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Elliot Wilson
Tue, Jun 19, 2018, 6:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: Learning Curve

Really upset that the writers had them comment that the inertial dampeners were going offline, and then nothing happens. Yet another way that DS9 was superior to Voyager even in the small details, because when the Dominion ship crashed from inertial dampener failure, the genetically enhanced Jem'Hadar soldiers, bred as tools of war, physically superior to frail human beings and even the Klingons, were killed on impact, yet the Voyager crew is just standing around leisurely as if they're going for afternoon tea. Bleh.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 6:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

@Joonatan Renel Also, Gene Roddenberry was hardly the pioneering visionary figure of change for Trek that people credit him as. It's largely a myth. He did more to sabotage the Star Trek name than he did to help it, mostly out of egocentrism, jealousy over the successful Wrath of Khan that he despised, and his own raging misogyny. He cheated on his wife in WWII with every nurse he could find. He had weird creepy sexual perversions he delighted in pushing on people to share with until they told him to stop. And he hardly was the driving force for TOS, TNG, and DS9. I'd argue that the franchise improved once he lost control... twice. After the failure of The Motion Picture and again once his reins over TNG diminished due to failing health. Blame the awfulness of early TNG on him. Point being that just because it's nothing something Gene Roddenberry would have approved of... that means nothing. Trek flourished and hit its peak without him.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 5:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

@Joonatan Renel I'd hardly call what some of the armies, especially the Soviet hordes, did as "liberating" those countries occupied by the Nazis. They raped huge populations of unarmed, helpless, innocent, defenseless females as young as eight years old, or even eighty years old, with numerous women getting raped 100 times, and many of those animals had intention to breed rape babies. It was something they took great pride in. They were just meat to them. Booty. Property. Raised with primitive views on women and then economically deprived, so that it was just their idea of luxury, as all the females they raped were in their minds no different than the bikes and watches they stole as treasures from their conquest and pillaging, fueled by a massive male entitlement complex, although how the women among the Red Army behaved was little better, for when they'd catch sight of twenty men piling onto one woman who begged her for help the bitch would just laugh sadistically simply because she was jealous at how much more wealth Europe had then back home, where they were literally clawing in their own shit. The way the survivors tell it is that they behaved just as terribly and in many cases even worse than the Nazis, which is just appalling. The way they describe it is that if you weren't Jewish, you actually had it much better under the Nazis than the Soviets, who just raped and looted without remorse and in droves to make up for all of the failures of their own pathetic lives. And when some of the estimates for all the victims of the Red Army's mass rapes war crimes orgy against women reach as high as perhaps two million to fifteen million, that's FIFTEEN MILLION women and little girls, It's a frightening thought. They "liberated" nothing. They stormed in full of hate and drink and evil thoughts and feelings. And maybe we should try to understand them as a matter of preventive measure, but besides that they deserve nothing but scorn and bitter condemnation for being primitive, inhuman creatures that left so many broken, destroyed women and children in their wake, people who personally never did a damn thing to them.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 5:11pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

And I didn't even know who SF Debris was back then either, lol. So, yeah. After watching his reviews, I like the idea that the Valakians evolved into the Breen and the Menk into the Pakleds. That's my headcanon until something pops up within canon that contradicts it. XD
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 5:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

My, what eight years can do to a guy, eh? While I'm still critical of the misuse of the Prime Directive, I feel I popped off too hard and didn't offer good enough arguments a decade ago, LOL. Anyway... yeah. Sorry.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 5:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Homeward

Does anyone else find it odd that Jammer will criticize the Prime Directive here, yet praise it endlessly in something like "Dear Doctor?" Especially with its nonsensical magic masquerading as science, used to justify letting a whole race die? Feels rather inconsistent, tbh. I think SF Debris's discussions on the Prime Directive are more cohesive, make more sense, and ring truer, at least to me.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 5:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Shadows and Symbols

And Trek has a long history of misogyny dating all the way back to the 1960s. This is not surprising to me. Remember how insensitively they handled the episode with Kira's mother and the topic of "comfort women" and wartime rapes during the occupation of an enemy homeland which at times in real history has stretched up to millions of women and children? This is one of the consequences of having a nearly all-male writing staff. I don't see it as terribly surprising.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 4:53pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Shadows and Symbols

Is it so odd? Human religions of various forms are full of the gods using women to conceive children as breeding stock, not people. And the Prophets are gods.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 4:53pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Shadows and Symbols

Are you blind? Sisko flat-out deduces right in front of the Prophet that they used her to get him created, then left once she had control back. The Prophet doesn't contradict this.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 1:53am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Shadows and Symbols

SARAH: The Sisko has completed his task.
SISKO: Sarah?
SARAH: The Kosst'Amojan no longer threatens us.
SISKO: You mean the Pah-wraith? It's no longer in the wormhole?
SARAH: I have cast it out.
SISKO: Is that why the Prophets sent me to Tyree? To release you from the Orb?
SARAH: The Kosst'Amojan tried to stop you with a false vision. But you did not waver. You fulfilled your destiny.
SISKO: My destiny? You talk as if my life was over.
SARAH: The Sisko must still face many tasks.
SISKO: I don't suppose you'll tell me what they are.
SARAH: The Emissary is corporeal. Linear.
SISKO: Linear or not, I need some answers.
SARAH: The Sisko is intrusive.
SISKO: Are you Sarah Sisko? Are you my mother?
SARAH: Sarah Sisko was corporeal. For a time, I shared her existence.
SISKO: You took over her body, made sure she married my father so that she'd give birth to me.
SARAH: The Sisko is necessary.
SISKO: And once you didn't need her anymore, you left her. No wonder she walked out on my father. She didn't chose him, you did.
SARAH: The Sisko would prefer different answers.
SISKO: What you're telling me isn't easy to accept. You arranged my birth. I exist because of you?
SARAH: The Sisko's path is a difficult one.
SISKO: But why me? Why did it have to be me?
SARAH: Because it could be no one else.
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Elliot Wilson
Sun, Jun 17, 2018, 1:50am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: In the Flesh

This episode is mostly above average and very good, but... the basic premise just doesn't work. Species 8472 came into the show wanting to purge the galaxy of all life. This episode wants to make peace with them. That's actually a good idea that could potentially safeguard the Federation for centuries to come. But they completely fumbled the ball. That would be like presenting the Nazis or the Soviets as they are in a work of fiction, and then at the end, have them be just misunderstood. Purging the galaxy of life is a serious thing to do. If it were me, I'd have this episode be about 8472 learning that other races in the galaxy are nothing like the Borg. That's a concept that really would have worked, realizing, "Gosh, you really aren't an expansionist, imperialistic power wanting to wipe us out and absorbing us into your collective like the Borg, you're really good people." They just didn't do that. One of the reasons Voyager really wastes its potential. This idea had promise, like everything else on Voyager. They just didn't make good use of it. But I still enjoy this episode for what it is. Boothby is always a delight. XD
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Elliot Wilson
Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 10:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Shadows and Symbols

Because she left the moment she had control back. Sisko even comes to this possibility and confronts the Prophet who gave birth to him by it. It is something he "wishes" he'd never found out, but there's not a strong enough emphasis on how he's disgusted that Sarah Sisko was used that way. Seriously, look up a transcript sometime. That's how I know. Watch the episode.
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Elliot Wilson
Sat, Jun 16, 2018, 2:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Shadows and Symbols

Yes, sorry to burst your bubble, but it is rape. I mean, consent cannot be given if you have no control over your body, which she did not due to mind control, and worse is that it's implied Sarah somehow knew she was being used against her will to produce a child. Why else would she leave without another word? If she was waking up out of a dream, she'd have just demanded to know who Joe is, which he never said had happened. I have heard the entire DS9 writing staff was male, and while this was bred a lot of great stories, they could have used a few women around there at one or two times. I mean, they would have told the boys what a bad idea this was without further fleshing out, because the implications are horrifying.
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Elliot Wilson
Thu, May 10, 2018, 9:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Shadows and Symbols

Sisko is a rape baby. Full stop. What the Prophets did was unforgivable, but it's shocking that Ben Sisko never condemned them for it. I know the writers always felt that the Federation needed to be darker, but this perhaps crosses the line.
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Elliot Wilson
Thu, May 10, 2018, 6:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night

This episode kind of feels almost like a very insensitive take on the World War II mass rapes carried out by those animals calling themselves men of all the armies for the major players involved. Not as insensitive as the film A Woman in Berlin is, certainly, but it is still very questionable to present rape victims in this manner. Kira seems to really hate all the women who are taken to be sex slaves to the Cardassians. She and another member of the Bajoran Resistance even call them "collaborators." That's just offensive to me. The choice is either submit to the Cardassians, or be shoved off to grueling labor, where rape is inevitable, so why not have it with an officer and good care? It's really shameful that the DS9 writers chose to present their story in this way. Why couldn't they have done a full-blown "rape during war" message which has Kira sympathize with those women? It's a very real theme, still relevant today given how little the relationship between men and women have improved, and it's especially painful when you remember that all of the mass rapists of World War II never faced international justice for their actions and that some nations to this day have a hard time teaching the truth about what their ancestors did. The way I see, as long as so many countries have this attitude after the literal mass gang-rape orgy of millions and millions of women and female children, spawning an entire generation of rape babies, then all their victims suffered for nothing. And when you have a nation that sees the vast majority of women and children raped as "perpetrators of crimes against humanity," then you're doing something horribly wrong as a people and as a society. We need to be as honest and compassionate as we can with themes of rape and sexual servitude, because without that, what hope is there for us as a race?
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Elliot Wilson
Tue, May 8, 2018, 5:40pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Repentance

Wow, it's been eight years since then, and what a few years can do to a guy, eh? I'd like to apologize for being so harsh to everyone who saw that. I've matured more than a little bit, mostly thanks to my friends guiding me along the way, but I still support the death penalty, and can articulate my thoughts better. I think that some crimes are despicable that death is the only choice. When you look at something like the raw rape statistics and how the offenders who get the punishment they deserve is only a small fraction of the whole, considering how damaging and offensive rape is, it becomes discouraging. Look at all the mass rapes of WWII. Those inhuman animals certainly didn't deserve to live, to go home and marry and have kids and live a normal life. Adam Lanza, that sick puppy, in the time since I first wrote that, butchered 20 innocent kids and teachers. Ripped them into shreds. While denying us justice was cowardly, I still believe if he had lived, he would have deserved death. Let's not pretend that crime doesn't have an emotional component to it, especially something vicious and evil like rape and murder.
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Elliot Wilson
Mon, Aug 31, 2015, 3:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

This is a horrible movie, plain and simple. It just can't live up to the infinitely superior Wrath of Khan. The characters don't capture the commanding and inspiring presence that the original actors did, or the gripping and thematic ideas and concepts explored in Wrath of Khan, and in the end this movie, just like the last one, clearly amounts to only being a generic action movie with the Star Trek name slapped on it. Really, nothing even remotely resembles The Original Series or the feature films from Kirk's era. When they filmed "Trials and Tribble-ations," the DS9 staff, wisely, built the sets to be exactly like they were in the sixties, and they even used the outdated technological filming equipment at the time to record it, just to get every shot, every angle, every aspect, everything about the episode perfect, for that classic nostalgic feel. That is completely absent in these two movies. Yes, you can't do anything about the original actors, but you can at least TRY to make the sets and the ships closely resemble the original Star Trek itself as much as you can, which they fail to do. This plainly tells me that this was just an attempt to cash in on the Star Trek name without putting any effort into it, a failing of Hollywood nowadays; they just throw big special effects at the screen and call it a day, and because of the systematic "dumbing down" of America, most moviegoing audiences are all too pleased with what they see. Not me. I hate these movies worse than I hate Nemesis. It's so obvious it's being made by people who have no idea what Star Trek is really about that it's a painful to sit through. Star Trek is not about big action, it's about social commentary on the human condition, and the action and story is only a means to achieve that. The action should flow organically from the plot, from the story narrative, and serve as a backdrop to the issues being raised and discussed, but nowhere do we see that kind of masterful storytelling craft in these pitiful excuse for Star Trek movies. It's simply more guns and 'splosions because hey, Hollywood thinks most people are dumb morons who can't be counted on to think for themselves, so we need to throw more FX special effects and eye candy at the screen to keep their attention, and many times in the past years they have proven that they are right, with the masses throwing praise to movies I can't stomach on an even remotely faint level. Ugh. I hate his movie and I hate Star Trek 2009 and I hope they don't make another movie anytime soon, and if they do, boot that dumb idiot, Jar Jar Abrams, off the production, because even he's admitted that he doesn't know that much about Star Trek. Put someone in charge who is intimately familiar with the franchise the way the cast worked to create "Trials and Tribble-actions" and then you have a winner. This is not the Star Trek I grew up with. The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and hell, even fucking Voyager and Nemesis (yes, Nemesis!) capture more of the Star Trek feel than these abominations do, though admittedly that last one is only because of the original actors, not that the story is in any way decent. After seeing this, all I can do is weep for the future of Star Wars with that brain-dead moron, Jar Jar Abrams, closely involved in the project, especially since Disney axed the EU. It's official. Modern theater has gone downhill, and I can't believe how many idiots are satisfied with that.
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Elliot Wilson
Tue, Jan 17, 2012, 12:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

What grips me the most is how very easily it could apply to our own civilization, however, our society has grown so large that if we were to learn the sun was going nova, there would chaos and widespread panic. Some might say the main theme is about survival, but to me, the theme is about endings, how all things must pass, and how, even in the darkest hour, there is a hope for new life. Truly a beautiful episode. I loved it. A well earned four stars, my friend.
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Elliot Wilson
Mon, Mar 22, 2010, 11:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Nemesis

Exactly, Rafael, exactly! I really missed the whole TNG feel to "Star Trek 2009," where it was Star Trek only in name. They made it into a modern-day action movie. And that's not what Trek's about! Give me this over 2009 any day.
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Elliot Wilson
Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 8:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Stigma

@Remco: So was I? What year were you born? I was 11/08/87.

I'll have to watch this. While not gay myself, I still think they should have the same basic rights as anybody else. As for the Vulcans appearing OoC, well the creators of DS9 said they had to let the series evolve or it would have died out (which might explain why it's floundering now...) and Gene would have understood even though I think he would NOT have and kept back the really great things about DS9 ("In the Pale Moonlight,", "Tacking into the Wind," etc.)

However, I think their mistakes here was it was not done... well smoothly. From what it sounds like anyway. I'll watch this episode and get back to you...........
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Elliot Wilson
Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 7:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Precious Cargo

@Will: Hey! I like Family Guy!
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Elliot Wilson
Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 3:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Singularity

Isn't it a near-HIT? That's the same type of crap as in the airlines. A COLLISION is a near-miss! Watch George Carlin if you don't believe me. :D Regarding this episode... sounds funny. I have GOT to see it soon.....
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Elliot Wilson
Wed, Feb 17, 2010, 1:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Marauders

BTW, Jammer, I gotta comment: I love you adding your own remarks to the established quotes at the beginning of some episodes. "Acquisition" had my lolling, this one has me in stitches. Keep it up, man!
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Elliot Wilson
Wed, Feb 17, 2010, 1:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Marauders

"If you think you're smarter than the writers and get your jollies out of nit-picking, then you might as well stop watching now."

Are you calling us IDIOTS? Hey, it's the WRITERS who are SUPPOSED to write up a GOOD STORY. I have not seen this so I cannot make an objective summary either way, but writers are only HUMAN who make MISTAKES. You make them sound all-powerful. To quote Gul Dukat with a little alteration:

"And [Almighty] David hands down another judgment!"
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Elliot Wilson
Wed, Feb 17, 2010, 12:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: A Night in Sickbay

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but you seem to hate dogs, Jammer. What's the matter? Don't like pets? You scare me to a severe degree: If you had a loved one would you feel ANYTHING when they died or were in danger? Granted, it's a dog, but as anyone with pets knows you grow VERY attached to them and Archer's attitude, while hostile and WAAAAAAY out of line to the point of blatant silliness, still had basis in merit; it was just poorly executed. Maybe YOU possess more cold, calm, cool, uncaring, indifferent Vulan unemotion than you'd care to admit, Big J.
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