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Mon, Oct 2, 2017, 10:57pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

@Alex: Perhaps there's not as much of a buzz around movies in theaters anymore because many people prefer to watch them at home. I know I do. I cannot stand going to theaters when people use them as daycare facilities and let toddlers shout and run in the aisles and bring 9-month-olds who cry for an hour.

I don't mind being around children in most places but theaters are not their playgrounds.
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Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 3:59pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek: Nemesis

This is by far the worst Star Trek film.

Not only did the characters often act totally out of character, it's almost as if the writers and director barely watched the series.

The point of Star Trek is to present alien cultures that reflect on aspects of the human condition as a kind of metaphor. This does nothing of the sort.

All it does is present an evil alien that could basically be interchangeable with any other action flick villain. It was painful to watch and it seemed like they were writing the film with a mass audience, rather than a Trek audience, in mind.

Whereas TNG and DS9 (and often VOY) were usually very intellectual, this feels like dumbed down sci-fi without any complex allegories or philosophical statements.
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Sun, Sep 24, 2017, 3:04pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Masks

Along with the baffling Sela storyline from Season 5, this is one of the most confusing and incomprehensible episodes of TNG I’ve seen. 
The concept of ancient alien figures altering current technology to share a mythological story is intriguing; the episode didn’t make it very clear whether all of these figures were real people in history, or whether they were avatars of deities in this alien culture.  I lean to the latter explanation.
I agree with other posters who said the episode felt a bit hollow and meaningless.  We don’t see how these figures from an ancient alien race have any consequence or importance for the lives of current Starfleet officers. 
We don’t really even know anything about this alien race, so we aren’t very invested in its background, and we don’t learn anything new about the regular charaters (or see any character development) so I had no emotional response to the episode other than boredom
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