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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #405 on: December 06, 2013, 03:56:01 PM »
This made me finally, officially lose my mind:


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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #408 on: January 11, 2014, 02:51:12 PM »
Love it!

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #411 on: November 19, 2014, 03:18:16 PM »
NO! Do not start marathoning DS9! NO!

Episode one:

The pilot actually holds up all these years later. Lots of promise here... We get to see the epic battle of Wolf 359 from another angle (that is, we actually see the epic battle of Wolf 359, period), and the use of Picard throughout -- as a sort of bookend for Sisko's emotional journey, and as the Wormhole Creature figment advocating Sisko's death -- is well done and quite fun.

Nana Visitor is still totally hot.

It's fascinating to see the birth of a series-wide story-arc here. It's not really there in the pilot, but they are more clearly setting up the pieces to launch into a big, huge arc. They don't have the balls that Babylon 5 had, but they are clearly prepping for a middle ground between B5's deeply-entrenched series-arc and not having an arc at all (or, as with Voyager, an arc that's no more complicated than "get home").

Episode two: Past-Prologue

Nana Visitor is still totally hot.

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #412 on: November 20, 2014, 12:56:45 PM »
Episode 4 (re-ordering the numbering -- the pilot is actually episodes one and two): We immedietely go into bottle episodes. In this one, we're reminded that Dax still exists and still can't act. But this is Odo's episode where we get to know Odo and Odo does Odo stuff.

Episode five: There's a virus on the station that makes people talk nonsense! This is a get to know the ensemble episode.

Episode six: A get to know O'Brien episode as he befriends an alien that's being hunted. 

Episode seven: The show is so far off the rails so early. We've just had a bunch of weird bottle episodes, and now we get yet another "crossover" with TNG -- Q and Vash arrive on the station. This was the only time Q visited DS9 because Sisko simply wasn't the right character to pit against him. The whole episode is terribly written, and shamefully realized. It even makes Q's completely out of character romantic obsession with Janeway in Voyager look reasonable and well executed.

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #413 on: November 20, 2014, 06:54:25 PM »
Episode 8: The establishing bottle episode for the worm in Dax's belly. Because that's what we really want and need from our weekly high-profile big franchise sci-fi.

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #414 on: November 20, 2014, 07:45:30 PM »
Episode nine: Alien consciousness takes over the mind of a main character. Recycled Star Trek script #45871.


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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #415 on: November 20, 2014, 08:35:16 PM »
Episode ten: Quark fucks shit up in an amusing way, episode #1 (of 5000).

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #416 on: November 20, 2014, 09:45:46 PM »
What have you done!?!?

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #417 on: November 20, 2014, 10:08:41 PM »
What have you done!?!?

It's this or drink Drano. My only choices, apparently.

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #418 on: November 21, 2014, 01:14:48 PM »
Episode eleven: Quark fucks shit up in an amusing way, episode #2 (of 5000).

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Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Reply #419 on: November 21, 2014, 01:32:11 PM »
Your "stick-to-it" nature with these marathons amazes me.