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by pksullivan
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch Club
Topic: S1E11 - Vortex
Replies: 2
Views: 244

S1E11 - Vortex

This is probably the most influential and long-lasting episode of DS9 in my personal memory. Opaka is kai for only a handful of episodes and yet she is The Kai when I think of DS9 and the Bajorans, even though we see much more of another kai in the series.
by pksullivan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch Club
Topic: S1E3 - Past Prologue
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: S1E3 - Past Prologue

One thing to note here, for the historical perspective of when this episode and much of DS9 aired, is that Ireland was still going through The Troubles. The Good Friday Agreement wouldn't happen until '98, as the final season of DS9 was being written. The Kohn-Ma are a pretty direct analog for the I...
by pksullivan
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch Club
Topic: S1E1 - Emissary (Parts 1 & 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: S1E1 - Emissary (Parts 1 & 2)

I think this pilot plays better now, both as TV storytelling has changed and as we look back on the series in hindsight. It was a good pilot back when it first aired but it's a very good pilot now. It sets up so much of the core drama of the show: the dynamic of the religious Bajorans vs. the atheis...
by pksullivan
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch Club
Topic: S1E2 - A Man Alone
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: S1E2 - A Man Alone

I watched DS9 in first run. When I rewatched DS9 a few years ago, it was surprising to see how much this episode stuck in my head over 25 years. The murder mystery is so much fun and has a wonderful Trek solution. We start to see Bashir's brilliance, even though he's absolutely annoying in the openi...
by pksullivan
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Watch Club
Topic: Week 1: Episode List
Replies: 3
Views: 3141

Re: Week 1: Episode List

Hey, now! I find "Move Along Home" to be a fine Doctor Who episode.
by pksullivan
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: s7E25 & 26 - All Good Things
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: s7E25 & 26 - All Good Things

Of the Trek series endings, this is my favorite. TOS didn't really get one in a satisfying way - something I think that actually worked to its benefit as it left fans ultimately unsatisfied and craving more Trek, which paved the way for the success of the films and ultimately TNG, DS9, and everythin...
by pksullivan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: Week 5: Episode List
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Week 5: Episode List

No, we're going to time travel back a week for the second episode. It's the only logical move. :lol:
by pksullivan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S3E26 - S4E1 - Best of Both Worlds (Part 1 and 2)
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: S3E26 - S4E1 - Best of Both Worlds (Part 1 and 2)

As I said in Slack, these two episodes together are, for me, the best TNG movie. The writing is excellent, it's got a great Trek problem and solution, and the stakes are both intensely personal (saving Picard) and super high (earth is in danger, especially when we see the wreckage at Wolf-359). The ...
by pksullivan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S4E2 Family
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: S4E2 Family

Again we see Picard being a huge nerd, his interest in his friend's project shows he's got interests outside of Starfleet which we never saw with Kirk. For a guy who doesn't like kids and isn't good with them, Picard does a good job with his nephew.
by pksullivan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S3 E18 - Allegiance
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: S3 E18 - Allegiance

I like this episode but don't love it. This is a good example of Star Trek's famous moral quandary episodes, which are where Picard really outshines Kirk who is too much of a cowboy. Plus we get some silly moments where not-Picard cuts loose and acts less stiff and reserved.

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