Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Kes2370, Jul 10, 2011.
Past tense, DS9
The Next Generation, "The Most Toys".
VOY: "The Cloud'
Encounter at Farpoint (TNG), The Naked Now (TNG), Code of Honor (TNG) and The Last Outpost (TNG).
TNG "Yesterday's Enterprise"
I've seen it countless times and it never gets old for me. One of my all-time favourites.
TOS "Wolf in the Fold"
Four deltas according to the Ultimate Guide, in the latest Star Trek Magazine. I couldn't disagree more! I'll have whatever that guy's smoking. Scotty only ever had this much to do a few times in TOS it's true and he deserves it but sadly this isn't really it. I remember liking this story as kid but decided to rewatch it for the first time in ages, and unfortunately it's completely absurd and laughable. I'm going through each series in order, last week an awesome "Doomsday Machine". So a blip, I guess.
VOY: "Eye of the Needle"
VOY: "Ex Post Facto"
The former was terrific. The latter... not so much. Going to side with Jeri Taylor over Michael Pillar on this one. Too human were the aliens, too noir, the writing and too womanizing, the Paris.
A fun Halloween episode, but it's shame DeSalle got so much screen time instead of one of our regulars. I mean, even if they couldn't bring themselves to put Uhura in command back in 1967, why not leave either Scotty or Sulu on the bridge? They're just playing zombies down on the planet anyway. You could have had Chekov or some anonymous redshirt get zombified instead.
Mudd's Women - A nice reminder that Star Trek does not have to be a serious morality play to be good. It is a fun episode.
Pretty decent actually. The guest star who played Hatil Garan, Jefrey Alan Chandler (RIP), really stole the episode for me. Not that Garrett Wang didn't do a fairly good job at matching him but man, Chandler was a winner.
The Nth Degree
Future Tense - ENT
I found myself wishing that the derelict ship from the future would even briefly morph into a 60s style british blue police box.
DS9- Nor the battle to the strong
Dark Page, season 7 of TNG.
Daedalus, ENT season 4.
Realm of Fear.
DS9- The Search, Parts 1 and 2
VOY: "Prime Factors"
Some neat ideas but not all that good overall. I'm glad the aliens, originally intended to be recurring, were written out of the show. And I kind of wish just once while the leader was touching Janeway she'd slap him upside his head. Ah, the rigors of command, I suppose.
VOY: "Heroes and Demons"
I see this one get a bad rap in some reviews (mainly Jammer's Reviews and GateWorld, I guess, but the former typically hates the series anyway and the latter... well, Darren and I don't seem to see eye to eye often on episodes) but dammit, I liked it. I think this is an episode I must have seen countless times during UPN's old "Five Flights A Week" stint because a lot of it came back to me too.
VOY: "State of Flux"
Now this was a strong early showing. Intrigue abound, Martha Hackett playing Seska terrifically, Chakotay blinded, Tuvok guided, Janeway disturbed, Kazon being bastards. Good episode. At the end when Seska gets away I wanted to reach through the screen and pull her back to justice -- that tells me I connected with the show emotionally.
Another episode I was kind of dreading as I've read a lot of harsh comments about it since those bygone days I watched the series. There are some fair points -- it's plodding, it's overly technical (something of a recurring issue for the show) and it lacks the emotional punch intended. I still enjoyed it though. The lighting was very effective, adding a layer of tension to the proceedings that might have been lost by an only passable script. Janeway's Holonovel is introduced here and I'm left slightly puzzled as to why the woman would want to pretend to be the matron for a couple of children when she's already the full-time matron of 148 crewmembers.
We'll Always Have Paris
Just watched the last ep of DS9 season 3. On to season 4!
Trouble with Tribbles. Not as great as I remembered.
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