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Neil Mack
Thu, Jul 8, 2021, 7:43am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Babel One

I'm very surprised Jammer didn't see the twist ending coming when it was telegraphed throughout. A guy sat in a 'VR-style unit' clearly controlling the ship td me they weren't on the ship. The dialogue tries to throw you by saying they hope they don't make it to the bridge but that just firmed my belief even more.

I found this very ordinary, like so many Enterprise episodes. 2 stars max.
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Neil Mack
Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 7:46am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Home

This was trying to be like TNG's 'Family' after 'BOBW' but was a shadow of that episode.

I found it a bit boring and obvious at times (eg T'Pol's homecoming was predictable). They should have made much more of the debriefing and earth's population reacting to the events.

2 stars.
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Neil Mack
Thu, Jun 17, 2021, 7:26am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Doctor's Orders

I'm with Stef on the Sixth Sense - it was telegraphed in trailers. I didn't watch the movie and said to my wife, that man is dead isn't he, because the boy says he sees dead people!

As for T'Pol, it crossed my mind when I first saw her but then thought, nah, they keep giving Vulcans immunity from abnormalities so she's up helping. But that makes me come to Jammer's question why Phlox chose her... it was to throw us off the scent of her being an hallucination.

At the end I was half expecting the reveal but i still chuckled at the misdirection and this added value to the episode.
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Neil Mack
Sat, Jun 12, 2021, 3:12am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Exile

Boring! Can't believe Jammer gave it 3 stars! Especially as he has given less to much better DS9 and TNG episodes.

As for the shuttlepod scene. I thought it was poor visual effects plus I was scratching my head. Did the sphere have gravity? If not, disabling the thruster wouldn't bring it back to the sphere; the pod would keep moving in the direction it was heading. Guessing I missed that detail about the sphere as no one else has mentioned it.
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Neil Mack
Sun, May 23, 2021, 5:27am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Shockwave, Part II

Jammer gives this 2 stars but the ultra dull, inconsequential Risa episode 3!

For me, this was a disappointment (2.5 stars). But I wasn't blown away by part 1 (3 stars). Time episodes have to be done far more thoughtfully than Enterprise has seen.
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Neil Mack
Sun, May 23, 2021, 3:24am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Two Days and Two Nights

Three. 3. THREE stars for that absolutely dire, boring and amusing episode!

You've been tougher on brilliant DS9 episodes.

One of the worst Trek shows I've ever seen, and I've watched all TOS, TNG, DS9 and Voyager.
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Neil Mack
Mon, Apr 12, 2021, 5:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Blink of an Eye

I didn't enjoy this too much. 2.5 stars from me. Acting and issues with timeframes blocked my full enjoyment.

My main quibble is the two astronauts reached high orbit and you heard the transmission from the surface sped up. So the time had already changed to space time/Voyager time. Yet they get on Voyager and everyone is 'frozen' and they haven't transitioned!
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Neil Mack
Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 7:37am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Before and After

Another instance where you haven't aligned your scores with other shows. You say this isn't quite the drama of Yesterday's Enterprise (and I'd say a long way off) yet you give this 3.5 stars!

I found this quite mundane. It was ok in places, especially the bit which reminded me of The Butterfly Effect when he goes back pre-birth. But even that bit was not done well. How does she pass the point where doc is firing Croniton(??) beams at her yet able to reverse back (forward) to then?

2 stars for me
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Neil Mack
Thu, Feb 25, 2021, 5:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Coda

This looked like it was going to be TNG's Cause and Effect meets Grandhog Day meets Edge of Tomorrow when Janeway kept dying. I thought we were in for a treat. It could have been a plot where she has to get everything right to pass through the anomaly unscathed. But hey ho, it was a silly Alien-plays-tricks plot that was too transparent once all its cards were revealed. 2.5 stars for me.
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Neil Mack
Fri, Feb 5, 2021, 7:56am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Projections

Yet again, Jammer massively over rating a Voyager episode, when you keep in mind the DS9 ratings which I thought Jammer said was superior.

This felt similar to TNG's Frame of Mind or Future imperfect for the twists, and inferior to Ship In A Bottle for the holodeck angle.

Saying that, I did enjoy it. A solid 7 for me.
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Neil Mack
Sat, Jan 30, 2021, 4:48am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: The Cloud

Very surprised to see Jammer gives this 3 stars just because there were a few nice character moments. I was bored throughout and the character moments should be a given. There was no strong dialect.

Jammer, you seem more forgiving with your ratings than DS9. Perhaps it's because when DS9 - the superior show - failed, it hurt more?!!
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Neil Mack
Thu, Jan 28, 2021, 5:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: What You Leave Behind

Massive let-down. Everything just seemed to be conveniently wrapped up for the good guys, with the Winn/Dukat arc wrapped up in a very pathetic manner that seemed rushed. And let's never mention that cringeworthy scene where Kira laughs!!

Remove the end nostalgia and you've a very average episode.
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Neil Mack
Tue, Jan 26, 2021, 5:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: The Dogs of War

I was very disappointed with this episode and expected a scathing review from Jammer.

My problem with it was the Quark story was boring and unfunny plus, like the last episode, the non-war stuff felt like filler ahead of the big crescendo. I was impatiently waiting for the Quark scenes to end. There was not enough peril for the trio down on Cardassia and the uprising catalyst fell flat - a mixture of poor acting by extras and direction.

They wasted a couple of episodes earlier where Quark's arc could complete. And where are Winn and Dukat?
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Neil Mack
Sun, Jan 24, 2021, 5:12am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: When it Rains...

I'd give this 3 stars as well, or just under. Mainly for these reasons:

1. I didn't like the Winn/Dukat scenes - never been a fan of the prophet stuff but their scenes felt like just filler.

2. Gowron & Klingon honour & glory - eugh, cliche-ridden stuff.

3. Ezri - more soap opera dialogue and it was obvious Bashir wasn't going to let her finish her explanation and get distracted....

One other minor flaw or niggle. If Odo really was infected first, shouldn't he have been thr first to show the symptoms? Or is Bashir wrong in his conclusion?
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Neil Mack
Wed, Jan 13, 2021, 5:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Tears of the Prophets

I expected so much more than this. I'd give it no more than 2.5 stars. Reasons:

1. Star Wars knock-offs including shooting the power source (and didn't they do that in an earlier S6 episode?) and Ben feeling the prophets.

2. Dax's pointless, contrived, Yar-like death.

3. Stupid demonic eyes and voice - it was laughable in The Reckoning and never expected it to resurface.

4. Too many unanswered questions/things to tie up.

5. A bit dull for 3/4 of the show. All too laboured pee-battle, as if it were feature length.

6. Bored of the CGI battle sequences. BTW, how come shields don't protect you from an oncoming ship?!
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Neil Mack
Sun, Jan 3, 2021, 4:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Resurrection

I can't believe Jammer gave this boring, goes-nowhere story 2.5 stars. 1 star at best from me.
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Neil Mack
Fri, Jan 1, 2021, 5:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Sons and Daughters

I can't believe Jammer gave such a boring, paper-thin episode with a poorly devised, cliche-ridden A story, 2.5 stars. I'm not a massive fan of Klingon stories anyway but thought even those who are would find this a dull fest. The B story was kinda predictable too. 1.5 stars max from me.
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