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Darkhawk
Wed, Feb 11, 2015, 8:50am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Real Life

Oh good grief. Doc's adorably blond family faces heart-tugging tragedy. Give me a break. If I wanted a Lifetime movie, I know where to go.
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Darkhawk
Mon, Feb 9, 2015, 9:34am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Unity

Question: was Chakotay's experience here *ever* followed up on? Because it seems to me it would help give the forced Chakotay-Seven relationship a new perspective: here's a guy who's actually *experienced* the intimacy of being in a collective!
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Darkhawk
Mon, Feb 2, 2015, 4:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: False Profits

My god this episode friggin' sucked. But you can totally tell the actors thought so too. They're barely delivering their lines, and poor Janeway has to stand there and look all serious during the Ferengi's stupid Prime Directive speech. Mulgrew's probably thinking "my god let's end this so I can hit the bar already".
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Elihawk
Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 10:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Spirit Folk

In all of this, I can't believe anyone pointed out the stupidest thing about this: Janeway makes the decision that they can't possibly reset the holoprogram to save Tom and Harry because they might lose Fair Haven---and after this episode, WE NEVER SEE FAIR HAVEN AGAIN! Not that I'm complaining, per se, but the fact that the thing that makes everything so complicated and Janeway teach all the holograms that they're from outer space was completely, utterly, pointless.
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Simon Hawkin
Sun, Mar 17, 2013, 11:23am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Assignment: Earth

I have just watched the episode for the first time. And the last time. What utter BS on all levels, from the awful acting to the pompous idiotism of the script. If the second season ended with this I am not surprised the original series was cancelled prematurely -- I am just glad it did not do the whole Star Trek in.
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EliHawk
Sun, Feb 10, 2013, 11:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

For all of you going on and on blaming Avery Brooks for Sisko talking about race in this episode, read the companion or Memory Alpha some time. Behr makes it pretty clear it was him who came up with it. By this point Behr had figured out Vic was somewhat 'controversial' and unliked in part of the fandom, so he came up with the idea of having Sisko as someone who didn't care for Vic, but would be won over by him (much like the reluctant fan) over the course of the epsiode. In the process, he used social conscientiousness as a reason for Sisko to be skeptical / hostile to Vic. He explains:

"We didn't want the audience, especially the younger audience, to think that 1962 Las Vegas was a place where you had a lot of black people sitting in the audience as nightclubs, or enjoying themselves at hotels and casinos. That just didn't happen. So by having someone of Sisko's historical understanding questioning that fact, we could clarify before we got him to Vic's that he's well aware that Vegas was very, very, very white."

To me, the assumption people make that it's Brooks on a soapbox here says alot about race in and of itself.
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Terrahawk
Mon, Dec 24, 2012, 12:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Fourth Season Recap

Elphaba, I agree with your assessment. Jammer seems to get obsessed with drama over everything else (action, plot, continuity in story and character). Season 3 was an improvement, but since a lot of people were tuning out by then, the season long arc made it hard to see. The shorter arcs, the tie in's with ST continuity, and improved writing started to raise the bar. I particularly liked the Klingon plague arc. It explained what the Klingons looked more human like at one point and did so in an intelligent manner.

Moore would have completely wrecked the show with needless drama and sudden, illogical plot changes when he got bored with the current path of the show. Oh, Archer would have been on some sort of mystical journey. For reference see BSG.

All that being said, prequels are a bad idea in general.
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Elihawk
Mon, Dec 17, 2012, 11:26pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: The Way of the Warrior

See, I never had a problem with Gowron on DS9. Here, as usual, he's acting like a politician as much as a Klingon warrior. As Worf points out, the war with the Cardassians is another way to stabilize his leadership, rallying an empire that during peacetime squabbled with internal threats into a unified force pointed outward. Gowron (spurred on by faux-Martok) may see the Cardassian coup as a Dominion threat, but he also sees it as a domestic opportunity. He tries to get Worf on his side to bolster his position but when it fails, uses his political power at its high point to send a message to those who would oppose him or the war. Gowron is a politician and a devious one, but on DS9 he's not always making the right choice, which is a nice shade of grey compared to TNG where he was the good guy Klingon vs. Duras.
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Hawk
Sun, Aug 5, 2012, 2:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Arsenal of Freedom

"Someone needs to tell him that instead of repeatedly coming to the bridge he needs to be doing his damn job."

Logan only came to the bridge twice, once on his own initiative at which time he was sent packing, and once invited by LaForge to take command of the saucer section.

"The solution to the problems on the surface are handily wrapped up with what on TOS would be Kirk Outsmarts the Computer [TM] — except in this case it's Picard and the computer is designed to be outsmarted in this way."

It was Beverly Crusher's key comment that saved the day when she told Picard to simply turn off the machine.
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Hawk
Sun, Jul 22, 2012, 1:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

From a morality play persepctive, the main problem with this episode is that it is a TV episode, in other words, all of the possible issues, potential solutions and consequences cannot possibly be explored in the 45 minute script. It would be difficult enough to do this in real life.
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Hawk
Sun, Jul 22, 2012, 1:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

Archer withholds the cure from the Valakians possibly resulting in the extinction of the Valakians.

Archer gives the cure to the Valakians possibly resulting in the suppression of Menk development and their continued enslavement, if not their extinction.

It seems to me that Archer was caught between a rock and a hard spot.
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Elihawk
Sun, Feb 6, 2011, 12:28am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: To the Death

I love the rarely mentioned little scene in "To the Death" where Weyoun offers to make Sisko absolute ruler of the Federation, only to be declined. To me it was laying out Dukat's mid-Season 5 betrayal all the way a season early. Looking back, it lets you imagine the beginning of the Cardassia-Dominion alliance right there, as Weyoun would (successfully) play on Dukat's vanity to make him betray his people. It's right up there with introducing The Dominion in "Rules of Acquisition" in terms of using a throw away episode to plant a huge concept out there.
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Elihawk
Sun, Dec 5, 2010, 2:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Oasis

I liked this episode the first time I saw it, when it was called "Shadowplay."
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