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Penguinphysics
Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 10:42am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Deflectors

I almost never comment on these episodes, but I want to express how impressed I am with the treatment of this topic. I am reminded of the TNG episode The Outcast, which presented this idea with the subtlety of an atomic blast. Trek, and now The Orville, has never shied away from social commentary by way of allegory and I think this is one of its strengths. However, it is usually best when the implications are subtle and demonstrate the consequences in a realistic fashion, rather than a deus-ex-machina that fixes all with an unrealistic panacea.

This one made it clear which side it focused on, but also treated both sides with respect, even though the majority of the crew disagreed. Also, I really appreciate that it didn't feel forced to conclude with the obligatory 'happy ending' and make things all better. These are complex issues and having a simple ending where everyone is satisfied does nothing to help the issue.
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Penguinphysics
Wed, Apr 25, 2012, 12:51pm (UTC -6)
Re: TOS S1: Operation--Annihilate!

Although it is by no means canon, Kirk's nephew is given a large part in the episodes from James Cawley's PHASE II episodes.
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penguinphysics
Mon, Sep 21, 2009, 10:49am (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S2: The Catwalk

I, for one, found it surprising that Maris....er....Chef wore white rather than Starfleet blue/grey. Who knew that Captain Stubing would moonlight on this show?
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penguinphysics
Fri, Mar 27, 2009, 1:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: BSG S1: Flesh and Bone

I know this is a tiny nit-pick, but I think that Jammer misspelled something in paragraph 14. He metions that "...Starbuck beings empathizing..." which I think was meant to say "...BEGINS empathizing..."

Otherwise a fantastic review and analysis.
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