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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
Thu, Nov 8, 2012, 4:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Fourth Season Recap

Your biggest complaint was that voyager was made of indepedent episode rather than long story arcs. I think you need to keep in mind that in the late 90s when people watched reruns of this show they did in on TV, not on bittorrent or Netflix or vod. So people who were not dilligant enough to watch every episode when it aired didn't want the episodes to be connected! This allowed watching random episodes of voyager - just like tos or tng - and enjoying them. I love this feature of voyager and many other series.
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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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nadav
Tue, Oct 2, 2012, 3:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Day of Honor

What I found hardest to believe in this episode was Seven's recall of some obscure Borg technology. If I take a single computer off the Internet, would it have all the knowledge of the internet? Not quite. Moreover, if seven does know all Borg technology, why isn't she asked to sit and write everything down? Especially Borg defences?
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Nadav
Tue, Aug 7, 2012, 9:18am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: The Swarm

For me, the most absurd part of the whole "swarm" story line was the motivation of this alien race. If they had wanted to "feed" on ships straying into their territory, why would they warn the Voyager not to enter? Would a lion warn a zebra not to enter its territory, or just wait for it silently and happily?

Moreover, what could possibly motivate the swarm race to decide on convoluted borders with a conveniently narrow band which Voyager could cross in 4 hours? Without naturally occuring borders or other empires in the vicinity, the swarm's empire would have taken the shape of a *sphere* - which would have been less convenient for the script, I guess.
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