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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old May 29 2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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Re: Episode of the Week: 2x18 "Up The Long Ladder"

But no one is pregnant. If this was going to be a case similar to abortion, this is basically the father killing off the baby without the mother's consent, which would be considered a crime. And wouldn't you know it? The people who are bringing this clone to life get no say in it.
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Old May 30 2013, 01:36 AM   #17
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Re: Episode of the Week: 2x18 "Up The Long Ladder"

The only thing I liked about this episode was the irish guy taking a shot of the Klingon liqueur and the facial expression he gave. Other than that, this episode sucks.
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Old May 30 2013, 05:21 AM   #18
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Episode was quite anti climatic cut, print, throw in garbage.
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Old May 31 2013, 12:56 PM   #19
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A Recut of the episode.

Up the Wrong Ladder
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Old May 31 2013, 02:22 PM   #20
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A Recut of the episode.

Up the Wrong Ladder
LOL! Much more entertaining than the actual episode! Gotta love General Grin.
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Old June 18 2013, 08:07 AM   #21
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Re: Episode of the Week: 2x18 "Up The Long Ladder"

I just watched this episode and it occurs to me that it's all over the place.

* The Irish stereotypes make me wonder what Colm Meaney was thinking during this episode (sadly, he doesn't have Michael Dorn's excuse "I wasn't there for Code of Honor--THANK GOD").

* There's a good parable about immigration -- a society needing new blood but it's almost irrelevant given it's too literal. The Irish don't offer anything to the clone civilization but their brood mare status.

* The "clonebortion" debate overshadows everything when it's miniscule to the episode as a whole.

* The forced marriage is really-really creepy when you think about it.

* I think it would have been a more interesting episode if the Irish weren't primitive, just POOR. Such as their planet was **** and the other guys planet was rich but they didn't have the people to harvest those resources.

* The idea of "uploading memories" into adult clones is not a new one but, oddly, makes the clone question more odd. I suppose the implication is there since Riker and polaski blasting artificial wombs would have been too much at the time.
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Old June 19 2013, 12:32 AM   #22
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* The Irish stereotypes make me wonder what Colm Meaney was thinking during this episode (sadly, he doesn't have Michael Dorn's excuse "I wasn't there for Code of Honor--THANK GOD").
He kind of does. IINM, he was there for only a single brief scene.
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