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HipsterDoofus
Wed, Apr 1, 2009, 3:58am (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2 (April Fools Version)

Holy shit! That was brilliantly conceived. I so totally fell for it. Not only that, but I actually kind of liked the notion of just leaving it at that.
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HipsterDoofus
Tue, Jan 6, 2009, 1:59pm (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S4: Faith

Yes, Jason is correct, the hybrid screamed first.

And incidentally, I have a theory on that. Anders was still hanging back in the other room at the time, and then he came running in after the screaming and shooting. I think perhaps the hybrid screamed because he stuck his hand in the water. :o

Huh? Huh??? ;)
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HipsterDoofus
Mon, Dec 29, 2008, 5:40am (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S4: Escape Velocity

You haven't seen very much of the internet have you?
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HipsterDoofus
Sun, Dec 28, 2008, 7:47pm (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S4: Escape Velocity

Hey Soptupa you're being a jerk why don't you shut up? He's not getting paid for this and even if he was you're not his publisher.
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HipsterDoofus
Wed, Jul 2, 2008, 11:47am (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S4: He That Believeth in Me

> Oh and id love to point out that some have seen the similarities between DS9 and BSG, so does that mean that really Babylon 5 is
> the cornerstone of all these shows since the ideas of DS9 were ripped off from B5?

If you really *must* further beat this long dead, already pureed horse, I'm sure there are better places to do it.
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HipsterDoofus
Sat, Dec 22, 2007, 12:14am (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S3: Twilight

One of the few completely acceptable uses of the Reset Button. As in All Good Things, Yesterday's Enterprise, or The Visitor, the *goal*, pressing that button, was intricately built right *into* the story in a clever and thought provoking way, rather being a tacked-on treknobabble gimmick that allows the writers to go nuts and then be able to dismiss it.
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HipsterDoofus
Sat, Nov 10, 2007, 7:45pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Waltz

Is it just me, or was the title of "Waltz" chosen for the story's similarity to the story of "Duet?" I'm no music theory expert, but I believe duets generally feature harmony, and waltzes feature counterpoint.

Anyway, I can't add much to the review that hasn't already been said by the esteemed Mr. Epsicokhan, except for a few thoughts on Dukat himself. Not just in this episode, but over the whole series' run.

I believe it was always (or at least from very early on in the series) intended that Dukat was insane from the very beginning. I mean, how can it not be insane to commit the atrocities he did and yet (apparently) sincerely believe his actions were somehow benevolent or compassionate?

No, I think he was insane from day one, but he had enough self-control that it was more or less disguised and expressed as a sense of perverse nationalism and extreme egomania. So, all those years; during the occupation, and a few years after; he was insane, period.

But, after Damar killed Ziyal, then he was no longer merely insane, he was *broken*. Completely.

Unfortunately his "recovery" was a false one. He didn't really *heal*, he *rebuilt* himself, without actually healing at all. And the "new" Dukat was even more insane than the old one. The old Dukat, despite his insanity, actually experienced real guilt from time to time, and he also experienced real love, for Ziyal, and for Ziyal's mother.

The new Dukat? Nope, don't think so. Not in this episode, or any that follow. I think from this point on, the only thing Dukat felt was powerlessness, which was more enraging to him than anything else ever could be, hence he sought power , period. Any power. It didn't matter from where, and it didn't matter over whom. How else could the man who once ridiculed Bajoran "superstition" turn around and embrace it?
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HipsterDoofus
Wed, Nov 7, 2007, 8:52pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: In Purgatory's Shadow

"I was pretty much absorbed from beginning to end."

Even upon my fourth or fifth viewing I was every bit as absorbed as my first. It is nearly flawless in every sense; story, script, direction, production, everything; and almost unutterably brilliant and creative.

"...and the swarm of Jem'Hadar ships came streaming out of the wormhole."

My first thought was, "LOCUSTS!!!"

Seriously though, quite possibly the best cliffhanger in the entire trek franchise.
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