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Justus
Thu, Apr 28, 2016, 9:18pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S2: Vanishing Point

I agree with a lot of the commenters, this was not a good episode. The show telegraphs pretty early that Hoshi is not experiencing reality when T'Pol knows why the aliens are upset before communication has been established. Hoshi even asks how this is possible, but moves on without a second thought.

This could have been a good episode if Hoshi had to solve a problem to escape or had some insight to gain about herself from the experience, but neither of these things happen. She, along with the audience, just kind of wade through the dream sequence until we pop out of the tranporter on the other side.

To add insult to injury, the episode tries to foist undeserved character development on Hoshi to justify the dream sequence. Archer tells Hoshi that she overcame her fear of transportation by boarding the dream tranporter platform. First, Hoshi was already a ghost in the dream and everyone thought she was dead so what did she have to lose? Second, it's not like Hoshi had figured out that she was in a dream and had to do something she feared in order to escape back to reality.

As it stands, this episode is a lot of sci/fi concept with little substance. I'm surprised Jammer rated this as highly as he did. We're usually in close agreement.
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Justus
Mon, Apr 25, 2016, 7:16pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S2: Marauders

Why didn't the Klingons just beam back down behind everyone and open fire?
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Justus
Sun, Apr 3, 2016, 3:13pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Bride of Chaotica!

Did anyone else catch the subtle jab at UPN's episode previews that Jammer has been complaining about at the start of the show? Harry and Tom talk about how the Proton recaps are always hyperbolic and over the top :P
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Justus
Wed, Mar 16, 2016, 6:48pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Prototype

The last thing Torres did before the prototype came on-line was adjust its flux capacitence. Too bad the technobable was about robotics instead of time travel :P
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Justus
Tue, Mar 15, 2016, 9:58pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Tattoo

In this episode, Kess tells the doctor that he has never experienced pain, but he experienced it just a few episodes prior in Projections.
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Justus
Mon, Mar 14, 2016, 6:46pm (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Projections

"Did I program Mr. Paris to be so annoying?"
"Actually, I programmed him. I modeled him after my cousin Frank."

This line was a missed opportunity to connect Paris back to Nick Locarno, the cadet Robert Duncan McNeill plays in the TNG episode, "The First Duty".
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Justus
Mon, Mar 14, 2016, 1:03am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S2: Initiations

The Kazon seem like a lazy choice for main Season 1 villain. As Jammer points out, they are too much like the Klingon. I wonder how so many primitive warrior races learn to build star ships? It would have been interesting if Voyager was confronted with some organization that could serve as a counter point to the Federation and embody the otherness of the new quadrant. Maybe the organization could appear cooperative and peaceful like the Federation, but be slowly rotting and power hungry internally. This could have fed back into tensions between the Federation and Maquis aboard the Voyager, since Delta Federation embodied how the Maquis perceive the Alpha Federation.
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Justus
Sun, Mar 13, 2016, 12:36am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S1: Ex Post Facto

Here is the final rule of S. S. Van Dyne's 20 Rules for Writing Detective Stories, first published in 1928:

20. And (to give my Credo an even score of items) I herewith list a few of the devices which no self-respecting detective story writer will now avail himself of. They have been employed too often, and are familiar to all true lovers of literary crime. To use them is a confession of the author's ineptitude and lack of originality. (a) Determining the identity of the culprit by comparing the butt of a cigarette left at the scene of the crime with the brand smoked by a suspect. (b) The bogus spiritualistic se'ance to frighten the culprit into giving himself away. (c) Forged fingerprints. (d) The dummy-figure alibi. (e) The dog that does not bark and thereby reveals the fact that the intruder is familiar. (f)The final pinning of the crime on a twin, or a relative who looks exactly like the suspected, but innocent, person. (g) The hypodermic syringe and the knockout drops. (h) The commission of the murder in a locked room after the police have actually broken in. (i) The word association test for guilt. (j) The cipher, or code letter, which is eventually unraveled by the sleuth.

This episode's resolution was cliche seventy years before its air date. That's impressively careless plot design.
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