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Tue, Nov 24, 2015, 2:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

I rarely watch this one either. His creation was an accident. His death was on purpose. It may not have been his fault any more than Tuvok and Neelix who were also victims. But trivializing it into "someone must die and its a good example of whatever" doesn't begin to explain what just happened here.

It sure does fall under genocide. There had never been a hybrid of a talaxian and a Vulcan before. And now there never will be again. No one from the Alpha Quadrant will even be in the Delta Quadrant. At least not for another 100+ years according to Q.

Seeing a man plead for his life while everyone just stands around like borg drones isn't Starfleet at all. How is this different from When Hitler led Jews to their deaths whilst they pleaded for their lives? Or watching those sick terrorists behead a man while he's pleading for his life while they record it? Does it really matter how they got into the situation? The fact is it's someone's life and they are taking it. And They thought their motives were as noble as Janeway's too.

This is another ep I think of when I watch Equinox, in particular the briefing room scene she had with Capt Ransom and how she sits there judging him with her demeanor. What he did was wrong, no question. And what she did here was perfectly ok? Let's not forget how she threw crewman Lessing to the dogs as well. The only reason he is still alive is because chuckles intervened. Murder is murder. And again it sure wasn't Tuvix's fault anymore than it was Tuvok's or Neelix's. The ends do not justify the means in this case. Or in Lessing's case either.

Too adamant on living? I don't get that line. No one who isn't wearing a military, police or fireman's uniform is going to willing sacrifice himself when he has no say so in the matter. I don't find that argument compelling in the least. He didn't want to die! Hell, would you?

I don't know. Maybe the only way to understand it is to be the victim who has to die. Then it becomes clear as crystal.

And I thought Threshold was unwatchable. Actually it was, but for different reasons. I'm not sure what they were hoping to accomplish by showing this. Then again I doubt they could have left Tuvix as is. It still would have been problematic for some unforeseen reason. Either way can't be undone now. So all I can do is not rate it. I don't find a so-called enlightened crew killing a man whom is pleading for his life to be very entertaining. I gave it a watch once or twice and that's about it. I am curious as to how Gene Roddenberry would have felt about it tho.
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My salute to Cpt. Pike
Mon, Oct 19, 2015, 5:22am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

The user Captain Pike said this:

"Terrible. The writers in season 7 they spent two episodes in the holosuite, they do a mirror episode, they spent another three or four episodes on Ezri doing nothing but whining and then they complain that they needed 5 more episodes to properly end the series. Ok."

I just wanted to repeat it for truth.

DS9 dropped the ball after the furious first six episodes of season 6. Once SF had retaken the station, the writers seemed to be out of ideas. Perhaps the powers that be told them to not get so arc-obsessed.

I actually became annoyed that they still used the war as a "backdrop". They talk about it all the time, but the episodes don't feature it anymore. Dominion ships and Jem'Hadar degenerate into convenient plot devices that put Sisko & co. in a specific spot when need be. They essentially replace spacial anomalies.
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Christopher Pike
Tue, May 12, 2015, 6:09am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: The Galileo Seven

William B, thank you for your thorough and thoughtful analysis! I'm watching TOS for the first time; this is certainly one of the more complex episodes and very worthy of the time and effort you've clearly put into your discussion of the episode. I wish I had something fresh to add, but as a Star Trek newbie I think I'll be in read-only mode for some time yet.
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Sat, Jul 14, 2012, 8:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Rejoined

That was an excellent episode!
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Tue, May 8, 2012, 6:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: The Emperor's New Cloak

How can this episode receive even one star? it's the worst episode of the series imo
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Chris Pike
Tue, May 8, 2012, 1:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Penumbra

Nick I agree with what you say about Kassidy's comment, I haven't noticed it myself but you're absolutelly right. And as for the baseball episode, baseball is not even a universally loved sport just an american favorite so it's beyond ridicolous to think that 300+ years from now in a galaxy of millions diferent civilizitations Vulcans and the non american/non human crew of ds9 would care about an american sport. Even today the rest of the world doen't even know how baseball is played.
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Captain Pike
Tue, May 1, 2012, 8:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

Terrible. The writers in season 7 they spent two episodes in the holosuite, they do a mirror episode, they spent another three or four episodes on Ezri doing nothing but whining and then they complain that they needed 5 more episodes to properly end the series. Ok.
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Captain Pike
Sun, Apr 29, 2012, 6:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Sixth Season Recap

Season 6 is the highlight of DS9. Action, humor, character development all in perfect balance.
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Captain Pike
Sun, Apr 29, 2012, 6:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: What You Leave Behind

The finale was a let down, in fact the whole season was a let down.
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