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Peter Swinkels
Fri, Apr 19, 2019, 4:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Alright, my previous comment was made 13 minutes into the episode. It actually went from braindead to fairly decent.

This series all over the map with regard to quality.
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Peter Swinkels
Fri, Apr 19, 2019, 3:01pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

The creators: “loookit we gots purrty lights and flashy thingies! durr... what’s a script?”
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Peter Swinkels
Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 2:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

Either I am becoming an old and senile fart who simply is unable to see his own shortcomings and blames his inability to comprehend on others ... OR: this witless dreck that dares to even hint at pretending to a continuation of Star Trek is an utterly unsalvageable mess of ideas even more convoluted than the worst previous incarnations had to offer. Yes it’s pretty to look at and distracts for an hour. If that’s it’s purpose it succeeded with flying colors. -10/10 or 10/10? Take your pick.
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Peter Swinkels
Tue, Mar 19, 2019, 2:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Neutral Zone

“low mileage pit woofies” = a type of car.
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Peter Swinkels
Tue, Mar 19, 2019, 2:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Neutral Zone

Rewatched:
1. They check the atmosphere on the derelict after beaming aboard?!
2. It has artificial gravity? My weren’t we fast inventing that one!
3. Why send cryogenically frozen people into space? Ah, orbit? Wouldn’t orbit simply decay causing it to burn up?
4. Data doesn’t know what homemakers are?
5. He wanted to buy a “pit-what”?!
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Peter Swinkels
Sun, Mar 10, 2019, 4:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: If Memory Serves

Much better. Now we have to wait until the next episode is released.
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Peter Swinkels
Sat, Mar 9, 2019, 3:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Light and Shadows

Yet another mess of an episode and as another commenter and I myself noted while watching the episode: more fun with time à la Enterprise tm! Yay! Though I am curious how Talos IV figures into this...
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Peter Swinkels
Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 3:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: The Sound of Thunder

I thought this was a pretty good Star Trek episode. Jammer: I don’t think the writers made the ending a rushes spectacle by mistake. They probably thought most of the audience younger than 30+ or so would prefer that. For good or bad faster and more spectacular appears to be tendency since the first movies and tv shows were made. While I sometimes feel recent movies push it too far for me I think really old stuff is underwhelming and slow. I guess what I grew up with plays a large part in that.
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Peter Swinkels
Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 2:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Point of Light

Forget what I said in the previous episode’s comments section, this confusing mess is Star Trek in name only. Those bad guys aren’t Klingons to me and I hope Spock doesn’t turn out to be a murdering psycho. I don’t expect perfect continuity but what little there was has already been so royally screwed I don’t need that to top it off.
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Peter Swinkels
Tue, Mar 5, 2019, 2:26pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: New Eden

I haven't read the review yet, but I wanted to say that this episode was a familiar Trekkian type of episode redone well by Discovery. I actually felt like I was watching actual Star Trek. Which is nice considering Discovery is supposed to be an updated Star Trek and not some generic action sci-fi series which it sometimes felt like during earlier episodes.
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Peter Swinkels
Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 9:03am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: General Discussion

EDIT: “I don’t KNOW whether this is true”
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Peter Swinkels
Mon, Nov 5, 2018, 8:59am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: General Discussion

As much as I liked the new take on Star Trek and the rather daring and sometimes even shocking plot twists I am uncertain whether I will continue watching Star Trek. Reflecting on some of the comments I have read here I get the impression some people are upset because they feel the franchise’s creators went too far in updating the show. I don’t whether this is true or not, but for me changes to the show did feel weird and took a while to get used to. I suppose it all comes down to whether I wish to invest the time and energy in getting to know Star Trek Discovery a bit more or to let go of Star Trek which of which I have been a huge fan since I was a teenager or to let it go in favor of other franchises or activities. Not out of frustration but because otherwise I may forget there are other things to life than Trek.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Aug 9, 2018, 4:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

Couldn’t Saru use earplugs that dampen specific frequencies? This is technology that exists right now. I don’t know enough about Latin to be sure but it seems that people who use Latin phrases love to omit words such as whatever word is used for “prepare” in Latin. Yes, I know that Latin makes heavy use of inflection which makes all the extra words English requires unnecessary and the “prepare” bit is heavily implied. But still. I own a book with Latin phrases and their Dutch translations. Even taking inflection and implicit meaning into account I get the feeling that a lot of those phrases are actually shorthands for longer phrases. Oh well.
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Peter Swinkels
Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 7:00am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Choose Your Pain

Agreed, either the writing is sloppy or I am an idiot. Staying invested in this series will be hard if the writing doesn’t improve.
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Peter Swinkels
Tue, Aug 7, 2018, 4:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

Pretentious title? Check. Absurd “science”? Check. Rotating saucer section?! Why? How exactly was the third and last Klingon ship destroyed at Corvac? The Shenzhou was left to fall in enemy hands? It’s so stripped that there is not even gravity something which magically is just about the last thing to fail on Trek even when the ship is in shambles. I suppose this is an improvement, but how is it that a Klingon can walk around in its hulk with no space suit? They may be physically tougher than humans, but still...
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Peter Swinkels
Sun, Aug 5, 2018, 4:11pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Vulcan Hello / Battle at the Binary Stars

The effects are great and really help when it comes to depicting aliens, technology, space and planets. The opening sequence came across as cartoony and chaotic though. What were they trying to accomplish here? The rest was fine but I will have see more before I can anything else about it.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 3:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Terra Prime

As I understand it, it was never said the air pressure was earth like due to terraforming. I have heard that while people can’t deal with Mars’ air pressure, about a 10th of earth’s pressure is enough to eliminate the need for a pressure suit. Breathing and dealing with the cold are another story.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Jul 19, 2018, 3:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Doctor's Orders

Nitpick:
Traveling a quarter light year in ten weeks? At SUBLIGHT?!
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Peter Swinkels
Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 4:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: The Shipment

Good episode. Nitpick that isn’t important to the story but that moon seemed awfully close to the planet with the facility. Could it maintain a stable orbit? What about tides? While minor Star Trek could make itself that much more close to being mostly sci rather than fi by paying more attention to such details.
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Peter Swinkels
Sun, Jul 1, 2018, 7:04am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: The Seventh

Don’t have much to say about the plot. Nitpicks: how the hell can an icy moon where it snows ACID have a breathable atmosphere?! That acid was obviously so dangerous people could casually walk around while it fell onto their bare heads. Couldn’t the acid have worked to the story’s advantage if taken more seriously? Also, what do you dobwhen you have a station on a barren moon with acidic snow? Why you completely ignore fire safety of course! What else would a smart manager do?
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Peter Swinkels
Sat, Jun 30, 2018, 6:40am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Marauders

Hmmm, I am getting the impression that Star Trek Enterprise is mainly aiming for a younger audience than the reviewer or me (38). As far I can tell there is a lot of rather violent stuff out there in movies in games. Things also appear to have gotten faster paced and more intense. Part if this may be just be me getting old :-) ahem. Personally I don't mind something quiet and not so violent. While I have no problem with young audiences being exposed to sometimes rather intense and violent stuff per se, I certainly don't think it hurts to balance it with tamer stuff. Or perhaps I am just rambling. Whatever.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 4:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Carbon Creek

Just one question: Why would T'Pol's age be classified?
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Jun 28, 2018, 9:42am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Shockwave, Part I

The episode was fine. A few nitpicks: time travel is confusing and those phase cannons look sort of silly.
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Peter Swinkels
Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 12:49pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Vox Sola

Notes:
1. T'Pol was more likeable here.
2. While at first I jokingly referred to the alien as our current plastic "soup" having reached the Enterprise or Alien lite I have to say that it did come across as a genuinely alien being in the end. That shot of its homeworld was impressive.
3. Let's see, we've gotten our first glimpses of where the holodeck may've come from and now we're seeing the origins of the force field. Nice. Didn't we also get to see where true replicators instead of specialized synthesizers may have come from?
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Peter Swinkels
Sun, Jun 24, 2018, 6:36am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Oasis

So I was right, it was Rene Auberjoinos, and that girl did look like Kes. Perhaps I imagined it because I recognized “Odo” but some of the music sounded as though it could have been from DS9. I am beginning to actually like Trip, yes he may be a bit unrestrained and a bit for a lack of a better word, “rural”. Also I am beginning to dislike T’Pol and perhaps feel sorry for her. When she stated she never felt fear and started pestering Trip about that incident where he got (ahem) pregnant I was certain she was acting out on him because he dared to ask her whether she felt fear and said it was nothing to be ashamed of. If she didn’t feel fear during her excursion in San Fransisco, her dream about it and when that vulcan guy tried to force her to relive it then what was it? Yes, it manifested itself as anger and becoming ill. I say she was so afraid she got sick. But then again I am no doctor.
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