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by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S4E11 Data's Day
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: S4E11 Data's Day

Solid episode, one of those ones where the SF is just there, nicely integrated into the background, and more evidence that Brent Spiner is actually the creamy moral center of this entire confection.
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S1E12 - Datalore
Replies: 6
Views: 1150

Re: S1E12 - Datalore

This is the first of the 'Brent Spiner shows off his acting chops' episodes and I love it for that.

Lore's jealousy over what Data has and he doesn't is laid down here, and it's just so perfectly toxic as we'll see in later episodes.

A high point of Season 1 afaiac.
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S4E9 Final Mission
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: S4E9 Final Mission

A really good Wesley episode, very much setting up the next one, which is one of the better episodes of the series.

The show's willingness to let Picard get beat up has always stood it in very good stead.
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: E4S7 - Reunion
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: E4S7 - Reunion

"Hello son, sorry the show fridged your mother."

Ugh.

That said, I agree with Rob, the one cool Klingon thing they introduced early-on, the death-howl, is the one thing they backed away from. Shame.
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S3 E17 Sins of the Father
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: S3 E17 Sins of the Father

Blah blah blah honor blah blah blah House of this House of that blah blah blah.

Am I a bad person?
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S4E2 Family
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: S4E2 Family

Good character episode, and as a Wesley defender, I'll put it up as a great example of the way that having him there brought out aspects of life in the future we'd never otherwise see. In general, I always wish the show did much more to examine how folks feel about death in a post-scarcity universe ...
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S3E26 - S4E1 - Best of Both Worlds (Part 1 and 2)
Replies: 5
Views: 785

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

I don't have much to add because everyone here already has the correct opinion(s) of this masterpiece of SF television, right down to viewing Shelby differently through modern eyes. In hindsight, the drama round Patrick Stewart's possibly leaving the show added real-life tension around the character...
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S3E22 - the Most Toys
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: S3E22 - the Most Toys

Really good Data episode, with the (once again) glaring-to-modern eyes exception of the bad guy fridging his assistant, a woman, for no other reason than to prove how terrible he is. That weapon would have been much scarier if they never actually showed it work. I always regretted that Fajo never re...
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S3 E18 - Allegiance
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: S3 E18 - Allegiance

I was somewhat surprised by the presence of this episode on the list, one which I don't really think about unless it's right in front of me, but yeah, it's pretty decent, and indicative of the show just really finding it stride in Season 3. Don't worry, [mention]RobAbrazado[/mention] there's 4 more ...
by JimLikesGames
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Star Trek: The Next Generation Watch Club
Topic: S3E19 - Captain's Holiday
Replies: 5
Views: 887

Re: S3E19 - Captain's Holiday

Risa is so totally awesome that even caverns deep underground that can only be easily reached by transporter have nice, soft lighting that really complements your complexion. The best thing about this episode is that it inspired a player in my game to make a Captain character who grew up on Risa. It...

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