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Grey
Thu, Jan 24, 2019, 9:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: New Eden

This episode seemed to tone down the action hijinks a lot more which I really appreciated, and it gave a lot more time towards some very thoughtful discussion which made this episode feel very "trek" like, I enjoyed this one plenty enough! Though they have brought back the spore drive which opened up a few old questions about why we don't see it later and there is the whole matter of Tilly's friend which adds on yet another layer of mystery that I am totally interested to see how they unravel...
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Grey
Thu, Jan 17, 2019, 8:44pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Brother

Anson Mount's Pike was fantastic and the visuals for this were stunning. I am very much excited for the rest of this season if this is the kind of quality we're gonna get! Also am very glad that blue tint is gone, things seemed so much more... alive? I suppose!
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Duke of Earl Grey
Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 12:41am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

For everyone complaining that this episode ripped off "Nosedive" from Black Mirror, you could just as easily claim Black Mirror ripped off "App Development and Condiments" from Community (the MeowMeowBeenz episode), which aired two years previously. Or maybe this aspect of modern culture is just ripe for satire, and everyone's taking a similar tack without necessarily copying each other.
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Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016, 2:14am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Fifth Season Recap

I have nothing but praise for DS9's production values. But for a series so focused on plot continuity, I always find DS9 sorely lacking in twists and turns.

In rewatching the first 5 seasons I cannot think of one standout "shock" moment save perhaps for the revelation that Bashir had been a shapeshifter for months. But that was a plot development that had no consequence whatsoever.

I still fail to understand DS9's appeal as the "best Trek", let alone the best sci-fi series ever. This is meant to be sci-fi but it's so monotone that the feel is like watching wallpaper. It's not boring, it's just "there". It's well produced science fiction, but that's all.

Perhaps there is comfort in predictability, in knowing your favorite characters will be on the screen next week in the same form. No one dies or leaves (this is rectified in S6, sort of), nothing much changes except a promotion or a relationship. Like a warm blanket that is there for you night after night.

I've come to the realization that it's an extraordinarily safe show, but perhaps my expectations were raised after nothing but hearing constant praise 15 years after I last saw it.
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Shoregrey
Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 7:35pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: The Fight

I just watched this episode recently and had the recurring thought - Guest Starring: Ray Price as Boothby as Burgess Meredith as Mickey.
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Shoregrey
Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 7:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Dark Frontier

To those arguing the timeline of Seven's age and the time of the Hansen's explorations: This was addressed in Q-Who - Borg Maturation Chambers; it's possible Seven's growth/age was accelerated by a number of years when she was assimilated....how many assimilated small children have we seen running around in Borg ships? Not many.
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Shoregrey
Fri, Aug 21, 2015, 4:06pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S3: The Survivors

Genocide is the only answer for war mongering races.
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Shoregrey
Thu, Aug 20, 2015, 8:43pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

It makes me proud to be a ST fan to see that even after all these years, these shows still spark passionate and relevant debate.
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Shoregrey
Thu, Aug 20, 2015, 4:31pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Sub Rosa

I just imagine Gates as she appeared in the tv series "Dream On" - showing alot of skin and some tits that is - and I can beat off to this episode. It takes awhile admittedly, but I get there eventually.
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Shoregrey
Wed, Aug 19, 2015, 10:43pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: Q Who

I always cut Sonya Gomez some slack because she is walking around with that third breast.(Cookie for you if you know what I am talking about).
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Shoregrey
Tue, Aug 18, 2015, 9:06pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Once Upon a Time

Ahh the episode with "Treevis and Trunkhead"
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Shoregrey
Tue, Aug 18, 2015, 8:15pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S3: Deja Q

@Mike - Guinan(the El Aurians) and the Q have a history. See "Q Who" Knowing Q and The Q, I hardly think Guinan was unprovoked.
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Shoregrey
Tue, Aug 18, 2015, 7:59pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: All Good Things...

Re: "Leah"(supposedly Brahms) - The message to all you geeks out there from the writers - "If you obsess over snd stalk a woman long enough, eventually she will marry you"

This has been your completely non-contributory and useless comment of the day.
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Shoregrey
Fri, Aug 14, 2015, 6:05pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

@Robert - I am Libertarian, so you'll get no argument from me there, but it seems that leftist liberals have the upper hand in the media and the public eye these days, so naturally I'm going to go after the bigboy first.

The left wants to control your thoughts/speech and money while the right wants to control you morals, beliefs and sexuality.

Pick your poison.
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Shoregrey
Fri, Aug 14, 2015, 4:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S1: Move Along Home

I have noticed that the episodes considered bad are always much more highly commented on in most cases than good episodes or average ones.

That being said, I am one of those sci-fi fans that can turn my brain off and just enjoy stoopid, silly fun for what it is. This episode has a very TOS feel for me, as others have commented.

I dont mind the occasional foray into the absurd and silly, but admittedly some episodes do this much better than others. This is one of my favorites, especially considering how heavy and emotionally involving the series becomes later on.
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Shoregrey
Thu, Aug 13, 2015, 6:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

"they wanted to turn you into a mindless drone, to strip you of your individuality and add you to their single-minded collective."
~ You just described the modern Liberal.
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Duke of Earl Grey
Tue, Sep 9, 2014, 10:29pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S2: Manhunt

I actually have a soft spot for this one, and while I wouldn't call it "good", I find it harmlessly pleasant, and I'd give it a solid 2 stars. I always get a good laugh from the scenes in Dixon Hill's office, where the computer seems almost to stubbornly ignore Picard's requests. He just wants a nice, relaxing hour in the holodeck, yet the computer insists on throwing in increasingly scarier thugs and bigger guns. And that's how I feel about this episode. Sometimes it's nice to have a quiet episode, with barely a hint of jeopardy or even plot, "more ambiance; less substance."
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Duke of Earl Grey
Sat, Sep 22, 2012, 11:47pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Descent, Part II

Data is lucky that he got the best of Lore in their private confrontation. Imagine what would have happened if Lore had gotten the drop on him...

Based on every one of Lore's appearances on the show prior to "Descent, Part I", I imagine Lore would switch clothes with the unconscious Data, then strut out into the hall, walk up to Captain Picard, and say "I have deactivated Lore. We must disassemble him so he no longer poses any threat!" And of course Picard, knowing Lore's tricks, would surely not immediately say "It's good to have you back, Data" and then merrily deactivate the unconscious android in the next room.

Oh wait, he really did say that!

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Greyfeld
Tue, Oct 4, 2011, 8:49pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Profit and Lace

I can only assume that the collective Trek fanbase has sticks shove arm-deep up their collective poopers.

This episode wasn't nearly as horrid as everybody seems to want to claim. I found myself laughing throughout most of the episode.
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Greyfeld
Tue, Oct 4, 2011, 4:20am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Valiant

I understand what the writers were TRYING to do with this episode, but unfortunately it falls flat when they end up delivering their allegory with all the finesse of severe blunt trauma.
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Greyfeld
Tue, Oct 4, 2011, 3:21am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: The Reckoning

I don't think I'll ever understand why some people seem to think that Kai Winn was anything other than a self-serving bitch. Every single time I've seen her on the screen, she's been trying to weasel her way into or out of something. And every single time she's appeared to be sympathetic or reasonable, that snake of a smile appears on her face, reminding me that no matter how saccharin she acts, she's still selfish and the closest thing to evil this side of Dukat himself.
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Greyfeld
Mon, Oct 3, 2011, 12:37am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Far Beyond the Stars

I don't care so much about his "overacting," my problem with it is that what he was screaming just didn't make any sense in context with the scene.
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Greyfeld
Wed, Sep 28, 2011, 2:45am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Nor the Battle to the Strong

I've always felt Lofton's acting was a little stiff, but the episode overall was enthralling.

For those who are pissing about DS9, keep in mind that the Enterprise is comprised of the "best of the best" from Starfleet. They're on the front lines, discovering new races and worlds, where having the absolute cream of the proverbial crop is necessary to facilitate relations.

On the other hand, you have Deep Space 9, which is a public hub of travel and trade within the quadrant. It's a completely different situation, requiring completely different methods.

And anybody who wants to preach about TNG's adherence to "the utopia" can stuff it. I love TNG, but the discovery of corrupt officials in the Federation government was a common plot hook in the series.
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