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Jaxon
Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 4:37pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: ENT S1: Cold Front

Jason R said:

"I mean in one episode they are marvelling at this alien replicator that can materialize a fish dinner on demand because yes, they can magically turn a human body into energy and recreate it atom by atom remotely on a planet thousands of km away"

*vvv* TNG "spoiler" , if that matters *vvv*

The transporter being able to dissemble and recreate both a human body's anatomy and its physiology ended up making episodes like TNG's Ethics look rather absurd.

What was it about fabricating a spinal cord that was so groundbreaking when the transporter does it every time it's used, from random organic matter no less?

Why cut Worf open to remove and replace the afforementioned spinal cord and burden him with a long, unnecessary convalescence when they could just put him in the transporter and use the template from his last uninjured pattern? By the time of "Ethics" the technology was two centuries old.
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Jaxon
Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 1:18am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S5: Nothing Human

Jammer said:

"We wouldn't have a convenient Bajoran crew member (where did he come from, and where has he been for the last four years?)"

We suddenly had Bajoran crew members three times, that were seen once and never again.

Learning Curve, here, and Good Shepherd".
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Jaxon
Thu, Sep 16, 2021, 1:06am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S5: Infinite Regress

Jack said:

"The midnight snacker ate an animal leg Neelix was saving for some ensign's birthday, but with Voyager's compliment, someone on Voyager is likely having a birthday every three or four days...is it really that special?"

On that...unless Neelix replicated an animal leg only to store it in the fridge, which seems odd, it really is an animal leg. When did the crew go hunting?
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Jaxon
Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 1:42am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Workforce

Jack said:

"It's always convenient in these situations that the prior memories are merely blocked, but never erased outright. Why would the Quarren want to make it remotely possible that the people could ever be restored...why would they care? "

It was most ridiculous in Collective, when the Borg conveniently kept "assimilation profile" biographies that Seven could hand out at the end of the episode.

Why would the Borg ever care to keep such things for a drone?
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Jaxon
Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 1:04am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: The Void

Night II: Night Night
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Jaxon
Thu, Sep 2, 2021, 12:12am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Body and Soul

I agree with pretty much everything Skeptical said.

By this point the Doctor had become this show's Steve Urkel.
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Jaxon
Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 11:29pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Drive

Since the Doctor is a hologram, it seems that in his case, they could concoct a contraption like the one the Enterprise crew locked Sherlock Holmes and the Countess in for the Doctor's holographic pleasure. He could have the total run of the thing.
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Jaxon
Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 11:41am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Muse

"as learned through the logs of the Delta Flyer, which along with its lone passenger, B'Elanna Torres, has crashed"

I clearly recall Janeway telling Seven soon after she joined the crew that "I'm not accustomed to sending an away team of one".
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Jaxon
Tue, Aug 31, 2021, 1:56am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Unimatrix Zero, Part II

Jay said:

"Janeway, Tuvok, and Torres are lucky that none of them lost an eyeball."

Speaking of eyeballs...it was strange that the doctor could tell Seven's emotions from her "pupils dilating", since only one of her eyeballs is real. The Doc crafted the other one himself.
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Jaxon
Thu, Mar 25, 2021, 8:27pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S7: Lower Decks

William B said:

"I could imagine Sito taking extra courses per semester to graduate a semester early though, to try to make up for lost time (and escape from an unpleasant academy environment). "

I don't see the effectiveness of "cancelling" a school year of the academy. They took the courses, and they can't be stripped of what they learned in them, so it seems entirely punitive. Further, if they have to retake the courses, it only seems like they would have an advantage over the students that are taking those classes for the first time.
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Jaxon
Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 1:56am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S7: Extreme Measures

Bashir genetic enhancements letting him control his own vital signs is quite the ploy convenience stretch and strains credulity....even more absurd is that he could do it for O'Brien as well, who invited himself without Bashir even saying he could do so.
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Jaxon
Sat, Feb 13, 2021, 12:40am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S7: Covenant

Odo: Maybe if I had an orb experience.

Kira: It doesn't work like that...faith has to come first.

I recall it working like that for Quark...he had an orb experience.
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Jaxon
Sun, Feb 7, 2021, 1:28pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S3: Future's End, Part II

Jay said:

"I have the same issue here as I had with "Realm of Fear" from TNGS6...that a person in mid-transport can carry out activities."

That's an interesting notion...when the effect "envelope" begins, does that mean dematerialization has started? In a normal transport, the whole process is mereseconds, so I suspect a person has no time to do anything once the envelope forms around them, even if transport is inhibited by technobabble.

In "Darmok", Picard sensed the transporter field forming and screamed "NO!" He was then motionless (and visionless?) as the Enterprise attempted the process, but couldn't finish it.

This transporter-enveloped "paralysis" of Picard was somewhat easier to buy than the notion of Starling actually being able to futz with a tricorder for several seconds in a transporter envelope.
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Jaxon
Tue, Feb 2, 2021, 2:52am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Renaissance Man

As mentioned, we should be past Hierarchy space, because even since we last saw them in "The Void", Q sent Voyager a few years closer to home as reward for bratsitting via "homework". It never said how much, but "a year" has pretty much amounted to ~1000 light years thus far.
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Jaxon
Tue, Feb 2, 2021, 2:42am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Homestead

Actually, Neelix has seen Earth twice per se.

The "real" Earth's Los Angeles, albeit 375 years earlier, in "Future's End", and a Species 8472 created facsimile of "contemporary" Earth's San Francisco in "In The Flesh".
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Jaxon
Fri, Jan 29, 2021, 12:19am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Life Line

The Enterprise is on "an important mission" 7 light years from the solar system?

Are they erecting a monument dedicated to the fallen in the Battle of Wolf 359?
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Jaxon
Wed, Jan 27, 2021, 10:55pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Good Shepherd

Jay said:

"I kept trying to imagine these characters (particularly Herrin) in the predicaments that we saw earlier, like "Year Of Hell" and "The Killing Game". "

And Basics...and Demon...
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Jaxon
Wed, Jan 27, 2021, 9:47pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: The Voyager Conspiracy

Neelix snark when talking to Seven (got my mind spinning) was funny...he's usually more diplomatic.

Also, why is the replicator in Janeway's quarters apparently a stove? Janeway apparently had to write the programming for the meal herself, and apparently burning it is a risk. I guess you can 11001001 when you should have 11000110'd.
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Jaxon
Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 1:52am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S4: Hope and Fear

"It's a lean ship, Captain. No shuttlecraft, only one transporter, no holodecks, no replicators."

This should have been a red flag...especially the "no replicators".

Why would Starfleet not include replicators for a three month journey?
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Jaxon
Thu, Jan 7, 2021, 11:40pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
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 -5) | 🔗
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 -5) | 🔗
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 -5) | 🔗
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 -5) | 🔗
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 -5) | 🔗
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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