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Locutus
Sun, Sep 13, 2020, 7:26am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Lower Decks so far is better than DIS and PIC combined. It may start off rocky, but unlike DIS and PIC it actually gets *better* with every episode. And by episode 5 is doing some quality Star Trek parody in only 20-ish minutes!
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Locutus
Sun, Sep 13, 2020, 4:42am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Babel

This episode deserves 1 star at most.

We learn nothing about the characters, every outcome can be seen a mile away, and 50% of the show is just wasting time with people reacting to the virus. The virus itself isn't even threatening until the last 15 minutes when we learn people could die. Until then they just talk funny and could be going about their everyday lives! Then the cure is found offscreen with no rhyme or reason.

The whole show was a waste of time!
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Locutus
Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 5:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Once More Unto the Breach

Jammer writes, " feel that we needed to see, in one way or another, Kor go out in his blaze of glory. It would've been more ... Klingon."

But I think that we don't see it or really knows what happened is a callback to the start, "The only real question is whether you believe in the legend of Davy Crockett or not. If you do, there should be no doubt in your mind that he died a hero's death."

My only fault with this episode is it presents a big point of contrition between Kor and Martok, but it's never resolved. Kor and Martok never directly talk to each other about this past experience - instead we only see Worf tell Kor of it, and that's it. It wasn't very cathartic.
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Locutus
Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 2:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Chimera

Laas's speech in Quarks about how humans alter everything around them to acclimatize the environment to themselves, where as Changelings only alter themselves to acclimatize to the environment around them does more to explain the Founder point of view on solids than any other character in DS9. It felt like the perfect explanation as to why Founders see Humans as a menace.

The ending was also beautiful, and the first time I've ever cried watching Star Trek. The love between Kira and Odo felt so genuine in that moment. That Kira wants to fully accept Odo for who he really is, and the emotional release for Odo after all the doubt and hiding who he is... to finally feel he can open up... it really touched me. A+ Star Trek.
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Locutus
Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 7:24am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Field of Fire

I enjoyed this episode. Really, not a moment is wasted in dead ends, and every action drives the story forward, which I find is actually rare for Trek!

The transporting a bullet is a new and brilliantly scary idea. It's great to see the dark side of everyday Treknology explored.

It also shows Ezri as competent at her job, where as normally you'd have a hard time believing she had any psychological training.

And finally I also enjoy whenever the symbiosis aspect of Trills is explored further than "I remember when we had fun together in my past life". Seeing how the memories of a former host can affect the current one, driving them close to murder, added some meat onto the Trill experience.

It's an entertaining and original story, and sometimes that's what we should be focusing on rather than criticizing how a projectile bullet affects wider Trek lore and the whole Dominion War...

I think the original 3 stars was deserved!
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Locutus
Tue, Nov 20, 2018, 9:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: First Contact

It's always amusing to look back on the Borg and wonder: why do we find them so terrifying? Here we have a species which personifies like no other what humankind (at least in the Trekverse) claims to aspire to - true interconnectedness. And TNG did brilliantly at showing our fear of losing our limited identities, our fear of real relationship as opposed to the relationship between two small, limited, scared identities. And so our constructed sense of self screams out "No! I can't give up what I hold most dear, otherwise I will be turned into a soulless machine with no sense of agency, and life will be stripped of all its joy". Of course the show never framed it in those terms and it always became about "good" versus "evil", but it's a good psychological study of just how much we fear what we most desire, and how we go about hiding that fear beneath an seemingly innocent facade which places individuality as the epitome of what it is to be "human". That resistance which is futile is nothing more than our resistance to love.
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Locutus
Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 9:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Lethe

I wish to let everyone know I will keep watching this series. From reading some of these comments, I’ve come to realize the importance of letting everyone know our viewing intentions. Rest assured, I will update everyone weekly on my status.
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Locutus
Thu, Mar 13, 2014, 11:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Perfect Mate

Moonie... While the way this episode played out may not have been ideal, the way the "perfect mate" is ultimately being used as a bargaining chip isn't depicted positively.

What's "annoying, outdated, sexist, stupid" is the way that you accuse us of "all being men" as if male genitalia is just cause for anger. That outburst reads like a caricature of the irate, irrational misandrist. You do your own feminist ideology a disservice.
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