Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 91 - Galaxy's Child

Geordi is the saddest most pathetic loser ever. So yes, he's basically one of us. He has absolutely no luck with chicks. In this episode he gets to finally meet his longtime crush Dr. Leah Brahms ... only to find out that she is a huge bitch. Nonetheless Geordi still tries to get with her, so he is overly nice  and even invites her to a romantic dinner. Only to be ignored. Then he finally gets up the courage to profess his feelings to her ... only to find out that she's married. In the end, they become "just friends". Sound familiar?

ST TNG: 90 down 89 to go

Monday, February 18, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 90 - First Contact

This was a great episode. It showed how Starfleet handles their first contact with other life forms. They monitor space for worlds that are on the verge of warp technology, then they send down a recon team that watches them for several years ... when the time is right, they introduce themselves. In this case, Riker is injured and while at the hospital, they realize that he is not one of them. Why was Riker even on this mission?? They have nobody else that is capable of observing? The best scene is when an alien chick offers to help Riker escape if he has sex with her. That's one lucky ... woman. What??

ST TNG: 89 down 90 to go

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 89 - Clues

I really liked this episode. While passing by a planet the crew becomes unconscious for 30 seconds. All except Data that is. But one by one little clues keep popping up that at least 24 hours has passed, not 30 seconds. Data's explanation of the event doesn't make sense, it seems that he is actually lying.

Well, Data is indeed lying. But he has logical reason for it. The planet that they passed by earlier does not wish to be located, so they basically erase the memories of anybody that passes by. Data was aware the entire time and chose not to reveal the truth about this alien race, for security reasons. But, Picard and crew can't keep well enough alone and go back to this planet. Now this race known as the Paxons threaten to destroy the Enterprise in order to keep their location a secret. Picard offers up his crew to yet again have their minds erased.

Then he finds out that one of the Paxtons was in the movie Boxing Helena

ST TNG: 88 down 91 to go

Friday, February 08, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 88 - The Devil's Due

The Devil's Due ... more like The Devil's Poo. So the episode begins with Data dressed as Ebeneezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol, I would have liked it better if it was Uncle Scrooge from Ducktails but whatever. I have given up on complaining about the constant pre-1930 references on Star Trek ... I get why they do it. But come on, nothing relevant was done in 60s, 70's or 80s?? Why not reference Cannonball Run? Or Disco Duck? Or the book American Psycho? Or Taco? Or Poco? Or Toto?

Anyway. This episode is a complete TOS throwback. No wonder, it's based on a Phase II script from 1977. There is a planet that is about to go through Armageddon, it seems as though at some point they had collectively sold their soul to the devil. Now SHE is back to collect. Yes, it's a woman and she's sort of hot. She has the ability to cause earthquakes and turn into any "devil" form that she wants .... including the most ridiculous looking Klingon devil of all time. Also she could have easily gone with a more fearsome looking Satan, maybe one with a more Biblical look to it. But no, she goes with the "Halloween costume purchased from CVS" Satan. Why would the devil honestly need a cape? Actually why would anyone need a cape? Is there a functional purpose to a cape, or is it just fashion? Either way, Satan doesn't need one.

For some reason the devil agrees to have a trial with Picard over this situation. Picard proves that she is just a regular person that is using technology to trick everybody. So dumb.

Hopefully I can watch some more TNG this weekend, if I don't die from shoveling 2.5 feet of snow.

ST TNG: 87 down 92 to go

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 87 - The Loss

OK so this is actually episode 85, I forgot to write about it. The episode is about Troi losing her powers and boy did it suck. Troi is good to look at, but I hate episodes based on her. This episode should have been called "The Fall of Troi". There should also be an episode called ... "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Worf". Also, "Pic-a-card any Card", "Data's of the Lost Arc", "Rikers on Bikers" ... ??

ST TNG: 86 down 93 to go

Friday, February 01, 2013

Star Trek TNG: Episode 86 - The Wounded

The Wounded is about a rogue Starfleet captain named Maxwell that is bent on getting even with the Cardassians for killing his family. This is the first appearance of The Cardassians in the series (although I didn't see Bruce Jenner anywhere) and also the first to really have Miles O'Brien as the focal point of an episode. Now let me just say that I hate the character of Miles O'Brien, but I think Colm Meaney is an excellent actor (just see Hell on Wheels ... where he literally is a Big Meaney). Obviously someone recognized his talent and thought that the seemingly insignificant Miles O'Brien should take a step forward, that's a credit Colm Meaney.

That being said, does Miles O'Brien really have to be THAT Irish?? In the beginning of the episode Miles and Keiko are eating dinner. Miles seems surprised the she eats Japanese food and she seems disgusted at his Irish cuisine. .....Do you people even know each other at all?? You just got married!! I was waiting for Miles to say ... "wait, are you meaning to tell me that your Asian??"

Anyway. He's TOO Irish and she is TOO Japanese. In the future will Irish people still be stereotypes, eat peasant food and sing 1700's shanties?? Will Japanese people wear Kimonos and decorate their rooms like its feudal Japan?? Why bother eating traditional foods in the future? I've seen a bagel dog ... literally a hot dog wrapped in a bagel. Imagine what the future beholds.

ST TNG: 85 down 94 to go