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  • in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27173
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    Yep, in Encounter at Farpoint, in the post-apocalyptic courtroom where Picard recognized the court system as the one that agreed with that line from Shakespeare, “kill all the lawyers,” we can surmise that they also said, “why don’t we get rid of OSHA while we’re at it.”

    I watched “Life Line” the other night (where the EMH is emailed to Jupiter Station to help save Dr. Zimmerman). I do love Bob Picardo, but dear God, watching him have an apoplectic shouting match with himself was supremely grating. But the one good part of that episode was Haley the Hologram, who has captured the top spot in my heart for number one Trek crush, tied with Andrea the Android. Rowrf!

    EDIT: And Lynne Lucero! Alliteration represent!

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    in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27164
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    OK. So something that really melts my brain in this show (and I’m sure all Star Trek series are guilty of this — I’m looking at you, The Naked Time) is how casually, cavalierly the crew will touch stuff with their bare hands. Stuff that should not be touched without gloves. They do have gloves, right? Spock wore them in Star Trek II. Anyway, I recently watched the episode “Live Fast and Prosper.” Near the beginning of the episode, B’elanna is removing a faulty power/energy cell (which Neelix had acquired in a shady trade) with nasty, acidic, alien gunk all over it… with her BARE HANDS. Seriously?? Are you kidding me?? What’s the deal? Here’s a nice pic:

    bare hands

    I never really used to think about this stuff when I watched these shows back then. But now it just blows my mind. What truly, absolutely leaves be flabbergasted, however, is their refusal to don environmental suits when the situation calls for it, which is pretty much every away mission ever, really. But the absurdity truly reached new heights (depths?) in the episode “Juggernaut”, in which B’elanna (what is it with her?) beams on over to a Malon freighter filled with noxious, radioactive fumes… WITH NO PROTECTIVE SUIT. Sure, The Doctor gave her an inoculation against the radiation, but she’s still choking on the vaporous fumes. By all rights, she should be DEAD. Unreal.

    in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27139
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    Indeed, he smacked all the words right out of them.

    in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27137
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    emh staff 1

    emh staff 2

    See?? The Doctor does have a staff after all!

    in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27133
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    Then Riker walks in, yells “Tracee!!” and chases Russell around the warp core.

    in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27106
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    Here is a screenshot of the scene I was referring to with the (faux) Steve Carell, from Season 2, Episode 17, “Fortunes and Men’s Weight.” February 2, 1984.

    steve

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    in reply to: Voyager thoughts #27094
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    I am absolutely fascinated with all of the mute background extras. I pay close attention to all of them in every show I rewatch. Not just Trek. I swear I saw a young Steve Carell in a 1984 Cheers episode. My favorite scene is when Geordi is having a one-sided conversation with Russell in the episode Tin Man. Just absurd.

    Don’t say anything, they’ll have to pay you!!

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    NOT TODAY SATAN

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    I am not a binge-watcher; at least I don’t feel I am as it seems to apply to other people. My idea of binge-watching is to watch one episode per evening, as my brother and I have been doing for the last year and a half, starting with Babylon 5/Crusade, then Star Trek (original, animated, movies), Next Generation, and currently, Voyager. I am happy to digest it one episode at a time, one per day. (We’re doing an episode of Cheers and an episode of Voyager every evening.) Normally, I just can’t do more than one episode at a time (except on rare occasions, perhaps, particularly in the case of two-parters). The thought of watching many multiple episodes for hours at a time is not appealing to me. I like the idea of pacing yourself, savoring each episode and giving it time to breathe, allowing yourself to unpack what you’ve watched and to ruminate upon it.

    In the olden days, you’d get one new episode per week for like four or five weeks, then repeats of those episodes, then a few more new ones, then repeats, then a few more new ones, repeats, etc. I really like the current model of one new episode per week with the new shows like Discovery, The Orville, and the MCU shows. One new episode per week for the entire season, no mid-season breaks or repeats, just a constant, steady flow. It’s the perfect, happy medium between the old paradigm and the new bingeing paradigm.

    in reply to: The Escape Pod is ready to depart #26982
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    I just watched this a couple nights ago (loved it, by the way) and I had no idea that was Gates McFadden. I had to go back just now and check, and holy crap, I did totally miss it. I hope they sneak in other TNG alums, like my man Biff Yeager.

    in reply to: The Escape Pod is ready to depart #26923
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    Just listened, great stuff! I was so happy when I got to visit Star Trek: The Experience for myself back in August 2002. I was in town for CGE 2K2 and it was the best weekend ever. I got to meet tons of great people from the Retrogaming Roundtable. Being able to go to CGE **AND** ST:TE was amazing.

    in reply to: The Escape Pod is ready to depart #26912
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    Hot dog! Looking forward to checking it out!

    in reply to: R.I.P. Herb Solow, the man who sold NBC on Star Trek #26844
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    I’ve read many, many books on Star Trek, and I think my favorite one was the book he co-wrote with Bob Justman. Heck of a read.

    in reply to: Back To The Future Part II ReAction figures #26728
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    I want upside-down-floaty 100-year-old George McFly and young Elijah Wood action figures. Also Needles. Also 1955, 1985, and 1985a Strickland action figures.

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    I do hope that the casts and crews of all my favorite TV shows (hell, everyone) manage to survive this unscathed.

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