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Sun, Nov 15, 2020, 3:24pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S6: Statistical Probabilities

Well, looks like I’m eating my words re. my thoughts on Siddig’s unprofessionalism in “Dr. Bashir, I Presume”. That’ll teach me to comment before I watch the entire show.

If Siddig had just cheerfully carried along as an actor without showing how wrong some of his new characterizations of being genetically engineered were, we might have ended up with an even more annoying “doctor who clone” character. (Which is the vibe he gives off in earlier episodes.)

In this episode, it felt like the writers were giving him a chance to flesh out his characterization and redeem himself. Which he did.

One of the things I dislike about modern television is how easy it is for an actor to be written out, so they don’t get a chance to redeem themselves.

Back to this episode. The character actors did a good job, too. They were stereotypes/caricatures, but that was how they were written, and they brought them to life and made them convincing enough to get the point across.
Sat, Nov 14, 2020, 1:04pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S5: Doctor Bashir, I Presume

In this episode, Alexander Siddig is a good example of an unprofessional actor. He revealed in subsequent interviews that he was mad because the show runners introduced a major character change without telling him about it all the way back in S1. From that point onwards, he changes the character and becomes completely insufferable.

The professional attitude would have been to look for the elements of his past characterization - for example, his naïveté and his extreme intelligence - that made the show runners decide he was actually genetically engineered to be hyper-intelligent.

Instead, Siddig became enraged and bombed his performance. That’s not teamwork. It shows complete disrespect for all the other people who work on the show. An actor’s job is to bring a character to life, but that doesn’t mean that the character begins and ends with the actor.

Acting is a profession, and it’s unacceptable to be so unprofessional. If DS9 had been made today he would’ve probably been killed off as soon as s6 began.
Sun, Nov 17, 2019, 10:03pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: ENT S3: E2

One of my least favorite episodes so far. The pace finally picked up and then squash. A predictable slog that does what a lot of episodes have already done not as well.

What if Malcom found out not that he never met someone but that he paired up with a man? There's an episode I'd like to see.
Orion Slave Guy
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 10:57am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S4: Remember Me

I love it when a sci-fi show does sci-fi. I felt for Dr Crusher as her world became smaller and smaller. It's nice to see that the rest of the crew didn't treat her like an idiot when she was telling them more people should be aboard.
Orion Slave Guy
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 10:55am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S4: Legacy

I wasn't expecting to see such a positive reaction. This is a tremendously boring episode. The dialogue was so cheesy between Data and Hayne; me and my wife were looking at each other shaking our heads. The crew comes across and way too gullible. Sorry I disagree with most of you.
Orion Slave Guy
Sun, Feb 19, 2017, 5:25pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S3: Who Watches the Watchers

I call on someone to clean up the comments. These kinds of debates belong somewhere else. Besides, I doubt anyone in the course of humanity has ever been convinced by someone else on a message board. "Gee, you make a good point, I'm a Republican now."
Orion Slave Guy
Sun, Feb 19, 2017, 5:20pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S3: The Survivors

I agree 100% with the four stars. Fantastic episode. Someone who has never seen this episode is unlikely to be able to figure out the mystery. As someone mentioned, it's like a Twilight Zone episode. Sirtis's performance was way better than normal. I felt bad for the pain the music was causing.

That being said, what was with the trap on the lawn? The odds of anyone visiting were remote, and it's blind luck that someone stepped just on the right spot.
Orion Slave Guy
Sun, Feb 19, 2017, 5:04pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S3: The Ensigns of Command

I liked the way Data gets trapped in an impossible situation, being pushed way beyond his comfort zone. The other story lines all play out well. Troi seems to be Picard's top advisory now, though I don't think that's what the producers had in mind when they created her character.

It's also nice there's a race that lives on non-Class M planets. What I don't like is how Data blows up the aqueduct. It looked like it was still working afterward. I also don't like how Picard always assumes colonists are willing to re-locate on a whim.

Still, 3 stars for me.
Orion Slave Guy
Sun, Feb 19, 2017, 4:55pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S3: Evolution

I'm watching every episode on Blu-Ray and I'm absolutely love it. The vivid colors and details really add a lot.

I do think Evolution is a stinker, and not a good way to start off the season. The progression of the "beings" happens way too fast. I may have missed it, but I don't recall hearing details about what the "egg" does, and how it works. This would have helped solidify would have further helped Dr. Stubb's argument for no abandoning the experiment.

As far as the doctors, I'm not a big fan of either one, but Crusher brings more empathy to the role than the forced, hard-edged personality of Pulaski.
Fri, Jan 23, 2009, 7:57pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: BSG S4: The Face of the Enemy

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