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Old April 8 2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Humans in "Critical Care"

Did anyone else find it really refreshing to see TOS-style human aliens in "Critical Care"? The useless alien-of-the-week forehead bumps always annoyed me in TNG/DS9/Voyager/Enterprise.

Now if only Voyager had come across a duplicate 20th century Earth in the delta quadrant and actually explained that dangling TOS thread. It also would have made for an interesting "Do we stay? Is this close enough?" thing.

I liked "Critical Care", but it really would have benefitted from a female main character (say, as the Red Sector doctor or the ill kid). It was a bit of a sausage fest.
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Old April 8 2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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Re: Humans in "Critical Care"

It's not like 'Critical Care' was the first time VOY went with human aliens.

The Caretaker adopted a human form in the series premiere.

That was followed by 'Time and Again' (Janeway & Tom were able to blend easily with just a change of clothes), 'Prime Factors' (just funky hairpieces), 'The '37s' had an actual human colony in the DQ, 'Death Wish' (the Q almost always used human forms when dealin' with Starfleet), and 'Displaced' had human aliens in funny hats takin' over the ship.

Plus, we got 'Random Thoughts', 'In the Flesh' (Species 8472 in human form), Lori Petty in 'Gravity', and 'The Disease'.
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Old April 8 2011, 07:16 PM   #3
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Re: Humans in "Critical Care"

True, but "Critical Care" is the only episode where contemporary humans with current hair and normal clothing (scrubs) show up, where they're not explicitly meant to be humans.

I also liked that they were working with other species. Trek doesn't depict enough non-Federation peaceful alliances.
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Old April 8 2011, 07:51 PM   #4
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Re: Humans in "Critical Care"

I can't really remember but weren't the aliens in "Body and Soul" pretty human-like too?
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Old April 9 2011, 02:10 AM   #5
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Re: Humans in "Critical Care"

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I can't really remember but weren't the aliens in "Body and Soul" pretty human-like too?
They had bumpy noses I believe, or birthmarks
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Old April 9 2011, 05:22 PM   #6
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Voyager got very lazy in the last few seasons with the design of the aliens. I hate some of the ridges, especially in "Repentance".
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Old April 14 2011, 11:02 AM   #7
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Now if only Voyager had come across a duplicate 20th century Earth in the delta quadrant and actually explained that dangling TOS thread. It also would have made for an interesting "Do we stay? Is this close enough?" thing.
Yeah, would have been interesting. The closest they got to that was The 37's, and the quandary lasted about 30 seconds.

I liked the episode though, one of the better late Voyager stories.
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Old April 14 2011, 02:56 PM   #8
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Did anyone else find it really refreshing to see TOS-style human aliens in "Critical Care"? The useless alien-of-the-week forehead bumps always annoyed me in TNG/DS9/Voyager/Enterprise.

Now if only Voyager had come across a duplicate 20th century Earth in the delta quadrant and actually explained that dangling TOS thread. It also would have made for an interesting "Do we stay? Is this close enough?" thing.

I liked "Critical Care", but it really would have benefitted from a female main character (say, as the Red Sector doctor or the ill kid). It was a bit of a sausage fest.
Refreshing?

The bumpy heads would be far more belivable than aliens that look just like us, with same hairstyles and all....

I'd say they were being lazy.
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True, but "Critical Care" is the only episode where contemporary humans with current hair and normal clothing (scrubs) show up, where they're not explicitly meant to be humans.
Janeway's love interest in "Workforce"
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