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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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Jaxon
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 2:57pm (UTC -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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 -5)
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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