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Nadav Har'El
Mon, Jan 29, 2018, 4:01am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Battle Lines

I agree with several previous comments, and really disliked this episode. This episode simply doesn't make any sense in the context of the entire Star Trek universe and what we know about Star Fleet:

Those "resurrection" nanites can apparently bring back to life dead people, as well as fix their physical injuries (broken vertebrae, knife wounds, etc.). This is probably the biggest medical breakthrough ever to be shown on Star Trek. Since the goal of Star Fleet is to explore and learn, wouldn't they at least try to learn from this breakthrough? Take back samples, come back with research teams, and so on?

An even more disturbing implication of these nanites is stategic: Star Fleet doesn't know anything about the civilizations in the Gamma Quadrant. Here we learn that they have super-advanced technology, including technology to make them immortal. Shouldn't this information be relayed back to Star Fleet? Shouldn't Star Fleet send armed ship - not the crappy DS9 - to stand at the mouth of the wormwhole, or even establish permanent armed presence on the other side, to watch out for these advanced immortal beings?

Finally, the fact that Kai Opaka stayed to help a few hundred immortal fighters who don't want any help doesn't make any sense. The Pilot episode established that only she with her religous leadership can unify Bajor. Suddenly she wants to give that up and help those belligerent idiots? And since Sisko's orders appear to be to help Bajor stabilize so it could join the Federation, doesn't leaving Kai Opako on this moon contradict his orders? Shouldn't they at least come back a week later to see if she changed her mind?
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Nadav Har'El
Mon, Oct 22, 2012, 7:09am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Year of Hell, Part II

Delkazyr, this is clearly not plagiarism from Jules Verne's "20 thousand leagues", but rather an homage to it. Heck, if anyone missed this homage, Tom Paris at some point refers to Annorax as "Nemo", pointing out the parallels to even the most blind of viewers. As a Jules Verne fan, I was actually quite thrilled by this aspect of the episode.
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