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Top Hat
Sat, Oct 3, 2020, 9:46am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: In the Pale Moonlight

Speaking of the matter of information, I admit I always thought: isn't this a bit out of Sisko's paygrade? Shouldn't you consult with somebody from the Federation's "Romulan desk"? Does your position and level of security clearance really allow you to properly weigh the variables on this matter? I get it: it's a TV show, and the protagonists often have to do implausible things because they're the protagonists. But on DS9 it gets egregious -- Sisko seems to exceed his duties on a regular.

I like this episode but I agree that it's troubling how appealing realpolitik can look if it's for "good reasons." Especially since the blowback of Sisko's treacherous actions never arrives.
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Mon, Sep 28, 2020, 6:51am (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S2: A Night in Sickbay

I'll confess I haven't seen this one since it first aired but my feeling then was little more than: "Kinds of funny. A bit padded."
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Fri, Sep 25, 2020, 12:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: The Ship

From "The Jem'hadar":

TALAK'TALAN: Indefinitely. Commander Sisko will serve as an example of what happens to anyone who interferes with the Dominion.
KIRA: What kind of interference are you talking about?
TALAK'TALAN: Coming through the anomaly is interference enough. Unless you wish to continue to offend the Dominion, I suggest you stay on your side of the galaxy.
DAX: You're making a mistake if you think that detaining Commander Sisko will stop us from exploring the Gamma Quadrant.

It's odd that everyone, including the Dominion themes, seem to forget about this claim.

I'll grant that it's probably rhetorical excess on the Dominion's side, and let's not forget that they could probably collapse the wormhole (or mine it on their side) if they really and truly wanted to keep the AQ powers at bay.
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Wed, Sep 23, 2020, 6:13am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Family

O’Brien’s rank is one of those odd topics where the writers and production people weren’t on the same page.
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Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 4:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Field of Fire

"Another disturbing thing is the "look through everything" camera. Think about what that would mean..."

True, those implications are not dealt with here, but it's hardly out of keeping with what we've seen before. The technology to do such things is clearly reasonably widespread. I guess people have just outgrown the expectation of privacy?
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Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 4:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Hide and Q

I always hated the title of this episode. It establishes the semi-tradition of having Q episodes with his name in the title, but it's a pun or anything remotely clever. Why not just call it "Q and Games"?
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Top Hat
Sat, Sep 12, 2020, 3:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Field of Fire

I always wondered, if you were going to weaponize transporter technology, why bother with bullets? Why not just beam someone's brain out of their head, or just dematerialize them altogether?
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Fri, Sep 11, 2020, 7:05am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The First Duty

I wonder why that is. Perhaps a difference in contracts, like if a character is created by a staff writer vs. a freelancer?
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Top Hat
Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 4:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The First Duty

The same reason that T'Pol isn't T'Pau.
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Sat, Sep 5, 2020, 3:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Latent Image

There's a missed metafictional potential to this episode. Jetal was erased not only from the Doctor's memories, but from all of our memories too! It would have hilarious to go back and edit her into reruns.
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Top Hat
Sat, Sep 5, 2020, 8:47am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Up the Long Ladder

Yeah, while stealing DNA is definitely wrong (all debates about whether destroying the clones is equally wrong aside), would it be that unreasonable to actually ask for donations of DNA? Is there really nobody on the Enterprise, let alone the whole Federation, who would be willing to agree?
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Sat, Sep 5, 2020, 8:44am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: The Host

I always faintly wondered if anyone ever told Riker that his body was used as a human sex doll.
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Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 7:21am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: Charlie X

"This programme from the '60s reminds me of kids today, and how they are uniquely and unprecedentedly terrible."
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Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 7:10am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Hope and Fear

I often wondered that. I think it's more plot omission than plot hole. Perhaps Arcturis has some way of monitoring the Borg (as we see in "The Best of Both Worlds," they don't seem that protective about their signals).
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Tue, Jul 14, 2020, 5:11pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Naked Now

That concept lingers for a while. Note this exchange in "Deja Q":

DATA: Although I do not require sustenance, I occasionally ingest semi-organic nutrient suspension in a silicon-based liquid medium.
Q: Is it good?
DATA: It would be more accurate to say it is good for me, as it lubricates my bio-functions.

At some point they quietly dropped the idea that he has any biological component (note that the absence thereof is what saves him in First Contact).
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Thu, Jul 9, 2020, 7:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Neutral Zone

The matter is revisited in "Q Who?":


DATA: There is a system of roads on this planet, which indicates a highly industrialised civilisation. But where there should be cities there are only great rips in the surface.
WORF: It is as though some great force just scooped all the machine elements off the face of the planet.
DATA: It is identical to what happened to the outposts along the Neutral Zone.

The intention is that it was the Borg. Nothing comes of the informal Romulan/Federation pact on the topic, however.
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Top Hat
Tue, Jul 7, 2020, 7:33am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Gravity

It was once a common way of describing the first decade of the 20th century (which doesn't lend itself to a convenient short form like 20s or 90s) and there was some attempt to revive it 100 years later. Didn't majorly catch on.
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Top Hat
Wed, Jul 1, 2020, 10:51am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Vengeance Factor

Yeah, I think that badly staged last scene taints people's impressions of what otherwise is a solid if not quite top tier episode.
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Top Hat
Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 12:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

Does the fact that someone might interpret questions of morality differently than I mean that no one can ever discuss morality?
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Top Hat
Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 12:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S5: The Ship

I've got to assume the changeling is injured or somehow incapacitated. It had ample opportunities to leave on its own if it wanted to.
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Top Hat
Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 1:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Innocence

Are there any indications that Vulcans believe in an afterlife? Clearly a kind of transmogrification of the soul is possible but that's extremely rare. So is it generally assumed that a Vulcan's katra dies with its bearer?
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Top Hat
Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 7:03am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S2: Tuvix

It's really an issue all over the franchise and and in dramatic storytelling more broadly: the main characters need to do everything plot-relevant, no matter how mundane.

I think those sequences on the planet are about the flattest staging in the history of Star Trek. Even the cast members seem on the verge of falling asleep.
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Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 7:22am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Worst Case Scenario

Jeri Ryan wasn't plucked from sublime obscurity to play Seven. She was already a regular on a short-lived cable TV show, Dark Skies (had a bit of a cult audience at the time, as I recall) . It's odd that she would be moonlighting as an extra.
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Top Hat
Wed, Jun 24, 2020, 2:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Clues

Is Ardra's description of Data: "he's an android. He is incapable of deceit or bias. He has no feelings to get in the way of his judgment" necessarily to be taken as an indication that he's flat out incapable of lying? In context she's saying that he'd do his job as an arbiter impartially. Furthermore, how would Ardra know one way or the other? She seems to be extrapolating from the "he's an android" point.
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Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 9:16pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S1: Arena

Gee Sisko, you know the most famous fight with the Gorn didn't actually happen ON Cestus III, right?
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