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Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 8:53pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: Lethe

People are being too harsh on this show.

I don't think any star trek series has been very good in it's first season. TNG was awful DS9 was slow, VOY was dreadfully uneven. I think people are just seeing what they expect to see and are jumping on every bad thing they can.

Slow down and give this series a chance to get better.
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Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 11:50pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: Brothers

He spiner was fantastic in this episode and it was very entertaining to watch.

But the fact that data went rogue and commandeered the federation flagship when there was a dangerously ill child on board and faced no consequences for his actions is absolutely ludicrous.

Even if we employ the excuse that data was himself commandeered against his will and made to do these things. It still raises the major security issue of having such a powerful creature who is susceptible to outside influence in such a position of authority and importance in the first place.

Surely Starfleet would have least rotated him of their premier ship after these events.

But no because star trek never has any lasting consequences for anybody.
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Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 11:42pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S4: The Loss

I'm sorry but this entire comment thread about so what if troi lost her alien sixth sense is just stupid.

Imagine losing a part of your self that you've had since birth, something that everybody else on your home planet has. A thing that basically defines your species and their entire role in the federation. Imagine the shame of having to go back to betazed and be treated like the poor disabled girl who has to talk aloud while everybody else is having telepathic conversations.

Of course troi was angry, anger is normal in the aftermath of losing something so innate that helps define who you are. Its not like she was parading around the ship shouting at anybody who would listen, she only responded harshly when people were being overly pitiful to her.

It also makes perfect sense that she would have misgivings about her role on the ship without her empathic abilities. They are a crutch that she is used to leaning on in the absence of any evolved human like instincts that she has probably never learned or had to employ before.

So what if troi acted like a diva about the whole thing. Worf is the biggest drama queen on the ship most of the time and everybody loves him.

I think a lot of people just defaulted to meh it's a troi episode she's just being her usual crappy self. The thing is she actually has a very valid reason here. She doesn't know that her abilities are going to return and the weight of having to get used to being essentialy disabled is a hard one to bear for anybody (yes even beautiful half alien women).
So what if the sense she lost isn't a human one. Your lack of understanding of her plight doesn't make it any less real for the character.

I will say while I'm here though that a lot of episode was kind of nowhere. The bits I liked boiled down to Guinan being a better counsellor then troi as usual and Data and Troi puzzling out the solution to their problem in a very believable way.
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Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 10:55pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S6: Face of the Enemy

Marina Sirtis did a good job here, I was enthralled by the entire episode. It makes me wish that Troi had been cast as the head diplomat/negotiator of the show with a talent for espionage.

Instead we got a counsellor in a show where nothing ever had any lasting consequences.
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Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 10:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S5: Disaster

Troi gets a lot of hate from the tng fanbase and I don't think all of it is justified.
The character did get a lot better as soon as she was allowed to forego her bunny outfit and actually use her brain and in some essence that all started here in this episode.

I think the episode deserves 2 stars just for that.

Plus midwife worf that's another half a star.
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Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 10:26pm (UTC -6)
Re: TNG S7: Thine Own Self

I was very confused by the B-plot in this episode. Surely Counsellor Troi must already have some bridge qualifications, otherwise why the hell does she have her own specified place on the bridge.

Also in disaster she takes command over Ro Laren who is definitely a bridge officer (she's like the lead helmsman). Also in conundrum when the computer reads out the list of the bridge crew Deanna is included (ahead of lieutenant worf).

The whole thing just left me scratching my head.
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