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Nicholas
Fri, Mar 1, 2019, 10:35am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: Identity, Part II


" Orville had an upgraded Armor that was superior to all the armor in the fleet. Thanks to Bortus old boyfriend."

Agreed, they did indicate that.


"We've been told in the past they operate as a hive mind but there's no evidence of that here, which is a contrivance."

When have we been told this? They clearly can join when they all tap into the mainframe, but it seems they were designed specifically to be individuals, not be in constant contact. I disagree completely that they are a hive mind. I think that's a projection from the borg. If anything they show every sign of not being a hive mind, though I think the Kaylon on the planet do often interconnect to communicate and come to consensus with Prime I don't think this is their main state. I do agree however that they should have some form of radio communication that they should be able to use. With the speed they were disabled the others should have easily been able to open up a channel to warn the other kaylon considering how fast they think, so I do think that was misplayed a bit.

As far as emotions... at their base emotions are algorithms that guide our actions. Kaylons do have these algorithms and Isaac even describes adjusting his to accomodate Claire. In this sense they have emotions which they have direct access too. They've also shown that these algorithms have been corrupted by the torture they received from their creators. They seem to have the state of "fearful" of biologicals. Though they may not "feel" this fear they do have the emotional equivalent of an algorithm that tells them to "fear" biologicals as unpredictable, or algorithms if you will that tell them to take "fear" actions. So even though they might not "feel" fear, hate or disdain it is programmed into them, particularly disdain which they constantly show. It's the "non-emotional" equivalent of "emotions".

As far as Isaac, he's easily it least 702 years old, lest we forget that he spent time among biologicals for 700 years that treated him as a teacher and member of their society. He could easily have a MUCH more complex understanding of biologicals and the routes to take with them then the main Kaylon group, and I wish "The Orville" had leaned on that episode a little more, though I understand that they are trying to make the series more episodic then serial.
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Nicholas Sergi
Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 3:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: All the World Is Birthday Cake

Ok so I realize that astrology isn't relevant today the way social media acceptance is (see Majority Rule) but perhaps the astrology theme of judging people was more of a reflection of all of the things going on today in terms of gender and identity politics .. and using astrology instead of those things directly was the show's way of avoiding being on the nose
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Nicholas Sergi
Fri, Jan 25, 2019, 3:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: All the World Is Birthday Cake

@Charles .. because the show isn't overly concerned with serialization. Plus they wanted to reach the planet before the Krill does, and Orville is closer because it got the message first.. and because the two cases are very different
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Nicholas Sergi
Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 10:14am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Brother

it was a huge mess.
1.) I thought the Michael inner monologue that begane (I think) with her saying space the final frontier .. was not in a good place in the show.. i thought it was a new opening credit sequence. All the flashbacks to her childhood were weak.
2) treating Connelly like just some dude to be killed WTF
3) so is number one a character or not. She was.. there.. yet the camera and the characters ignored her
4) the editing sucked
5.) so the whole asteroid / crashed ship set made no sense.. one second it looks like a three story-tall set the next you are in a plastic tube a'la ET
6) Pike says.. in the middle of a scene on a bridge.. that his mission is suddenly over and gives it to Saru WTF I mean WTF
7) the very next scene he says he is staying aboard and has a Discovery uniform WTF I'm not sure if that was number one or not ebcause the camera avoided her.. as did the other charcters. The epsiode was so busy yet I have almost no more idea of what the story was about than wha tI got out of the trailers for the episode. Pulsars, stars, signal.. learned nothing at all
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Nicholas Sergi
Fri, Jan 18, 2019, 12:35am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Brother

So, uh.. they warp to this place they've NEVER been before they plan on having Sarek disembark.??? Where is he gonna go?
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Nicholas A Sergi
Sat, Dec 2, 2017, 6:35am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S1: New Dimensions

Yeah, as a fan of Trek, especially 90's Trek, I like the fact that old stories can be re-purposed for this show, and that the episodes can be both familiar AND new. It's comforting.. that's why I watch. The newest episode (no spoilers) is taking the idea that it's the CHARACTERS who solve problems to get out of anomalies (The Immunity Syndrome) with the two dimensional thing (The Loss) with the responsibilities of being put into command (Parallax) and by combining those three episodes, it feels fresh yet comfortingly familiar. I don't want it to not be what it is now.
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Nicholas Wilk
Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 5:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S3: A Measure of Salvation

I seriously can't believe people condem Heko for what he does here, he is the only character in BSG to consistently have and abide by a moral code, you know the kind of things that separates us from animals.

Adama earned my respect for letting the matter drop.
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Nicholas Ryan
Mon, Aug 29, 2016, 12:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Flesh and Blood

Once again it was established in the first episode they appeared that the Hirogen were at least spread out all the way to the Beta quadrant. And they all can stay in contact via their communications network. So obviously they shared the holodeck technology that way.
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Nicholas Ryan
Sun, Aug 28, 2016, 2:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Life Line

Why does Troi say they're nearly 7 light years away like that's very far?
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Nicholas Ryan
Sat, Aug 27, 2016, 5:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Tsunkatse

Yeah the Hirogen network of communication satellites extended all the way to the Beta Quadrant, so it's plausible to have ships nearby.
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Nicholas Ryan
Fri, Aug 26, 2016, 1:06pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Survival Instinct

Once again ridiculous. We have a sample size of 4 Borg, two of them are from the Federation's area of space. Even more ridiculous, one of them is a Bajoran Starfleet officer. Hard to believe there were any Bajorans in Starfleet when she was assimilated but regardless the odds of their being two alpha quadrant races in a group of 4 is highly unlikely. Even ignoring how anyone assimilated at Wolf 359 made it back to the delta quadrant, only a miniscule fraction of a percent of Borg would be from the Federation. This has happened too many times.
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Nicholas Ryan
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 1:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: The Fight

1.5 stars is ridiculously high. You've rated other episodes lower and this has to be the hardest episode of Trek to sit through.
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Nicholas Ryan
Thu, Aug 25, 2016, 5:35am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Dark Frontier

It's possible Starfleet new about the Borg prior to Q Who. Very plausible if you consider the Enterprise episode Regeneration. It was probably just classified and compartmentalized to some part of Starfleet.

The Borg have already been retconned anyway. Originally they didn't assimilate people but later on it was stated they always have.
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Nicholas Ryan
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 4:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Infinite Regress

Amazing how all of the personalities are from the Federation's corner of the galaxy.
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Nicholas Ryan
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 4:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Timeless

You would think in 15 years, Starfleet would've done something about Voyager being on that planet. Anyone could stumble on it and take the technology, no matter what shape it was in. Certainly some families would want the remains of their loved ones returned.
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Nicholas Ryan
Wed, Aug 24, 2016, 4:02pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Once Upon a Time

They might as well killed Samantha Wildman. I'm not even sure we see her again. Everyone else seems to raise Naomi. At least killing the mom would've made the rest of the series make sense.

Just like Alexander, the alien part explains the rapid growth, just like it explains why the pregnancy went on for like a year and a half.
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Nicholas Ryan
Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 4:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Before and After

As far as Kes quickly growing her hair they've established in Trek episodes that it's possible to stimulate hair follicle growth for just that purpose. Baldness is no doubt cured as well, but Roddenberry didn't think people would care in the 24th century.
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Nicholas Ryan
Fri, Aug 19, 2016, 4:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Rise

"By the way, I'm not even going to begin on the plausibility of a "300-kilometer pole in the ground extending into space." No comment here at all."

Hasn't modern scientists established that this is completely feasible? They call it a space elevator.
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Nicholas Ryan
Thu, Aug 18, 2016, 1:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Basics, Part I

Considering they establish that Kazon are nomads it's completely believable to run into them for years. It just doesn't make sense to keep running into Culluh and Seska. I guess this implies they've been following Voyager. Would've been nice if they'd just come out and say that.
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Nicholas Ryan
Wed, Aug 17, 2016, 2:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Threshold

If/when they make a blu ray release for Voyage, they need to add a scene at the end where Paris wakes up and says "what a crazy dream"
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Nicholas Ryan
Sat, Aug 13, 2016, 4:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Cause and Effect

Data also has 3 rank pips, but I guess he couldn't see his own. I like that Riker had the right idea and not Data. I hope Riker rubbed it in to Picard and Data.
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Nicholas Ryan
Sat, Aug 13, 2016, 2:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: A Matter of Time

Considering he was from the 22nd Century, I'm surprised the writers of Enterprise didn't make a prequel out of this episode.
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Nicholas
Sat, Jun 13, 2015, 5:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S1: Litmus

Personally Tigh's order to break off their relationship is silly, I mean come on they need as many breeding pairs as possible, Tyrol and Boomers relationship should have been encouraged by the Commander as an incentive to boost the population. Second of all is the fact that the whole thing is Hadrian's fault makes the episode a bit silly to me.
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