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EightOfNine
Thu, Oct 3, 2019, 9:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Alice

If the ship was sentient AND was acting with purpose...wouldn’t Janeway explore the mystery of WHY it wanted to reach that destination? THAT would’ve been the more compelling mystery.
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EightOfNine
Sat, Mar 23, 2013, 3:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Host

I found the episode as a whole quite watchable, but found the ending lacking in courage a bit. LGB issues are usually absent in Trek and this was a good moment to tackle it.

On a plot note, I found the complete absence of any reaction from Troi regarding Riker's personality effectively disappearing puzzling.
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EightOfNine
Sat, Mar 9, 2013, 3:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Qpid

- I am NOT a merry man!
- (smashes mandolin) Sorry.
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EightofNine
Mon, Jun 2, 2008, 10:19am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Course: Oblivion

I agree with Dirk. Sure, it doesn't have any real consequences, but that's the Voyager we know (and love).
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EightofNine
Mon, May 26, 2008, 5:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Workforce

A very nice episode, it had quite a cinematic feel to it. Tuvok being dragged off kicking and screaming "We don't belong here!" reminded me of classics such as Soylent Green. I disagree about the 'dead end' to the Kadan/Ravok subplot though. At the end of the discussion, when Ravok leaves, Kadan asks him whether he'll join in on the conspiracy. Later when Seven and Yerid enter the operating room we see Ravok on one of the slabs, being treated for 'dysphoria syndrome', so it's pretty clear what he ended up choosing.
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EightofNine
Fri, May 23, 2008, 7:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Repentance

A thoughtful episode which tackles some important topics. I liked the guest actor's performances, especially Yediq's and Iko's. I have to disagree with Jakob here though, I didn't get the feeling this episode condones the death penalty at all. If anything it seemed to point out it's driven more by feelings of revenge than objective justice. Also the storyline with Joleg is an altogether different but equally relevant issue. I guess the decision to reveal him in the end as a liar was to counterbalance the Iko story. They made Iko's plight sympathetic, so doing the same for Joleg would perhaps come off as a bit naive. While the fact of the overrepresentation of minorities in the general prison populace remains, some of the convicts, well, just simply are guilty. However I don't think it hurts the overall message.
This episode also made good use of Neelix, a character I quite like, but never really got fleshed out thoroughly (but then again, who did?). His interactions with the prisoners and contacting the Nygean authorities made sense, seeing he's cook, moral officer and ambassador.
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EightofNine
Fri, May 23, 2008, 5:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Lineage

I too liked the ending. I was happy to see the issue in this episode shift from the baby's appearance to B'Elanna's fear of Tom leaving her, like her father did, because it's much less clichéd and more personal for the character. Besides, with Naomi Wildman you already have a basically human looking kid with alien cranial features, and I doubt anyone on Voyager is making fun of her. It's a bit of a non-issue.
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EightofNine
Wed, May 21, 2008, 5:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Body and Soul

I concur. Jeri Ryan really masters Picardo's mannerisms. His/her opening line: "The reports of my decompilation have been greatly exaggerated." really made me laugh out loud.
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EightofNine
Wed, May 7, 2008, 7:37pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: The Haunting of Deck Twelve

I quite liked the set design, I thought it was rather effective in conveying an ominous atmosphere. I'm happy they continue the antagonistic Tuvok-Neelix friendship as well. And the Borg children have some funny lines: 'our cardiopulmonary systems are reinforced' and of course 'snacks are irrelevant'.
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EightofNine
Thu, May 1, 2008, 5:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Good Shepherd

I found the ending to be a bit... egh. From Celes' 'we've never amounted to anything on Voyager, but we can here!' to Harren's ultimate change of heart, it was all a bit predictable and clichéd. Instead of going for an offbeat, just plainly antisocial character with Harren, they just reduce him to 'the lonely guy who finally stops hiding from the world'. Too bad. I did like the whole Deck 15-bowels-of-the-ship idea and decor though. All in all it's a well thought out episode with a rather iffy ending. It's a shame that you don't really care for the characters, as we'll probably never see them again.
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EightofNine
Tue, Apr 29, 2008, 6:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Ashes to Ashes

I guess it was just too alien for the translator, Bob! Besides, I think Kim Rhodes looked hotter as a Kobali... those 24th century rednecks could learn from me.

Some fun Seven quotes this episode: "Wrong, I've scheduled fun for an entire hour" to Chakotay and "Fun will now commence". Reminds me of a line B'elanna uttered a few episodes ago: "The Borg wouldn't know fun if they assimilated an amusement park".
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EightofNine
Mon, Apr 28, 2008, 7:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Spirit Folk

Episodes like this lead me to find the whole holodeck idea as morally objectionable, seeing as we have Doc, who is basically a 'real person' (or treated as one anyhow) and the holodeck characters, who don't seem discernably different from Doc. Is there a difference, I wonder? What are these holograms rights if there isn't? Personally I find that the way they are portrayed here makes them privy to the same rights an organic would have. But the episode unfortunately doesn't really go into this, opting instead for cheap laughs and multiple plot contrivances. The safeties going off when the townsfolk shoot the console is just too much, really. That's just lazy writing.
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EightofNine
Sun, Apr 27, 2008, 6:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Virtuoso

I agree with Jakob here, I think the good really outweighs the bad in this episode. I always enjoy shows where Picardo has a larger than usual part... he's got great comical feeling. I'd rate it 3 stars. The boisterous Qomar... yes well, we all agree they were a bad idea. I didn't particularly like the way the Doc-Tincoo 'romance' was acted out, it didn't seem very convincing. (Doc sure does get around this season, last episode he even had a son) The idea of having the Doc leave Voyager worked for me, it's something I could realistically see the character doing (though you know it would never happen). The farewell scenes were pretty poignant as well, especially Seven's.
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EightofNine
Thu, Mar 27, 2008, 9:43pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Nothing Human

Yes the fact that they didn't just change the Cardassian appearance is a bit odd of course, to say the least. And the quick-setup-hologram. And the Doc's sudden data limit. Oh well, contrived forced conflict but it was decently executed, so I won't complain that much!
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EightofNine
Mon, Feb 4, 2008, 7:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Nothing Human

The 'convenient' Bajoran is crewman Gerron, one of the Maquis members. He was introduced in 'Learning Curve'.
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EightOfNine
Thu, Dec 27, 2007, 4:49pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Waking Moments

Also, this episode finally established what everyone already suspected: seeing as his nightmare consists of kissing a beautiful woman, ensign Kim must be gay.
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