General Trek Questions and Observations

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by The Old Mixer, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Definitely. Voyager had some really creepy aliens of the week.
     
  2. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The creepiest moment in VOY may be this:

     
  3. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Given that we've got five series active and apparently going strong, I'd say we might be headed into a second one. Or at least a Silver Age.

    QUOTE: The creepiest moment in VOY may be this:
    The only thing you have to fear is fear itself. Unless you're Captain Janeway. Then, fear itself fears you.
     
  4. cooleddie74

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    "I'm afraid."

    "I KNOW."

    The most gangster and Jim Kirk that Kathy Janeway's ever been. It was and still is a glorious moment in Trek.
     
  5. 1001001

    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    Episodic science fiction is what VOY did best. The Thaw is a great example of that.
     
  6. cooleddie74

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    That episode is a perfect blend of '90s Trek with TOS sensibilities and horror elements. It's always been creepy but over the years the effectiveness of the story and of Michael McKean's performance as the Clown grow. So much emotional weight in a standalone episode about a holographic simulation to keep people in survival hibernation alert and aware, and starring a clown as the main villain, no less.
     
  7. Summer Solstice

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    Totally agree. The Thaw gave me nightmares when I first saw it. It's one of my favourite episodes. It's worth listening to the Delta Flyers podcast episode about it - they interviewed Marvin Rush about the choices he made as the director.
     
  8. cooleddie74

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    VOY ranks near the bottom of my list of Trek series by preference but damn, when that show knocked it out of the ballpark they hit a grand slam. That's just an amazing episode.
     
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  9. fireproof78

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    Ugh. No. Creepy insipid shock horror is not enjoyable.
     
  10. gweeps

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    This is a great Q & A.

     
  11. gweeps

    gweeps Fleet Captain Captain

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    I was thinking by the end of 2023 we should have seen at least another 90 Trek episodes air.

    SNW seasons 1&2, 20 episodes
    Picard season 3, 10 episodes
    LD seasons 3&4, 20 episodes
    Prodigy second half of s1/full s2, 30 episodes
    Discovery season 5, 10 episodes
     
  12. trekshark

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    Like when worf resigned by taking his off and dropping it on Picard's desk
     
  13. Commander Troi

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    DAMN. I forgot about that episode. Janeway is *such* a badass here and Michael McKean is awesome (as always).

    ^ What he said. *nodding*
     
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  14. dupersuper

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    I'd go:
    Q Who 10/10
    Deja Q 9.5/10
    Tapestry 9/10
    All Good Things 8.5/10
    QPid 8/10
    Death Wish 8/10
    Encounter at Farpoint 7/10
    Q Less 6.5/10
    True Q 6/10
    Q2 3/10
    Hide & Q 2/10
    The Q and the Grey 1.5/10
     
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  15. Oddish

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    Deja Q: 9.5
    Q Who: 8.5
    Tapestry: 8.5
    All Good Things: 8
    Death Wish: 7
    Encounter: 6.5
    Q and the Gray: First part: 10, second part: 5

    Q Pid, Q2, True Q: Need to review, it's been awhile. :shrug:
    Hide and Q: Don't intend to watch this dreck again. :ack:
     
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  16. Ray Hardgrit

    Ray Hardgrit Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Q Who: 8
    Déjà Q: 7.5
    Hide and Q: 7.5
    Death Wish: 7
    Encounter at Farpoint: 6
    Qpid: 6
    The Q and the Grey: 5.5
    Q-Less: 4.5

    I haven't seen the others recently enough to rate them.
     
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  17. cooleddie74

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    Q Who?: 9
    Deja Q: 9
    Hide and Q: 7
    Death Wish: 10
    Encounter at Farpoint: 7
    Qpid: 4
    The Q and the Grey: 1
    Q-Less: 7
    Q2: 5
     
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  18. Oddish

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    I want to see Q2 first just to see if Keegan has his dad's knack for being Q.
     
  19. at Quark's

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    It's one of the problems I have with the 'larger than life' Janeway portrayal. Or rather, with the enemies around her. I'd have liked to see her run into enemies that don't bow to her (even when she 'wins') slightly more often than she did. For example, the guy from Persistence of Vision that kept mocking her even after Janeway thought she captured him. That's something we very rarely see in the later seasons, if ever.
     
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  20. Oddish

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    Even Mr. Persistence never pestered her again. Because he knew he'd had a near miss with the Chuck Norris of Star Trek and didn't want to risk a rematch. ;)