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spuzm
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 3:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Behind the Lines

Actually the show was correct. "Aye, captain" would work in the scenario shown. Disregard above comment.
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Spuzm
Mon, Feb 20, 2017, 3:40pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Behind the Lines

Since O'Brien is talking about naval traditions I think it's funny that Dax gives an order that is responded with "Aye, captain". The correct response would be "Aye, Aye, Captain" which means that the order was understood and will be carried out at once. A response of "Aye" is simple agreement and does not mean that the command was understood as an order.

(Someone correct me if this is wrong. I just got curious and did some very preliminary reading.)
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Spuzm
Mon, Dec 12, 2016, 12:06am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Progress

I think based on the moral discussion this episode has created in the comments I think it was a big success. It's a hard choice. The best thing this episode does is give two points of view that can't be solved in its running time. We get the individualist, rights based argument from Mallibok and we get the utilitarian, greater good argument from the Bajoran government. Kira makes a tough call that many will find disagreeable but at least both sides were presented well. I feel empathy for Mallibok and find his arguments for staying compelling but the Bajoran government has a point that it has a duty to all citizens and can enhance their quality of life at the expense of one man.

This debate has gone on in Star Trek for awhile though. See TNG where Picard uproots the space Indians even though they're federation citizens. Wesley argues for their rights and gets show down.

The only thing I ask from my sci-fi is for it to make me think and in this case this episode was a success.
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Spuzm
Thu, Dec 8, 2016, 2:50am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Move Along Home

Drinking Game:
1 sip whenever someone says "home"
1 sip whenever someone says "allamaraine"
1 sip whenever someone says "shap"
1 sip whenever someone says "game"
1 sip whenever someone says "double"

Bonus:
Take a shot whenever Odo blows Quark
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Spuzm
Tue, Nov 15, 2016, 12:50am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S3: The Mark of Gideon

I enjoyed this one because it sets up a solvable mystery. The coordinates given by Gideon 825-020-709 (repeated twice) to which Kirk is beamed. Later the coordinates given by the Gideon council 825-020-079. The mystery plot is set up and paid off to the viewer if they are paying attention. It would have been all too easy to just say the Gideon council diverted the transporter or sabotaged it w/ some technobabble explanation. Instead, a simple subterfuge based on language (which is also set up when Spock and the Gideon council talk about the importance of clarity in language and science).

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