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Wed, Nov 7, 2018, 10:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Phantasms

For some reason, having only watched it once, the line “it is a cellular peptide cake” stuck with me for years.
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Tue, Nov 6, 2018, 6:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Treachery, Faith, and the Great River

Several guesses that can answer some ‘plot holes,. (Believe it or not this is only my first time thru ds9).

Weyoun 7 is defective too.
There is something about alpha quadrant ‘soil’ that makes defective Jem and Vorta. And it is affecting the Founders too. Odo is not affected because he was raised here.

(No need to point out to me the actual plot, will be finishing the season over a month)
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Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 10:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: The Sound of Her Voice

I sincerely thought that i was a cardassian ploy to get the crew away, leading to the season finale.

I was expecting them to find a female Vorta on a radio set.

That would have been great.

Then the crew would be so confused in confiding to an enemy
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Tue, Oct 23, 2018, 7:18pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S6: Time's Orphan

Worf have a second child would be a nice future idea. Alexander, “haven’t you screwed up with me enough?! Stop trying to turn him/her into a warrior!”
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Thu, Aug 2, 2018, 9:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: The Muse

More stars deserved

It expands on Odo, his discovery of childbearing and the psychological connection. And it that scene to finally treat her seriously.

That was a really good scene
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Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 7:14am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: The Royale

I going to space I will bring a much better

For example
One hundred years of solitude
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Mon, Jun 18, 2018, 2:01am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Meridian

It would make sense if Dax joined Meridian to experience being pure consciousness, thats the kind of risk one takes after seven life time, something worth exporing
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Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 8:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: The House of Quark

I have always wonder about the loopholes of honour and courage, and i am probably not alone. So it is great to see the writers showing how some Klingons manipulate it in dishonourable ways, and using a Ferengi was a great tool!

Love this episdoe!
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Sun, Jan 28, 2018, 7:38am (UTC -5)
Re: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Unlike many of the die hard fans of star trek I found the Prequel Trilogy to be more exciting than 4 5 and 6. I watched 4 5 and 6 first but was put off by how Grim Dark it was and how very little does it get into Politics. I only really liked the lightsaber battles and space battles. The prequels however had it all for me. Supreme lightsaber battles. Space battles galore. AND Politics galore. To the point that I Knew Why Vader was willing to be sidious's lapdog for so long. And Jar Jar is so funny as the movies version of the Dumb Blonde Stereotype...Alien Version.
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Mon, Jan 1, 2018, 12:55pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Bride of Chaotica!

One thing not really that relevant to this episode is how everyone always comes into the mess hall and asks Neelix for a cup of coffee or whatever, and he walks over to the replicator and asks for a cup of coffee and hands it to them. Why not go to the replicator yourself? Why tell Neelix, then have him tell the replicator? That annoys me every time it happens.

They also seem to have forgotten that Seven can make 'anti-hologram' grenades (The Killing Game). Just take one of those into Chaotica's control room. The end.

I too found it strange that they were all acting so silly when 53 (!) aliens had been slaughtered by their holodeck program. You think they would have been a bit more serious.

Ignoring all the contrivances, plot-holes, and things that make no sense, it simply wasn't funny.

1 star for trying.
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Wed, Feb 11, 2015, 8:50am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Real Life

Oh good grief. Doc's adorably blond family faces heart-tugging tragedy. Give me a break. If I wanted a Lifetime movie, I know where to go.
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Mon, Feb 9, 2015, 9:34am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: Unity

Question: was Chakotay's experience here *ever* followed up on? Because it seems to me it would help give the forced Chakotay-Seven relationship a new perspective: here's a guy who's actually *experienced* the intimacy of being in a collective!
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Mon, Feb 2, 2015, 4:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: False Profits

My god this episode friggin' sucked. But you can totally tell the actors thought so too. They're barely delivering their lines, and poor Janeway has to stand there and look all serious during the Ferengi's stupid Prime Directive speech. Mulgrew's probably thinking "my god let's end this so I can hit the bar already".
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Tue, Sep 10, 2013, 10:45pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Spirit Folk

In all of this, I can't believe anyone pointed out the stupidest thing about this: Janeway makes the decision that they can't possibly reset the holoprogram to save Tom and Harry because they might lose Fair Haven---and after this episode, WE NEVER SEE FAIR HAVEN AGAIN! Not that I'm complaining, per se, but the fact that the thing that makes everything so complicated and Janeway teach all the holograms that they're from outer space was completely, utterly, pointless.
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Sat, Mar 23, 2013, 9:16am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Year of Hell, Part I

I also thought I spotted Suder in the farewell speech. And how is Kim an expert quiz master on 20th century film when professed his disdain for passive viewing entertainment in Future's End? Knowing there was a huge reset button waiting at the end of part II took the tension out of what could have been an interesting story. The ship all banged up should have been what Voyager had become if the writers and producers actually gave a toss.
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Sun, Mar 17, 2013, 11:23am (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Assignment: Earth

I have just watched the episode for the first time. And the last time. What utter BS on all levels, from the awful acting to the pompous idiotism of the script. If the second season ended with this I am not surprised the original series was cancelled prematurely -- I am just glad it did not do the whole Star Trek in.
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Sun, Feb 10, 2013, 11:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

For all of you going on and on blaming Avery Brooks for Sisko talking about race in this episode, read the companion or Memory Alpha some time. Behr makes it pretty clear it was him who came up with it. By this point Behr had figured out Vic was somewhat 'controversial' and unliked in part of the fandom, so he came up with the idea of having Sisko as someone who didn't care for Vic, but would be won over by him (much like the reluctant fan) over the course of the epsiode. In the process, he used social conscientiousness as a reason for Sisko to be skeptical / hostile to Vic. He explains:

"We didn't want the audience, especially the younger audience, to think that 1962 Las Vegas was a place where you had a lot of black people sitting in the audience as nightclubs, or enjoying themselves at hotels and casinos. That just didn't happen. So by having someone of Sisko's historical understanding questioning that fact, we could clarify before we got him to Vic's that he's well aware that Vegas was very, very, very white."

To me, the assumption people make that it's Brooks on a soapbox here says alot about race in and of itself.
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Mon, Dec 24, 2012, 12:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S4: Fourth Season Recap

Elphaba, I agree with your assessment. Jammer seems to get obsessed with drama over everything else (action, plot, continuity in story and character). Season 3 was an improvement, but since a lot of people were tuning out by then, the season long arc made it hard to see. The shorter arcs, the tie in's with ST continuity, and improved writing started to raise the bar. I particularly liked the Klingon plague arc. It explained what the Klingons looked more human like at one point and did so in an intelligent manner.

Moore would have completely wrecked the show with needless drama and sudden, illogical plot changes when he got bored with the current path of the show. Oh, Archer would have been on some sort of mystical journey. For reference see BSG.

All that being said, prequels are a bad idea in general.
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Mon, Dec 17, 2012, 11:26pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: The Way of the Warrior

See, I never had a problem with Gowron on DS9. Here, as usual, he's acting like a politician as much as a Klingon warrior. As Worf points out, the war with the Cardassians is another way to stabilize his leadership, rallying an empire that during peacetime squabbled with internal threats into a unified force pointed outward. Gowron (spurred on by faux-Martok) may see the Cardassian coup as a Dominion threat, but he also sees it as a domestic opportunity. He tries to get Worf on his side to bolster his position but when it fails, uses his political power at its high point to send a message to those who would oppose him or the war. Gowron is a politician and a devious one, but on DS9 he's not always making the right choice, which is a nice shade of grey compared to TNG where he was the good guy Klingon vs. Duras.
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Sun, Aug 5, 2012, 2:56pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: The Arsenal of Freedom

"Someone needs to tell him that instead of repeatedly coming to the bridge he needs to be doing his damn job."

Logan only came to the bridge twice, once on his own initiative at which time he was sent packing, and once invited by LaForge to take command of the saucer section.

"The solution to the problems on the surface are handily wrapped up with what on TOS would be Kirk Outsmarts the Computer [TM] — except in this case it's Picard and the computer is designed to be outsmarted in this way."

It was Beverly Crusher's key comment that saved the day when she told Picard to simply turn off the machine.
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Sun, Jul 22, 2012, 1:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

From a morality play persepctive, the main problem with this episode is that it is a TV episode, in other words, all of the possible issues, potential solutions and consequences cannot possibly be explored in the 45 minute script. It would be difficult enough to do this in real life.
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Sun, Jul 22, 2012, 1:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Dear Doctor

Archer withholds the cure from the Valakians possibly resulting in the extinction of the Valakians.

Archer gives the cure to the Valakians possibly resulting in the suppression of Menk development and their continued enslavement, if not their extinction.

It seems to me that Archer was caught between a rock and a hard spot.
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Sun, Feb 6, 2011, 12:28am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: To the Death

I love the rarely mentioned little scene in "To the Death" where Weyoun offers to make Sisko absolute ruler of the Federation, only to be declined. To me it was laying out Dukat's mid-Season 5 betrayal all the way a season early. Looking back, it lets you imagine the beginning of the Cardassia-Dominion alliance right there, as Weyoun would (successfully) play on Dukat's vanity to make him betray his people. It's right up there with introducing The Dominion in "Rules of Acquisition" in terms of using a throw away episode to plant a huge concept out there.
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Sun, Dec 5, 2010, 2:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S1: Oasis

I liked this episode the first time I saw it, when it was called "Shadowplay."
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