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Kira Nerys
Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 7:17am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

Discovery is like that guy who lays it on thick from the beginning of the first date, showering you with flowers and sappy poetry even though he doesn't know a thing about you...and then calls you a bitch for not liking him back.
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Kira Nerys
Sun, Apr 14, 2019, 7:07am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

Okay, I've been going through a super emotional phase in my life and crying at the drop of a hat...yet all this episode made me do was roll my eyes to high heaven. This must be some kind of special (anti-)accomplishment! The harder they try to make us FEEL, the worse it gets. After actually getting better somewhere around the mid of the season, Discovery has now become so contrived, cheesy and ham-fisted it's barely watchable.

The most watchable part for me was seeing Captain Pike in a gold shirt...sooo hot!!! Almost makes up for the "touching" goodbye of Tyler and Burnham and all those "hearfelt" letters from crew members we don't know anything about. So sorry to see Pike go ;( He was the best thing about Season 2!
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Kira Nerys
Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 4:01am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: The Sound of Thunder

So far, the second season has been waaay better than the first! But please, can we stop with the stupid voice-overs at the beginning and end of each episode? Having characters read lines from fortune cookies in an ultra-serious voice doesn't automatically make the show more ˝profound˝ and ˝thought-provoking˝, Discovery!
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Kira Nerys
Sat, Jan 12, 2019, 8:50am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Home

With all the gravity issues and Alara being in a wheelchair, this episode kept reminding me of DS9's Melora...and then they actually mentioned a Melora vaccine or something like that :D I wonder whether this was a deliberate nod to this episode...
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Kira Nerys
Tue, Jan 9, 2018, 6:12am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Despite Yourself

Ok, so something has actually started *happening* on Discovery...this was one of the first episodes that I actually enjoyed.

Yet, I still find this entire affair quite soulless and bland, like it's missing a coherent message or purpose. Still, at least there is some kind of plot now, though I think the writers should really realise once and for all that making everything Dark and Gritty and filling the story with Unexpected Plot Twists does not equal depth! Especially if most of the Unexpected Plot Twists have been telegraphed a mile away! Only the death of the poor doctor was of any surprise, though that scene highly reeked of Shock Value.

It will be interesting to see how Discovery holds up to multiple viewings, because it hinges most of its appeal on Suspense and Unexpected Plot Twists. Once these secrets are revealed, what will remain? I had a similar problem with Battlestar Galactica, which I loved the first time around, but found much much less interesting on second viewing, when I already knew what was going to happen. If nothing, BSG had me completely riveted the first time around, and I gobbled up a few episodes in a row to find out what would happen next. Discovery, sadly, only has me mildly interested.
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Kira Nerys
Thu, Nov 2, 2017, 5:24am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

A very good show - Orville does Black Mirror! The concept was great, even though the execution was still a bit lacking, as has been the case with all Orville episodes so far. I really think that toning down the obnoxiously unbelievable idiocy of the characters Malloy and LaMarr would benefit the show a lot!

The scene where they fed fake news into the main feed was GREAT! "But what if anyone corroborates the stories?" "Don't worry - they won't" - ROFL!!!

An excellent commentary on how much we depend on the opinions of society, taken to a grotesque extreme!
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Kira Nerys
Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 4:03am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

In spite of all its inconsistencies, this was the first DSC episode I actually enjoyed.

Tyler is cute, and the moments between him and Michael were quite sweet, though she is still not much of a leading character...it's like all she ever does is go around the ship looking all wide-eyed.

What's up with that music, btw? Seems like "disco" is really the running theme of the entire show! The whole thing felt a bit too much like a present-day college party - they should have asked Jadzia Dax for tips on how to throw a good party!
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Kira Nerys
Sun, Oct 15, 2017, 2:31am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S1: About a Girl

Well, I just started watching Orville and devoured the first three episodes in one sitting...whereas I can still barely make it through a single episode of Discovery. Maybe it's just my taste, but this fact alone testifies as to which of the two I enjoy more :)

Sure, Orville is a bit goofy and some of the jokes are really immature, but what I like about it is that it is sincere and has heart. I find its fusion of self-aware jabs at common Trek tropes with earnest attempts at dramatic storytelling really interesting, and I think this is something that has a lot of potential - they just need to downplay the silly jokes and introduce more fresh story ideas (as opposed to rehashes of themes from TNG).

I really liked ˝About a Girl˝, as it was a brave and decent attempt at introducing deeper issues into the series. Sure, there's still a lot of work to be done, but I still find that this episode had more depth than all of the episodes of Discovery so far. Discovery tries so hard to be deep by being all dark and angsty, but it all comes off as very superficial to me. ˝Dark˝ does not necessarily equal ˝deep˝ and ˝interesting˝ - too often, it's just an easy and cheap way of trying to make your stories appear more profound than they actually are.

Thumbs up for Orville so far, looking forward to seeing more!
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Kira Nerys
Fri, Oct 13, 2017, 2:29am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

I think I'm slowly getting used to this show. Though none of its plot points have managed to intrigue me so far, somehow each episode turns out (more or less) watchable mostly because everything is very pretty...kinda feels like amusing yourself on a long car ride by staring out of the window at the passing scenery.

Georgiou's holo-will was a nice moment, not to mention the first time moment the series actually rgesonated with me emotionally :O

Plus, I'm actually stating to tell the ˝Klingons˝ apart! :O
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Kira Nerys
Thu, Oct 12, 2017, 2:40am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Context Is for Kings

Ok, this episode was a bit better than the first two, but this show still barely manages to hold my interest for 40-odd minutes. That's my main beef with it - it's simply not interesting.

Granted, it's a visually very beautiful show, the tech looks amazing and the entire ambience just sucks you right in. But that's the best thing I can say about it, unfortunately. I find the show to be all style, without any substance.

First of all, where is the plot? Absolutely nothing in the first three episodes has managed to capture my interest. Ok, so the Klingons are up to...uh, something...but I really couldn't care less about what it was. These new Klingons look ridiculous and talk like they're retarded, and their segments of the show are by far the worst part of the series so far. I'd rather watch an entire episode of Martok and Worf singing Klingon drinking songs :/

Second, what's up with the characters? They make the crew of Battlestar Galactica look like a downright chipper and good-natured bunch...not to mention that BSG had far more interesting stories. I really don't get this fixation on creating ˝dark˝ and ˝flawed˝ characters, because ˝flawed˝ doesn't necessarily imply interesting. I really wish that somebody on that crew smiled for once, or at least did anything remotely amusing.

The other plot elements don't really capture my interest either. I don't care whether Michael will be redeemed or not, or what Lorca's little pet monster actually is. Not to mention that those spores are simply ridiculous.

I'll try to give the show another chance in the hope that something of consequence will actually start happening, but I'm not keeping my hopes up. What I don't get is why they, out of the whole host of things they could have done, decided on this. The tech looks great, but why not put the show in the future and really run away with all the tech possibilities, instead of breaking continuity like this? Also, if they were already so intent on doing ˝dark˝, I would have much preferred to see a series about a crisis in the Federation of the future...each race with its own agenda and a whole lot of conspiracies and intrigue...counterbalanced with the brave effort to keep the Federation in one piece. Something like DS9, but with the benefits of 2017-era visual effects and sweeping plot and character arcs from the beginning to the end of the show. Ah, one can only dream...
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Kira Nerys
Fri, Sep 1, 2017, 12:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Treachery, Faith, and the Great River

Great ep!

The only thing I have to add is how much I enjoyed the first scene - being in a relationship with a changeling seems to offer so many intriguing possibilities, I wouldn't have minded seeing more of that ;)
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Kira Nerys
Thu, Nov 12, 2015, 9:47am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Too Short a Season

Well, I don't think this ep was as bad as everybody makes it out to be...nothing brilliant, but definitely watchable. I have to say I enjoyed it much more than Datalore, which made me squirm almost as much as Code of Honour or The Last Outpost.

One thing I don't get is how everybody seems to act like 85 is a really advanced age...shouldn't human life expectancy be well over a hundred by the 24th century, or even significantly longer considering all the tech at their disposal? 85 should barely be retirement age by then...
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Kira Nerys
Tue, Sep 22, 2015, 4:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Homefront

I wonder whatever happened to Sisko's (step-)sister, not to mention those personal force fields that they referred to...those sure would have come in handy on AR-what'sthenumber!

Also, being able to cut power to THE ENTIRE PLANET just like that - wtf??? All of Earth dependent on one single power source, with no backup?

I must be one of the few who didn't find this ep too impressive...the whole Sisko family affair drags it down too much for me. I find Sisko's father to be the most insufferable character in the entire series, his stubbornness is neither interesting nor endearing...just lame. I wish more time had been spend on showing the situation on Earth, and what it looks like when trouble strikes paradise...or, actually, anything other than endless concern about whether good old Joe is gonna drop dead or not.

Three stars, barely, from me - the concept is intriguing, but the execution could have been so much better.
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