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Janet T
Wed, Aug 26, 2020, 7:17pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S7: Thine Own Self

I just rewatched this episode and I was struck by all the echoes of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: the fear of the villagers, the little girl who accepts him, the fact that Data was a manmade "creature."

Wiliam B's sharply analyzed and brilliantly written review (2013) says it all so much better than I could. But I was delighted to see someone else caught the references to
" Frankenstein "
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Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 5:06pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: ENT S4: These Are the Voyages...

Karel, I (and many other fans) must have missed something if the Riker storyline was clever. I still don't get what it has to do with Trip's situation. Can you please tell me? Plus it's hard to take Riker's problem seriously when he spends a lot of time gossiping with the holocrew.
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Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 1:14pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: ENT S4: Bound

I'm amazed that a lot of the men in the comments don't realize that the Orions are committing sexual assault (and possibly rape offscreen). They're green versions of Bill Cosby using pheromones like roofies. Worst of all, no one in episode seems concerned about that once they boot the bad guys. Guess some people are more willing to be sexually harassed/assaulted if the perp is hot. I get what they're trying to do with the "women are really in control" twist but it makes little sense here (like most of the episode). I like the novels' explanation that the Orion women in Bound are the elites while slaves like Marta are at the bottom of the pecking order.

Yes it's better than TATV but that's an extremely low bar to pass. It's full of plot holes Travis can drive a ship through. To respond to Rahul, I think T'Pol isn't focused on mounting resistance because she's too depressed about Trip. Understandable but what really got me was that the female MACO's from season 3 seemed to disappear. They couldn't find any women to guard the Orions? And why would Trip come back so fast? Yes he got the upper hand in the end but the fact that he was so distraught when he left Enterprise kind of undercuts the message. If I moved out to break up with my boyfriend, I would have more misgivings about coming back no matter how much I miss home and the old neighborhood. I'm a die-hard Trip/T'Pol shipper who's the first to want them back together but the writers gave them an easy fix. Plus that reduced Hernandez to a dues ex machina for them.
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Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 4:43pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: ENT S2: Horizon

I gotta push back against W Smith's assertion that the line of Mary Shelley being poet's wife is a reflection of Trip's character. Maybe because I'm a big Trip fan but I see it more as bad writing that any indication that he's backwards or shallow. I don't know any of Percy Shelley's works and haven't come across anyone talking about this episode who has either. So saying that Mary Shelley was the wife of someone she far overshadows is just weird.

Also, Kirk wouldn't waste his time watching movies? WTF? Unless you're a couch potato who watches Netflix all day long, I don't see how that's wasting your life. It's a way to decompress like it was for Yanks in the Navy. Obviously, W Smith didn't get what T'Pol learned: movies can teach important lessons. Plus since Enterprise was an earlier time, they're supposed to be less evolved than TOS.
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Wed, Nov 11, 2009, 9:50pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S3: Macrocosm

This was an awesome episode. My 1 little nit pick, a technical oversight which seems to happen at least once per episode on this show.

When Janeway needs to get all the way down to engineering from deck 2, they spend 15 minutes of the episode on this. Why Janeway didn't think to just go to the shuttle bay, and use the transporters on one of the shuttles to beam to engineering..... *shrugs*
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