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faille
Tue, Apr 24, 2018, 12:08am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Renaissance Man

Round Two of commentary. The stakes were too high for this to be a comedy and too low to be taken seriously. The Doctor should have been able to use his Emergency Command knowledge to know that Janeway was serious about not giving them the warp core, and been able to come up with a creative way to communicate that wasn’t a stupid song at the end. It was fun to see him switching bodies and I loved the room of doctors on the holodeck, but his actions were too extreme for the situation. Shoving people into the morgue? Why didn’t he just incapacitate the entire crew with a modification to environmental controls then tell them an alien invaded the ship? His talk about being happy to be a hologram had no real bearing on the episode, aside maybe as misderection to make us think he was taking over the crew willingly. Non of his usual blundering was there. It was kind of ruthlessly efficient, and now that I think about it, kind of scary. The doctor is a kind of super AI and episodes like this show why we maybe shouldn’t create sentient life in this manner.

This episode was better when O’Brien was being forced to sabotage the ship when the Pagh Wraiths took over Keiko’s body.
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faille
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 11:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Renaissance Man

The worst thing Janeway ever did for the Doctor was never punish him. He’s done some horrible, treasonous things in the name of ego and incompetency, and she just laughs and pats him on the back after. He never had to learn that the reason he couldn’t do certain things wasn’t because he was a hologram, but rather that not all people get to be all things all the time. He never got to learn about consequences for his actions, or feel any punishment other than what he inflicted on himself. Maddening. But good to hear he kept the same diary about her terriblecommand decisions as the rest of us
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Faille
Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 11:16am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Workforce

I liked this one more than I feel like I should have. For something we knew would be a reset, and spent so much time building this other life for the crew, it was still compelling to watch.

However, am I the only one that doesn’t believe for a second that they’re going to stop doing this to people? The whole thing was so elaborate that it had to have support of those higher up in the government. So I read the whole situation as a “oops you caught us” and let them all go rather than have to fight. Although they did give up 150 workers pretty easily. If they were really in such a shortage and this really was how they were supposed to be getting workers then they probably would not have given up so easy.

Anyway, probably my favorite two parter of the series
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Faille
Fri, Apr 13, 2018, 10:20am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Flesh and Blood

I really like the Doctor, but I hated him in this episode. He has a martyr complex and an arrogance that grates sometimes. Someone needs to sit him down and explain that just because he doesn’t get to do something doesn’t mean it’s because he’s a hologram. He’s put the ship in danger multiple times to pursue his own ego and it really makes me dislike him
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Faille
Fri, Apr 13, 2018, 10:15am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Shattered

I probably would have been annoyed if Janeway and Chakotay kissed at the end, but I’ll admit I’m really disappointed that they didn’t. They’ve really sold me on their bond and friendship. While I understand and agree why the first female captain (that helmed her own trek series) wasn’t sleeping with her first officer, their dinners together and little moments really make me sad we never got to see a Romantic relationship.

This was a good episode for me. I never liked Seska so didn’t care to see her again, the chaotica bit went on for too long but I liked the commentary on Tom, and I missed Why 7 who was still Borg at the time decided to help... but the chance to see Janeway and Chakotay being awesome together even in different timelines was all worth it
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faille
Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 11:13am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: The Voyager Conspiracy

I was pleased to see Janeway and Chakotay resolve this in 30 seconds by actually TALKING. One of my least favorite literary devices is when conflict carries on because no one talks.

It would be irresponsible of them to not be a little suspicious. Seven was after all right about the photonic fleas. I think everyone acted appropriately given the circumstances.

Mostly I’m glad that this didn’t turn into someone sabotaging the catapult because of the misunderstandings and then everyone riding in silent anger the next three years while they caught up to where the catapult would have taken them. Nice to see the attempt to get closer to home work out.

Count me among those frustrated they didn’t explain what the “tractor beam” was (swamp gas?) and noticing that Seska’s child wasn’t actually Chakotays
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Faille
Tue, Mar 13, 2018, 10:31am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Dark Frontier

Skads - “And do those datapads only hold 3mb of info or what?”
likely they did it to visually convey the volume of information, but I love the idea that back when this episode was made, a pad that size that contained terabytes worth of information was deemed “too unbelievable” for the average audience
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Faille
Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 7:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Infinite Regress

Ever since the episode where the doctor was trying to determine if he was a real person hallucinating being a hologram or a hologram hallucinating that he was a real person hallucinating that he was a hologram, i’ve said that Voyager has done Horror well.

This episode is another example, if only in the mind meld scene.
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Faille
Sun, Dec 17, 2017, 4:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Far Beyond the Stars

Watching this after all the Black Lives Matter activities of the last couple years just makes me so fucking sad. I feel like in the 90s when this aired we were supposed to feel like we were beyond this kind of racism.

The first comment here talks about how cartoon villainy the cops were. But now we live in a world where 12 year olds are shot for holding fake guns and so being shot for having a crowbar and then someone else being beaten while everyone else stands around doesn’t seem that far off.

This episode was depressing for how little progress we’ve made. These issues still surround us every day.
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