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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 4:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Breaking the Ice

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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Jun 14, 2018, 4:12pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Breaking the Ice

1. The snowman especially it having Vulcan ears was childish, but on the other hand it was funny, fitting and two people (one of which has rarely seen snow) having fun. And Archer did sort of berate them for it.
2. To any one complaining about the questions in the Q&A: none of the questions was irrelevant or overly silly. They came from children, the questions are of the same level as the drawings during the episode’s opening. And laugh all you like but dealing wih humsn waste is a relevant issue. At the moment this is something being researched (ISS) if I am not mistaken.
3. If the Vulcans seem overly backwards in this series compared to Spock, don’t forget that is 100 years before TOS. Also Spock was half human. Oh and if I am not mistaken there was a lot of complaining about Tuvok (VOY, 200 years later) Perhaps Spock was an unusual Vulcan?
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, May 10, 2018, 4:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: A Fistful of Datas

Okay episode. Amusing but nothing spectacular. The acting didn't bother me.
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Peter Swinkels
Fri, May 4, 2018, 10:32am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The First Duty

Shouldn't they have all been expelled even if they succeeded in that maneuvre? It's banned, right?
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Peter Swinkels
Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 1:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Power Play

Starfleet should really equip their star ships with at least on shuttle capable of handling a rough atmosphere. But hey, if shuttles don't crash due to the slightest mishap the writers can't contrive a story and we can't have that can we now? Oh well other than that the story was decent.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 3:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: A Matter of Time

Got to ask how a now unmanned 26th century pod full of 24th gadgets crashing in 22nd century New Jersey will influence the future. Oh well, the episode was decent.
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Peter Swinkels
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 12:46pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

PS:
Found a website were a few interesting points are made, for example:
-The entity shouldn't be sentenced to death without a trial.
-The entiy could be studied.

Link:
https://www.reddit.com/r/DaystromInstitute/comments/4759sm/about_the_demise_of_the_crystalline_entity/
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Peter Swinkels
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 12:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Silicon Avatar

While I can understand how many people feel that the Crystalline Entity should be destroyed I can understand Captain Picard's wish to try to communicate with it first. I would assume he would destroy it if it couldn't be reasoned with though I have to admit, what would it consume if an understanding were reached? Ecosystems with non-sentient live I would assume, or perhaps a technical means of providing it with energy could be created. I don't know. While I would most likely rather see something trying to eat me killed rather than being eaten, let's not forget that the human race consumes a large amount of living matter to provide for its needs. Yes, we don't destroy entire planetary ecosystems, but I suspect that from the entity's perspective an entire planet is more like a tiny bit of a much larger ecosystem seeing as it how can easily travel from one to the other. And yes, you could say we don't destroy sentient life. That is at least not sentient as we perceive sentience/from our perspective. Did the entity even see humans as more than simple animals (or perhaps plant like even) (such as the ones we happily slaughter for our daily meat) before the Enterprise tried to communicate with it?

I can sort of understand what the old lady did considering the fact she lost her son, but to me the entity shouldn't have been destroyed outright like that. That could have been done after trying to reach an understanding and provide with another means of getting its energy. (Non-sentient life/technical means.)

Enough rambling.
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Peter Swinkels
Mon, Apr 23, 2018, 12:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Disaster

Why on earth is the control to repressurize the cargo bay not right next to the one that depressurizes it? Are there no oxygen masks there? Aren't people being a bit harsh towards Deanna? I can't judge here counseling skills, but I would think anyone not trained in the technical aspects of a Star Ship or command would be of much use in the position she got forced in. No whether the way the story placed in here in that position is contrived or not is a different question. Oh well, the episode has a few questionable bits but isn't too bad.
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Peter Swinkels
Sun, Apr 22, 2018, 4:55am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: Ensign Ro

Nitpick: the episode makes a point of Bajoran naming convention (family name first), and gives the impression that humans always use the given name first convention. Perhaps this has become the standard in the entire Federation, but different naming conventions are used everywhere in real life. Because apparently nearly all aliens in Trek are absurdly near-human a big deal has to be made of cultural differences that are actually rather insignificant compared to real life differences in cultures that actually exist amongst one species.
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Peter Swinkels
Tue, Apr 17, 2018, 1:47pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Half a Life

I actually found myself agreeing and sympathizing with Lwaxana.
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Peter Swinkels
Sun, Apr 15, 2018, 3:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Identity Crisis

Where did the connectors (blinking red lights) go while Geordi was a mutant/alien? Could he see? The usual DNA = magic nonsense...
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Apr 12, 2018, 2:00am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Reunion

Not much to say, except that Gowron’s crazed eyes give him a highly recognizable appearance.
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Peter Swinkels
Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 2:45am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Best of Both Worlds, Part I

Why do the Borg let people beam on to their ships without raising the alarm? As becomes clearer and clearer they must be complete idiots regarding that policy because beings seemingly infior to them can be a threat to them. As I see it you don't let ANYONE on your ship without permission. Never.

Beyond that I do enjoy the Borg and this episode.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 2:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Hollow Pursuits

Nice episode with some very funny moments and nice bits of psychology. Nitpick: why didn’t they remove those canisters from antigravity sled before testing it?
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Peter Swinkels
Wed, Apr 4, 2018, 1:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Tin Man

Overall nice episode, but:
1. Why would Tin Man care about Tam’s warning if it wanted to die?
2. At 3.8 billion kilometers it would take nearly 4 hours before the exploding star’s light could be seen by the Enterprise, not four seconds.
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Peter Swinkels
Fri, Mar 30, 2018, 3:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: A Matter of Perspective

Also, what type of planet was that? A water world or an ice giant (e.g. like Uranus or Neptune)? Didn’t appear to have any land.
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Peter Swinkels
Fri, Mar 30, 2018, 3:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: A Matter of Perspective

Phasers should contain a log with several different bits of data such as what it was aimed at, when, strength, etc. Did they use redecorated gambling machines for the consoles (red digital numbers that kept changing) for that station’s set? They sure reminded me of those.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 4:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Deja Q

Just as funny as I remember. Q's joke about Beverly's patients healing quickly was too funny. :-)
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Mar 29, 2018, 1:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The High Ground

To me there is no logical reason why that dimensional shifting thing the terrorists use only causes internal damage to a body. And it doesn’t affect inorganic stuff?? It also seems like a convenient bit of tech invented to suit the story and be quickly forgotten. Otherwise fine episode.
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Peter Swinkels
Tue, Mar 27, 2018, 4:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Vengeance Factor

Perhaps Yuta had to be vaporised to be certain the virus she was carrying was destroyed?
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Peter Swinkels
Fri, Mar 23, 2018, 4:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Ensigns of Command

Okay episode. Needlessly stubborn colony leader. Why is this episode called “Ensigns of Command”. I can easily look up what “ensign” means but the use of the word in the title makes no sense to me. Oh well Star Trek does have a knack for pretentious (imho) titles.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 4:11pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Evolution

Those nanites evolving into an AI as fast as they did is unlikely, otherwise this episode is fine.
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Peter Swinkels
Thu, Mar 22, 2018, 3:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Shades of Gray

Even the acting seemed off and those needles in Riker’s head creep me out.
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Peter Swinkels
Wed, Mar 21, 2018, 3:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Peak Performance

Fine episode.
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