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Springy
Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 10:52pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Shades of Gray

Watching and commenting:

--Even though I last saw these eps maybe 1.5 to 2 yrs ago or so, I find my old brain does not retain the details that long. I remember the basics, though . . . and I remember this one as being a long series of flashback clips?

--It has kind of a promising beginning here, but I know it won't be realized.

--Animate vs inanimate objects, people's roles - responsibility and blame. Watching where you put your feet.

--I love Pulaski. I wish she didn't have to leave us.

--Will Riker dreams himself younger. I do that sometimes, too.

--Ah! This great Guinan-Will scene. I do give the ep points for showing us that again.

--The flashbacks touch frequently on dreams vs reality.

--Mega points off for showing the black slime monster.

--I like how Troi takes some of the credit for the Doc's theories and efforts. "We've only made it worse!" "We've found the answer!" Really, Deanna? Though "credit and blame" is something of a theme in this ep, so all this oddly worded, shared responsibility stuff between Pulaski and Troi is probably deliberate.

--LOL. The super-weird electrolyzed hostage Riker scene.

--Riker has led a fairly violent existence the last couple of years.

--Cute ending, as Riker claims to be "Captain Jean Luc Picard." It's the least we deserve.

Well, no great shakes - bad, yes, but more passively bad than actively bad. Bad not because there are terrible things about it, but because there's very little good about it.

A disappointing way for Pulaski to go out, and for the Season to end. But passable. Have seen much worse on ST.
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Springy
Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 9:23pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Peak Performance

@Peter G

Yes, I've watched TNG before. I watched TOS, TNG, and VOY when they were first on, many many moons ago. I started watching DS9 and ENT during their initial runs also, but quit them early, back then.

Then, a couple of years ago, I got the idea of renewing my acquaintance with ST, on Netflix. I started with TNG and made my way through it sorta haphazardly - also watching VOY and ENT.

Somewhere along the line I found this site, and made some random comments now and then. When I decided to give DS9 a go, I started commenting regularly here - since this site was the reason I decided to give it a go.

Anyhow - have no worries about spoilers for me.

You're probably right after the Picard/Riker thing in this ep . . . Will is going to need his experience here and there's probably some major foreshadowing going on - I don't remember the actual showdown particulars well enough, though.

But this ep just didn't grab me. It was OK. I agree the Ferenghi thing was the ep's biggest downfall. Kolrami was well realized and well portrayed. Just not a very appealing character to me.
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Springy
Tue, Sep 10, 2019, 7:00am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Peak Performance

Kolrami very annoying.

Sudden appearance of the Ferenghi very contrived.

Had some good moments, but mostly very blah. The idea of war games in preparation for The Borg was interesting, if not well executed.

Lots of talk about being prepared, not being distracted and not either over nor underestimating yourself. Knowing yourself.

Not much to say on this one, average or below.
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Springy
Mon, Sep 9, 2019, 12:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Emissary

@Chrome

I suspect you are right that the concept of "old warriors who don't realize the war is over" is based on those WWII stories.

Still a BIT contrived (the old Klingons are not as hard to contact and the worry is not just about them defending themselves aggressively), but honestly, not horribly contrived. Not at all.

I consider the ep a 4 star, myself. K'Ehleyr is one of the best Star Trek characters ever, and Worf really comes alive as a rounded out character in this ep.
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Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 8:40pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Emissary

Love,K'Ehleyr! Love that she comes literally encased in a hard shell. Riker calls it a coffin. Yeeee.

Lots of inner vs outer lives stuff again, as both K'Ehleyr and Worf try to protect their soft, marshmallow centers.

Also K'Ehleyr's half human status gets us looking again at what it means to be human, and she had a great exchange with "the Android."

Along with the story about the Klingons-displaced-in-time, we get our passionate-duo talking about their own past and how they've become who they are. Unlike the sleeping Klingons, they've grown and changed and are able to get to a new and better place with each other.

Some nice dialogue for K'Ehleyr and Worf, and K'Ehleyr and Deanna.

The problem of the week is a bit contrived, but who cares. The ep also hammers the idea of options and freedom of choice - with K'Ehleyr at first insisting they have no option but to blast the Klingons out of the sky, and Worf insisting he and K'Ehleyr must wed.

But they find other answers. I love the solution of confronting the Klingons with Worf and K'Ehleyr acting as Captain and First Officer of the Enterprise.

They use pretense to solve one problem, and drop their pretenses to solve the other.

Well acted, well scripted - a winner.
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Springy
Sun, Sep 8, 2019, 2:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Manhunt

Watching and commenting:

--Right off the bat, lots of references to exterior appearances and individual preferences.

--An easy read on the title this time, "Manhunt," starring Lwaxana Troi as Norma "I'm ready for my close up" Desmond.

--Picard uses Data's questionable conversationalist services to keep Lwaxana at bay. Data wants to tell more anecdotes, even after they've left Lwaxana, but Picard says:  "Lay-tah, Day-tah."  I may have to start using this phrase instead of my usual "later 'gators."

--Lwaxana is gunning for him, so Picard escapes to the offices of Dixon Hill, PI.

--Majel looks great.

--Dixon very boring.  Very slow moving ep overall.

--Jimmy Cuzzo and The Parrot's Claw. Sounds interesting. Is not.

--Trouble staying awake. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Season long, every episode, discussion of what is meant by being alive and human is touched on by Rex and Lwaxana.

--Lwaxana saves the day. Those aliens: They're full of surprises. This includes Lwaxana.

More about exterior vs interior lives, not judging a book solely by its cover, which we've also seen a lot of this season.

Some good performances and funny moments, but lackluster overall.

Lay-tah, Day-tahs
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Springy
Sat, Sep 7, 2019, 6:32am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Q Who

Title- , with Peter#2, wouldn't it be Q-hoo? Or double pun, somehow? Not that I've got any better idea.

ON Q'S HELPFULNESS:

I think he's like the parent who decides to help a kid learn to swim by throwing him into the deep-end.

But he's an impatient, sub-optimal parent with a sadistic streak: Sure, really wants to teach the kid a lesson, and sure he really is watching closely and he's not going to let the kid drown. But he deliberately picks this drastic method, and even taunts the kid and even lets him go down a third time. Why? Because he's got issues, and he genuinely enjoys watching the kid struggle. He takes glee in it, and his immaturity and lack of empathy means he has no patience or motivation for using kinder but slower methods.

There's some Q in Kyle Riker.
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Springy
Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 11:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Up the Long Ladder

Watching and commenting:

--OPENER: Some spooky music and Worf growling on the bridge for no reason. Picard and Riker have a weird conversion in the Ready Room about a distress code that has old Terran origins. Worf collapses.

--Love Worf and Pulaski. Worf upset that he had a kiddie disease and Pulaski covers for him.

--"You can learn a lot about people from their luggage," says Picard. I like that. They learn about The Mariposa, a ship of naturalists that is a good suspect for the origin of the signal.

--Love Pulaski and Worf! The tea ceremony. They drink poison together!

--So far, no clue as to why this episode is called Up the Long Ladder. Oh, no! Is this the one with the awful Irish stereotypes?? I remember it. Ugh! So disappointing after a fun and intriguing start.

--Studly Riker - double ugh. Picard talking to us all as he says "Sometimes you have to bow to the absurd." Do I gotta, Jean Luc?

--Bored and googling this title, it's from an anti-English Irish ditty:

“Up the long ladder
And down the short rope
To hell with King Billy
And God bless the Pope
If that doesn’t do them
We’ll tear them in two
And send them to hell
…With their red, white and blue!”

Lovely. I guess this is a reference to a hanging? Climbing Up the Long Ladder to go down the short rope? So . . . going to your doom, your death. I guess that fits both groups of colonists before the Enterprise rescues them. Sorta.

--Dialogue is so stilted and awful on the Mariposan planet. The music is extra weird and not really suitable. Intrusive.

--Like Picard1 when confronted with Picard2, Riker and Pulaski destroy their duplicates.

--Lots of stuff about identity and individuality in the last few eps.

--Just disjointed and not very well done.

Not good.
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Springy
Fri, Sep 6, 2019, 5:04am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Samaritan Snare

Watching and commenting:

--Love the way Pulaski handles Picard. Their scenes together are always so good. Yes, Picard has an ego. Worried about his image. He leaves with Wes to a Starbase for a medical procedure.

--The Enterprise gets a call for help. Given the name of this ep, I'm guessing this is a trap. No confusion for me about what the title means this time, I'm thinking.

--Worf is the only one with common sense. "We need more information!!"

--Wes and the Captain are aboard a shuttle. Picard's heart was injured and replaced by a faulty fake. The replacement needs replacement. This mechanical-heart imagery is perfect for the ultra-reserved Picard.

--My viewing is interrupted by a power outage just as the power goes out on the goofy Pakled aliens' ship. I've never felt so much a part of the proceedings!

--And now the power is back. Wes and Picard talking about kids. Wes is innocently trying to get the usually impersonal Picard to loosen up a bit. And it sorta works.

--Patrick Stewart makes that coffee and sandwich looks so good. Love, love, love the way he tells this wild story of losing his heart.

--Expectations vs reality. Things seem a certain way, but they're not. The Pakleds seem harmless-Riker is sure they can handle them; Picard thought he had the Nausicans under control - at first; the surgery seems simple-the doc is sure they'll be done in no time. The Pakleds are sure they have the power.

Overconfidence, ego.

--Lots of technobabble nonsense. The Pakled story is truly lame.

--Muldaur and Stewart - perfection.

What makes you weak, what makes you strong - how the outer image you try to project can be the polar opposite of what you really are.
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Springy
Thu, Sep 5, 2019, 3:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Q Who

Thanks @Chrome and @Peter G for your thinky thoughts.

When it comes to Sonja, agree she's a stand in for humanity, as Picard is. I think her first encounter with Picard somewhat parallels Picard's with the Borg. She thought she was totally prepared, but she wasn't. She screws up her first encounter, Geordi (sorta) comes to the rescue, etc.

I think there's some suggestion, too, that like Geordi with Sonja, Q doesn't randomly choose Picard for his little visits.

There's a bunch of references to experience vs first time . . . Q knows Guinan, it's Guinan's first time to call the bridge and such.

I always wonder about the ep title, though I'm not sure where to go with this one. There's no question mark in Q Who, but tacklin and identifying the unknown is a big part of the ep.

"Who" as a last name makes me think of the Whos in Whoville, thinking they're the whole Universe when they're really just a speck. But if they were going for that, you'd think there'd be another reference or two, sneaking in.

Other thoughts but a five year old is tugging at me. Onward to the next ep.
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Springy
Mon, Sep 2, 2019, 9:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Q Who

Watching and commenting

--Ensign Sonja, Q -- everyone wants to serve on The Enterprise.

--I like the Guinan connection stuff.

--"You're not prepared for what awaits you," says Q. OH. Oh, oh, oh. I'd forgotten what this was all about. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

--Oh, oh, oh, oh - the Cube. Lord. So very disturbing. "They're called The Borg. Protect yourself, Captain, or they'll destroy you," says Guinan.

--Nicely done. So eerie. Love Whoopi.

--The Borg is truly the best ST enemy ever. Nothing they came up with on Voyager or DS9 or Enterprise really compares. They all had some good stuff. But wow.

--Q saves the day and they're back where they started.

--The introduction of The Borg. A classic.

-Really got lost in the story on this one - a good thing. I've got little comment on parallels being drawn or this week's theme - though The Borg is certainly a fantastical and wonderful culmination of all the "what is life, are androids alive, individual identity vs the need for community" stuff we've seen all Season.

So we've been prepped, yet we are not prepared. And here we are now: Face to face with this abomination, this unholy, absolutely literal combination of the biological and mechanical, the individual and the collective. Only all has been subverted, distorted - the biological made secondary to the mechanical, the individual made slave to the collective.

Hang on humanity, and buckle up Trekeroonies: We're in for a bumpy ride.
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Springy
Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 9:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Pen Pals

Watching and commenting:

--Well, we're starting off slow and dull. Patrick Stewart looks great on a horse, so there's that.

--I am not a Wesley hater, but the whole idea that he'd command such a team seems like a real reach. Seems like too much, too soon. I guess we're back to the growth and identity stuff from The Icarus Factor, only Wesley's wings are ready to fly, I guess.

--Interesting little pow-wow, trying to decide what to do about Data's friend. Picard making some tough choices. Picard indicating he's in over his head, but it's plain he's comfortable with command and with his decisions.

--I think that Sarjenka has really touched something in Data, and I recall our opening, when Picard talks about a horse filling empty places you didn't know you had. I think this is where Data gets a hankering to be a Daddy. Like Wesley, he's trying out some very new responsibilities.

--Pretty funky "reset" on the very convenient memory wipe of Sarjenka, but ok.

Eh. Pretty heavy handed spoon feeding of this week's message in an otherwise weak storyline. Good character development for Data, and we can note major change in Pulaski's attitude toward him. He's won her over and she's not shy about jumping in on his side.
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Springy
Sun, Sep 1, 2019, 4:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Icarus Factor

@Chrome, @Peter G

Interesting thoughts; I enjoyed reading them.

I think we're all in agreement then, that for the most part, the title refers to Riker deciding NOT to test his wings, due to "the Icarus factor."

Agree that Picard is also in a fatherly role here - my overall feeling was that Riker wanted more time in the nest.

It was interesting how different the two fathers are - Picard is not at all competitive; he's delighted for Riker and proud of him, period. He wants to keep Riker with The Enterprise, but he puts no pressure on him at all to "lower his shields" or anything else. He is 100% non-manipulative. He is supportive, unconditionally. He is everything a father should be . . . and it's so much easier to be, when you're not actually the father.

The ep is heavy on relationships and all the different sorts we have, and we need, and we grow into and out of, in our lives - Worf and his substitute family, Pulaski and Kyle and her husbands (hints that they were also substitutes for Kyle). Wes and his fatherless state, seeking out Data and Geordi, Deanna and Riker . . .

But anyhow, Icarus - interesting how they threw that in the title without the slightest mention in the ep itself.
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Springy
Sat, Aug 31, 2019, 10:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Icarus Factor

I meant to add . . . why is this called The Icarus Factor?

There's a father-son aspect to the Icarus story - Dad makes Icarus those waxy wings, but warns him not too fly to close to the sun. But in his excitement at flying. Icarus doesn't heed Dad's warning - his wings melt and he plunges to his death.

Doesn't seem all that relevant, though, maybe Will turns down his promotion because his wings are too waxy, he's not ready to fly that close to the sun, yet?
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Springy
Sat, Aug 31, 2019, 10:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Icarus Factor

Watching and commenting

--Riker has been offered a captaincy.

--Worf snaps Wesley head off when he tries to discuss fatherlessness with him.

--Daddy Riker is very chummy with Pulaski.

--Wesley wants to help an extra touchy Worf. LOL. This should be good. Data, Wes, and Geordi are going to monitor Worf. Data pokes the bear. The bear growls: "Begone!!!! Sir."

--Lots of talk about caring for others, connections, relationships.

--Too little, too late from Daddy Riker.

--Deanna making the mistake of sticking her nose in.

--A lot about what defines us, how we create our identities - family, friends, our culture, our traditions, our profession, our language, our past (our joys, our sorrows, our suffering), our titles - our connections.

--Love Pulaski.

--"There really is no substitute for holding the reins." I agree, Captain.

--"Lower your shields!!" says Dad to Will. How hard it is to feel complete without all our connections.

--We get a literal look at how our painful challenges, how the things we endure, our suffering, shape us, at Worf's pain stick ceremony.

--Riker looks so funny in that martial arts outfit.

--Riker decided to stay on board. He needs more sweet Enterprise time.

Nicely done ep. Some good character development for Riker, Worf, and Pulaski.
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Springy
Sat, Aug 31, 2019, 9:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Time Squared

@Peter G

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Especially love the connection you made between the replicated eggs vs the real eggs, and Picard1 and Picard2.
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Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 10:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Time Squared

Watching and commenting

--I find that the opening scene is never frivolous, no matter how much it may seem so. It sets a tone and hints at the theme. So here we have a scene about consumption and community and sharing - - individual differences, as our characters react differently to Riker's egg dish. Motherless Riker cracking an egg and talking about how he adapted to motherlessness. I dunno. So let's see what's up . . .

-- Now they're cracking open a shuttle. PICARD! Two Picards! One unconscious, one conscious. "That person is you," says Troi to Picard1. Picard1 protests. Only he can be he. He's an individual. He doesn't like that idea challenged.

--Picard2 and Shuttle2 both react in unexpected, opposite ways to stimuli.

--Picard1 calls Picard2 his "facsimile." He's having a difficult time processing.

--"We have to not make the same mistake once." Easier said than done, mon Capitan..

--Picard insists that there can't be more than one Picard!! Not possible, he says. He clings to his individuality like a tick on my dog.

--Picard being really hard on his semi- unconscious self. He doesn't like or want to recognize this part of himself (fears, doubts, anxieties, his unconscious)?

--An energy vortex, a sort of whirlpool, appears. Troi senses a consciousness.

--Loads of technobabble. Nonsense stuff.

--What is this? Picard1 kills Picard2, and fearlessly makes a different decision. Pretty harsh and jarring.

-- I suppose the suggestion is that you can't break out of your lifelong patterns unless you kill that part of you -the fears and delusions - that keeps you on that loop, that Mobius strip.

--Talk of moving forward and backward, learning from mistakes, adapting, returning to your true destination.

Decent ep. Average offering.
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Springy
Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 6:12am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Royale

I loved it.

Note how Picard ends the last ep feeling all peppy and alive because he's broken out of his routine, and we move right into an ep where we find guy who welcomed Death because his Life had become nothing but routine.

It's fun: The snooty hotel clerk is well done, Data is great in his Cowboy hat, and he tells us that the people, who look alive, really aren't. Cowboy points out that Data has no room to talk.

I liked the look of the place, all that darkness and that one revolving door . . . the living Death inside The Royale.

The Enterprise can barely communicate with them - there's a feel, here, of the Enterprise having to break through the barrier like a medium at a seance, trying to make contact.

I found this one memorable enough to remember it across the years.

Just fun, kept my interest throughout.
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Springy
Fri, Aug 30, 2019, 5:41am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Contagion

I just couldn't "Engage."

Solid? Sure. Solid like a potato. I found it dull and it was hard to pay attention throughout.

There was some good Picard character development, and there were some good moments.

Some advancement of the season long exploration of what's Life, what's Death, what does it mean to be alive - as Computer gets sick and just isn't herself. An infected Data helps Dr Geordi find the answer that works for his cousin, Computer.

Picard gets a bit of a reset himself.

Not bad, but just dull.
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Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 10:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Dauphin

Watching and commenting

--Attn, Wesley Crusher!! Pretty young girl aboard! He develops a magnetic attraction.

--Literally the difference between Night and Day causes the war on the Salia planet, says Data.

--So these folks are changlings of a sort?

--Wesley is having an Amok Time. Worf suggests he goes to Salia's door to beg like a human. I love Worf.

--Riker talking about Night and Day to Guinan. Really cute scene.

--Talk of life, is a life worth living if you're trapped, with no options, with no freedom? More duty vs personal desire stuff, left over from the last ep. Salia's duty to her people, Wesley's duty to the ship.

--The need for a hospitable environment to support life.

--Kind of silly. Love story is central but not very compelling. Riker and Guinan were much hotter! Their scene is the best thing in this ep.

--I guess there's a message here about love as well as life, but it's not coming through the thick sap.

--There's some kind of light and darkness thing going on here, but who knows what it's about.

--Very so-so, disappointing after the last ep.
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Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 7:20pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Measure of a Man

@William, great point that both "pairs," by the end, manage to come to a better understanding than they had previously. Agree there's a sense that Picard is winning Phillipa over, though I'd say vice versa is also present - as @Chrome so nicely points out.

@Peter G, love your observations and agree that what Riker does to Data, is what Phillipa did to Picard. Picard was badly hurt by it though, felt betrayed, and that retarded his ability to see what Data sees so effortlessly: Riker did what he had to do, for Data's sake and at some cost to himself.

Not sure if this makes Data more or less human, but that's an issue the ep is exploring and we're meant to think about. Vanity/pride is mentioned several times, and Phillipa calls Picard a pompous ass. And it is precisely vanity -pride, a bruised ego - which Data lacks, and Picard is bristling with, which allows Data to see more clearly.

The call of duty, and the struggle to determine where your first duty lies - is a constant refrain - Phillipa did her duty during the court marshal. Picard contemplates where his primary duty lies - to Star Fleet? To Data? To future generations? Riker does his duty. Data hesitates to respond on the stand, because of his word to Tasha. It isn't until Picard assures him he would not be betraying Tasha, that he responds.

There's a lot about selflessness, self interest, self preservation, and self sacrifice in this ep, too. Risk and reward, freedom of choice, what you choose and what is forced upon you.

It's just masterfully woven together. Beautifully done.
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Springy
Wed, Aug 28, 2019, 1:12am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Measure of a Man

Bravissimo, one and all! So good! Delicious!

A classic, well done in all aspects.

Particularly loved the Phillipa-Jean Luc thing, and how they accused each other of being too attached to duty, too cold - too robotic, you might say. And I liked the parallels between Maddox-Data and Phillipa-Jean Luc . . . the recognizing each other, the history that included a grievance, the feeling that, for our totally human pair, neither one was going to sacrifice themself for the other - though that was what their history and personalities demanded. So they had to walk away, just as Data did, and return to duty.

"What does it mean to be human?" is the question that takes center stage, and the answer isn't simple. What a mess we are - duty-bound but love struck, longing for autonomy but desperate for communion, wanting freedom and choices but craving roots and stability, anxious to protect ourselves but willing to take bold risks for joy of it. Call my bluff, if you dare.

I loved the Guinan part, Whoopi was great, helping Picard see the big picture. No man, no starship even, is an island, entire of itself.

Just wonderful - Riker at the card game, bluffing, Riker with Phillipa, unwilling to find out if she's bluffing about sentencing Data to toasterhood, Riker and Data, at the end.

Sure, it had its imperfections, but they were insignificant. It brought me to tears a few times. A great ep!!
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Springy
Mon, Aug 26, 2019, 8:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: A Matter of Honor

I'm not usually a fan of Rikercentric eps, but I'll make an exception for this one. Loved it and all the little touches that brought both the Benzite and the Klingons to life.

More talk about life and death, but we seem to be taking a turn, in the last few eps, toward focusing more on individual identity - what makes you not just alive, individual.

WESLEY: How do you tell each other apart? 
MENDON: We just do. 

And lots of associated talk about vulnerabilities - what breaks through our outer shells like bacteria on a starship.

Anyhow - a good one!! Well done in all aspects. Interesting, great sets, well acted, great dialogue - the whole package.
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Fri, Aug 23, 2019, 12:34am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Unnatural Selection

A great episode. Stewart and Muldaur make the ep. Spiner is good too.

More stuff about life and death - the nature of life, natural evolution, unnatural evolution, Darwin.

"No life forms present," says the transporter engineer to O'Brien, as he looks over Data, who is materializing in the transporter, having been disinfected by it. No life forms present, he declares, starting right at Data.

My favorite lines: PICARD: Will she be normal again?" DATA: "As normal as ever, sir."

Excessive use of the word normal, throughout the script.

That is one miraculous transporter. The technobabble in this ep is woven Iike a tapestry. It is positively mesmerizing.

Pulaski is a great character. Wish we could have kept her longer.

Good one. Light on the plot, but very well done.
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Springy
Thu, Aug 22, 2019, 6:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Schizoid Man

Kind of slow moving, but an interesting premise, very well done by Spiner.

More talk about what it means to be alive, as Graves refuses to go gently into his grave.

I wonder what the idea of the Vulcan doc was. Pulaski could easily have played that part. Were they considering replacing the doc yet again?

Average ep that rises above average due to Spiner.
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