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Zuriel Seven
Wed, Aug 19, 2020, 1:27pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S3: Booby Trap

The way LeVar makes you cringe over Geordi's holodeck date with Christy, complete with a "hover hand" technique that I swear I just saw for the first time despite having watched this ep about fifty times by now, really set the tone for not just the episode but Geordi's character in general for the next several years of his dating relationships, straight through Aquiel. The forced awkwardness is sublime in this episode and really plays against the comfort evident in the way he relates to Holo-Leah. Frankly, I remember the last time that I felt that on a date - her name was S... well... never mind.

As a kid watching this ep the day it first aired, I really only took as canon what I saw onscreen. For that reason, I've never gotten the same skeeviness that many do in this episode or in Galaxy's Child when real Leah goes into her verbal curb-stomp with Geordi. From that perspective, this episode really is about how comfortable this man is when he's in his element and that's the plane across which LeVar seems to have perfectly reflected Geordi as a character.

As Geordi becomes more and more comfortable with tense situations in which his skills matter, the rest of the senior staff evinces levels of anxiety, shared by the rest of the entire crew, while Geordi himself remains unshakeable.

I'm going to use that hover-hand, right when things his Maximum Awkward, though - judging by the comments above, it's perfectly useful as a pest repellent.
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Zuriel Seven
Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 6:16pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S2: Manhunt

The best part of this is most definitely the shuttle pilot. Absolutely the shuttle pilot. To watch him carry on behind Lwaxana (even if she is all you can keep your eyes on for the first few watch-through's because she's tremendously flamboyant) is unappreciated gold.

In fact, given that they're "just coming into range" when she's first on the viewscreen and the fact that Deanna barely senses her connection with her mother at that range, I would lay odds that it's not Picard that's thinking "what naughty thoughts". Check the shuttle pilot's eyes - 20 bars of gold-pressed latinum says he's afraid he's been found out.
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Zuriel Seven
Sun, Aug 16, 2020, 5:43pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S2: Samaritan Snare

Correct me if I missed someone's comment on this but I just wanted to point out the impact of the shuttlecraft story summary as well as a missing line which should have been in the script:

PICARD: "... one of his chums drew his weapon and impaled me through the back. curious sensation actually. Not much pain... Shock, certainly, at the sight of serrated metal sticking through my chest. A certain giddy warmth. In fact, I do remember that I laughed out loud."

WESLEY: *grows paler and paler still*

PICARD: "Well it pierced my heart, of course. Well if we'd not been so near to a medical facility, I would surely have died."

WESLEY: "Then what happened?"

PICARD: "Nothing. I was no hero, Wesley. I was an undisciplined lout-mouthed opinionated young man who was way out of his league. I learned a very hard, very painful lesson that day - but I learned it well. I hope you never have to learn it the same way."

WESLEY: *swallows deeply and takes a breath*

*MISSING LINE*

WESLEY: "I got stabbed through the back by a bayonet in the TENTH episode of this show, sir. Way to bring up a painful near-death traumatic memory for your teen ward."
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Zuriel Seven
Sun, Apr 26, 2020, 1:56pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S6: Time's Orphan

Introducing: "DS9: Hard Time" but, y'know, for KIDS! If a grown adult at the end of Hard Time had to be talked down from a phaser-based life-ending activity, how much more horrid would this be for someone who went through this at age 8 in complete solitary confinement and without any mature reference for the scope and impact of post-traumatic stress disorder?

The Writers: "Ooh! KEWL! Dibs!"
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Zuriel Seven
Sun, Apr 26, 2020, 1:50pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S6: Profit and Lace

I guess this is one episode I haven't commented on - my goal is to eventually have a comment on each of the episodes Jammer has reviewed...

I'll just say that I can see the possibilities when I consider that they could have kept so much of this episode's OVERALL plot intact if they just brought Pel back (and would have made for a most incredible circle back for Quark to deal with an Allura/Pel situation... I think Pel could have been hardened to living in a male-dominated culture long enough that she needed help reconnecting to her feminine side, which would give Quark something to work against in the episode (given his initial statements to Allura) and give Pel something to arc on from beginning to end.

Not that this was what we got, but if you HAVE to rewatch this ep, this may be a good thought experiment.
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Zuriel Seven
Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 11:14am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S5: Trials and Tribble-ations

At 29m 25s, the Prime universe version of "Cupcake"!!!
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Zuriel Seven
Tue, Sep 23, 2014, 11:19am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S7: It's Only a Paper Moon

@Jay, CaptainTripps, Scott:

I've always wondered at the differences between a holodeck and a holosuite (besides size) but its completely possible that holosuites are meant to be more indulgent/luxury/lavish and so contain real working facilities/replicators for longer-term and/or biologically-oriented scenarios.

I believe such a supposition would be supported by the difference in reaction between when someone is said to be on a holodeck long-term (Barclay) vs when holosuites are mentioned (e.g. Kira's reaction to the concept)
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Zuriel Seven
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 3:12pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S4: Rules of Engagement

To many people's point about O'Brien taking command, there is a possibility that O'Brien's years since we've seen him on the Enterprise have been as a senior non-com, which may be often classified under enlisted service. O'Brien has been fond of his discussion of being enlisted since his discussion with Worf's father... Given that he's addressed as "Chief", he likely has reached the advancement of "Chief Petty Officer" or its senior or master designations, which, in Naval tradition, provides for his technical job specialization as well as his command experience despite his lack of officer's status.
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Zuriel Seven
Tue, Aug 19, 2014, 4:13pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S4: Paradise Lost

Another odd thing within this episode is Leyton's suggesting that if Ben needs anything (quoted above as "food, something to read") that he may ask Security at the desk and they will get it for him.

One of two things is happening: 1) Starfleet no longer requires officers who will be guarding changelings to read up on them (the most imminent threat to the security of the planet), or 2) changelings have started eating real food...
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Zuriel Seven
Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 2:09pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S5: Cause and Effect

I'd love to see an episode where the crew ends up in one of these for about 80 or 90 years... then the show is forced to continue in the "future" after the ship fails to return to "their" time.
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Zuriel Seven
Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 2:03pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S5: Cause and Effect

It's interesting: as many times as I watch this episode, I still notice things I've never seen before: Beverly's pink hairpiece while she's sitting in Picard's ready room (when you see it, you will... well... never miss seeing it again), Ensign Ro's shorter haircut, Data's hat, and Geordi's lack of beard (from the previous episode).
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Zuriel Seven
Mon, Aug 13, 2012, 11:59am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S5: Disaster

"The Laughing Vulcan and His Dog" I need the lyrics for that song.
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