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by pksullivan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S2E16 - Q Who
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: S2E16 - Q Who

As far as Q episodes go, this was pretty light on Q. He was more the inciting incident than the antagonist. The decor in the Borg ship is reminiscent of H.R. Giger and we’re given some fairly horrifying scenes inside the ship with the baby being modified. Plus we get more great Guinan moments and I ...
by pksullivan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S2E9 - The Measure of A Man
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: S2E9 - The Measure of A Man

Oh, jeez, there’s an intensely nerdy play on words here. “A single Data...”
by pksullivan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S2E9 - The Measure of A Man
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Re: S2E9 - The Measure of A Man

The writing and acting in this episode are first rate. The look on Riker’s face when he formulates his plan - the change from exultation to horror - is pure gold. The only super awkward bit is when Riker is forced into being the prosecution. Like... really? That’s the regulation? They couldn’t have ...
by pksullivan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S2E8 - A Matter of Honor
Replies: 8
Views: 891

Re: S2E8 - A Matter of Honor

I had forgotten about this episode, aside from some generalities. Riker is outstanding here and we have a real glimpse of Worf as a cunning tactician rather than a brute enforcer. He outwits the Klingons before he even knows there’s going to be a problem.
by pksullivan
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S2E3 - Elementary, Dear Data
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: S2E3 - Elementary, Dear Data

I love this episode. It’s so much of what makes Star Trek good to me. This is a holodeck episode but it’s not one where the danger seems to be the driving factor. It’s more of an exploration of sentience, consciousness, and humanity. I like that it’s Geordi’s own cleverness that causes the problem a...
by pksullivan
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S1E23 - Skin of Evil
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: S1E23 - Skin of Evil

Watched this last night before we did the watch party. I was surprised that it wasn’t as bad on a concept level as I remembered. The script is a little wonky but mostly it’s the pacing that’s off. It’s a very slow episode that doesn’t use the slowness and stillness to good effect. We know, as fans, ...
by pksullivan
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: Week 2: Episode List
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Week 2: Episode List

I just realized we're watching this on my birthday. I might hop on the Mumble for that.
by pksullivan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S1E4 - The Last Outpost
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: S1E4 - The Last Outpost

It’s so interesting to see these characters so early in the actors’ terms with them. Riker seems more or less as he always does, though until he grows the beard he’ll just be wee babby Will. Picard has a Francophonic quirk of swearing in French that’s quickly abandoned. Brent Spiner hasn’t really fi...
by pksullivan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S1E4 - The Last Outpost
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: S1E4 - The Last Outpost

This is so different from the Ferengi as we see them later.
by pksullivan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S1E1 - Encounter at Farpoint
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Re: S1E1 - Encounter at Farpoint

This is definitely an artifact of its time, the old TV model. A lot of time was spent establishing characters and relationships and for a good chunk in the middle not a lot happened. For the most part, it works. It's good but not great Star Trek. What I liked about this is how immediately they diffe...

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