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Sun, Sep 20, 2020, 2:32am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S2: Manhunt

I don't know. I forgot this one existed. And after all this time I'm actually thrilled to just hang out with the crew and watch them shoot the shit.

I didn't love Manhunt back in the day, but this time I was utterly charmed. I had to back it up every few minutes to catch everyone's expressions. Clearly the cast had a ball.

Sometimes I don't want a plot: it's nice to watch my friends having fun. And Lwaxana did save the conference. It was nice to see her being competent. ;-)

I also got a kick out of seeing Worf be obsessed with the Antidians. Early Worf cracks me up. And I could see he and Pulaski had a fine familiarity -- good continuity from their tea ceremony.

It's a cheery little episode.
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Sat, Sep 19, 2020, 1:11am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Justice

"Nice planet."

It's worth watching just for this priceless Worf comment. I still quote it. I think this is the first of his many dry, terse, hysterical deliveries.
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Sat, Sep 19, 2020, 12:42am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S1: Where No One Has Gone Before

What is it about Jean-Luc and turbolifts? I recall three times he's had trouble on one. Here, Night Terrors, and Disaster.

Geordi had a bad experience on the turbolift too, where he was rolling around on the ceiling before it spat him onto the bridge. I think it was Contagion.

I'm surprised anyone takes these things. Clearly the turbolifts are evil. Maybe they should just beam all around the ship. ;-)
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Tue, Sep 8, 2020, 2:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Sub Rosa

Ah, one can't edit here. Okay.

I don't mind Sub Rosa. Seven is the "experimental season" - the X-Files had one in (I think) Season Five. Xena had them littered through her last season.

TNG tried a lot of weird stuff, and at this point I just enjoy the characters' company. They can even crawl through Jeffries Tubes and talk about Spot the cat for half the episode. I know it's ending and I will miss them.

This is my first actual rewatch. I saw it live in the 80-90s and it was appointment TV. Since then I've only rewatched my favorites. So it's nice to find "lost" episodes. Even the ones that suck have value to me in small ways.

Another note: this isn't the first time someone walked in on Bev pleasuring herself. Wesley caught her during The Game.

Beverly might want to lock the door next time...move it into the bedroom.. just saying.

And didn't she tell Troi that Odan made her toes curl?

Maybe sex in the 24th is more open?
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Tue, Sep 8, 2020, 1:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Sub Rosa

JP, my understanding is that Jammer rates each show on a scale. I do the same on my blog with stuff like the MCU.
Those movies are all so consistent that I can't compare one movie another without using a curve.
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Tue, Sep 1, 2020, 8:08am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Masks

Ari, season 7 overall soothes me! It's all experimental stuff and just hanging out with our well-known characters. I like these guys and am happy to watch them discuss cat training, play poker, have a concert, dick around in engineering, or share some snark in Ten Forward.

I know very soon it will be all over and I will miss them.
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Sat, Jun 1, 2019, 7:33am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S7: Interface

Fascinated by the interactive vibe of a lacuna in experimental poetry. Data is so cool. And a good friend.
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Mon, Jan 4, 2010, 10:29pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Our Man Bashir

This was just intended to be a good time, and that is how I took it. I got the feeling the actors, director, writers, set designers, et all really let loose and enjoyed themselves. It was just a fun romp to see our characters in new, but also stereotypical roles. :)
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Thu, Dec 24, 2009, 11:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Heart of Stone

Nog's story was wonderful, simply put. Sisko did a fantastic job of giving him every chance to screw it up. Nog surprised him by being committed, and *good enough* to go on to Starfleet Academy. DH and I thought Nog's monologue about his reasons for wanting to be a Starfleet officer both compelling, a wonderfu outgrowth of his experiences with his father and uncle, AND an example of fine acting.

Back to the main plot, I think the writers left plenty of clues this wasn't Kira. I said to hubby, "that's not Kira" when I heard her whining about being trapped over the communicators. And the female shapeshifter, not knowing Kira as well as we do, made her a bit too whiny and less abrasive than we are used to from her.

What is significant was how long it took Odo to figure it out. In a way, this was a wish-fulfillment opportunity for Odo. He got to be Kira's White Knight for a short time, until he realized it was all a lie.

While there is no growth for Kira from this ep, Odo still will recall this experience and his character will be informed by it going forward.

I feel for his dilemma. The truth was finally wrenched out of him...and nothing comes of it. He is still waiting and hoping for her to notice him as a man. It's good stuff.
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Thu, Dec 24, 2009, 10:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Life Support

About the B-plot: this was another example of The Future being tolerant of differences. IDIC. Nog was not a sexist prick; he was being a Ferengi. He's also still a teenager without a lot of life experience.

It's obvious Quark has come a long way from wanting females to shut up and be nude all the time, for example, but Quark has been around the galaxy a few times, so to speak. :) Nog is still a product of his culture at 17 (or whatever is his Ferengi equivalent in years).

It's a tribute to Nog's character's potential that his friendship with Jake hasn't had friction *until* this point. Remember that he honestly thinks Jake is 'faking' the respect, and believes that is simply dishonest of Jake to do.

Knowing where Nog is headed soon, I am sure he will be exposed to women he can date who will be clothed, have opinions, and be his equals.

IDIC is one of the things that really stands out in the Trek Verse, and is something that keeps me coming back for more. When we meet other sentient species in real life, we will do good to remember these points. :)
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Tue, Dec 22, 2009, 1:29am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S3: Civil Defense

I loved this ep and so did hubbie. We are total geeks and are pretty hard on bad sci-fi. But we thought, as a stand-alone ep, this was a worthy entry into DS9 lore. We laughed so much and really enjoyed the ratcheting of tension each time the crew tried to help matters. They simply could not win, no matter how many workable solutions they devised. I am willing to buy that the rebel defense containment program was missed somehow, just to get a fun, exciting outing like this. And I buy that the Cardies would take the time to plan this out and make their little condescending videos, with relish. It's just SO Cardassian.

When Dukat realized he was outmaneuvered by the Central Command...well, DH and I thought that was worth latinum to watch.

Yes, the "last second" saving of the station was a tired plotline and beyond old, but we enjoyed the ep so much we could ignore that. We were reminded also of the wonderful TNG ep "Disaster" ...and thought the bromance segments with Quark and Odo were charming.
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