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Ruomyes
Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 8:33am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Far From Home

I love the fact that Burnham is a rebel. Georgiou is a rebel. And that Tilly is a rebel. And Saru's planet's evolution was rooted in rebelling against the status quo. In this day and age rebels are needed in Trek. If it's causes discomfort, then it's doing something right, IMO. The 'stable familiarity' that a lot of (older) fans want, that is part of what caused Trek-fatigue back in the day, I think. The repetitive format, the reliance on the hierarchy as a mode of storytelling, just, no. Trek doesn't need the lead character to be the captain. They don't need to be one with the (quasi-military) hierarchy. DIS (and PIC) contain characters who try to do the right thing despite the hierarchy, not because of it. It keeps Trek from getting stale. It reminds me of what Ira Behr said in the DS9 documentary, something along the lines of "It's DS9, don't get too comfortable."

If the new Trek programmes are trying to encourage us to feel, and feel more, it's because qualities like empathy are sorely needed in today's world, now, if there is ever to be a future world like Trek.
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Ruomyes
Fri, Oct 23, 2020, 10:13am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Far From Home

@ Rahul
"The writers have gone too far with trying to make Burnham the protagonist."

Trying to make?

Burnham IS the protagonist, just like Picard was/is the protagonist. Just like Sisko, Janeway, and Archer.
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Ruomyes
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 8:42am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

@ Chrome

You're right about the definition of "left turn". It is too easy to take out of context though, particularly these days.
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Ruomyes
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 8:35am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

I really enjoyed this chapter.

Martin-Green was on form, David Ajala's charming rogue Book had elements of Han Solo, only much more caring and conscientious. The whole theme of hope shone through the whole episode, from when Burnham cried out in triumph, to when Sahil met Burnham and Book. I didn't mind the shoot n' chase scenes, they actually made sense considering what Book was trying to do. It also made sense that conscientious people would be out there trying to do some good (e.g. protecting endangered animals) where there is no Federation, nor intergalactic laws being enforced.

This chapter's structure was effective in taking us to the final scene, and it was indeed a tear jerker.

Was the actor who played the first Andorian we saw the same actor who played the Andorian admiral in the previous seasons?
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Ruomyes
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 7:52am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

@ Rahul

"(Found Book's line of "galaxy took a hard left" referring the burn to be quite topical given how the behavior of the left has become more radicalized/destructive -- but that's a separate discussion...)"

When I heard this in the trailer I wondered when someone was going to try to link it to the political left (groan!)
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Ruomyes
Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 5:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

@ Jef Willemsen

So, would you prefer stylised dialogue, or natural dialogue?
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yes
Tue, Jun 30, 2020, 6:10am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Melora

Julian having intercourse with M'lora was well done. The sexual chemistry between the two actors is superbly done. 1.5/4 for me
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yes
Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 10:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: The Gamesters of Triskelion

Could have been called "The Tricksters of Gaml'eon" just as easily and maybe that would make sense. Very cool they had a transgender alien however, her sex advances on Cheeecovv were very freakish!
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yes
Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 10:30pm (UTC -5)
Re: TOS S2: Obsession

:great Episode, no 'Bones" about it!
Love Kelly's performance in this. Filled with righteous rage to stop nefarious Kirk obsessions
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yes
Wed, Jun 17, 2020, 3:50am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S2: Necessary Evil

Quark's dialog during the cold open has a nice 1940's style pacing and delivery.
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Ruomyes
Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 3:34am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@PM Thank you so much for these Short Trek outlines. I haven't seen the recent ones between seasons two and three.
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Time_Travelling_Robert_From_Yesterday
Wed, Sep 17, 2014, 2:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: The Outcast

::Points to "Don't Feed The Trollz" sign::

::Slaps his present self in the head::

::Slingshots back around the sun::
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Ayesha
Thu, Aug 1, 2013, 1:40am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S1: Duet

One of my most favorite DS9 episodes!
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Ayesha
Tue, Jul 30, 2013, 3:58am (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: What You Leave Behind

I love DS9. It's the best written Trek ever. I grew up watching TNG and loved it to death. And I must admit that I was a Voyager fan for a long time before I gave DS9 any real attention -- but when I did, I realized the wonderful character-driven writing that was the norm here that was unfortunately lacking in Voyager. I love the serialized writing format with the episode arcs that were never used in Trek before, and believe it was one of DS9's major strengths.

WYLB was a fantastic finale! Loved it!
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Surprised yes
Sat, Dec 5, 2009, 8:33pm (UTC -5)
Re: ENT S3: Doctor's Orders

Keep in mind that if you are simply watching Enterprise because you enjoy it, you probable won't see the twist coming. If you are a reviewer or someone who has to constantly analyze things, you have a much better chance of catching it.
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Hayes
Tue, Nov 17, 2009, 5:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Unimatrix Zero, Part I

It's not ridiculous. They probably assumed they wouldn't be coming back. They were acting selfless in order to help the resistance movement. Janeway did it again a year later when she came up with a plan to destroy the transwarp hub rather than taking the easy road home. She was thinking of the countless lives at stake in both situations. They just got really lucky. I mean of course they did, otherwise we'd be watching Chakotay macking on 7 of 9 for a whole season. Bleck.
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Hayes
Mon, Sep 8, 2008, 9:33am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Unimatrix Zero, Part I

I would like to say that when the Queen is speaking to the disconnected borg, it doesn't go against the borg ideal as much as you think. I mean the drone is just like a finger or something to the queen and now she can't feel it anymore and so she is basically talking to herself asking why she can't feel it. People talk to themselves all the time. I suppose it would've been funny if she'd acted unnerved when her finger spoke back. But she just looked ticked...
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