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Old May 2 2015, 02:40 AM   #1
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Retro Review: Phage

Neelix’s lungs are stolen by an alien suffering from a degenerative disease that is slowly destroying his entire species. Plot Summary: Shortly after lamenting that the power shortage to the replicators has forced the crew to eat ration packs, Janeway discovers that Neelix has converted her dining room into a galley, using vegetables from the […]

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Old May 2 2015, 10:23 AM   #2
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I liked Janeway in this one. She demonstrates confidence and strength whilst still being emotionally effected by events. The writers would later forget how to combine these two traits. The first chance for the Doctor to be looked at as a character. Truth be told, he seemed too developed at such an early point (it's basically the doctor we know and love) I would have preferred him to be a little more blank and for his personality to grow but it's pretty much there from the off

I dislike the whole harvesting organs thing and like you, find it perplexing that they have technology that can do so much yet apparently can't create artificial organs. The Frankenstein monster stuff lacks subtlety and having Dureth and Motura speak like creepy butlers from a 50's horror movie bothered me.

The less said about Neelix and his Ocampan lung the better

I know a lot of people like the Vidians as a species but I always thought they were equally as unimpressive as the Kazon quite honestly. Sure, they're more developed than the Kazon but a piece of bread with two eyes drawn on it is also more developed than the Kazon
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Hux took the words out of my mouth.

I'd like to add a retro memory: I groaned as soon as it was apparent that this was a neelix-centered episode. At this point I found him shifty and wrong for being romantic and possessive of Kes even if I now see it was based on loneliness and low esteem. Like the Kazon who forgot they can fly to water he forgot there were systems with grown women. Snarky, but that's how I felt in 1995.
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