Star Trek

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We like this. It’s a good one. The sidelining of Troi is at least an acknowledgement of how useful she could–hypothetically be. As depressing as it is, it’s something. It’s also notable for using Worf a little more than we’ve come to expect.

I do kinda want, “When you least expect it, the Breen will be important,” on a t-shirt.

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Evolution

Good Wesley episode? Good Wesley episode? Good Wesley episode? Aaah, I’m sure it is. Sadly, I think this marks a dropoff in the number of eccentric Great Man Scientists we see in Star Trek. They still come around, but they’re more rare. I’ll miss all you lil’ Rick Sanchezes. I’ll miss all y’all.

We’ll get back to making fun of Doctor Crusher’s parenting skills in time. In time. Right now, I’m going to celebrate Troi having a handful of scenes.

Also, I know the sound quality is bad. I honestly don’t know why. If it’s too bad, go ahead and tell me. I’m not leaning towards rerecording, but I’d hop over that line with a gentle push.

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IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD.

You’ll have to excuse the audio. Derek and I started this conversation over a friendly game of Stellaris and the topic of Tarantino’s Trek came up and we started recording…without headphones. Both of us. Sorry.

We’re finally done with Season Two and while I feel really good about Season 3–yes, Riker gets his redemption–I would like to do something like Season One’s Skreliosis or Season Two’s marathon. I’m open to suggestions. We’d even be willing to have some guests.

I also wanna say that–and maybe it’s because I’m listening to the Enterprise intro for no reason–we’ve been doing this for three years and it’s been great.

Thanks for listening.

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Just like all the emotional parts of my relationships, my only contribution is, “Let’s get this over with.”

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It’s a pretty good one? Don’t have much to say, but I do apologize if I got angry about Riker’s strategies, but there are well-documented flaws with his approach to combat.

I was referencing Augustine there, not Aquinas. My bad. For the record, I think it’s weird that, despite the loss of prestige their works have suffered in the past 800 to 1800 years, the Catholic Church rank and file aren’t more familiar with them. But then, my upbringing was protestant. Weird protestant. And there aren’t too many authoritative writings by folks who list “speaking in tongues” as a second language on their resumes.

Also, submarine sails aren’t built to break ice; they just have the ability to break some ice. There have been about a half-dozen SCICEX missions where subs worked on scientific missions. There are also incidental scientific missions which occur during other ice exercises (ICEX). I was aware of these missions in general when I was in the Navy, but the specifics here are from a general internet search. I would love to hear from guys who have a more in-depth knowledge.

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It is kind of disappointing that women only get important missions when they’re destined to be a love interest and that other women only get good moments when they have other women to speak to, but I’ll take what I can get. The transition from “Manhunt” to “The Emissary” is a sharp turn in quality that probably–more than the upcoming Season 3 opener–marks the show’s change in quality.

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence those episodes aired on either side of the abysmal Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

Pulaski had that straight, but I admit; that flourish was 100% Spiner.

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Manhunt

I swear you guys, this was all recorded before the accusations against Harvey Weinstein came out. It’s apropos though. I guess it’s…always apropos though.

I really wanted to make Worf’s Tumblr a thing, but since I can’t really top Riker Googling (@RikerGoogling), I don’t know if it’d be worth it.

Is Lwaxanna’s harassment of Picard over the line? Is it okay? Is it in good fun? I don’t like it, but then I’m not objective, I don’t like folks messing with Papa Picard.

I’m going to be doubling up on the episodes for a while to burn through a respectable queue we’ve got built up. 17 to 01’s “The Final Frontier” is going up Friday morning.

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One day, we will stop fencing over the nature of Riker and Troi’s relationship. Today is not that day. Also, the Hellghast are from the Killzone video game.

It’s hard to say, “I’d rather watch a 40-minute anti-abortion allegory than watch this episode,” but I’d mean it. Every time. How many other, actually productive, directions could this thing have gone into?

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Man, this is a great episode about Picard and Wesley and NOTHING ELSE. My experiences with handed-down wisdom probably aren’t singular, but they aren’t universal either. Ah, being Southern.

*Sigh*

Will Riker continues being a bit disappointing. He’s getting offered commands left and right and episodes like this make him seem not ready at all for them. Not at all. I wonder if there’s another Will Riker around that they keep recommending for commands and the offers keep ending up in this Will Riker’s mailbox or something.

I don’t know if it’s conceited that I want “I live an alternative lifestyle of austere bachelorhood” on a t-shirt.

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