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Kyle
Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 3:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Cost of Living

@Rahul

What the heck do you mean Laxwanna wouldn't have any interest in Alexander? She's like every aunt/grandmother I've ever met, of course she'd take interest in a child, she cares very much for her own, of course she'd care for Alexander.

In fact, what is this hatred of Alexander? I thought his episodes were fine, not super fun, but decent, what's wrong with him? Hell, what's from with Laxwanna, she's fine, her episodes tend to be lackluster, but I think her character is strangely realistic, albeit eccentric. I have a grandmother who is EXACTLY like that, and sometimes just as eccentric, maybe that's why I like her so much.

I personally loved Alexander's and Lawxanna's interactions, really heartwarming.
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Kyle
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 2:47am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

I was so glad when the entity died, I smiled as I saw Picard's face after the entity exploded, I was like "fuck you picard, fuck you and your bullshit"

Justice has been served.
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Kyle
Mon, May 27, 2019, 11:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

I'm tired of people accusing Geordi of being a creep and a sexual harasser, you know for a fact the worst Geordi has done in that episode was assuming that Leah would be interested in him like her holographic counterpart, it was presumptuous and dumb of him, but that's not being a creep, that's not sexual harassment, jesus christ people, one guy makes a move on a woman who is not willing to go through with it and already you cry out sexual harassment, she turned him down, and Geordi just gave up, as he should have, do we need to fire his ass for trying? It's established that Geordi is not good with women, so cut the guy some slack, jesus christ, all of you talking about Geordi like he's this horrible human being when you've seen up to this point that he's been nothing but a freaking awkward saint. Shame on you.
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Kyle
Tue, May 21, 2019, 11:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Loss

I never understood why so many people dislike Troi, she can be too much of a nosy and overvearing counselor, but I thought she was fine, mostly innofensive due to her rather passive and flat nature, that's why I enjoy this episode, it gives her a bit more depth, letting us see more into her character and her arrogance over humans because of her empathic abilities. I feel like people are biased towards this episode because they simply don't like Troi as a character, which is fine, but a tad unfair. This episode ain't exactly all that great, a tad uneventful perhaps, but to me it's a solid 7/10
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Kyle
Tue, May 21, 2019, 12:54am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Final Mission

I'm pretty sure they needed the B plot about the space trash because it without it the crew of the enterprise would quickly find Picard and Wesley, I mean, without it, the enterprise crew would look pretty incompetent if they can't find the missing crew on the planet's surface, uness you wanna pull a "electromagnetic disturbance" out of your ass as to why they couldn't user their scanners to find them right away.
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Kyle
Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 8:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Pen Pals

I really liked this episode, it felt a tad non-eventful, but I think both plots were great in terms of character development:

- Wesley felt like a perfectly organic character with issues regarding his newly found position of power among a team of experts, I really liked how Wesley came into his own without any contrivances.

- The Data plot honestly made me tear up by the end, specially knowing how much Data, as someone who often tries hard to be human, displays perfectly fine human behaviors and emotions that come naturally to him without question, and just the fact that you know he will miss Sarjenka, and feels bad over her memory being wiped, but can find solace in the singing stone he lets her have, at least she will get to live on happily with her family. All and all, a solid 3 and half stars for me!
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Kyle
Sat, Mar 2, 2019, 5:18am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part II

I thought this was the definition of "pretty good".

After some interesting twists and turns in part one, pretty much everything that happened was exactly what you'd expect to happen. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything special.

The show's good enough that I'll keep watching new episodes week to week, but I doubt I'll ever come back and rewatch any of them like I do with a lot of Trek.

I have hope that'll change though. After all, there aren't many classics in the first season and a half of non-TOS Trek shows.
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Kyle
Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 1:11pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part I

I really hope they make Issac a recurring villain and go all the way with this, potentially with a longer term redemption arc, but I can't see that happening.

I've only had one foot in on the Orville so far, but if they stick the landing with part two in one way or another, I'm going to be 100% bought in on the show.
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Kyle
Sat, Feb 9, 2019, 7:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: A Happy Refrain

To me, the reason this episode doesn't quite hit is that it seems to end up saying "Issac isn't really that different from the rest of us" when what makes him interesting is that he's fundamentally different from the rest of the crew.

Imagine if "The Offspring" on TNG had ended with Data having an emotional breakdown. What made it so interesting was that he couldn't, even though the audience might have wanted him to because of what he was.

Not that Issac should be a clone of Data or anything. Just that this development of making him seem more human makes him less interesting for me. But then again, I don't think that's really what the show's going for, so I can't really fault it.
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Kyle
Thu, Jul 26, 2018, 7:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Where Silence Has Lease

I quite enjoyed this episode, the execution with the ambience and the mistery was top notch, some of the effects were clearly dated and silly looking, but I think the story with it's top notch execution made up for that. I don't understand all the hate, while I can see why the story is a little bit shaky, specially the whole "we're being experimented on" part. I tend to value stories on the way they are handled and I'm not bound to nitpick every little choice as if I were a star-ship captain myself, this is a solid 3 star episode. All these users looking down on this episode as if it's no better than anything on Season 1 gotta mellow out and enjoy the great execution of this episode. Also, Picard's explanation of death was fine to me, Death is hard to explain, and being questioned about death out of the blue of course is going to get you a rather wonky explanation, we have to understand these are people, and not paragons of humanity, jeez.
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Kyle
Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 5:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Extinction

I actually was okay with this one at least in the second half.

Threshold just made me laugh: Paris and Janeway have lizard babies will forever be a bad joke in my house.

This one at least attempted some meaning and made some sense. I appreciated the ending and the moment Archer finds the ruins was played well.

Not the best episode but certainly not the worst
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kyle
Sat, Jul 14, 2018, 3:34am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Outcast

The problem that makes this episode well intentioned but lame in execution is that the writers have confused sex with gender. Sex/sex organs are biological. Presumably the Jnaii are hemaphrodites and have none? Or do they have both male and female sex organs? The writers don't explain that. Gender is the cultural roles, behaviors, social norms and expectations that are attached to biological, sexual differences that make us male or female. You can be biologically male but choose the female gender. You can then change your biology to match your chosen gender. Another problem is that the episode doesn;t acknowlege any of that in our history. Like this is the first time this type of species or problem has ever been encountered. Last problem: Riker would risk his carreer and fall madly in love with a person he only met three days ago? Yeah right.
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Kyle
Sat, May 26, 2018, 1:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: Solo: A Star Wars Story

I liked it. Not a deep/thinker movie but a fun action/hiest film.

Liked the casting and several subtle moments made me think of other moments in the original trilogy, down to the body lanaguage of Lando.

Loved the score. It never took away from the story but frequently added to it.

It was exactly what I expected and well done.
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Kyle
Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 9:36pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Inside Man

Could starfleet open up the fold and send voyager supplies and technologies? Or once the gold is gone it's done idk.
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Kyle
Thu, Jan 12, 2017, 1:07am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

So if humanity was dying of a plague and a technologically superior race had a cure, then they should withhold it from us because it looks like chimpanzees may become the dominant species in a few thousand years? Are chimps about to experience an "evolutionary awakening"? How can you determine that? And what the hell does "Evolutionary awakening" even mean? Bullshit pseudo science used to justify genocide.

Now this episode would have had real legs and lived up to the praise Jammer and others have heaped on it if The writers understood the prime directive. The PD says you can't interfere in the cultural development of a planet. So if Archer decided Starfleet couldn't interfere by taking sides in a war where the valskians were killing off the menk that would have been a real honest moral dilemma, with good reasons for and against, and perfect for the prime directive. Can we give weapons to the Menk or warp drive to the valakians? Could have been a thought provoking episode. Instead the writers use bullshit science and totally misinterpret the PD to make Amber and Phlox look like idiots at best, mass murderers at worst.
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Kyle
Wed, Aug 3, 2016, 9:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Unnatural Selection

Seems to me that O'Brien cured aging as an incidental benefit.
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kyle
Thu, Jul 9, 2015, 1:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: The Motion Picture

i really like STar Trek The Motion Picture. I think it's very underrated. It looks awesome, the whole feel of the film is kind of spaced out and creepy, it has a sexy bald woman.
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kyle
Wed, Mar 18, 2015, 12:34am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

To be honest I think the modern equivalent to all of this is a person I am attracted to opening up my search history and finding that I have looked them up on facebook prior to having conversations with them. Sure, Geordi could have told Brahms about the holodeck, just like I could mention that I had previously browsed an picture album on a facebook profile, but is that information that absolutely needs to be admitted? Sometimes things are better left unsaid because they can come across as really creepy, and as it is Geordi is a professional at that with his godawful attempts at flirtation. Furthermore, the costume designers deserve some recognition for the pink shirt that Geordi was wearing, no question.
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Kyle
Fri, Sep 26, 2014, 1:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: The Thaw

Didn't care for this much the one time I saw it, but there are so many positive responses above I may have to give it another shot (been several years since I last saw it).

One thing that I do remember about this episode was that one of Harry Kim's fears was never being able to hit the high G-sharp in the Mozart concerto. Funny thing is, the Mozart clarinet concerto has no high G sharp - it maxes out at a high G, which Juilliard trained Harry should be able to hit easily. Harry Kim-as-great clarinetist is always an amusing thing for me when watching Voyager.
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Kyle
Sun, Mar 9, 2014, 1:34am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Storm Front, Part I

Really enjoy the perspectives in these reviews, but I find it a little odd that one would be looking for social commentary with such determination. If there is no discernible commentary, episode fail. I don't think that's what the series was attempting at all.
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Kyle
Thu, Feb 6, 2014, 11:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: By Inferno's Light

I'm surprised the runabout was still there waiting to beam them up. Doesn't seem to make a lot of sense.
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Kyle
Wed, Feb 5, 2014, 8:19pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: Nor the Battle to the Strong

@Jons, spot on. World Net Daily.

It is insanely baffling that anyone would be offended by "anti-war" sentiment.

DS9 is by far the most coherent and nuanced Trek. I love TNG, and like the others, but none are remotely as ambitious in its risk taking. As far as the soldier not being Starfleet material, what you see on those ships are likely the best of the best. Here we are shown that the dirty work still has to be done in times of war by somebody. Is a front line soldier that is dying after fighting a vicious enemy supposed to be altruistic and philosophical in his last minutes. Give me a break. Just silly.
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Kyle
Sun, Jun 2, 2013, 2:10am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Barge of the Dead

I don't think this episode was boring, but I don't think it was a masterpiece either. More like three star episode to me.
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Kyle
Wed, May 29, 2013, 4:37pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Profit and Lace

Is this a bad episode? Yes. Is it worse than Threshold or Spocks Brain? I think thats debatable. I did at least laugh once or twice when Quark was trying to avoid having sex with the other Ferengi near the end of the episode.
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Kyle
Wed, May 15, 2013, 2:46pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Profit and Loss

I really didn't think this episode was that terrible. I'd have given it a 3, but no higher than that.
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