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Jaxon
Thu, Jan 7, 2021, 11:40pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Crossfire

In Homefront, Odo had fits about Dax moving things in his quarters around, but here just two episodes later, Odo has purposely tormented Quark by somehow arranging his quarters to be just above Quark's.

Odo should probably take a seat.
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Jaxon
Thu, Jan 7, 2021, 12:59am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S3: Blood Fever

If pon farr is a genitalia-centered, mating-fueled hormonal problem, it's strange that ritual combat can eliminate it in a pinch.

It's like saying menstruation can be prevented with a vigorous jog in the park.
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Jaxon
Thu, Dec 31, 2020, 2:03am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: Ethics

As others have said, Beverly's attitude was beyond tiresome here...starship medicine is totally on the fly.

How "tested" was her cure for the Barclay disease in "Genesis? Or the Doctor for the Salamander Syndrome in Voyager?
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Jaxon
Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 3:01am (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: By Inferno's Light

I actually like the notion mentioned by Dax here...that there is some danger in utilizing warp drive within a solar system. But we've seen countless examples of warp drive being implemented in solar systems ever since "to Neptune and back in six minutes", and not just in a solar system, but from planetary orbit. I can totally buy that entering warp in the vicinity of a planet would have deleterious effects.
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Jaxon
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 3:59pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S3: Coda

"the glowing space anus appears again out of which steps Admiral Every Republican Senator"

He looks more like El Hefty's Chief of Staff...
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Jaxon
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 3:33pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: For the Uniform

"The moment when Sisko decides to poison the Maquis colony (again, if they know there are colonies, this insurrection should be deader than disco)...that moment is framed as the point at which Sisko crosses the line to antihero"

This isn't all that different from Data blowing up the aquaduct in "The Ensigns of Command" (especially if we grant the conceit that no one actually perished here), it's just writ larger, acorss several planets. Gosheven was pretty much to Data what Eddington is to Sisko here, and in both, our series regular was driven to increasing desperation by the provocative guest star's intransigence. I doubt Data lost any android equivalent of sleep over what he did.

"Sanders sheepishly makes contact on the holo-communicator. Man these things can survive anything, can’t they?"

They did seem to be the tardigrades of technological devices, didn't they?
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Jaxon
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 2:57pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: For the Uniform

"How would you feel if the Federation gave your father's home to the Cardassians?"

I've never found this comparison remotely fair. Earth is the indigenous, centrally located homeworld of the premier race of the Federation, not some remote frontier planet of colonists living on a disputed border with another power...colonists that knew that going in.

It's like comparing a shuttlecraft to a flagship.
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Jaxon
Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 10:40pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Empok Nor

Just as Voyager began weaning itself off of the bioneural gel pack things in favor of presumably replicatable standard technology almost from the start, so too should DS9 have been steadily phasing out Cardassian technology in favor of Federation replacements. Perhaps not a new Federation replicator in every single living quarters, but certainly in Operations and other key singularly important locations.
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Jaxon
Thu, Nov 12, 2020, 7:43pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Homefront

If Section 31 infected Odo way back here, how did whatever they infected him with survive Odo's interregnum as a "solid"?
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Jaxon
Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 3:54pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S6: Honor Among Thieves

I agree with the someone way above in a years old comment that this would have been a better vehicle for Garak...he's much more qualified.

He could have been surgically altered to be human, so we'd have gotten Andrew Robinson sans makeup.
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Jaxon
Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 2:20pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Children of Time

We learn in Season 7 that Sisko was explicitly bred to fulfill a specific destiny, and this wasn't it.

It's hard to imagine the prophets not interfering if the crew stuck around here. I'd have expected them to pull Sisko into whatever that weird reality in Emissary is where he seemed to be lying in a pool of milk and give him a scolding.

If Sisko's life with Kasidy was, as Sara put it, "not to be", then neither was this.
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Jaxon
Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 12:14am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Brothers

Might have been wise to postpone this episode a little later in the season.

Here the Enterprise is fresh out of an extended stay on Earth, but the crisis is already "cutting short a liberty".
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Jaxon
Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 6:01pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: The Begotten

The comparison of every character the same actor has played is an interesting idea.

Doing Vaughn Armstrong would be quite the undertaking.
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Jaxon
Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 6:43pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: The Darkness and the Light

Keiko just HAD to have Kira living *with* them because having her spawn a mere few decks away was so unbearable for Keiko and her selfishness that Kira had to literally be put out of her own home, and now with Kira about to pop, Keiko is light years away?
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Jaxon
Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 5:56pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Rapture

Considering Picard's intense interest in the Bajorans stated in the pilot, it's a little glaring that Picard wouldn't have detoured the Enterprise to partake in this Federation joining ceremony.

It's not like Picard hasn't done such a thing before, Starfleet's wishes be damned...he dropped everything for Galen's agenda in "The Chase", and that was a lot more than a brief one-off detour.
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Jaxon
Sun, Jun 21, 2020, 2:52pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: Ensign Ro

So in TNG-era medicine, a person still has to power through something like a common cold for days?
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Jaxon
Sat, Jun 13, 2020, 5:13pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S3: Facets

I think this episode might have worked better if the Zhina'tara, instead of being a rite that all Trill undergo, were instead more of a subversive ritual. Basically like a mindmeld in the ENT era instead of a mindmeld in the TOS/TNG era.
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Jaxon
Wed, Jun 10, 2020, 3:33pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: The Ascent

"It seems to me that “Things Past” must have opened an even deeper well of sadness within him."

Perhaps. In that episode, Kira forgives him (kinda) but with the caveat that this was a one time deal. His "I hope so" answer is a sheepish cop-out, because if he worked for the Cardassians for the better part of a decade, he knows it wasn't.

And so do we, the audience....we've seen Chain Of Command and Tribunal.

It plays as somewhat of a flip from "Necessary Evil", but Kira's treachery in that episode was not from a position of power, so it's hardly the same, and Odo knows it.
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Jaxon
Tue, Jun 9, 2020, 9:41pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Nor the Battle to the Strong

There was a ceasefire though at the end of AR...and at the end of *this* episode, it is stated that the ceasefire is "back on".
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Jaxon
Fri, May 29, 2020, 1:30pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S5: Nor the Battle to the Strong

I thought Gowron reinstated the Khitomer Accords at the end of Apocolypse Rising.

Why is the Klingon still attacking the Federation...did I miss something?
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Jaxon
Wed, May 27, 2020, 5:57pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S3: The Die Is Cast

I never really liked the Eddington character, but to his credit (and expanding on what Elliot said), he immediately admitted his sabotage to his supeior officer because he felt it was the right thing to do (his future duplicity a season later notwithstanding), while Sisko couldn't muster up the same with *his* superior officer, instead cowardly "hanging up" on him.
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Jaxon
Wed, May 27, 2020, 12:44pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Little Green Men

Elliot said:

"Question: when did the Ferengi go from hostile (if pathetic) foreign power (c.f. “Rascals”) to friendly neighbour that can appear over Earth without incident?"

By this point we've had "The Nagus" and "Prophet Motive".

Sisko's cordial dealings with the Nagus in that interim have likely thawed things at least to a point where questions are asked first.

Also, Starfleet *is* expecting the arrival of their first Ferengi cadet ever.
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Jaxon
Wed, May 27, 2020, 12:20pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S4: Little Green Men

Chris said:

"The way I always try to rationalise this sort of thing in Star Trek, is to invoke the ancient humanoids from TNG's 'The Chase'. But even if all humanoid life was seeded, the idea that the lifeforms and cultures on each planet developed at the same rate, to within a few hundred years, still doesn't add up. "

It's not impossible that, if not for the Dark Ages, humans might have been at the current technology level of 2020 by, say, 1500.
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Jaxon
Mon, May 25, 2020, 3:40pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S1: Cathexis

Whatever this technology is that made an entire brain and its mental content able to roam airborne would have helped in "Our Man Bashir" when they were frantically trying to find computer storage for five brain patterns.
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Jaxon
Sun, May 24, 2020, 5:30pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Death Wish

At the end of the trial, Q "makes Quinn mortal.

Was it ever made clear why Quinn couldn't do that for himself? Perhaps not from "in the comet", but why not pretty much any time after Voyager beamed him aboard?
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