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ZwiQ
Thu, Jun 24, 2021, 1:20am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S6: Equinox, Part II

I have read all the 125 comments on this episode, since the first one posted in 2008 until the last one posted a month ago (May 2021). The one that closely describes my original view of the episode is by James, posted on Sun, Oct 9, 2016.

But reading all the different viewpoints in comments made me realize not only something about the episode, but more so about myself. I realized my view of Janeway's character might be quite off the mark; I was simply seeing what I wanted to see in an ideal captain and was explaining away some of her past departures from that as occasional mistakes, or minor flaws in scriptwriting. But some of the comments here paint a very different (but a lot more self consistent) character for Janeway. And the ease with which some commenters can see that character, some not even realizing why other commenters are upset, hits me in the head as well, as it shows the large spectrum of the differences in philosophy of Trek viewers. One wonders, how alien are humans to each other, if even the Trekkies, who are a specific subset, can be so different.

I won't rate the episode, but 4 stars to Jammer, for running this website, and to all the commenters, who put very thoughtful but opposing views in a civilized manner. (Yes, even the criticism of some commenters warning others about keeping the discussion civil, and the counter-responses are generally very civil.) Perhaps this is the true Trek spirit, one that Roddenberry would approve of.
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zwiq
Wed, Aug 12, 2020, 12:31am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: VOY S2: Projections

As a non-US-citizen fan of Trek, who is watching this episode for the first time in 2020, I am quite amazed by all the comments.

I didn't know about UPN, about its viewership, etc. Reading how the commenters attributed certain features of this show to the channel on which it was broadcast is fascinating.

Yet, there is another feeling I got. It looks like (I might be wrong) some of the commenters who gave low ratings are Voyager fans, who are complaining about why the episode does not further the "quest" to reach the Alpha Quadrant.

It might be so. But as a person who does not really care about that "quest", but more about what Star Trek tries to talk about the human quest of searching meaning in life, I think it was an excellent Trek episode.

Obviously people's reasons for watching ST are varied (which is healthy for the show), but it is good to see that VOY offers some beef also to people like me, who don't really care whether they reach the Alpha Quadrant or not. It is the personal voyages that count.
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ZwiQ
Sat, Jul 27, 2019, 10:30am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S6: Tapestry

Those who are complaining that Picard was already a driven man before the stabbing event are assuming that (1) this is not a dream, and (2) Q is actually running the time forwards in a fair manner for Picard.

I think it is quite possible that Picard was simply hallucinating/dreaming as his body was fighting to keep alive. And if Q were really involved, he is a mischievous teacher; he could have rigged 'cautious' Picard's life just to remind him his youth. Q clearly prefers the brash young Picard.
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ZwiQ
Tue, Sep 26, 2017, 3:27pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S6: Waltz

This is the first episode in which I finally got what people where complaining about the acting by Avery Brooks. Up until watching this episode, I had not thought that he was over-acting, but parts of his acting felt really irritating this time.
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