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  1. cgervasi liked Michael's post in the thread An observation of the Prime Directive conversation in "Pen Pals".

    Incidentally we just had this episodes in our TNG rewatch yesterday. What I found more grating than Riker blabbering about “fate” and a...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 4:51 AM
  2. cgervasi replied to the thread An observation of the Prime Directive conversation in "Pen Pals".

    I think Picard was saying it's a slippery slope. Slippery slope can be a fallacy, though, because once thing does not necessary lead to...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 4:50 AM
  3. cgervasi liked JesterFace's post in the thread How would you introduce a science-fiction newbie to TNG?.

    How about simply picking some of the best episodes? These episodes are in random order except few exceptions, for somebody new you might...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 4:15 AM
  4. cgervasi replied to the thread How would you introduce a science-fiction newbie to TNG?.

    This hasn't worked for me. Someone really new to Star Trek, esp if they're new to the sci fi genre, will be confused by Yesterday's...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 4:15 AM
  5. cgervasi replied to the thread Something Odo once said that's been bugging me.

    Odo is a very honest police officer, but he's also jaded. He doesn't even fully believe in the law. He says laws change with...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 4:11 AM
  6. cgervasi liked fireproof78's post in the thread Something Odo once said that's been bugging me.

    So, this is my speculation but I cannot remember the full context so I might have missed something. Odo had primarily been working with...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 3:57 AM
  7. cgervasi replied to the thread Masks: why the hate?.

    "Well, whatever the intent that lies behind its process, I'm not going to permit this ship to be turned into an alien city." --Picard...

    Dec 2, 2021 at 3:53 AM
  8. cgervasi liked Neopeius's post in the thread What's in a Name? Dagger of the Mind & Mirror, Mirror.

    Jessica wrote a lovely bit about just this in our recent coverage of Dagger of the Mind.

    Dec 2, 2021 at 3:34 AM
  9. cgervasi replied to the thread What's in a Name? Dagger of the Mind & Mirror, Mirror.

    It's nice to read a review from someone who liked the show.

    Dec 2, 2021 at 3:34 AM
  10. cgervasi liked Qonundrum's post in the thread How would you introduce a science-fiction newbie to TNG?.

    Totally agreed on "never show the best or the worst" off the bat. Too many best episodes sell an impossible and asinine standard. Show...

    Dec 1, 2021 at 4:27 AM
  11. cgervasi liked Orphalesion's post in the thread An observation of the Prime Directive conversation in "Pen Pals".

    I mean I also gotta say that the way the Prime Directive was handled on TNG sometimes seemed less than ideal. Almost as if some writers...

    Nov 28, 2021 at 4:55 AM
  12. cgervasi liked dupersuper's post in the thread How would you introduce a science-fiction newbie to TNG?.

    :ack::cardie::vulcan::crazy:

    Nov 27, 2021 at 5:34 AM
  13. cgervasi liked Ragitsu's post in the thread When did the Janeway hatred truly start to coalesce?.

    It's a variation (inverted variation?) of the Streisand effect, I'd wager: many people probably disliked Wesley Crusher because other...

    Nov 27, 2021 at 2:22 AM
  14. cgervasi replied to the thread How would you introduce a science-fiction newbie to TNG?.

    One thing I have learned is don't show them the best episodes or the worst. Find some good average ones first. You can't appreciate...

    Nov 27, 2021 at 2:20 AM
  15. cgervasi liked M.A.C.O.'s post in the thread How would you introduce a science-fiction newbie to TNG?.

    Here is my list: The Borg Saga: S2x16 - Q Who S3x26 - Best of Both Worlds Part 1 S4x1 - Best of Both Worlds Part 2 S4x2 - Family S5x23...

    Nov 27, 2021 at 2:02 AM