Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 17 - The Forsaken

Who is calling for more Lwaxana Troi episodes?? No way she has any type of fan base. It's the same plot every single time too ... she tries to get laid. This time the object of her hornyness is Odo. At first he resists, but then he becomes interested. They eventually get stuck in a turbolift together and Odo begins to turn into his natural self ... liquid. Lwaxana feels bad and offers to give him her wig for comfort. Then he turns to liquid in her lap. What a fucked up episode. The name of the episode, The Forsaken ... who is the forsaken? Is it Odo, for having to be trapped with this old scarecrow?

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 16 - If Wishes Were Horses

All of the Star Trek series seem to have that episode were imagination comes to life. So here is the DS9 version. An alien culture comes through the wormhole seeking to experience imagination ... or something like that. Anyway, Rumpelstiltskin and Buck Bokai come to life. That's basically it. It was a fun episode. And it's nice to see that MLB finally gets the steroid problem under control, because Buck Bokai is like five foot tall and 250 pounds of pure fat.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 15 - Progress

The Federation is helping Bajor tap into the core of one of its moons. Somehow this will release much needed electricity for Bajoran use. It will also release toxic gas that will kill anyone on the moon. There are humanoid inhabitants living here and they have been ordered to leave. Kira is sent to help remove the last remaining farmer, who is determined to stay. She begins to sympathize with him, but in the end she is reminded by Sisko that she has a duty ... and she burns down the guys home! What the hell is up with this episode? Is the Federation some kind of Totalitarian Government?? Forcing people from their homes for the sake of government projects is just garbage. I am guessing that most common people typically dislike the idea of imminent domain, but it seems like this episode was trying to point out that sometimes its necessary for the government to kick you out of your home and burn it down. Also the guy just wants to die, so just let him die! Stop controlling everything. Friggin' Federation. Also the name of the episode, Progress? Literally, zero progress made in this episode.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 14 - The Storyteller

You got two plots going on here. One on DS9 involves Nog trying to get into some girls pants. (I actually like Nog, the kid is a good actor). The second one involves Bashir and Miles. They are down on this planet, every once in a while some cloud monster shows up and kills people in the village ... in fact it's sort of like that movie The Village. The only way to stop it is by telling it a story. So the king is about to tell the story and but he dies, before he croaks he tells the story to Miles who then recites it and saves everyone. They make him king. He is highly annoyed. The episode was not great, but it did have a very TOS feel to it which I enjoyed.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 13 - Battle Lines

"The spiritual leader of Bajor, Kai Opaka, travels with Sisko on a trip to the Gamma Quadrant but is stranded with him on a world where the dead are resurrected."

I hate looking at Kai Opaka, she is so disturbing looking. She gets stranded on this planet with Sisko and some others. They drop right in the middle of a war between two peoples. The ironic thing is that nobody on this planet can die, so the war never ends. The best part of the episode was the performance of Jonathan Banks aka Mike from Breaking Bad. The funny things was that he played the part of this alien in the same way that he played the character Mike ... a tough guy with a New York accent???

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 12 - Vortex

"Odo discovers he may not be the only one of his kind when a visitor from the Gamma Quadrant claims he can contact Odo's people."

This visitor shows up on the space station, kills a guy and steals a "shape shifting" piece of material. He convinces Odo that he knows where others like him are, so Odo ends up going with him to a planet where this visitor uses the device too free his daughter from captivity. Instead of taking the guy to space prison for murder, Odo lets him escape.

I swear that on Star Trek they have met many shape shifters throughout all of the series. Why is Odo such a mystery? I just don't get it.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 11 - The Nagus

Yeah, another Quark episode. I love the character but I hope they don't wear him out in season one. This episode was funny funny stuff. I would watch a Ferengi spin off of this group, its like the Three Stooges but not as ugly. The only thing is that, in this episode it is horribly evident that the Ferengi are supposed to be a Jewish stereotype. It seriously seems very Anti-Semitic. Anyway, funny stuff.

Quark gets named the Grand Nagus (head of all Ferengi) and his brother Rom tries to kill him. In the end Quark wasn't really named Nagus, it was all sham and he ends up actually respecting his brother Rom.

Rom is another good character, he is such a friggin dope. They do a really cool scene where they mimic the opening to The Godfather.

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Friday, April 04, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 10 - Move Along Home

"Quark is forced to play a game by the Wadi, a newly encountered species, and the lives of the crew depend on the outcome. "

This episode was awesome. Only because I love the movie Jumanji and this episode was basically Jumanji in space. So Quark is stuck playing this game and the crew are trapped as pawns. One bad move and it could be death for Sisko and the others. Quark begins to crack under the pressure and finally has a nervous breakdown, which is pretty funny. In the end he loses the game and his players all "die", but not really because it was only a game. Anyway, I thought this episode was a lot of fun.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 9 - The Passenger

A criminal entity hides in the body of Dr. Bashir. There is a Guard that is tracking this criminal and she follows him to DS9, but loses track when he hides within the Doctors mind. Quark is dealing with this criminal trying to help him escape...not because Quark is malicious but because he is greedy. Just when you think Quark is on the side of the good guys, he always shows his true colors. Anyway, in the end the extract the criminals consciousness from Bashir and destroy it.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Star Trek DS9 Episode 8 - Dax

This episode got me thinking about Dax. How does this Dax symbiant thing work? Do they jump into new hosts, or they create their own new bodies? Like was Jadzia Dax just some woman named Jadzia at one point ... like a cleaning lady at a space motel or something?

So in this episode, Dax is accused of a murder that happened back when she was a man Curzon Dax (who was best friends with Sisko at the time). Curzon had an affair with a military generals wife and suddenly the man ends up dead. A group of aliens try to take Dax into custody, but Sisko orders a hearing first. He argues that Dax cannot be charged with the crime because THIS Dax is not that DAX, they are two different beings. I'm not sure I agree. It's still the same symbiant, just with a different skin right? I mean if this is true then Dax could commit a million crimes in this body and then just change hosts and she would be immune from the law.

It's a moot point anyway because the general guy basically ended up killing himself.

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