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Peridotty
Fri, Mar 5, 2021, 10:31am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Paradise Syndrome

On the contrary I really don't think the worst of my fellow posters, and you can absolutely enjoy something despite its problematic qualities but you have to at least be aware of them and the silence here makes me think people aren't. I also definitely don't expect everyone to preface comments with a short essay on racism or anything, I was just shocked that out of the dozens of comments on this whole long thread, only one other had mentioned anything. Compare this to The Savage Curtain, which I just finished watching (I've been binging haha), which has a lot of discourse under the comment section. I just think maybe people are less aware of it when it comes to Native Americans, subconscious as it may be, and that that is evident in a lack of discussion or even side notes on here. To me the brown painted/edited white woman was as jarring as seeing someone in blackface, so yeah I was shocked no one had even mentioned it as a side note at least.
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Peridotty
Mon, Mar 1, 2021, 11:32am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Paradise Syndrome

Same as Marc's comment last year, I'm stunned at the lack of mentioning the sickeningly racist nature of this episode, for goodness sake the lead woman Miramanee is blatantly a white woman painted browner. Even as "a product of it's time" I came to the comments expecting some kind of discussion on it and found little. If we won't discuss the mistakes of the past, what does it say about us in the present, or the future? Seems that racism against Native Americans is still alive and well if barely anyone is even realising that this wasn't okay.
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Peridotty
Mon, Feb 15, 2021, 9:12am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Obsession

This ep is just kinda annoying, he should have just stuck a warning buoy on it, gone the 8 hours or less to the rendevouz point, saved the hundreds of thousands of people very much dying and then gone back to deal with his obsession. I feel like Kirk also very much underprepared his crewmen, if the cloud was that dangerous wouldn't you have a dozen beam down, tight circle facing outwards, fully briefed on what it can do and how fast, really drilled in to fire straight away... Why send 3 guys down to bumble cluelessly around and then get annoyed when they fuck up? Or better yet, study it from afar so you'd know the phasers did f all without losing crewmen to test the theory.
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Peridotty
Wed, Jan 27, 2021, 2:06pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Impulse

I suppose I'm enjoying this season so far well enough, but can't help thinking 'hang on, didn't we just have seven seasons of star trek about travelling somewhere no-one else has before'. I loved voyager a lot, so no dissing here, but I was hoping to lose the 'alien of the week' and 'here be dragons' tropes for at least a series, seems like enterprise is just continuing it with this season. Obviously the point of the series is about humans exploring like they never have before, but I was kinda hoping we'd see more of the species we've met before but haven't seen since at least ds9, their earlier days and first contacts with humans. Maybe I'm just too much of a history nerd but what's the point of a series set in the past if they're just gonna jet off somewhere new anyway, may as well be set in the 24th century again.
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Peridotty
Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 9:59am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: A Night in Sickbay

Christ, I was indifferent throughout that whole episode (leaning towards vague annoyance at how ridiculously unprofessional Archer was acting the whole time) but the bit that really got my goat up was at the end. T: "Friction is to be expected whenever people work in close quarters for extended periods of time" A: "Guess that's always been true, especially when the people are of the opposite sex". I'm sorry Archer, do gay people not exist in your century, have we all died out?! I'm bisexual, by Archer's logic I should have rampant sexual tension with absoutley everyone in my work place! Can't believe he uses the fact that she has different bits than him as an excuse for his cruddy behaviour and sudden inability to keep it in his pants.
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Peridotty
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 5:06pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Random Thoughts

I've been binge watching star trek for the first time all of this year (it's been getting me through all the lockdowns!), and as much as I'm enjoying voyager I am finding the "crew meets new aliens, new aliens are really friendly, crew didn't research customs, aliens didn't tell them customs, crewmate messes up, aliens are intolerant and aren't friendly anymore, crew has to rescue crewmate" trope a bit overused at this point.
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