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Jackson
Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 1:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

And we're not even getting into whether a fused being can be said to be "of sound mind".

If a human and a targ were fused, I don't think Targman should be speaking for the human half of his being.
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Jackson
Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 12:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

Your idea of whose rights triumph seem to be based entirely on possession in a moment in time.

Basically, Tuvix wins the day because he's standing before you and the other petitioners aren't able to present their case.

This is like saying that if squatters break into your house while you're on vacation and refuse to vacate when you return, they get to keep your house because they're the ones in it.
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Jackson
Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 10:50am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

I wonder if the people championing the rights of the freak of nature would still be doing so if it truly was a freak of nature, like say if Tuvok had fused with the orchid itself, and Tuvorchid wanted to stay Tuvorchid.
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Jack
Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 11:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Sanctuary

I’m hoping Klyden is more complex than he seems, beyond just self-righteous closet case. I just wish he was a bit more layered and likeable.
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Jackson
Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 11:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

Parents don't cease to exist when they have children.
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Jackson
Tue, Apr 16, 2019, 3:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

I'll re-up this 3 year old post because it nails it.

Lt. Yarko said:

"All this talk of murder is nonsense.

There was no murder here. Before the accident, there were two individuals. Afterward, there were two individuals mashed into one body. No one died or was murdered. They were both alive in Tuvix. After the splitting, the two people were back to two individuals. The fact that the mashed together individuals resulted in a seemingly third individual is only an illusion. Everything about both of them was in the one body. They were still both there. The fact that this mashed together two person didn't want to be spilt apart and was deluded about the process being murder is beside the point. NO ONE DIED. Before, you had Tuvok and Neelix. Then you had Tuvok and Neelix as one. Then you has Tuvok and Neelix again. There was no death.

Interesting episode science fiction wise, goofy episode morality wise. And, Tuvix would have known all this and wouldn't have complained about being split in the first place. "


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What if, instead of an unwelcome, unconsented-to-by-all-parties accident, this had been an intentional scientific experiment, seeing if it was possible to use the orchids to do precisely what the transporter did?

Say it didn't involve Tuvok and Neelix, but just a redshirt and a yellowshirt pair of volunteers who consented to the experiment, on the assumption that they would be restored to their individual selves after temporarily becoming an orange shirt for science.

But then Orangeshirt says...hey I want to stick around as Orangeshirt, and you're a murderer if you don't let me.

What then?
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Jackson
Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 9:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Ensign Ro

Was it just me or was the crew's "I hate her more...no I hate her more!" schtick about Ro Laren a bit ham-fisted.
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Jackson
Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 9:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Ensign Ro

" If I remember correctly, she was offered the role of Kira in DS9 but turned it down. I'm certain she would have been fantastic."

I thought that they wanted her to actually play Ro Laren as Sisko's first officer, and if she'd accepted the role on DS9, there'd have been no Kira.
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Jackson
Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 9:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

The film is massively overrated. It was unforgiveable in that it ruined the Borg and their backstory by introducing a queen, which Voyager than ran with, entirely for the worse.

Worst of all, it actually tried to retcon itself into backstory by having Picard say that he "remembered her" from the events of BOBW.

The purpose of Locutus was so that the Borg could "speak with one voice". If they had a Queen, what the hell would they have needed Picard/Locutus for?
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Jackson
Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 7:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Transfigurations

Beverly should have called up Light-Guy when Worf broke his back...again...two years later...

He did owe her a favor.
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Jackson
Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 7:40pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Transfigurations

The guys home planet in less than three parsecs away and it takes three weeks to get him home?

Haven't seen that since the pre-Warp 5 days before Enterprise/.
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Jackson
Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 7:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Transfigurations

Why in the world would Geordi be needed on the away mission in the opening scene?

The plot needed him to get "linked" to Light-Guy, but that was pretty contrived.
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Jackson
Mon, Apr 8, 2019, 6:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: The Muse

A better comparison of Annoya is probably to the Traveler, whose visits pretty much seemed built around stroking Wesley's ego.
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Jackson
Mon, Apr 8, 2019, 2:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: The Muse

Considering Lwaxana went from menopause to pregnancy, you'd think we'd have seen more of Dr. Bashir in this episode...
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Jackson
Tue, Apr 2, 2019, 7:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Through the Looking Glass

"Their ship is met by a cloaked Klingon vessel"

A technology that would somehow disappear later from the Mirror Universe for plot purposes.
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Jack
Sat, Mar 30, 2019, 11:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Lasting Impressions

Someone above mentioned the dearth of male characters, “particularly straight male characters” on Discovery.

This is nonsense - there is no dearth.

This isn’t a Discovery thread, but just for accuracy’s sake I count — just looking at the regular mains:

Female: Burnham, Tilly, Georgieu (3)

Male: Spock, Pike, Saru, Tyler, Stammets, Culber (6)

Bridge crew regulars: 2 male/ 2 female (with Airiam gone)
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Jackiet
Sat, Mar 30, 2019, 10:37am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Survival Instinct

I am watching the whole series for the first time. Noticed during one of the flashbacks, the drones eating cooked meat. One says "tastes like a bird I once ate" Ha! Tastes like chicken!
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Jackson
Fri, Mar 29, 2019, 5:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Innocence

Ugh.

Even in a Trekverse where warp travel and time travel are possible, I can't accept the biological ridiculousness of the "aging backward" concept...starting out old and fully realized and growing smaller and somehow less withered and "spent" as you age, on both the macro- and the micro-, or cellular level.

Did Mork and Mindy invent this concept, or is it even older than that?

Anyway, I find it at least as offensive as what Jammer calls "Fun with DNA".
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Jackson
Wed, Mar 27, 2019, 11:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Deadlock

@ William B

Not doubting the availability of protons, but I'm wondering how and from where are they getting CERN'd into the warp core from and in such a precise and violent manner :)
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Jackson
Tue, Mar 26, 2019, 8:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Deadlock

When they bombard the warp core with protons...where exactly is it being done from.

Where exactly is Voyager's proton sac?
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Jack
Thu, Mar 14, 2019, 11:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Project Daedalus

This is the first compelling episode of this show, like since it began (at least, it’s the first conpelling episode I can recall).

The Ariam stuff was well done but would have been better if all the everyone loves Ariam stuff had happened over time and wasn’t crammed into the episode where she dies.

It was clear where this was going — but it was still entertaining. Not Modern-Golden-Age-of-TV entertaining but entertaining.

Random observations:

- The rotating camera shots made me dizzy

- Displays show the entire UV spectrum but holograms don’t?

- I didn’t miss Tyler or Georgieu

- I will miss Ariam, though.

- Martin-Green’s acting is showing, a little

- Could we have a fresher, more interesting take on AI destroys humanity? (even The Orville did it better).
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Jack
Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 3:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part II

Do we know that Isaac had a change of heart? Or had he planned to stop the invasion all along?
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Jack
Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 2:10am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part II

The Kaylons say they have no emotions, but as portrayed on the show, something is going on. And I think the writers are aware of this.
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Jack
Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 4:24am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: The Sound of Thunder

Hated it. The show is quickly becoming fan fiction. The camera wouldn’t stop jumping around. The twist made no sense.
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Jack
Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 12:23am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part I

Others have predicted this would happen, but the execution, so to speak, was phenomenal.

Definitely on par with BOBW. Possibly better because of everything that has built to this.

Predictions: Isaac will save the day. But maybe not.
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