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romemmy
Sun, Jul 16, 2017, 3:17am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Seventh Season Recap

Why do the Bajorans turn on their prophets so quickly in season 7? Almost as soon as the wormhole closes, rather than be worried about the prophets, they are immediately saying "the prophets have abandoned us!" The little girl who confronts Sisko as soon as they return to the station (end of Season 6) shows that it was almost immediately. Then you see in S7:E1 that the Pah Wraith followers are already out in numbers (and from Kira's conversation with Odo, it seems like a lot of people have actually converted from Prophet to Wraith). You could forgive them their initial reaction, but was Dukat's role in releasing the Wraiths kept a secret, to allow the people to believe they had really been "abandoned"?

This just reinforces my dislike of Bajorans.. They always felt to me to be whiny, self-centered, and hugely opinionated on everything (the latter point actually made by Bajorans themselves on more than one occasion). Yes, they were occupied by Cardassians, but considering how Akorem Laan behaved (S4:E17), they were like that before they were occupied!

Thanks,

S.
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romemmy
Sun, Mar 12, 2017, 6:40am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Treachery, Faith, and the Great River

I'm a little confused as to how Odo is feeling cold, and made it sound like he needed oxygen, on the runabout (he even talked about freezing to death, and Weyhoun-6 is worried about him dying). Considering that Laas (DS9: Chimera) was able to fly through space (without a ship being anywhere near him!) oxygen and cold shouldn't to be an issue to a changeling..

I love ST, but these kinds of inconsistencies seem completely unnecessary. Why couldn't just Weyhoun-6 be the one having the issue? Removes some of the immersive feeling imho.
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romemmy
Wed, Sep 14, 2016, 6:48pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Penumbra

Probably a nitpick.. but wouldn't a military organization like Starfleet have a protocol for who gets the comm unit when abandoning ship? Like lowest ranked person or something? Doesn't seem to make sense that Worf and Dax both think the other got one, especially something so important it would be fatal to forget it. It sets up the whole story on the planet, although I guess they could have gotten the comm unit and not been able to contact anyone (probably would have been better to maintain realism though).

Instead it just made them look like an old married couple bickering over who forgot the *some item* back at the car.
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romemmy
Wed, Apr 27, 2016, 4:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: Captain's Holiday

Did anyone else think it was pretty irresponsible for Picard to throw a weapon in to the bushes where anyone, including a kid, could find it?

Surprised they would have written that in, although I guess when this episode came out, kids accidentally shooting people with unlocked guns wasn't as prominent in the news as it is today!
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romemmy
Fri, Jan 15, 2016, 1:35pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S7: Endgame

Now that Earth has advanced futuristic technology, wouldn't the Borg launch an all out attack against Earth? Sure, they destroyed the transwarp hub, so it would take the Borg some time to get there, but there are other transwarp hubs that could possibly cut that journey down. Either way, Earth would be in for a massive war either weeks, months, years or decades away - there is no way the Borg will ignore that kind of technology. Even if the Federation uses the time to replicate the future-tech, getting attacked by thousands of cubes/spheres simultaneously would probably be catastrophic for the Federation. Also, the Borg would spend the entire journey (no matter the length) analyzing their results from the last encounter, building defenses, and possibly even replicating some of it themselves (especially if they managed to get any info from future-Janeway before she died).

Also, I doubt that the Borg are "destroyed" - I'd imagine they would be Hydra-esque - kill one queen, and another drone (groomed for the position) rises. It would be incredibly short sighted for the Borg to die because one queen dies (and didn't Enterprise-E kill a queen without destroying the Borg?)

Basically, this episode probably condemned the Federation to death.
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romemmy
Sun, Dec 13, 2015, 2:09am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: Eye of the Needle

Grumpy - yea, but Romulus isn't part of the Federation and are essentially an enemy of the Federation at the time. It's unlikely every single Federation ship is carrying classified Romulan information when it's not part of their current mission (and random data like newspapers would likely still be classified against an enemy as secretive as the Romulans).

Still doesn't make sense to me that a brand new ship who's first mission is towards Cardassian space, working on the Maquis problem, has that kind of minutia about Romulans on board...

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S.
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romemmy
Wed, Oct 21, 2015, 1:16am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S1: Eye of the Needle

For the most part an okay episode (especially so early in the series).. however, I am still puzzled at how the blazes did the ships computer database had the date of death for the Romulan! Until the Shinzon events in Nemesis, Starfleet barely had any info on the Romulans. The episodes stardate (48579.4) is clearly before the Shinzon encounter (56844.9). Even the Dominon War which created a temporary alliance was after (around stardate 50032.7).

Doesn't make sense for Voyager to have such detailed records of the Romulans. I guess this Romulan could have become seriously prominent, but still doesn't seem plausible.

Seems like that "discovery" from Tuvok was purely to make it an unhappy ending (since them thinking their loved ones had received the messages, or not, wouldn't have made a blind bit of difference to the ongoing story line).

Thanks!

S.
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romemmy
Mon, Sep 28, 2015, 1:59am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S6: Starship Mine

Just one comment... if triithium resin is produced by all matter/antimatter warp engines (or at least all federation ones), as per Memory Alpha (en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Trilithium_resin), shouldn't that make it pretty easy to come by - in ANY federation warp ship?? What morons would decide they had to get it from the flagship of the federation?!
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romemmy
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 2:44am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Return to Grace

Yanks,

That may be true ordinarily, but the Klingons were at war.. and in literally the very next episode (Sons of Mogh) they talked about procedures the Klingons were taking to totally secure their vessels - including "entire directories of false information" - which was done in case the ship was taken (which means presumably their security would be massively increased.

Even *todays* security is better than that!

Also, you could say that, in response to the stolen Bird of Prey, that's why they increased security by the next episode.. but in Sons of Mogh Worf said he couldn't get ahold of Kurn for a long while, and that Kurn had been stripped of his rank and position months before when Worf originally told Gowron he wouldn't help them. Since Kurn knew of the security procedures, it stands to reason he found out *before* he was stripped, which is, in all likelihood significantly earlier than when Dukat stole the ship....

Finally, as for easy to break codes, there have been numerous occasions where the various different crews have said something like "Computer - lock out all command functions!" - without resorting to the long code Data used in TNG:Brothers.. And then it seems to take days or never for the intruders to break the code (e.g. Ferengis in TNG:Rascals).

I know, I'm guilty of over thinking it, but the technical inconsistencies can be annoying... Still love Trek tho ;)

Thanks!

S.
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romemmy
Tue, Sep 1, 2015, 2:27am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Ashes to Ashes

Does anyone else think Ensign Kim is violating protocol by asking the captain to give him and Ensign Ballard a minute? As soon as the captain agrees to accept Ballard as telling the truth, Ensign Kim almost dismisses the captain! Seems to me an ensign would keep his mouth shut until a private moment presented itself.

S.
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romemmy
Sun, Aug 16, 2015, 9:15pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S3: False Profits

Why didn't Paris and Chakotay just do a visual scan for the ears, then just have Voyager beam down some replicated ones (instead of randomly giving up their shoes). Computer analysis would probably have pointed out they were Ferengi too.

Also, two Ferengi totally outwitting the Voyager crew? All they had to do was send in an infiltration team in the dead of night (Tuvok is a tactical genius, right - and all those Maquis?), kidnap the Ferengi by force (i.e. shut down their dampening field and beam them up), and leave Neelix (as the Grand Proxy) there to explain the situation to the locals. Episode over.
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romemmy
Sat, Aug 1, 2015, 2:33am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S4: Return to Grace

Um.. is it just me or is no one wondering how they are operating the bird of prey without its command codes? Sure, the computers may be unlocked (since they were using them), but being a military vessel it's highly unlikely you don't need codes/passwords to access a significant number of functions on board! Without the codes (and thus the ability to change them) the Klingons should be able to override the computers and take the ship back.

None of them were, as far as we know, capable of hacking the computers (stands to reason that the Cardassians wouldn't waste a valuable technical resource on a freighter, and neither Kira, Ducat or Damar are engineers).

Of course it's another example of rules (and common sense) going out the window to enable the plot, but it's annoying some times! I love Star Trek, and they at least do usually consult scientists to make things plausible (with the exception of the Abrams stuff), but these plot holes are annoying some times ;)

Thanks!

S.
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romemmy
Wed, Apr 22, 2015, 1:19am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S5: Night

Why didn't Voyager just wait for the Malon to go home since they knew where the vortex was. It's not like the Malon would have hung around for years guarding the vortex.. It can't take them that long to dump their waste and leave (and since they stranded the Malon on the other side their waste is still going to be dumped there, and more of the aliens are going to die as they battle it out).

This is the issue I guess when the story needs for the crew to be unusually stupid (like why did they let Arturis hang out on the bridge of their new ship in Hope & Fear, where he could cause a problem.. and when they found out he had tampered with the message, why didn't they just beam him to the brig? Because the story would have ended, that's why...)
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