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Liviana Charvanek
Wed, Feb 13, 2019, 1:24pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TOS S2: The Trouble With Tribbles

I'm just gonna leave this here, but...

Cyrano Jones mentions to Chekhov that ''tribbles have no teeth''. So...y'know...how do they eat? Just thought it was worth mentioning...
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Vane
Sun, Jan 13, 2019, 9:33pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S7: Critical Care

I've lived in the US, the UK and France. I was studying in the US and not much money, just basic health care. The US system sucks if you don't have money. Anyone who's not rich advocating for the US system is deluded and brain washed. If you have money, you can pay for all the healthcare you want in all 3 countries. You're not forced to use public healthcare. You can pay insurance (cheaper than the US) and get seen privately when you want. This is as a topup. But even in the UK, if you have a crisis, often they'll send you to the public anyway because the NHS is fantastic. And severe cases are prioritised whether public or private.

The difference is what happens when you're poor. I'm being managed in the UK for a health issue that wasn't looked at properly in the US because I had no money at the time. 10 years later! If I had been in the UK , it would have been resolved quickly and cheaply within a matter of days. It wasn't and it became chronic.
Ill people are not good for a society. If say, cancer cases are not looked at properly, they will worsen and become very expensive.

Another issue that those who rail against socialism don't realise is your medical costs in the US are highly inflated. So they think more socialist countries are paying those fees and they will have to pay such high fees if they use a similar model. We are not. It does not cost 600 dollars for a saline drip.
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Vanessa
Fri, Oct 6, 2017, 4:54pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TOS S1: The Naked Time

I never was clear--Spock apparently never got the cure, so how did he become magically rational again? Did seeing Kirk lose it make him pull himself together? Random other thoughts: Sulu is buff! My favorite line: "Take D'Artagnan here to sick bay." (Spock's mildly disgusted orders for security regarding an unconscious Sulu.) Second favorite is Uhura's, "Sorry, neither." At the end when Kirk, Uhura, McCoy and Rand are flinching and grabbing their ears at the noise from the planetary escape and the camera shot moves to the overhead POV, Sulu and the helmsman are just sitting there unaffected.
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Vanessa
Thu, May 18, 2017, 9:48pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TOS S1: What Are Little Girls Made Of?

Close to classic Trek: an interesting philosophical premise with some silly story around it that nevertheless is affecting.

@nosewings: yes that was an incredibly phallic stalactite. It even had balls. Tell me that was a coincidence, prop master.

Kirk is such a stone cold lover, he can even seduce an android (I have to say, the "I will kiss you" phaser blast scene is hysterical.)

So, it's heavily implied Korby is banging Andrea. Another progressive thing for 60's tv. Also speaking of Andrea, what happened to the real Andrea? Since the replication process doesn't seem to occur from scratch.

Is the screenwriter the same Robert Bloch who wrote Psycho?

I like how Korby lost some part of his humanity by transferring himself into the robot body. He didn't seem desperate enough to kill himself at the end though, I think it would've made more sense if poor malfunctioning Andreabot offed them both.
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Vanessa
Wed, May 17, 2017, 8:11pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TOS S1: The Man Trap

Also, why did the Nancy monster kill the professor at the end? He was her only ally. She'd managed to co-exist with him for at least a year without eating him. And after she'd already eaten like 4 crewmen, shouldn't she have been kind of... full? Maybe to justify McCoy killing her later I guess (not a noble buffalo after all, just a gluttonous monster in a rubber suit.)
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Vanessa
Wed, May 17, 2017, 8:00pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TOS S1: The Man Trap

This isn't a bad episode of TOS, just not a great one. The final sequence drags on far too long. McCoy standing there letting Kirk almost get killed is bad enough, but then Spock too? Especially since McCoy says earlier that death would be almost instantaneous. Definitely watch your weirdass ex grope him, then turn into a sea monster in front of you. They are some serious saps for love in the future. At least Mc Coy was reprimanded for it (maddeningly, Kirk apologized, then McCoy's glands almost got him killed.)
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Vanessa
Tue, May 16, 2017, 8:47pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TOS S2: The Immunity Syndrome

I'm just not clear on why they see this unknown mass ahead and after one probe fails they drive into it. They know it killed another starship ( and a galaxy.) If I were the Captain though, it would be a boring show.

The Spock/Kirk/McCoy dynamic never gets old to me (I refuse to accept that Star Trek V is canon.)
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Vanessa
Tue, May 16, 2017, 7:28pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TOS S2: Who Mourns for Adonais?

Even as a kid, I was annoyed that yet another Enterprise female crew member was once again going belly up when some hawt guy shows up. Sure he wanted to imprison and/or kill her shipmates, but he's like a God and he's into her and she's in love with him cuz it's been like a whole hour already. (I guess the men on the ship can be almost as dumb at times--see next paragraph.)

(And should Star Fleet really encourage their officers to date? This is still a quasi-military mission.)

And then not only was Scotty repeatedly charging at Apollo like he grabbed the last PlayStation on Black Friday, but he disobeys a direct order. I want to do so much firing right now.

Having said all that, this episode always entertained me when I was a kid. The right mix of unintentionally silly and intentionally thoughtful Trek I guess.
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