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Old August 24 2014, 04:42 AM   #61
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Re: TNG Rewatch: 5x05 - "Disaster"

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This was a decent episode but DS9 did it better with Starship Down. This was kind of the start of the "lets have more kids on the show" phase and while it was cute to see Picard and the kids, it was also slightly annoying. I did enjoy the stuff with Keiko and Worf though.
Starship down is good, mostly because of Worf's part in it. Kira's pumpkin story didn't do much for me. It was meant to keep sisko from passing out. It's a miracle that it didn't put him in a coma...
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Old August 24 2014, 10:46 AM   #62
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I thought it was Friar Jacque

That's James. Jean is John.
The name of the song they sing is Frere Jaques. Which translates into English as "Brother John."
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Old August 24 2014, 11:40 AM   #63
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Did they somehow think that a British accent sounded more like French than an American accent?
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Old August 24 2014, 02:11 PM   #64
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The various parings around the ship were, indeed, interesting it just would have maybe more interesting if Riker/Data and Crusher/Geordi were forced out of their respective comfort zones like Worf was, Picard was and Troi was.

But, honestly, I'm not sure what they would have entailed which may speak to the "weaknesses" of those characters. What? Have Geordi trapped in the cargobay with a cute ensign he has a crush on? Crusher stuck somewhere with someone who's a better dancer than her? Riker trapped with a subordinate, good-looking, female officer whose clothes have been ripped to shreds and there's palpable sexual tension between the two that Riker cannot act on due to him being a superior officer? Data.... Yeah I've got no "humorous" uncomfortable situation for him.
lol

Apparently, the quickest way to get Riker out of his comfort zone is to put him with a clone of himself. Actually, the best way to get to Geordi is to have some other tech wizard who disagrees with him. (Which they could've done with Bev in that segment) Crusher's weak spot is having to do ethically questionable things, especially doc related

Data doesn't feel discomfort. Taking his head off is about as close as it gets. There's been evidence of this on more than one occasion, I'm sorry to say. Riker was a bit out of his comfort zone, because he actually had to do something technical for a change
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Old August 24 2014, 02:21 PM   #65
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That would've made a much better plot for Geordi & Bev. They disagree on the course of action for their random crisis. Geordi figures out (Having been a command officer at one time) that the only way to save the ship is to expose himself to dangerous radiation or some other effect that could kill him, & Crusher isn't willing to let him do it at first because she has no sickbay access to treat him afterwards. In the end, Crusher of all people comes up with a better solution maybe
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Old August 24 2014, 03:33 PM   #66
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They could have tried... Wesley is in danger and Beverly must choose between saving him or the entire bridge crew... She's about to decide when some deus ex machina saves her from going through with it!
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Old August 25 2014, 03:50 AM   #67
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Come to think of it... Where IS Wesley in this episode?

Edit: Oops, just remembered, he's gone already
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Old August 25 2014, 09:01 AM   #68
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Come to think of it... Where IS Wesley in this episode?

Edit: Oops, just remembered, he's gone already
Don't feel bad, I made that same mistake.
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Old August 25 2014, 01:29 PM   #69
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They were going to bring him back for this ep, hence justifying the title.
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Old August 25 2014, 04:20 PM   #70
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Wesley was originally meant to play the role of the children in the turbolift, and at the end he would give picard his own crudely made plaque.
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Old August 25 2014, 07:24 PM   #71
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Marsden wrote: View Post
I thought it was Friar Jacque

That's James. Jean is John.
The name of the song they sing is Frere Jaques. Which translates into English as "Brother John."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques

Friar James

Or, Brother Jacob
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Old August 25 2014, 10:37 PM   #72
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You are correct, my mistake. I meant that the English *version* of the song is usually translated to Brother John, not that that is the literal translation of the title.
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Old August 26 2014, 04:49 PM   #73
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It's pretty painful to hear a supposed Frenchman pronounce that song like a gringo. He pronounces the actual name OK, but then he says "door may voo".
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Old August 26 2014, 05:56 PM   #74
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They were going to bring him back for this ep, hence justifying the title.
Good one!
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Old August 26 2014, 06:57 PM   #75
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You are correct, my mistake. I meant that the English *version* of the song is usually translated to Brother John, not that that is the literal translation of the title.

I'm really sorry about arguing. I just really like that song. I can't sing to save my life, but for some reason I like to sing that one once in a while.
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