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Lee
Sat, Aug 1, 2020, 9:28am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Melora

This episode was painful to watch! It's the first one in the series that I've actually only thrown on in the background as it was so cringeworthy from the start.

What really confused me is we knew they had to make accommodations for her due to her home planet, but then with the whole wheelchair thing and her yelling at Sisko about you don't know until you've been in the chair honestly had me thinking she was faking being disabled. Was confusing since she could walk around with that exoskeleton thing but then would lash out at people about being confined to the chair. It took me a bit to actually clue in that they were trying to say her home planet being different makes her actually "disabled." Jeeze.

The only funny line in it was when she made some comment to Julian about "What kind of an architect would deliberately design a raised rim at the entrance to every door?"
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Lee
Thu, Jul 30, 2020, 5:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: The Homecoming

The biggest issue I have with these episodes is that Bajor is a PLANET. Yet they constantly act like we are talking about a city. Kira saying she has to go because she knows the terrain of Bajor, like that sounds so silly if you replace Bajor with Earth.

I also found the break out way too easy. This is my first foray into Star Trek so I know nothing about the Cardassians other than what we have been told so far, which is that they are terrifying and being put in one of their jail's is worse than death itself. Then you see the prison and it's like 3 guys walking around with super healthy looking prisoners. The Cardassians didn't even look remotely threatening so I dunno.

I liked this episode a lot though and the other 2 parts of it so no complaints here.
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Sleeper Agent
Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 6:32am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Savage Curtain

Perhaps the intention was well and good, but the "What a charming Negress!" dialogue felt really blunt. As someone already pointed out, would Sulu react the same if a historical character greeted him with "What a charismatic G***!"? Shouldn't Kirk have stepped in a explained that "With all due respect Sir, we would prefer it if you refrain from derogatory terms of such kind."

Yeah whatever, a part from that I liked the episode enough to put it on my re-watch list.

II I/II of IV
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Sleeper Agent
Sun, May 31, 2020, 2:46am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Way to Eden

Would have given it three stars if it wasn't for Uhura's complete absence.
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Sleeper Agent
Sun, May 24, 2020, 5:01am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Way to Eden

Except for the somewhat foggy main plot, I don't see the critique here.

On the contrary the crew felt very much in line with the personalities we have gotten to know over the past 3 seasons.

It was indeed very nice with an episode focusing on Chekov and Spock.

I also really dig the music, which felt fresh and daring to include so much of in a Trek episode.

Would watch again.

II I/II of IV
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Sleeper Agent
Thu, May 14, 2020, 12:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Lights of Zetar

Yes, it would've been amazing if Uhura served as the alien vehicle. I don't mind the guest actress, she did a very good job, especially when channeling those of Zetar; but man Uhura would've KILLED it.

Overall a good episode with a cool enemy, some creative plot elements and solid dialogue. A bit slow sometimes, but hey it's TOS. The pressure chamber felt somewhat random; and man did they milk those last minutes "Just like that Spock! Just little more, yes; perhaps a teeny weeny bit more ..."

Also, Scotty might not always be spot on with his diagnosis "It's just space!", but what he lacks in concluding, he makes up for in bed side manner.

III of IV
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Sleeper Agent
Fri, May 8, 2020, 11:49am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Mark of Gideon

I very much agree with @Trek fan above, who gives a spot on summary of the episode. Although I have to mention the scene on the bridge when Scotty is one second away from cursing the Gideons, which in my humble opininon is one of the funniest in Trek history.

(Rock solid) III of IV
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Sleeper Agent
Wed, May 6, 2020, 12:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

It got a bit much when they started to chase each other around on the Enterprise, and it felt kind of strange when Kirk aborted the self-destruct sequence and the momentum of the episode died. But I liked the aliens and their mysterious powers. Frank Gorshin did a wonderful job as Bele as well.

All in all quite enjoyable.

II I/II of IV
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Sleeper Agent
Mon, May 4, 2020, 3:38am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: Whom Gods Destroy

SPOCK: Please forgive me, but exactly where is your fleet?
GARTH: Out there waiting for me. They will flock to my cause, and for good reason. Limitless power, limitless wealth, and solar systems ruled by the elite. We, gentlemen, are that elite, and we must take what is rightfully ours from the decadent weaklings that now hold it.

Boom! The first true barn burner of Season 3. Love it, absolutely love it.

IV of IV
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Sleeper Agent
Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 3:54am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: Plato's Stepchildren

Very boring episode which takes the ending from "I, Mudd" and stretches it out over a whole episode. Uhura's appearance and Spock's singing were the only highlights IMHO.

However, reading some of the comments makes me wonder if I was being too impatient with "Plato's Stepchildren". Certainly I will have to return to this one some day and give it another shot.

But as for now,
I / IV
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Sleeper Agent
Sat, Apr 18, 2020, 4:20am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Endgame

Addendum:

Just rewatched it and saw that they do indeed show Voyager close to Earth in the last scene, albeit just a few seconds, but nevertheless.

I'm a bit confused as to how the Borg sphere came out before Voyager through the hub (?).

I'm still disappointed we never got to see the Doc playing golf.
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Leen
Fri, Apr 3, 2020, 2:05am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1

How the writing of this leaves me annoyed. Everybody keeps jumping to the right conclusions with minimal information.
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Sleeper Agent
Mon, Mar 23, 2020, 4:10am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: And the Children Shall Lead

@Trish: Excellent analysis! Very perceptive.

The kids got really annoying after a while, and for the love of God, why didn't Kirk throw a towel over Uhura's mirror? Still, I liked Gorgan and the overall story wasn't that bad. I found the scene where the two red shirts who got beamed out in space quite disturbing.

II of IV
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Sleeper Agent
Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 9:30am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Barge of the Dead

Just re-watched this gem and it's even better than I remember it to be.

I love what it does with Torres as a character, and I love how it depicts Klingon culture, and I absolutely love the last scene. But if you don't like B'Elanna (talk about character development!), Klingon culture or mystical concepts (FYI near death experiences is a very real and very powerful phenomenon), then this isn't for you.

4 Stars.
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Lee B
Fri, Mar 20, 2020, 4:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1

John Harmon, your nitpicks are ridiculous and in bad faith.

I've also grown tired of you and others low-balling every single thing you dislike to "Kurtzman doesn't know Trek!"

KURTZMAN ISN'T THE WRITER. IT'S MAINLY MICHAEL CHABON.

Jesus Christ, it's as if you losers seriously just can't accept anything that isn't 90s Trek and nothing but nostalgia fodder, finding things to nitpick, as if 90s Trek wasn't plentiful with contrivances and plotholes. Gross.
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Lee
Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 12:37pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Broken Pieces

Lmao @ the huge loser incels here like Sid who are aggressively searching for shit to hate here.

Lmfao @ these pathetic peoplw
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Sleeper Agent
Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 10:43am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: Spock's Brain

I like the premise, too bad they never bothered to complete the script.

This could've been a good episode though, it had the right ingredients, but unfortunately no experienced cook.

On the whole some 50 minutes of underwhelming Trek. Nothing more, nothing less.

I of IV
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Lee Jones
Fri, Mar 13, 2020, 3:20pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Valiant

I'm sorry, but I thought "Valiant" was a dumb episode. I think it would have worked if the cadets were junior officers commanding the surviving crew. But a Starfleet commissioned officer giving a cadet a battlefield commission, when the smartest move would have been to order the cadets back to the nearest Starfleet base? And what was up with Nog? He enthusiastically agreed with everything Watters did . . . yet, in the end, judge the latter as a "poor captain"?

This episode was dumb.
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Sleeper Agent
Fri, Mar 13, 2020, 3:13am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Endgame

There we go. To be honest I didn't know what to expect, so I just took it for what it was. With this in mind I have to say that "Endgame" was a more than adequate finale to a series which I at first had a hard time to accept, but now when all is said and done, have learned to absolutely adore.

The episode felt like the blockbuster motion picture we never got for Voyager, meaning what it lacked in depth, it made up for in action and excitement. Would really appreciate watching this on the big screen one day. I'm not too keen on the premise, but it was all extremely well executed; and two Janeways is obviously a big plus regardless of how you look at it.

Here's a few points I would like to touch upon:

-I can't believe no one has mentioned the most emotional scene in the whole movie, when Admiral Janeway hugs Captain Kim in the shuttle. In a way it redeemed the whole Harry Kim character, and I for one couldn't hold back the tears.

-Grease ball Chakotay was painful to watch.

-Alice Krige did an ok role as the Borg Queen, I guess. However, I much prefered Susanna Thompson, who did a much better job in conveying a sinister aura.

-Paris with his priorities set straight was just satisfactory to behold. He finally grew up.

-Going back to Harry Kim again, his speech was great and served as yet another redeeming action to his character.

-It was nice to see some good old klingons again, and Torres daughter was great, the little we saw of her. Too bad she wasn't featured more; albeit understandable.

-The ending was too abrupt. The first shot should've been the last, or something similar. Would have benefitted a lot if at least the end credits showed Voyager being in the proximity of Earth.

-Doctor Joe... seriously? They should've gone with Papageno. Just sayin'.

____________________________________________________________

With that said I would like to conclude with two last indirect remarks.

1. I really like this forum and will continue to use it as I make my way through both new and old Trek episodes. Hopefully, as long as I live. Thank you Jammer for this excellent site, and thank you fellow trekkies, for your comments. As Tim-1 so eloquently put it, this feels like an old friend.
2. In the words of the great Springy: “I love many things about Voyager, but even if it didn't have all those things, I will love it forever for Captain Janeway alone.“
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Sleeper Agent
Thu, Mar 12, 2020, 1:58am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Assignment: Earth

Great guest appearances, nice props and an interesting intrigue; but as many have mentioned, it drops the ball half way in and has a hard time recovering from what turns into a boring mess.

On another note: from what I can remember NSA's existence wasn't officially admitted until the 80s (?), thus making this episode (one of) the first soft disclosure of the organisation?

And yeah, what was that woman/cat all about? Her name being Isis certainly is interesting.
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Sleeper Agent
Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 6:10am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Equinox, Part I

@ Marc

I don't know how to address most of your rant. But let me just briefly mention that the value of one's morality is based upon consistency.
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Sleeper Agent
Wed, Mar 11, 2020, 6:03am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Equinox, Part II

@ Peter G.

I'm fully aware of all the scorn Sisko got in "For the Uniform".

My point, however, was the way it was expressed. I don't know if it is because the captains are of different sexes, but the comments about Janeway tend to be somewhat more belittling, as seen in the example I gave, which talks about her having a "flimsy desire for 'revenge'" despite "her sonic showers being intact".

Comments like that (and it is my feeling there are many of them), have an underlying nuance of sexism. If you look through the comments about "For the uniform", you don't really find criticism of that nature.
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Sleeper Agent
Mon, Mar 9, 2020, 3:13am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Counterpoint

@wolfstar
@Loud Morn

Excellently put, both of you.
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Sleeper Agent
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 7:24am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: By Any Other Name

-No one likes a predictable story; I therefore salute the death-by-cube-crushing scene. Even today that would be unpredictable, not to mention the late 60's (!).

-Scotty drinking the alien under the table has to be one of the best Trek-moments in history.

-I like the idea of Bones injecting the alien with crystal meth, but it isn't very exciting TV. Perhaps it could've been.

-Flirtatious Kirk makes my skin crawl.

-To those of you who are upset the aliens got away without being punished: do you really think the circumstances permitted that?

II of IV

@Springy - Great comment! =]
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Sleeper Agent
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 1:15am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Patterns of Force

I don't know; this is pretty far from everything I associate with good Trek. "A Piece of the Action" at least had a bunch of hilarious moments, whereas this has nothing going for it. The ending felt like a contrived mumble, and seriously what the devil was that speech by the führer?

For some reason, it also bothers me when Kirk and Spock beam down to a simpler culture and end up being captured without any direct means to solve the situation. It just feels so stupid. Like a federation observer who breaks the prime directive so that he can introduce nazism to an alien culture. ...

I/II of IV
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