doesn't get hurt and healed, and voyager doesn't destroy the caretaker array (but without voyager there to fight with the Kazon, the array self-destruct sequence is not interrupted).

The only consequence I had thought of (until I saw Charlie's comment) had been that Kes would still be a slave of the Kazon. It would had been interesting to have the captain consider altering the timeline against stranding Chakotay's ship and causing harm to Kes.

Some other thoughts. For those that say that there's no character development on this show, Janeway goes from not wanting to risk altering the pretty meaningless timeline voyager has had in the Delta Quadrant at this point to someone who doesn't give a rat's ass about timelines by the series finale. The Doctor was great with his sarcastic comment to Torres that his opening "Please state the nature of the medical emergency" was probably programmed into him because he is to be used for emergencies. And then suggests that if he could reprogram himself, he'd make a family (which of course he eventually did)
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eddie
Tue, May 7, 2013, 5:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: Phage

Nice reviews on this site. I had seen some of the DS9 ones while watching the series on netflix. Decided to do a rewatch of voyager while i read along for fun.

As some said... i liked the vidiians because they had a more complex motivation than evil. i think i would have rather seen more of these guys when the show was on than the Kazon.

The one thing I didn't understand was how the dilithium trap worked. If they faked the presence of the crystals, then why would anyone tell others to come to the asteroid?(unless they have found someone to spread the rumor). Ideally, there would be real dilithium and the vidiians use their secret hideout in the asteriod to abduct the occasional miner. they'd be puzzled by the abductions, but people would still come back as long as they need dilithium.
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