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Wed, Sep 9, 2015, 10:12pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S6: Aquiel

Troy, sadly Geordi didn't redeem himself at all. He only revealed that he had looked through her logs after she called him out on accidentally revealing he knew about her family home. As pointed out above, her response was mild and quickly soothed.

Aside from all the high stink mentioned by other posters, I'd also add that it bothered me that in 1987 (and still later with Cassidy in DS9), Trek still couldn't show physical affection between black humans and white - even with non-humans like Aquiel. For my little theory, I'm positing Worf as sufficiently non-human-looking to get a pass with Troi & Jadzia!
Sat, Aug 1, 2015, 2:09am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S5: Conundrum

Richard, those rationalizations might work, indeed.

I thought msw188 hit one of the larger plot holes - Crusher performing a complex medical procedure on MacDuff without noticing he wasn't human. Similarly, Troi did share a room with MacDuff, but she also picked up nothing - either a strange inability to read him, or an ability to read a mind buzzing with deception.

While we're at it, how did MacDuff get on the Enterprise at all? They did have shields up, even if they didn't block the scan, one would hope they'd block any sort of transport. Not that they ever do, admittedly. And... sigh... must the Enterprise always meet strangers with its shields down? Starfleet had already ordered against this stupidity back in Kirk's day, and it just gets more and more ridiculous. This is a galaxy where a first strike can (and often does) cripple an unshielded ship, where transporters can (and do) whisk critical people away (why not beam off the whole bridge crew?)... puttering around with shields up should be a sign of trustworthiness, as it means you're not insane.

And as others have mentioned (and a problem with The Game too), it seems the writers often forget that many species are present on the Enterprise. It calls for "magic" technology to be able to remotely and precisely erase the differently-stored memories of: the computer, Data, and how many species... 3 just on the bridge, plus Guinan (conspicuosly absent), Mott the barber, and surely a handful of others at any particular time.
Mon, May 18, 2015, 10:05pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: TNG S4: Galaxy's Child

I agree with the praise for Picard's wonderful moment there. I really felt it would have been stronger if they had left out the dialogue of "we're here to explore, not to kill"... yes, we know, and we recognized your joy and pain (and its motivation) from the acting, without the clunky speech for the cheap seats.
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