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Eric Dugdale
Thu, Jul 19, 2012, 7:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Starship Mine

@David Clark

Actually, this would have been a good episode for Worf, no?
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Eric Dugdale
Sat, Jul 23, 2011, 9:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: These Are the Voyages...

I agree with Jammer's assessment of this episode: It doesn't work.

Having said that, the decision to make Riker "Chef" was brilliant.
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Eric Dugdale
Mon, Jul 18, 2011, 12:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Zero Hour

Marco P.: "What to make of it? I'll tell you what NOT to make of it: "commending" B&B for not giving us a traditional ending. Are you serious Jammer?!? Inept writers take another gigantic dump on Star Trek fandom with... what? Time-traveling alien Nazis? And... you want to *commend* them?"

I fail to see where Jammer indicated his desire to commend B&B for not giving us a traditional ending. Can you read where Jammer indicated this?
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Eric Dugdale
Wed, Jul 6, 2011, 8:40am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Cogenitor

I had a different take on Archer's tirade against Trip at the end. I took his harshness as a result of his own feelings of guilt/responsibility. He HASN'T set a good example, this ISN'T the worst thing that Enterprise has done in a first-contact situation, and on some level Archer realizes taht. And it's knawing at him. Yet, he can't very well come out and address that fact directly right here. He has to START setting the right example, and he does so angrily because of all that background.

Am I reading too much into it?
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Eric Dugdale
Tue, Jul 5, 2011, 1:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Regeneration

"Regarding DS9 (which I havn't seen) can somebody tell me how a space station sitting motionless in the middle of nowhere constitutes a good settting for trek?"

Because it's not just about the space station. It's about the Alpha Quadrant as a whole. And because the cast is no worse than any other cast in Trek, providing good characters to return to.

I mean, it's not like you actually get a sense of adventure and discovery from most TNG episodes...right?
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Eric Dugdale
Tue, May 24, 2011, 7:12pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Next Phase

Forget the floors. What about the air? If they can't interact with normal matter, then they should have suffocated in the vacuum of "space".
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Eric Dugdale
Fri, Apr 22, 2011, 1:43pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Ensign Ro

In principle, I like strong female characters in shows, because in our male-normative society, we kind of need that.

However, strong female characters who are depicted as being special/different *because* they are strong, have the opposite effect. The message delivered by such characters is basically "I am strong/bold/badass/whatever; I am also a woman. This is relevant because women are generally not strong/bold/badass/whatever." I don't think that that message is one that should be delivered to an audience.
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Eric Dugdale
Fri, Apr 22, 2011, 1:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

Such as other life-forms. Non-humans. How altruistic.
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Eric Dugdale
Wed, Apr 20, 2011, 4:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

They "tried allowing it to live" by virtue of having, for various reasons, been allowing it to live.

And I agree that there was nothing to lose by attempting to communicate with it; they could always outrun it and kill it afterward. I just don't see what they could have gained by it, either.
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Eric Dugdale
Fri, Apr 15, 2011, 6:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

So far, they had tried allowing it to live. That path resulted in many deaths.

You trivialize the lives that were lost, and those that are still in danger of being lost. I realize it's hard to empathize with other sentient beings (humans) when they're on TV. It's easy to see them as expendable, since they're fictional. But within the context of the story, their safety is important.

How many lives do you think would be a reasonable price to pay in order to learn more about the CE?
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Eric Dugdale
Thu, Apr 14, 2011, 7:43pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Unification

@Kevin
It had been established since TOS that the Vulcans were a spacefaring species for thousands of years before the Federation was conceived; That is the only way that they could have split with the Romulans so long ago. That would mean that they had ships. And even if TOS hadn't established that Vulcans and Romulans had space travel for ages, this very episode did. As an integral part of its plot.

In terms of Vulcan lifetimes and history, the Federation hasn't even been around for very long by this point. There've been, what, 3 or 4 generations of Vulcans since the Federation began by this point in the timeline?

And why would they stop making their style of ships? They havn't been given up any *other* part of their culture since joining the Federation. And like I said, Starfleet ships aren't the only kind that operate within Federation space.
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Eric Dugdale
Mon, Apr 11, 2011, 1:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

"With all due respect your answer is typical of people who shoot first and ask questions later."

Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't. Does that mean that it's wrong? If so, then you should be able to give the reason *why* instead of resorting to polemics.
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Eric Dugdale
Sat, Apr 9, 2011, 12:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Unification

Actually that part did kind of make sense, Kevin. Vulcans were a spacefaring species with their own ships long before they joined the Federation (indeed, before the Federation existed), and Starfleet ships aren't the only ones that operate within Federation space.
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Eric Dugdale
Wed, Apr 6, 2011, 8:43am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

Reading posts *before* responding to them is advisable, Angel. The answer is in my 2nd-to-last sentence.
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Eric Dugdale
Tue, Apr 5, 2011, 10:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Unification

There's another glaring plot hole here: If the Vulcan ships were being escorted by at least one cloaked warbird, then WHY WERE THEY NEEDED AT ALL? If they were going to land troops and conquer Vulcan, why didn't the Romulans just send them in their own warbirds - which have the advantage of being, you know, invisible. And the advantage of already being available. *sigh*
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Eric Dugdale
Mon, Apr 4, 2011, 1:06pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

What the hell kind of compromise would be possible? "Oh, don't randomly kill thousands of us at a time - we'll offer you some sacrifices to keep you alive from time to time. Hey, look at all that Romulan space..."

Seriously, the thing's existence depends on an act that humans cannot tolerate. No workable compromise is possible.
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Eric Dugdale
Sat, Apr 2, 2011, 11:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Insurrection

Jeff, by this point in continuity the Treaty of Algeron has already been flagrantly violated by Benjamin Sisko on the Defiant.

Not that it matters. This sort of small-scale cloaking technology has been in use by the Federation since mid-TNG days. Remember that episode where the Federation was maintaining a cloaked observation-base on the planet with those proto-Vulcan-ish aliens? Same idea.
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Eric Dugdale
Mon, Feb 21, 2011, 6:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Seventh Season Recap

Matthew, you raise some good points - some of which Jammer actually addressed and with which he agrees, if you bothered to actually read his reviews of the season. A few of your points are simply misunderstandings (for example, all the available Vorta cloning facilities have been in the AQ because the Prophets are still blocking wormhole passage).

Most of your "points", however, are just expressions of your personal feelings. While your personal feelings are valid within the scope of your own mind, they do not pertain to the quality of the show. While these points are worded in such a way as to seem like statements about the show, they're really just statements about you - more specifically, about your feelings.
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Eric Dugdale
Wed, Dec 8, 2010, 9:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Meridian

I managed to ignore the A-plot for most of it...and in the process had to ignore most of the episode. The B-plot was entertaining...though I couldn't stop imagining that it was Weyoun ordering the holosuite program. Coombs' voice here is identical to the one he uses as a Vorta.
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Eric Dugdale
Thu, Nov 18, 2010, 10:54am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: In Purgatory's Shadow

A minor additional comment: If there's a Breen in that prison, then that suggests (s)he was replaced by a Changeling. Adds a bit of (otherwise lacking) background to the Dominion/Breen alliance down the road.
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Eric Dugdale
Wed, Nov 17, 2010, 4:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Ties of Blood and Water

Nic, Dukat *did* threaten to attack the station. He just didn't put his threat into words. The ship he came in, big and dangerous with weapons armed, was all the threat he needed to give.

(As an aside, though it would have distracted entirely from the episode, I'd have found it very amusing to watch Dukat actually attempt to attack DS9 with one lone battlecruiser)
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Eric Dugdale
Thu, Nov 11, 2010, 4:49pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Tacking into the Wind

I can think of a reason why the Dominion might not have bothered holding Damar's family hostage: Damar knows how the Dominion operates, and realizes that they'll likely be killed along with him no matter what happens, that the promise of keepin them alive was an empty one. And the Dominion knows that Damar knows this.

It doesn't explain why they'd put so much emphasis on finding them in the first place, though. Kind of counter-productive.
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Eric Dugdale
Sat, Apr 25, 2009, 8:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2 (April Fools Version)

Matt, I get what you're saying, but I'm inclined to agree with Jack in this context. The Starbuck example illustrates his point very well. A blank screen's interpretation is left entirely up to the audience, too. Lack of story isn't a positive thing. Exposition is only a problem when it's artistically awkward, or when it insults the audience's intelligence.
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Eric Dugdale
Thu, Apr 23, 2009, 4:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2 (April Fools Version)

Come on, Ryan, Jammer has shown himself to be much more than an unenlightened plot device. ;)
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Eric Dugdale
Sun, Apr 19, 2009, 2:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

The "necessary under the circumstances" part of the forced Valeris mind-meld may hold up for getting the conspirators' names, but not for the later part of it in which she actually seems to suffer.

When Spock finds that she doesn't know the location of the peace conference, Kirk simply contacts Excelsior and gets Sulu to tell him where it is. So where's the "necessity" here?


Overall, though, I found this to be the deepest and best-done Trek film of all of them, for all the reasons others have put forward.
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