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Fri, Dec 14, 2018, 12:39am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: ENT S1: Cold Front

My husband watched this one with me. We were both struck with the thought that it seemed like Archer would have been blown out of the cargo bay in one quick poof, especially since he was taken by surprise that the bay doors had opened, so he wasn't braced for it. Additionally, we thought that no one could hold one with just one hand.

My husband asked "wouldn't it have been freezing in there almost instantly?" Anyone want to take that on? Archer certainly acted like he had to catch his breath, but didn't act like he was freezing.

Also, wouldn't the cargo bay have equalized in pressure pretty quickly, allowing weightlessness? For me, I thought that would mean that the hand tool wouldn't have "fallen" out in space; it would have stayed on his hand or floated within reach. My husband said that momentum from the initial blow out would have sent it in that direction, so he didn't think it was odd.

Aaaand, just because Silik could survive in space...wouldn't he have been victim to the blow out at the time the cargo bay doors had opened? Or did I miss a special super power that he has already got? What allowed him to stand by and wait to make his dramatic exit by jumping?

As you can see, I'm more interested in the silliness of the cargo bay situation than the silliness of the time-travel-storyline-that-goes-nowhere.

Overall, I didn't really enjoy this episode much. I usually love time travel episodes, but this one didn't seem to solve anything and didn't have much for me to chew on or reflect on afterwards. Where are the time twists that come back on to itself? Why would a time traveler who professes to be protecting the time line tell everyone about what is going on? It just wasn't that fun for me; I was mostly annoyed.
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Thu, Aug 30, 2018, 2:13am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Workforce

I agree that a Vulcan with his memory suppressed would have been more emotive, and so it makes me wonder why they didn't do the same for Seven. Other than a change of make-up and hair, she seemed about the same. She's a human, after all. In fact, I've often wondered why she hasn't loosened up more emotionally than she has.

I "get it" from the writers point of view...they like to have a character or two that struggles with emotional issues, so we can see their growth, but here it would have been appropriate to have seen what kind of person she'd been like had she grown up fully human from her childhood.

Also, I usually find it irritating when the captains (Janeway, Picard) don't get to enjoy a love life like everyone else. Who says it would not be appropriate for them to have one? Picard is a natural loner, but Janeway doesn't seem to be. Although my vote would be Chakotay over Jaffin.

And speaking of Chakotay, I agree it was super weird that they were able to brainwash him to give coordinates to the crew without him knowing who he was or what he was doing. I assume that he would not have done it under duress, so it had to have been brainwashing, but it just didn't make sense.

I share all of my "that bugged me" thoughts when I come here, but then I read a bunch of new ones I hadn't even thought of before, which is simultaneously entertaining and irritating....lots of things to think about and wonder what they were thinking, or not thinking as the case may be. Thanks everyone for keeping it interesting.
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Tue, Aug 28, 2018, 7:21pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Prophecy

"The only Klingon I'm afraid of is my wife after she's worked a double shift."-Paris

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Wed, Aug 15, 2018, 12:37am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Muse

Very interesting review..thank you for the extra depth...excellent commentary on your part.

I mostly enjoyed the episode, but found the ending a little confusing. I didn't really see how B'elanna disappearing made any sense in the plays storyline, but maybe I missed something.

I generally DO like an occasional episode that show us a bit of depth of character, or something that is playfully different. I love sci-fi, but I only buy into it if I care about the people and, as long as every episode doesn't turn into a soap opera, I enjoy a little excursion into something unusual or insightful.

On the negative side, (Its possible someone already mentioned this, I didn't read through everyone's responses), the thing that jarred me out of the story was that B'elanna could read the note that she was given by the messenger. Uh, either he can write in her language, or she can read his. What?! Lol.

Otherwise, I enjoyed it.
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Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 11:25am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Child's Play

@ Jason R.

You are right, of course, but that's what I mean, what they say the Borg are interested in and what they show the Borg are interested in seems inconsistent.

In "I, Borg" Hugh says "The Borg assimilates civilizations, not individuals."

How many individuals have to be around for them to start calling it a "civilization" ? I guess a starship constitutes a civilization in the eyes of the writers.

Still, my point is that they should not have been interested in a single boy.
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Tue, Aug 14, 2018, 1:08am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Child's Play

I struggle with Voyager because of the lack of consistency in the series. Why would the Borg be at all interested in a single individual on a lone ship? I thought they only bothered assimilating whole civilizations.

This thought occurs to me as well anytime Voyager encounters the Borg. A few hundred or thousand people (however many are on the starship) are certainly not big enough to be considered an entire civilization. They shouldn't be scared of the Borg at all.
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