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Jo Jo Maestro
Fri, Mar 1, 2013, 8:53am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S3: Flashback

I agree with Ineffables' point about Takeis' performance being a bit overly camp and almost approaching panto level, no offense to the guy he is seriously awesome but his acting isn't the greatest (sorry Sulu!).

And I was quite bored watching this episode. I love old era Star Trek and this really had the potential to be excellent. I had high hopes. But I was far from impressed, it was simply an average affair and I was left bored half way through. DS9 did it much better with their nostalgia trip to the original series *sigh*.

Perhaps I shouldn't have expected as much, then I might have enjoyed this one a bit more. After all, I am the guy who thinks Threshold is under-rated :).
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Jo Jo Maestro
Fri, Feb 8, 2013, 1:49pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S2: Threshold

Sorry, slight typo in my original comment. I meant to say "the most except for the last episode OF Enterprise" (I missed out the "of").

While I'm here I might as well add that I pretty much concur with what Matrix said.
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Joe Joe Maestro
Fri, Feb 8, 2013, 1:35pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S2: Threshold

Long term reader and first time commenter here. I seen Threshold for the very first time today and I must say...I don't have the same loathing for Threshold as the majority! It's obviously far from a successful episode and deeply flawed on quite a few levels, but it's not without it's merits (at least IMHO).

When you turn a blind eye to the logical failings of the premise, I found Tom Paris and his plight to be pretty gripping. His slow mutation and degeneration was not without its emotional impact, especailly given the on-the-money performances all round. There's some channelling of the movie The Fly, which is one of my favourite films. Body horror and loosing yourself amongst a grotesque mutation is something I find disturbing, morbidly fascinating and generally just great character study. Whilst this episode botches many things up, for me it didn't botch up this body horror/drama aspect of the story (I never cared much for how scientifically valid my TV shows are).

And the sheer boldness and stupidity of the out-there climax is delightful in a Ed Woods/David-Lynch-wierdness kinda way! I'm never bored with Threshold, a good chunk of the episode I found genuinely strong (ignoring science/logic for 2 seconds) and to top off all this wierd and wonderful fun is perhaps the most outrageous endings in Star Trek history (except for perhaps the last episode Enterprise *ahem*). Just don't take it too seriously and along the way embrace the fun you can have with Threshold, spiced up with the genuinely strong stuff that does exist in there somewhere if you can accept it on its own outlandish terms.

In my book, this gets 2 stars out of 4. I'd much rather take this over stale and sterile by-the-numbers Trek episodes and in the future, if I ever do a re-watch on Voyager I wouldn't feel the need to skip the infamous Threshold.

Excellent website by the way! I just had to comment since I thought much differently about this episode compared to most, it would appear.
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Maestro
Thu, Nov 1, 2012, 7:50pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S4: Our Man Bashir

And the very final lick on guitar, taken straight from TNG theme.
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Maestro
Thu, Nov 1, 2012, 7:34pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S4: Our Man Bashir

I mean... How did they manage to shoot it? They must have rolled on the flour every time Kira had started to speak.
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Maestro
Thu, Nov 1, 2012, 7:32pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S4: Our Man Bashir

Kira's accent is hilarious - the rest is irrelevant... Maybe Dax as a mad scientist too.
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Maestro
Sun, Oct 28, 2012, 6:24pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S3: Meridian

It's like... there is one good line in this episode. Jadzia stating "I just need some time... ... ... 60 years or so".
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