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GreenJacket
Tue, Mar 9, 2021, 5:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Doctor Bashir, I Presume

You would think the Federation would be more accommodating towards the genetically engineered. I mean, even the Trill are a member species for Christ's sake.
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GreenJacket
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 5:13am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: The Darkness and the Light

I found this to be a fantastic episode, especially the face-to-face seen. It really gives a good look into the collateral damage of warfare. The "villain" had a realistic and relatable motive, and Kira's response was equally realistic being a denouncement of all Cardassians on Bajor thus justifying each and every one of their deaths; certainly not the typical ham-fisted platitude you usually get out of ST.

"The specific political distinction to which political actions and motives can be reduced is that between friend and enemy."
-Carl Schmitt
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GreenJacket
Sun, Feb 28, 2021, 9:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Let He Who Is Without Sin...

Certainly one of the better episodes despite the groaning. It's amazing how accurate criticisms of hedonism and excess for the purpose of struggle and meaning can make the typical fat nerds who like Star Trek seething mad. Even Trent, who merely pretends to dislike liberalism, has to go off on Jordan Peterson but also fascism making it clear he has no idea what he's talking about.

The only problem this episode faces is that, like all of Star Trek, the supply of resources is infinite because "science", which is really just a stand-in for magic. If we can apply these criticisms to the real world, we find that places like Risa are analogous to the wasteful resorts like Las Vegas or Orlando, Florida. These places do untold amounts of damage to the surrounding environment, but that is all swept under the rug. I guess since Risa is in space, we really don't have to worry about what happens here.
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GreenJacket
Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 2:59am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: The Ship

Stop comparing the Dominion to the Third Reich. The Dominion is Israel (Founders) + America (Jem'Hadar and Vorta).

It's funny how Trent likes to go on his anti-white spiel when the Federation he likes was the Federation written by Roddenberry, a white man, while the Federation he hates was written by Berman, Behr, etc., who are basically all Jewish lmao.
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GreenJacket
Sat, Feb 13, 2021, 4:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Bar Association

Definitely one of the better Ferengi episodes: 3.5/4
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GreenJacket
Thu, Feb 11, 2021, 1:54am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Paradise Lost

I don't really understand this whole "fear is dangerous" thing. Are the Dominion not a threat? If anyone ever responds to this, I don't want to hear the flaccid platitudes about looking into the abyss or some other horseshit. Fear is a natural response to threats, and I think people in the modern age are too afraid of being afraid.

The only question I have is, how did they fake Sisko's blood turning into Changeling goop.
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GreenJacket
Mon, Feb 8, 2021, 5:26pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Rejoined

Trill episodes are bad Bottom Text: 0/10
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GreenJacket
Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 5:22am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Second Skin

I was thinking through the episode that the real Iliana was that corpse that Entek showed Kira. I wouldn't put it past the Order to do something like that. What surprised me is that they didn't reveal anything so obvious like that.
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GreenJacket
Wed, Jan 20, 2021, 12:46am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Paradise

Alixus was right. It's a shame Star Trek is incapable of portraying anything illiberal for it's values, so it has to make its 'villains' cartoonish psychopaths.
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GreenJacket
Mon, Jan 18, 2021, 2:51am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Sanctuary

@WineVQA

If it makes you feel any better, the Ferengi are not the Jews of Star Trek. Their mercurial and rapey nature reminds me more of Indians (open bob, SEO bombing, etc).

No, the real Jews of Star Trek are the Founders of the Dominion.

Anyway, I am completely on the side of the Bajorans for this episode. Not only are the Skrreeans irritating, demanding, and disrespectful, they can also go literally anywhere else. I remember that little exchange about the Northern Peninsula and how it can be farmed. Why not let the Bajorans handle it? Better yet, why do uninhabited places need to be inhabited? This episode has a clear message of brow-beating native peoples for not wanting to accept undue burdens, and if you apply that message to a real world context, you can start to see how insidious this messaging is.
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