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Skunky
Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 6:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: The Wolf Inside

@LJ

'And nowadays, the successful shows are the ones filled with the same kind of dark narrative, twists and plot convolutions that Discovery had...
If Discovery didn't follow the model employed in current successful television, it wouldn't make money. And without making money, it would be cancelled. It's simple like that.'

I think that The Orville has been pretty successful. And it's a light, bright, straightforward take on Star Trek. DIS could have done something similar and been very successful. Probably more successful than it is now, since that seems to be most people's major problem with DIS, is that it's too dark, etc. And not enough like the previous, more optimistic Trek shows.

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Why didn't they just use the Tardigrade DNA on someone else and let them make one single jump back to the PU? Stamets only went crazy after making hundreds of jumps.

And why would they keep taking Tyler on missions, when every single one he's been on has been a distaster, with him losing it every time? I realize he's the only one on the Shenzou now that isn't from the MU, but wouldn't Mike just have gone by herself. She knows Tyler is a nut job.

Why is Discovery, and the Shenzhou and the Emperor's ship all within about 20 minutes of this secret base and each other?

It had been less than an hour since Mike told them to evacuate, so how did the Emperor even know she hadn't attacked the base yet? Did someone from the Shenzhou tell her? How did the Emperor get there that quickly? How did no one notice the Discovery?

So many plot holes and many more in this episode. And the dialogue made me groan several times. Just terrible. This one was very poorly written. Which is a shame, since the two previous episodes were the best so far.

They should have called this Star Trek: Exposition.

2 stars.
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Skunk
Thu, Dec 28, 2017, 5:28am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S5: Infinite Regress

I also don't understand why the vinculum would have all the personalities and memories of everyone assimilated. In fact Seven specifically says it purges them.

SEVEN: The processing device at the core of every Borg vessel. It interconnects the minds of all the drones. It purges individual thoughts and disseminates information relevant to the Collective.

And if the virus makes all the drones crazy why was the Borg ship destroyed? And why wasn't the vinculum destroyed along with it? And wouldn't the rest of the Borg have realized what was going on, since they are all connected? Why would they go pick up a vinculum that drove an entire cube insane, and then hook it up? I assume the ship that picked it up would already have a vinculum. You'd think they would either leave it there, or destroy it. Why would they pass it on from ship to ship? I don't understand any of that.

Not a bad episode. 2 1/2 stars.
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Gskunk
Sun, Sep 21, 2014, 7:35am (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S1: Civilization

I guess T'Pol is to this show what Worf was to in TNG...the crewmember who says the reasonable thing and immediately gets shouted down by others who need the plot to get going.
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Garrison Skunk
Wed, Apr 23, 2014, 2:28am (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S1: The Neutral Zone

I'm not sure if anyone mentioned it, but isn't it convenient that Riker answered the page using the room's comm unit instead of his communicator, just so the guests could later get on the comm and annoy Picard.

One thing I do give the episode props for...the bit about TV going out of style seems visionary from a show about 8 years away from the popularity of the Internet itself, and about 10 years away from YouTube and DVRs
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