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SovietOmega
Sat, Apr 27, 2019, 9:52pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

I cringe at things like going into an event horizon "not even light can escape!" they proclaim, with not a moments thought as to WHY light can not escape, but magic space ships can just zip around like it was just a cgi black hole.

Still, for all the many inaccuracies and plot conveniences for time's sake, the episode had a great flow to it with each location following a logical progression. It had the right 'feel' to it, without sweating all the small details like 'logic' or 'physics'.

I'm not sure I'd even call it a good episode, but it was a fun ride and a nice way to end the season. If nothing else a cool little followup to the events of the prior episode.
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SovietOmega
Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 1:51am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

I can see it now...

"Golly, the future is a strange place full of diplomacy and politics, and here we are stuck without a captain."

"Hey, maybe that perverted hobo we rescued from a shipwreck can tell us where to find one if we can get him to stop talking about grey tea!"

And so begins Star Trek Discovery Season 3: The Picard Show
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SovietOmega
Sat, Apr 6, 2019, 11:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Through the Valley of Shadows

It took me until this episode to realize just how strongly this show resembles the Mass Effect game franchise both in theme and structure, just with a Star Trek coat of paint. The moment it clicked for me was the boss battle against Control while wearing EV suits. Looking back, the last few episodes have been rife with parallels. Or at least, it certainly seems that way to me; I'd like to find any confirmation on influences by the folks making the show happen.
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SovietOmega
Fri, Nov 3, 2017, 3:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S1: Into the Fold

Stop me if you've heard this one. A starship doctor and an advanced technological being form a bond...

Joking aside, despite this episode being a bit too neat and tidy with the plot elements, it was quite nice seeing Isaac get some character development love.
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SovietOmega
Fri, Oct 27, 2017, 3:42am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S1: Majority Rule

I liked it. It shares the same problems as all the rest of Orville's episodes, but this one in particular was carried by the central concept. It kinda felt like a blend of a few episodes of Sliders (man I miss that show).

It didn't present much novelty beyond a merger of social media and star trek, but it entertained me, and that's really all I ask of The Orville.
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SovietOmega
Mon, Oct 23, 2017, 5:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Lethe

"Less than a week ago, you were being tortured. Now you're back in the chair"

all I could think of when I heard that was 'THERE ARE...FOUR LIGHTS!'

I guess Picard and Lorca aren't so different after all...
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SovietOmega
Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 3:49am (UTC -5)
Re: ORV S1: Pria

I thought this episode was pretty alright. It continues to be glued right there on the line that legally separates trek from not-trek, but that isn't in itself such a bad thing. I'm still not convinced splicing in humor into a tng style show is the best approach, but it is what we've got, and it probably is better than no trek at all. At least with this episode it didn't get that much in the way.

I particularly liked the bit with the leg....more in that it actually happened than anything else. Minus some justified freaking out, it was pretty casually handled. This sort of medical regeneration of limbs is exactly the sort of thing one might expect a ship of this time to handle, and with all the kerfuffles all the ships in star trek endured, it is a wonder we didn't see much like it.

Honestly, my secret hope was that the limb removal would have been a ruse and that Issac would secretly have been the mastermind behind the plot with a 'hahaha, gotcha' as the ship enters the 'wormhole'. Because the last place I would surely expect a practical joke is after I thought the practical joke was over. Alas, it would have likely required even more complicated time-travel shenanigans or the like to pull off, and probably be antithetical to Issac's character, but one can dream...

Still, the show manages to be watchable, I'll continue to keep pace with it and Discovery, wishing the best for both shows, because when it comes to sci-fi on TV, the more competition, the better!
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