Comment Stream

Search and bookmark options Close
Search for:
Search by:
Clear bookmark | How bookmarks work
Note: Bookmarks are ignored for all search results

Total Found: 477 (Showing 1-25)

Next ►Page 1 of 20
Set Bookmark
Evan Chartrand
Thu, Apr 15, 2021, 9:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Profit and Lace

Why is no one talking about the disgusting and unforgivable scene at the beginning where quark sexually exploits his Dabo girl by threatening to fire her. Only for her to at the end say umacks sound like fun. Truly awful and this was certainly written by a man who knows literally nothing about women.
Set Bookmark
Brandon
Sat, Jan 2, 2021, 11:15am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Regeneration

Rewatched this and the previous episode in 2021 and I have to say its one of the best episodes ever.
Set Bookmark
Brandon Adams
Thu, Dec 31, 2020, 4:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: There Is a Tide...

Anyone else notice those three little maintenance bots having gold, blue, and red eye colors? I had to grin.
Set Bookmark
Brandon
Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 9:28am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

The entire say yes thing is so ridiculously unplausible that I was cringing the whole time in disbelief. Its almost over the top so far from reality lovey dovey of a show. Its like they are just a bunch of random civilians on a ship with no structure like a bunch of hippies or something in a drum circle talking about science lol. I dont know how to describe it.

There is no sense of ship, no sense of a crew like with TNG or VOY you felt like you were actually on the ship with them.

This show feels like youre just watching a bunch of random people do random things. The atmosphere is wack.
Set Bookmark
Brandon
Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 8:36am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

Wow Discovery gets more ridiculous by the episode! I'm trying REALLY hard to get into Discovery but its painful. Tilly should NOT be a first officer. Like are you kidding me? She has panic attacks and gets super nervous! LOL. There are so many other qualified people. Not to mention her crew would hate her for jumping so many ranks. Wtf? IRL if someone gets passed over at work... not a good look. These writers are literally out of touch with the rest of the world I swear. In their own bubble.
Set Bookmark
Brandon
Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 9:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

Honestly thought this episode was horrible. I dont understand where this series is going. I could have done without the entire Trill plot. Also her boyfriend sounds more like a gay kid. Bad choice of actor. Could barely watch their scenes.

I really dont understand what the writers are doing. This show has gone completely off the deep end with casting choices. Its so PC that it becomes unrealistic af (I know sounds weird for a sci-fi but you know what I mean) and you notice all the white people/white males are always secondary to the black empowered females haha. What is happening here.

Also the amount of laughing in the holo movie scene was RIDICULOUS.

Are we even watching the same show?

I lost interest half way through the episode and thats why I am here.

If you guys think this is the best episode then we are doomed.
Set Bookmark
Intrinsic Random Event
Wed, Oct 7, 2020, 3:10am (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Razor

Been thoroughly enjoying BSG during my lockdown rewatch, had forgotten how great and how unique this show really was... truly one of the best.
However, I have to say, I think Razor is pretty ordinary. I'm not seeing the same criticisms in the other comments (haven't quite read them all), but after the amazing writing and plot twists that ended season 3, most of this movie feels like an unnecessary rehash, albeit with some fantastic special effects.
It's hard to put a finger on it, but the dialogue doesn't have the same flair that is normally present in a BSG episode, and neither does the story, though I do like the idea of somehow including old-school cylons... as a fan of the original show, I got a kick out of that.
Shaw was not a character that I could relate to in any way, the performance seemed too understated and deadpan. I wasn't getting a real sense of brooding anger or frustration beneath the exterior. In spite of how he looked like she could have been younger than Billy from season 1, I could look past that given Lee Adama can be a Battlestar commander, or Ensign Ro could be an admiral. But part of the problem was that I just didn't buy any attempt she made to be intimidating, or trade barbs with Starbuck.
So in summary, I thought it all looked great, loved the old cylons, but the rest fell flat for me, didn't really add anything of consequence to the main storyline. But I can see how this would have been very welcome during a long break between seasons.
Set Bookmark
Brandon
Thu, Sep 17, 2020, 6:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks

I too would be surprised if it wasn't an Omega explosion. Good way to make Discovery and its spore drive needed in the 31st century.
Set Bookmark
Brandon
Wed, Sep 2, 2020, 3:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks

Apparently all our heroes throughout each series were actually supposed to be pursuing knowledge of a giant koala and everything else was a waste of time.
Set Bookmark
Randall Graves
Fri, Aug 7, 2020, 2:56am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks

"I know that is the traditional stick figures"
I don't think you do?

Unless you've been talking about some "non-traditional" form of "stick figures" all this time and just didn't bother to provide any other comparative examples of whatever that might look like.

"but your question is rhetorical."
It really wasn't rhetorical, I genuinely wonder how you can repeatedly make such a comparison when there is no logic in doing so?

"these are fifth or sixth grade human designs"
You keep saying that, but it's just manifestly, demonstrably not true?
I mean for a start, it's an art style that would have been chosen by a committee of adult working age artists from a range of probably many different concepts, then ok'ed by the equally adult show-runners, and the probably at least somewhat older than "fifth or sixth grade" people in charge at CBS?

It's like you've found what you think is a phrase that works, obvious factual innacuracy be damned, and are intent on repeating it in the hope of it becoming a popular soundbite among detractors.

I mean if you want to see a simple art style closer to "stick figures", take a look at Space Argument:

https://youtu.be/ZtNXanYemAM

Again, made by a team of adults, for adults, in an intentional style despite the fact that they could have chosen another.
Set Bookmark
Randall Graves
Thu, Aug 6, 2020, 9:49pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks

@CaptainMercer

Seen you repeatedly use the phrase "stick figures" for some reason - are you seriously suggesting that this:

https://i.dlpng.com/static/png/6008594-stick-figure-icons-png-dlpngcom-stick-figures-png-400_400_preview.png

is in any way comparable to the art style of Lower Decks?
Set Bookmark
Brandon Adams
Thu, Jul 16, 2020, 11:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Lower Decks

While I, too, am turned off by the sophomoric and socially useless appearance of this show, I kind of have to ask, where else is Trek supposed to go?

Science fiction is played out. All the popular tropes are done to death, and it was Star Trek that pioneered many of them, or brought them to the mainstream.

Special effects are played out. Nothing looks amazing anymore, or elicits gasps of "how did they do that?"

Allegory is longer-lasting because there's always social shortcoming to address. But that carries the risk of being too heavy-handed. Plus, you need something in-between the topical episodes to leaven everything and, well, see the discussion above on tropes and special effects. Also, allegory is something that can really only be supported by one series. You can't do it with five.

Character shows are good, but again, you need something to leaven, and again, tropes and special effects.

That leaves self-reference as the last place for the show to go, and as you said, that's rapidly reaching burnout, too.

I dunno. We're reaching an apex of cultural creative boredom. Like that deserted way station in the Q Continuum. In every genre, all things have been done. Trek is suffering just like everything else.
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 12:02am (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Sine Qua Non

@Luke @Nolan

Yeah, after watching him on "Firefly" and "Supernatural", I'm pretty certain that this is his default voice, or at least close to it...

Regards... RT
Set Bookmark
grandinq
Sat, Jun 6, 2020, 6:35am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Outrageous Okona

Sitting here in quarantine, I am sympathetic to the sentiments of being glad to spend time in TNG world.

Best moment of the episode was the Picard-Riker exchange about the lasers. The way they said “lasers” was great, like us saying some word from 200 years ago that we’d maybe vaguely heard of.

Two Worf thoughts as well. The sexism in this episode is so cringeworthy. Okana has been onboard for what, a few hours, and I believe they report he’s been in the quarters of four different crew members? Worf is the only character who seems to have a problem with this.

Also, I remember seeing a YouTube video that is a collection of clips where Worf offers advice and it’s rejected. When they first encounter Okana and decide to fix his ship, there is this brief exchange:

Worf: “Sir, recommend limited access to our ship.”
Picard: “Agreed.”

So a win for Worf! Then again, seeing as Okana, once onboard, seems to wander around seducing crew members at a fast clip, to the point they are not sure where he is when they want him, maybe this wasn’t really a win for Worf. Dang it!
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Fri, May 29, 2020, 6:37pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Carbon Creek

@Robin

Hello and congratulations on finally seeing them all. :D

Regards...RT
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Fri, May 29, 2020, 6:23pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: A Matter of Honor

@Weasel

Nice comments and welcome to the party. :)

Regards... RT
Set Bookmark
Brandon Adams
Sat, Mar 28, 2020, 10:26pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2

It is amazing, and somewhat comforting, to see how much mileage Star Trek can wring out of two of the worst narrative missteps (Hobus and Data's death) in the franchise's history.

Kurtzman in 2032: Have you been pining for an epic four-season Jonathan Archer series somehow stemming from the removal of Icheb's eyeball? Have we got a show for you!!!
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 11:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Dawn

Hello Gentle Sentients

When it was all said and done, with the new frenemy picking them up from the planet, why did their shuttle go to the Enterprise? Just as the human shuttle would have gone home, so would theirs. It would be Tripp in their sickbay, or beamed back from their ship. It made no sense to me having their shuttle take both of them to the Enterprise and leaving their pilot to be treated by Flox, who it seems can make an educated guess on how to treat him, but their medics would know exactly what to do. Their shuttle would've taken him home.

Just my thoughts... RT
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 10:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: The Catwalk

Hello Everyone!

When Archer is fighting with the invaders, I was nearly shouting at the screen "Shut off your lights!". He eventually does, but initially, he has two big targets on his head. :)

Take care... RT
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 10:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: Precious Cargo

Hello Everyone!

Most of my thoughts have been well covered above, but I had a comment about something I've seen in this series, over time.

I know the Enterprise doesn't have the crew compliment of the D, but in TNG they'd send over an engineering team. In this episode, it seems like they'd send more than one person to work on their stuff. Perhaps three. Tripp, and two to help or be gofers.

Enjoy the day... RT
Set Bookmark
Brandon Adams
Sat, Feb 1, 2020, 2:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Maps and Legends

Immensely clutzy episode. The bedroom, apartment investigation, and evil plotting scenes could have all been done with a quarter of the dialogue and four times the effectiveness, and the Mars attack scene shouldn't have been there at all. I've rarely seen a Trek episode that felt like so much anxious filler (outside of Discovery).

And a series billed as textured and new as this one has been, should not have Grim Evil™ standing around in open offices pontificating about "taking care of Picard", bwahaha. That's just cartoonish.

On the plus side, the writers are nailing the arc of Picard so far. Seeing his clumsy approach to Clancy and watching his less-than-perfect judgment come back to bite him does pain me, but the man is older and perhaps facing an unpleasant twilight neurologically. That's all playing into the story very well. I also bought his motives for not bringing in his old friends, even though, let's be honest, that's what we're all waiting around to see.
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 1:56am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Past Prologue

Hello Everyone!

Plain and simple... Garak.

For me, when this first aired, I figured Garak was trying to over-emulate human behavior, for a sinister reason... he was acting that way to ingratiate himself with a naive Julian

We knew nothing about Garak, just that he was the lone Cardassian on the station for some reason. The C's we'd seen recently valued family (the pilot episode being just after "Chain of Command", I think), but were pretty strict in general, and condescending and/or humorless toward humans (the exception being the fellow in the bar ("The Wounded"), as it seems a bit of synth/alcohol makes even C's a bit more chummy/chatty).

Garak was acting differently, enough that it made us notice and keep a side-eye on him. I figured it was all part of his plan.

In conclusion, he was being above-and-beyond with his niceties to get Bashir interested in him, since that wasn't how C's normally acted. And nothing more.

I really try to remember these as I first saw them, and not let what might have happened later cloud me...

Have a Great Day Everyone... RT
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Sat, Jan 4, 2020, 12:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Desert Crossing

Hello Everyone!

Heya @Quibbles, Archer had a small line about a protocol (or training, that I've never heard before or since) that has you looking at the surroundings as you fly into a place. He'd spotted the building on the way in, only 30km away (!), if I recall correctly.

Along with some others, I wondered why they didn't just close the door to the shuttle and try to take off. And it seemed the only survival gear they grabbed was water. There must be a all-season hat in there as well, and later thought about how badly their necks were burning. Heck, as an actor, I'd just tell them I wanted Something made for my head to keep the sun off of it. But the sun and I don't get along too well. :)

Have a Great Day Everyone... RT
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Tue, Dec 3, 2019, 8:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: I, Borg

Hello Everyone!

My thought was if, for example, the Borg assimilated an entire planet or species, some of the ladies would be with child. The maturation chambers would then be used to bring up the children.

Oh, and they'd assimilate children as well, down to the wee bairns.

I don't figure they'd bother with making their own babies, unless they were stranded without enough drones, or something...

Regards... RT
Set Bookmark
RandomThoughts
Mon, Oct 28, 2019, 7:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Seventh Season Recap

Hello Everyone!

I was thinking about how they knew the series was ending, but finished it with one episode. Only Neelix got a sendoff. I still believe they missed the boat, not having something like, oh, at least a two or three episode arc, with the last half of the last one showing them getting acclimated to Earth again. I had forgotten how there were no episodes, apart from Neelix's, that allowed us to say goodbye, if even for a few moments.

I'd read a few comments over the years about them wanting episodes to be somewhat self-contained, for the casual viewer. I understand that can help if just sitting down to watch one now, but if any show screamed for continuity, it was this one. And back in the day, I didn't know any casual viewers, or any who said they watched it here and there to see a catsuit. It was all or nothing. Nearly everyone I knew who watched it, recorded it to VHS for their collection.

While there were characters I enjoyed, watching a few shows a week made me realize how some of them just had too many episodes dedicated to them. I liked Doctor and Seven, but believe they went to the well a few too many times. Also, there were no characters I truly disliked. They just "were" and I, along with my buddies, accepted them as-is. None of the folks I talked Trek with ever mentioned they hated this or that character, but we all had ones we liked a bit better.

Eh, I think that's about it for now. Thanks, again, Jammer for the wonderful site.

Take care... RT
Next ►Page 1 of 20
▲Top of Page | Menu | Copyright © 1994-2021 Jamahl Epsicokhan. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication or distribution of any content is prohibited. This site is an independent publication and is not affiliated with or authorized by any entity or company referenced herein. Terms of use.