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Old January 2 2013, 10:55 PM   #7
Timo
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Re: Episode of the Week: Skin of Evil

Given the manner in which Armus was created, it’s inevitable that he would be evil.
On the other hand, given that he is evil, would he not lie about the way he was created?

(On the downside, the special effects when he moves across the ground or the shuttle look pretty bad.)
Plus, in the distant shots, say, the one with just Armus and Picard, it looks as if Armus is merely standing in an empty pit in that slime suit. Oh, the surrounding puddle is there, and is somewhat better visible in blu-ray, but it still fails to show up "properly black".

Computer: "Last question on the hyperspace physics test. If the matter and antimatter tanks on a Galaxy class starship are nine tenths depleted, calculate the intermix ratio necessary to reach a starbase a hundred light years away at warp factor eight. Begin."
[...]
Mordock: "Yes, there is only one ratio with matter-antimatter. One to one."
Well, there's no reason to think that either Wesley or Mordock would have gotten that answer right. They just agreed on it.

Jean-Luc, you’re pushing. Your people know their jobs.
Perhaps Picard doesn't know his people? Leland "We got your middle initial" Lynch might be justified in hammering in his full name and credentials if he's not the guy the skipper expected to find at Engineering. Preventive dilithium maintenance appears to be a rare operation; Lynch could be a specialist who performs the operation the Chief Engineer is not trained to handle, and needs to make it clear that he is in charge now.

Timo Saloniemi
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