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Thavash
Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 12:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Point of Light

Utter trash. I had to watch an episode of TOS afterward to make me forget it. I think I’m ok it Discovery gets canned now
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Thavash
Sat, Jan 19, 2019, 1:46am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Brother

Firstly, the visuals in this episode were outstanding. The production quality of this tv show is movie level. On this note, they made Discovery so advanced looking that now they have to awkwardly figure out why Enterprise doesn’t look as good (hence the quote from the Ent crew member when she first beams aboard).

I really like Captain Pike. There’s a slight Kirk vibe to him and seeing him in the old uniform was satisfying.
He is already the highlight of season 2 for me.

I also like the new engineer - again feels like a Star Trek character , even a bit like Bones.

My biggest problem with this episode though, is that all the fancy visuals and action scenes covered up an episode where nothing really cerebral happens. The reveal of the mysterious blasts was promising , and I immediately wanted to know more about it. If you think about it, all that happened was that the crew travelled to the one location of the blasts, performed a rescue mission, and that’s it, we’re none the wiser as to what the phenomenon represents. This feels like half an episode of Trek in one episode. Even if these blasts are going to be part of a larger story arc throughout the season , we weren’t given more substance in this episode.

The reason for this is Burnam.

Too much time is spent on her storyline , and quite frankly, it’s not that great and neither is the character. I really feel that Burnam is holding this show back. Star Trek has never been about one character, all members of a cast have always had their moment in the spotlight, but never more important than the rest. Burnam does not even feel like a 24th century person, and quite frankly is really annoying.

Anyway , my feeling is that if DSC is going to become a great Trek show , we should have more balanced focus on characters , and the science, futurism, Federation and exploration should take center stage. If that happens this show will unlock its true potential.

If it continues to be “Tales of Burnam”, then it will continue to be frustrating to me.

And the elevator scene, why is there so much space inside a ship ? Does it make sense ?

1/4 stars
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Thavash
Tue, Jan 1, 2019, 7:06am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: In the Pale Moonlight

Tour de force for me.

I will watch this again, oh yes, and Garak is simply one of the best characters in all trek.

That final scene with him and Sisko .......

Oh for a modern version of DS9.
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Thavash Govender
Sun, Dec 30, 2018, 11:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Favor the Bold

The thing about Leetas noise, when I first watched it I thought that Rom was making it, and I already didn’t think much of Rom. But the second time she makes it, you can see it’s her, and then Rom wants to sacrifice his life for everyone - talk about perceptions changing immediately.

It’s also notable that in a powerhouse episode like this , we're talking about some irritating noise decades later.
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Thavash
Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 12:49pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Storm Front, Part I

Did anyone else get a "Quantum Leap" vibe from this one seeing Scott Bakula in a WW2 setting ?
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Thavash
Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 9:35am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Counterpoint

@James Tom was punished for insubordination, not just violating the PD
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