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Old April 4 2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Repression

This seemed like a perfect opportunity for a two parter.

Really enjoyed it (finally an episode where the Maquis take over the ship....feels a bit like the writers realised last minute that there was more fun to be had with a Maquis rebellion than they had first thought.....but it comes too late)

Sadly, the whole thing is spoiled by being a stand alone episode where everything is resolved in an almost ridiculously quick resolution....here, have a mind mind....oh everything's fine again

Definitely should have been a two parter with extended Maquis control and entertaining shenanigans

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Old April 4 2014, 08:04 PM   #2
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This seemed like a perfect opportunity for a two parter.

Really enjoyed it (finally an episode where the Maquis take over the ship....feels a bit like the writers realised last minute that there was more fun to be had with a Maquis rebellion than they had first thought.....but it comes too late)
Like you say, it came too late. It may have worked better as a Season 1 finale / cliffhanger. But right now, Repression is a pretty average (and silly) episode. Meh. Worst Case Scenario did the Maquis-rebellion thing a lot better.

And why did they suddenly wear those Maquis clothes again? Stoopid.

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Sadly, the whole thing is spoiled by being a stand alone episode where everything is resolved in an almost ridiculously quick resolution....here, have a mind mind....oh everything's fine again

Definitely should have been a two parter with extended Maquis control and entertaining shenanigans
You've just described every single Voyager episode. Voyager and continuity? (I still love the show)
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Old April 5 2014, 02:10 AM   #3
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Re: Repression

An episode like that one might have made a good two parter, but not that one.
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Old April 7 2014, 10:18 PM   #4
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Re: Repression

I thought it was fun, albeit very far fetched. I liked seeing the whole crew brainwashed by Tuvok, it was reminiscent of Sybok and the Enterprise crew.
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Old April 13 2014, 05:11 PM   #5
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Re: Repression

They thought it was a good episode-but it wasn't.
Apparently most of the Marqui crew is mesmerized by a few chosen words.
Pagh Ten far B'Tanay
"This is a holy time. A primal energy recharges the blood."

To think Tuvok, Chakotay, and B'Ellana could be taken in because of a few shallow sentences is deceptive.
These represent a good percentage of Voyagers officer material and they were tougher than that.
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Old April 13 2014, 05:14 PM   #6
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Lord Manitou wrote: View Post
They thought it was a good episode-but it wasn't.
Apparently most of the Marqui crew is mesmerized by a few chosen words.
Pagh Ten far B'Tanay
"This is a holy time. A primal energy recharges the blood."

To think Tuvok, Chakotay, and B'Ellana could be taken in because of a few shallow sentences is deceptive.
These represent a good percentage of Voyagers officer material and they were tougher than that.
They weren't "taken in" just by those sentences. The phrase was a trigger for a post-hypnotic suggestion. By itself the phrase means nothing, it was just a code that set things off.
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Old April 14 2014, 01:43 AM   #7
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Re: Repression

It's "The Manchurian Candidate" Voyager-style.
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