Repression

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  1. hux

    hux Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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)

    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

    Thoughts
     
  2. Isolinear

    Isolinear Commander Red Shirt

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    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.

    You've just described every single Voyager episode. Voyager and continuity? :lol: (I still love the show)
     
  3. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    An episode like that one might have made a good two parter, but not that one.
     
  4. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  5. Lord Manitou

    Lord Manitou Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  7. Melakon

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