Comment Stream

Search and bookmark options Close
Search for:
Search by:
Clear bookmark | How bookmarks work
Note: Bookmarks are ignored for all search results

Total Found: 56 (Showing 1-25)

Next ►Page 1 of 3
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Fri, Jan 15, 2021, 5:38pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: The Neutral Zone

@Bob
>... why wasn't the first and immediate action to run the thawed out people through a crash course in history from the 20th century to the 24th?

I would have thought the first thing to do would be to explain where the bathrooms are and how to use them. They would have never seen the 3 seashells.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 1:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Business as Usual

Quark argues to Jadzia for the balance of power to ensure peace, something Kirk did in TOS 2x16 A Private Little War, but the moral perspective was quite different. Having Lawrence Tierney from Reservoir Dogs was a nice touch.

Exploring Quark's conscience made for good character development but this episode didn't have much substance. Still, it's probably one of the best of DS9's Ferengi focused episodes. Overall an average episode - 4/10.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Mon, Jan 11, 2021, 8:15pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: All Good Things...

@James G
>It lasts longer than any other milk, dog's milk. No bugger'll drink it. .

Classic Red Dwarf joke from Holly. Are you British?

As for the episode: 7/10, always nice to see Q (except for that lousy DS9 one, "Q-Less").
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Sun, Jan 3, 2021, 8:44am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

How does Tuvix's combadge still work? Like who's identity does it respond to? If you merged two mobile phones in to one, which number would it identify as? Also why was Neelix wearing a Starfleet uniform when he was separated from Tuvix?

Overall I gave this episode an 8/10 for it's philosophical value.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Sun, Jan 3, 2021, 8:25am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Innocence

7/10 for the twist at the end. This episode's theme would suit The Outer Limits or The Twilight Zone. It does seem unrealistic that the kids don't know that they are near the end of their lives, what does their society teach them? May be they were going senile.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Tue, Dec 22, 2020, 12:12pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: Blood Oath

@Paul M.

3.5 Stars out of 4 would equal 8.75 out of 10.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Thu, Dec 17, 2020, 6:42pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Lower Decks

If I had to criticise this episode I would say it would have been better if Sito was introduced at the beginning of the season, having her character slowly develop, that way we would have cared more about her death.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Thu, Dec 17, 2020, 4:13pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Terra Firma, Part 2

@Norvo
>Michael was reinstated in the final episode of season 1. Remember, when she and the others were rewarded at the end of the Klingon War and she gave this big, passionate "WE ARE STARFLEET" speech?

Thanks. I don't remember that but then again I don't remember most of Discovery and Picard. I put it down to their style being less episodic either that or my memory is getting worse.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Thu, Dec 17, 2020, 1:32pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Terra Firma, Part 2

I haven't seen season 3 of the Discovery yet but one thing bugs me. Why hasn't Burnham been sent to the brig? She's a disgraced officer who was serving life, they only brought her back to Starfleet because of desperate measures during the Klingon war. Well the war's over isn't it?
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Tue, Dec 15, 2020, 3:40pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S1: Two Days and Two Nights

Did anyone else notice that Trip and Reed's conversation would probably be interpreted as transphobic today? It's the scene where they're in a bar and Reed says something like "She looks good", Trip replies "I don’t think ‘she’ is the right pronoun, but if you think it’s worth the risk.", and Reed replies "I'll take my chances".
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 6:45pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: The Inner Light

@George Monet
>In reality there is no warp drive. Chemical based liquid fuel rockets are the limit. Getting into space is difficult, expensive and risky. And there is nothing of value out there even when we do expend the incredibly huge amount of resources to do so. We have, barring a complete breakthrough that will upend our knowledge of the universe, reached the limit in space propulsion technology and it is hopelessly inadequate to do anything worthwhile with.

How can you be so sure? How do you know that what ever we evolve in to in a million years time won't discover a new form of propulsion? What about in a 100 million years? There could be life on other planets even if it's very primitive. Anyway. The whole point of the episode is to experience the sadness that emerges from knowing that one day our civilization will be extinguished and be forgotten. How ever there's a tiny bit of hope may be some small part of our lives, our culture, will live on.

It's for that reason that I award The Inner Light a 9/10.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Sun, Dec 13, 2020, 1:33pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S2: Minefield

@Jammer
>Here we get some Reed backstory that I think works pretty well. Reed is from a long line of British navy men, and to carry on the tradition, Malcolm was even in the British navy himself for as long as he could stand it.

Why would Earth need a navy in the 22nd century when they have shuttle craft and presumably other advanced forms of transport?
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Wed, Dec 9, 2020, 12:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: Q-Less

This is easily the worst Q episode and it's such a shame because Q is my favourite character in all of Star Trek.

May be they should have had him interact with the Wormhole Aliens or otherwise put Q to better use. Perhaps the worm hole should have been at risk of closing.

In my notes for this episode I observed @30:32 that O'Brien shows his racism by saying "Why don't you do something constructive for a change, like torment Cardassians". I guess it's no worse than Worf's casual racism against Romulans.

4/10.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 7:41pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Nemesis

I've recently re-watched Nemesis and noticed a few things.

How did the aliens firing at the buggy keep missing? I know bad guys being bad shots is a cliché but this stretches suspension of disbelief.

Why didn't Data carry two transport enhancer thingies? Why couldn't Data put his phaser on overload to destroy Shinzon's weapon and beam out of there?

As an action or general entertainment movie I can't give it an overall score of more than 5/10, but for philosophical value (How clones or twins can turn out so different) I award it a 10/10.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 10:45am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Fifth Season Recap

@Trent

How come you only gave Children of Time an 8.5/10? I awarded it a full 10/10, it's my joint favourite episode along with In The Pale Moonlight. In what way would you have improved the episode?
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 5:46pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

@Sean J Hagins
>And the "A" plot-well, all I can say is I'm glad this is fiction. For one thing, they play evolution like it is fact, and then decide to not help a civilization who needs it!

What do you have against evolution? I read that you're religious but can't you fit that in to your beliefs and say God planned evolution? Do you take everything in the bible literally?
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 1:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: TOS S1: The Conscience of the King

@Rahul

I noticed you used the word ruminations. Do you follow LoreRunner on Youtube? If you don't know him, he does a review series called "Ruminations" unless it's a really bad episode in which case it's called "Lamentations".
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 4:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S3: Distant Origin

This episode reminds me of the following quote: “I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned.” ― Richard Feynman.

It seems unlikely that a species that left earth 65 million years ago are only about 500 to 1000 years ahead of the Federation technologically, shouldn't have they evolved in to energy beings or something?

Overall score: 8/10
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Wed, Nov 11, 2020, 1:41pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: The 37's

@Jammer
>partly because the opening credits saying "Sharon Lawrence as Amelia Earhart" ruins the surprise factor from square one,

She could have been a holodeck character like Leonardo Da Vinci so I don't think the surprise was completely ruined.

I give this episode a 7/10. Cryogenically frozen people is a good sci-fi theme. even though it's implausible that advanced aliens needed humans as slaves.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Wed, Nov 11, 2020, 1:19pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: Move Along Home

@Yom ei

How can you say this is worse than Voyager's "Twisted" or "Threshold"? I gave it a 6/10. I thought making Quark decide which player to sacrifice in order to save the others really added to the tension.

One thing I'm not clear on is whether the players were in some sort of holodeck, beamed down to a planet, or in some sort of hallucination?
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Sun, Nov 1, 2020, 4:58pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Far From Home

I commend Jammer for his laissez-faire attitude to moderation. I'm a true believer in free speech, so much so that I believe even the Westboro Baptist Church should be allowed to say the hateful things they say. Don't get me wrong, I think they're a bunch of mean-spirited assholes, but I strongly believe in peoples' right to express opposing views to my own no matter how much I disagree with them.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Tue, Oct 27, 2020, 4:48pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

Why does the Borg queen raise her hand to make the Borg drones desist going after Data? Aren't they connected wirelessly? In an earlier scene she condemns Data for using speech because it's primitive.

Probably the best TNG-era film for entertainment value, 8/10.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 2:02pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Valiant

I always thought that the Valiant's crew should have survived and got their own spin-off show, may be have them explore the Gamma Quadrant which was under utilized in DS9. It would have been better than Discovery.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Wed, Sep 16, 2020, 7:47pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S1: Two Days and Two Nights

@Neo the Beagle

I like your sense of humour.
Set Bookmark
EventualZen
Fri, Sep 11, 2020, 7:44pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S7: Author, Author

This episode touches on freedom of speech and freedom of the press which I've been meaning to bring up. Here's an old thread I found to illustrate my view:
http://nitcentral.philfarrand.com/discus/messages/1041/14282.html?1316247691 - Look at the post by Chris Lang dated Sunday, February 28, 1999 “how can the Internet exist without free speech? It doesn't make sense that the Internet could have arisen and been made public in a world where freedom of expression doesn't exist.”. It's amazing how much things have changed in such a short time.

>I liked the final scene too, which takes place "four months later" and shows dozens of identical EMH-1s working in a mine. One of them suggests to another that in his spare time he take a look at an interesting program called Photons Be Free.

Why would a hologram have free time? Also why wouldn't they use robots to work in mines?

@20:25 Kim says he's only in command of the bridge during night shifts but what difference would night time make in space?

@Ian
>This was a pure rip off of TNGs "Measure of a Man," which at least was original.

Not really, the idea for “Measure of a Man” was from a 1960's episode of The Outer Limits called “I, Robot” staring Leonard Nimoy. It was also rebooted in the 1990's.
Next ►Page 1 of 3
▲Top of Page | Menu | Copyright © 1994-2021 Jamahl Epsicokhan. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication or distribution of any content is prohibited. This site is an independent publication and is not affiliated with or authorized by any entity or company referenced herein. Terms of use.