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Kirby
Sat, Oct 17, 2020, 7:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Future's End, Part I

The really cool thing about the computer stuff is that the stuff they mention actually happened earlier in real life. For example, they say the integrated circuit was invented in 1969, but in real life, it was more like 1959. I know it’s a throw away line but it would be the beginning of an explanation for why we got cell phones way earlier in real life than on Star Trek.

By the way, loved Sarah Silverman’s little TOS tribute with her gold shirt. Lol
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Kirby Dirk
Sat, May 26, 2018, 7:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Paradise Lost

Not sure what the director was going for, but the melodrama did nothing for me and at times seemed downright laughable. The script seem like a checklist of Star Trek cliches. I turned it off 10 minutes early, realizing that there's nothing left to surprise me.
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Dirk Kirby
Fri, May 25, 2018, 5:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Homefront

I guess I'm in the minority again, I found this episode to be a big snore. I kept wondering what Dr. Leah Brahms was doing impersonating a member of Starfleet intelligence? That really distracted me from the narrative and kind of broke the episode for me. Also, I don't see any family resemblance between the Sisko's, most especially Grandpa Sisko and Benjamin. I find their lack of of any resemblance to be weird and just poor attention to detail.
I'm really happy that this site is still active, and much appreciation and gratitude for the reviews, and the comments.
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Kirby
Sun, Apr 18, 2010, 5:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Far Beyond the Stars

Just watched this episode for the first time two nights ago. It definitely had excellent production, direction, and the outline for a classic story... But ultimately, it wasn't as satisfying as I had hoped and it seemed to collapse under the weight of its two major shortcomings. First, the premise felt like a gimmick instead of some organic extension of the series, and secondly (more importantly), there was a lot riding on Avery Brooks' performance and I just think he took things too far. From the get go, when he was listing off important African-American writers, I felt like he was trying to convince me that Benny has very intense feelings about the topic(I can see why he would), but it was too on the nose, too heavy-handed. You can imagine my reaction to the climactic breakdown scene. Avery Brooks seems to have a real acting sweet spot when playing things that are gravely serious (a la "In the Pale Moonlight") or lighthearted/casual (thinking of his interactions with Kasidy). Whatever the case, I find he's at his best when he reins in his impulse toward excess. One might say the same about Shatner! The episode had a lot of charm and heart, but couldn't quite live up to its lofty ambitions.
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