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by JM1776
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Easter!
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Happy Easter!

"He is risen!" [-o< :yhoo:
by JM1776
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

While season one of Picard is far from perfect, I did enjoy it. I'd give it two and half out of four stars. I'd go, instead, two out of four stars [more specifically 1.875 or so, if we're going to get gymnastics technical], and largely if not entirely redeemed by the last four episodes in toto . Un...
by JM1776
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

It's a wee bit possible, sure. It's also poorly executed. The entwining of hands and joyful face seems out of character for Seven, especially on such short notice. Oh, and ... because of the rate at which sexual relations progress in this setting, holding hands is a precursor to gettin' busy. There'...
by JM1776
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

Might the relationship develop into something wonderful? Sure. But, frankly, there's really no adequate defense for the sudden hand-holding between Seven and Raffi. Insufficient character development to justify it; we all know that. End of discussion. Let us move on. As to Jeri Taylor's statement: A...
by JM1776
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

Gazomg wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:13 am
Seven now being a lesbian ... seemed to come out of nowhere ... it made no sense here.
I can't even take the development seriously.

It rivals Willow suddenly becoming gay in Buffy.
by JM1776
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard



I haven't watched this, yet. But his drunken articulations are usually spot on.

[Edit: I've watched it, now. Pay particular attention to 10:58 to 11:05; it's a summation of his in my opinion time-on-target analysis.]
by JM1776
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

It didn't redeem the season, and I found the "Seven is a lesbian now!" denouement tiresome, but ... yeah. It was enjoyable in a rather predictable fashion.
by JM1776
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: I now understand why I don't like modern Star Trek
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: I now understand why I don't like modern Star Trek

In point of fact, I think you're spot on as relates to certain elements of modern Trek , and it gave me pause before I wrote the above quasi-essay/mini rant. But, ultimately, I disagree (with the methodology, not your wholly valid point), in that I feel modern Trek is wallowing in grit and barely th...
by JM1776
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: I now understand why I don't like modern Star Trek
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: I now understand why I don't like modern Star Trek

Note that I didn't say it sucked (though I don't think Season One of Discovery is must-see TV). I didn't even say I'll stop watching. Hell, I'll not even go so far as to say it's TINA ( Trek in Name Alone ), though I may have said just that in the past. But it's Trek as angry, moody Goth teen, rathe...
by JM1776
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: I now understand why I don't like modern Star Trek
Replies: 8
Views: 175

I now understand why I don't like modern Star Trek

I'm still watching. But for a decade-and-a-half, now, I've been grimacing more than grinning. It isn't because I'm an inflexible grognard. I may well be an inflexible grognard, but that's not the reason. It isn't because it's all incompetently written. I don't like many of the decisions the writers ...
by JM1776
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

I've just started Eight, and it's already grating on my nerves. Of course, it's only women who have a genuine grasp on what's really going on, and why their acts of terror are entirely justified. I don't like the perversion of nuns into something horrific. As a Catholic, I find it slightly off-putti...
by JM1776
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

OK. Having seen "Nepenthe" ... ... it seemed to me a bone to the old-school Trekkies, and not a sea change in thematic direction. I enjoyed it, but ... it doesn't in any way restore my hope that this series will rekindle my love for Trek . I'll watch the rest of the season, since I think there are o...
by JM1776
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

I think Sirus makes valid points. But I shall stick it out at least until having seen Episode Seven. Right now I'm watching the early stages of Episode Five. Guys ... six whole episodes is a huge investment of my valuable time. I hope this proves worth it. Star Trek: Discovery Season One didn't, tho...
by JM1776
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: Star Trek: Picard
Replies: 79
Views: 6558

Re: Star Trek: Picard

I'm about a fifth of the way through Episode Four.

I never imagined saying this, but ... Star Trek: Picard is not holding my attention. I'm literally watching it in four- and five-minute spurts.

I think my forty-five year affair with Star Trek may be over.
by JM1776
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Star Trek Related
Topic: I've recently re-watched "Devil's Due" ...
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: I've recently re-watched "Devil's Due" ...

Another example is "Rightful Heir."

Why couldn't it have actually been Kahless? Once again, the facile, secular way out.