Monday, July 31, 2017

Episode Review - Death Wish (Voyager, Season 2)

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Overview – The crew of Voyager accidentally free a member of the Q Continuum from a unique comet that the rest of the Continuum had imprisoned him over three centuries ago. When Q, known to have caused much mischief to Picard on the Enterprise, arrives, Janeway becomes the arbiter for a hearing to determine if the newly released Q will be imprisoned again or be allowed his one true desire: death. 

Dueling Qs

Score: 9/10 – I really think that this episode is one of the strongest from Voyager’s second season. Since Voyager started, fans have been wanting the ever-popular Q to make an appearance. The issue at stake here was how to do so with a story that was worthy of this monumental occurrence. “Death Wish” gives us that. Creator Michael Piller was given the idea from his son, Shawn, and it provided a way for Q to come to voyager in a way that was not so contrived. By introducing Quinn (which is how I will refer to the suicidal Q from this point on), we are given a reason for Q (played once more with brilliance and wickedly impishness John de Lancie) to appear in the Delta Quadrant. Quinn is fascinating to me as a character. Played by Gerrit Graham (whom we saw previously in DS9’s first season episode “Captive Pursuit”), he is able to grab onto the mischievous quality common to most Q, but brought a bit down to Earth by his weariness with an immortal existence. Most of all, what works best in this episode is the superb on-screen chemistry between Q and Janeway. This is the third captain that Q has tangled with. Picard set the standard and his relationship with Q was always entertaining. Sisko only got one shot, and while he hadnled Q well, from a story point the fire just wasn’t there. With Janeway, Q takes things to a different place. The banter is there, but it is different. This refreshes the character of Q, and the theme of the story being the place of euthanasia in society gives Q an opportunity to change. While much of the rest of the cast is relegated to the background, we get some great scenes for Tuvok and Janeway.

Q(uinn) attempts to end his life...and causes all the men on the ship to vanish

Relevance – 2 points. One point for setting the stage for the rest of the Q-centered episodes that will follow on Voyager. Because of Quinn’s death, Q rethinks his attitude towards the Continuum, and causes him to go back to his rebel ways. Another point is scored for a quick list of Q’s previous antics (most notably introducing the Federation to the Borg).

The game of hide and seek continues

Continuity – 3 points. Story wise this works well. It would make sense that when Janeway hears that “Q” is on the ship, she declares red alert and braces herself for a tough go. Universe continuity also works well, and we get a rare glimpse as to what life in the Q continuum is like. Character continuity is good as well. I thought even Q was true to himself throughout the episode, despite the growth and change he underwent.

Everyone has been the scarecrow

Character Development – 2 points. Q gets the most treatment and growth here, and while he is not a main character on the show, he is a beloved character that now spans three series. While this may not score points in this category, it does deserve a mention. I also feel that Janeway gets some significant development and lays the foundation for what will be an entertaining rivalry between her and Q. Much of the main cast becomes glorified extras here, but Tuvok does get to tangle his logic as he advocates for Quinn.

Best double-face-palm in Trek. Vulcans.

Social Commentary – 3 points. Even today many governments in the world are conflicted by the debate around a person’s right to die. As much as we would like to think that all lives are important, what happens when one is overcome by the pains of life to the point that they want to end it? Does Quinn have a lot to contribute? Of course he does. He would have been invaluable to the Voyager crew. And yet he would have been miserable and therefor chose to end his life. Is this right? That is a hard question to answer and evokes much emotion, but that is what makes the social commentary so relevant. While we continue to grapple with this issue, this episode gives us a lot to consider and helps us better understand both sides of the argument.

The Q Continuum

Cool Stuff – 3 points. Of course we score a point for Q. The show is almost always a bit more special when this omnipotent rascal blips onto the screen. John de Lancie is true form and pulls off one of his better outings as Q. I enjoyed the exploration of the Q Continuum itself, with its whimsical portrayal of the long highway, with various Q playing the different parts, from the dog to the scarecrow. I also award a point for the appearance of Q’s witnesses. Issac Newton appears again (this time as a non-holographic entity) and we get to see William T. Riker again (it’s always nice to see Johnathan Frakes), but I love how the second witness, the hippy responsible for saving Woodstock, is named after the actor that plays him. The story goes that the character had a different name, but upon meeting actor Maury Ginsberg, the Michael Piller loved his name so much that they changed it in the script. This makes him the second character to share the same name as the character, but the first person to have that honor for a character that was not himself (Stephan Hawking played himself in a TNG episode). That’s a bit of obscure trivia for your day!

The witnesses are called

Rank – Admiral (22 points). This is definitely a must watch and shows some of the strength in Voyager. Q was such a popular character on TNG that fans had been clamoring for his return in every follow-up series. While his appearance on Deep Space Nine was not terrible, it was only decent at best. On Voyager, however, they were able to bring him into the show in a way that was more than just another Q running a muck episode. This episode is Star Trek at its best.

The comet where Quinn was found

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Episode Review - Aquiel (Next Generation, Season 6)

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Overview – The Enterprise arrives at a distant communication relay station to find it deserted, with the sole exception of one of the officer’s pet dog being found alive on the station. One of the missing officers, Aquiel Uhnari, is eventually found, and she soon becomes romantically involved with Geordi La Forge. Unfortunately, she also become a prime suspect in a murder investigation.

Score: 4/10 – OK, this may not be a particularly bad episode, but it is definitely weak. Once again, the writers try to give La Forge someone to be in love with. The poor engineer has had less luck in love than the android, so another attempt is made. The problem is that his love interest, Lieutenant Uhnari, is not really a good match for him. The relationship seems to have been forced. The character herself is feisty and has some potential, and she is portrayed well Renee Jones. I just don’t see how the two can get together so quickly, especially given the circumstances and their conflicting personalities. Normally, a person like Aquiel would seem to irritate Geordi more than attract him. The chemistry between the two was lacking. What saves this episode is an interesting murder mystery. It seems that the obvious suspects, Aquiel and an overly nosey Klingon named Morag, are innocent. Doctor Crusher eventually discovers that there is a coalescent organism that can take the likeness of the lifeforms it feeds on. The twist at the end, the fact that it was (SPOILER ALERT!!!!) the dog was a bit of a surprise. The idea of the coalescent organism is neat, the execution of it (both literally and figuratively) however was lacking. Even in the 90s and TNG, special effects should have given us a better look to the ultimate body snatcher.

Is this a potential threat, or an ugly bean bag chair?

Relevance – 0 points. I watched this episode a few days before writing this review. I really cannot see anything that connects it to anything else in Star Trek. This is not a weakness to the story (as I already pointed out, there were plenty of those to go around), but rather it leaves the casual viewer with not much of a reason to watch this episode. It doesn’t give you much insight into anything that has happened before, and if you miss it you don’t miss out on anything else to come.

Continuity - 2 points. Here we can score some points for this episode. Nothing contradicts the establish Trek universe, nor do we see confliction within the telling of the story, so two points are scored here. I will deduct the point for character continuity. I get the Geordi is lonely, and he is always on the lookout for romance. He has a soft spot for the damsel in distress, but Aquiel just does not seem to be his type. I am not convinced that she would have been attracted to La Forge, and Geordi likely would have been long turned off by her attitude. I believe that they created the character of Aquiel with the intent to make her a recurring one if she and Geordi hit it off well. I don’t think they did, so we never saw her again.

Character Development – 1 point. Geordi gets some much-needed attention, but this does not do him much good. He gets the girl for a bit, just to find out she might be a killer. It is nice to see him in some action (not talking about the romance part, either) as he takes on the coalescent organism at the end, but there is really little that advances his character.

Social Commentary – 0 points. Scratching my head here. Don’t jump to conclusions too quickly? Don’t get involved with a murder suspect? Don’t turn your back on your girlfriend’s dog when there is a coalescent organism lurking around? Honestly, I cannot think of anything that really gives good commentary on today’s world.

Cool Stuff – 2 points. I will score a point for the idea of the coalescent organism. While the graphics left a lot to be desired, the concept was cool. It was neat seeing the remnants of the organism take the form of Crusher’s hand. I will also score a point for the Canar stones that telepathically link two people. Just don’t confuse your canar with your kanar.

Rank – Ensign (9 points). This episode was a swing and a miss for an otherwise great season of TNG. Geordi does deserve better, both in love and in stories.

Here's your killer!
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Episode Review - Sacrifice of Angels (Deep Space Nine, Season 6)

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Overview – The battle to retake Deep Space Nine has begun, and the Federation is determined to succeed. Captain Sisko leads the fleet into a battle where they are totally outnumbered. Back on the station, Kira and the other members of her resistance cell try to devise a plan that will prevent the Dominion from deactivating the minefield and free Rom from prison before he is executed. Odo must finally pick a side to be on as everything converges on the outcome of this important battle.

Trying to stop the minefield from being destroyed

Score: 9/10 – For the last five episodes we fans have been enjoying the ride that has built to this moment: the retaking of Deep Space Nine. The final episode in this six-episode arc does not disappoint. The space battle is the biggest seen in Trek so far, and the stakes for our characters have never been higher. The writers did a commendable job over all six episodes in building these characters to this moment. In addition to the action, we experience humor, suspense, exciting thrills, and heart-breaking loss. Strong acting from many of the actors further adds to the feel of this episode. Special recognition must be given to Marc Alaimo as Gul Dukat, who gives a tour de force performance as this Cardassian runs the gambit of emotions. It is said that Ira Steven Behr decided to expand the story from five episodes into six, and he made the right call here. This was an almost perfect episode to wrap things up on. The one thing that I wish would have been done a little better was the tragedy that Garak finds upon returning to the station. It would have been nice to have devoted a bit more time to this, but for the most part his sorrow is adequately addressed.

One of DS9's most tragic scenes

Relevance - 3 points. A point is scored for the death of Tora Ziyal as it provides the catalyst for the tipping point of Dukat’s madness, as well as giving us a heart-wrenching tie up to the Garak-Ziyal love story. Another point is scored for the beginning of the resolution between Kira and Odo, who have been moving apart for much of the last few episodes. The resolution will carry forward into the next episode. We also see Quark save Kira and the others in the resistance as he breaks them out of the holding cells in security. This debt of gratitude will be repaid by Kira later in the show. Finally, the intervention of the Prophets/wormhole aliens in stopping Dominion reinforcements from the Gamma Quadrant will have repercussions for Ben Sisko and his crew. While they saved the Alpha Quadrant this time, it will come at a price later in the series. 

Holding his dead daughter.

Continuity – 3 points. Everything across the board checks out here. Story continuity is good. Nothing contradicts anything else here. Universe continuity works out as well. Character continuity is well maintained with the progression of several main characters and many of the recurring ones. A particular example is Quark attempting the prison break of Kira’s resistance. It is typical Quark when he uses the comedic classic of “Nobody move!” and then tells someone to move. Afterwards, when he has killed his first Jem’Hadar soldiers, he is in a bit of shock, which is what we would expect of the self-professed people person. Another example is in the scene where the Defiant’s crew boards the station amidst great celebration. There are warm reunions aplenty, except for poor Garak. As he looks for Ziyal, he overhears someone mention that Kira was in the infirmary with Ziyal. That is exactly where Kira would have been. She loved Ziyal almost like a daughter, and as happy as she was to see the Dominion gone, she would not have been anywhere else but beside the lifeless body of her friend.

Quark makes his stand.

Character Development – 3 points. Oh boy, where do I start. Let’s begin with Quark. Our resident bartender finally gets his hands dirty in recruiting Ziyal to assist him in springing Kira, Rom, and the others from security. He finds a great deal of courage within himself, even going to the point where he kills a pair of Jem’Hadar guards in doing so. Kira and Odo also get a great deal of attention as their relationship slowly begins the healing process. Ben Sisko also gives the Prophets an ultimatum after they try to stop him from sacrificing himself to stop the Dominion fleet. Most of all, we see some great development in some of our beloved secondary characters. Dukat, as mentioned before, had been slowly losing his wits during this episode (and some would say before), but when Damar kills Ziyal in front of him, he is shoved beyond the breaking point. His madness will eventually lead him to the Pah Wraiths. Damar also sees his course change with the firing of his phaser as his action will give him the position of the new leader of Cardassia. This will also lead to some interesting developments in the final season story arc.

Dukat is broken

Social Commentary – 2 points. Again, with so much happening, this category took some reflection on my part. Mostly, this story talks about sacrifice. Sisko and his crew are willing to sacrifice everything to retake DS9. Kira and her cohorts are willing to sacrifice everything to stop the Dominion. Sometimes the sacrifice is too much. I felt that this is where the episode should have done more. There should have been more sacrifice. Yes, many ships were lost. Yes, Ziyal dies in the end. Yes, the full cost of this victory will not be felt until later in the season and series. I can’t help but wish that the price would have been a little heavier for the crew. Some bad injuries or something. Still, a good topic to ponder.

The Dominion fleet in the wormhole

Cool Stuff – 3 points. One point must be scored for the battle. It is arguably one of the most epic space battles in all of Trek history, far greater than anything seen before. While the series finale has the grandest space fights of them all, this one raised the bar for the rest of Trek. Another point is scored for Quark’s jail break. He gets pushed well outside his comfort zone here, and it gives us some fun and cool moments. I also want to score a point here for Ziyal’s death. Her character has always been one of tragedy. She was a daughter of a Cardassian dictator and a Bajoran mistress that he loved. Neither world wanted her, yet she became a symbol of the healing between the two bitterest of enemies. She was what some have argued the only good that came from Dukat. Despite all her hardships, she was a beacon of hope through her art. She even found a way into the heart of our not-so-simple tailor, Garak. She was the girl who never lied who found love with the man who could never reveal the whole truth. When Damar killed her for her betrayal in helping Kira, it wasn’t just Dukat who screamed out in denial, it was all of us. I also love the final scene between Sisko and Dukat, when Dukat returns Ben’s baseball that had been left as a message to the Dominion. It was a great way of making that symbol go full circle.

One of the many cool battle scenes

Rank – Admiral (23 points). If you have made it this far into the series, there is no reason to miss this episode. It is a near perfect ending to the ambitious story that was the beginning of Deep Space Nine’s sixth season.

"Time to start packing"

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Episode Review - The Ultimate Computer (Original Series, Season 2)

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Overview – The Enterprise is ordered to serve as a test vessel for a new computer system, the M5, which has been designed by the brilliant scientist Dr. Richard Daystrom. The M5 is designed to take over the functioning of the ship, which distresses Kirk more than a little. As the battle drill begins, the M5 begins to act in a way that is far more than its designer had originally intended, and Kirk and his officers are suddenly in a real life and death scenario.

Score: 8/10 – This is a great episode, due largely to the complex and tragic character of Richard Daystrom. Played brilliantly by William Marshall, Daystrom is as compelling as guest stars come in Star Trek. He is brilliant, driven, and devoted to his work. That is countered by feelings that have given him a motive to prove himself at any cost. He used his own engrams to make the M5 more efficient and human-like, unaware that his own insecurities and resentment towards his lack of recent success was setting the scene for a nervous breakdown. This leads the M5 to be a seriously flawed piece of technology. It begins to take over non-vital ship systems, attacks unnecessary targets, and eventually begins to attack the Federation fleet that had been assembled as part of the test. We quickly see Daystrom’s descent into madness and the skeleton crew left on the Enterprise scramble to retake control of the ship from the ever-dangerous M5. All the while Kirk, Spock, and McCoy have a philosophical look at the use of technology and its roe in humanity’s society. There is suspense, action, drama, and even some humor mixed in. There are also a few interesting lines that to this day cause me to raise my eyebrows a little. Of particular note is the M-5, when describing why it cannot commit murder, says that murder is “against the laws of man and God”. While nothing in Star Trek has suggested that there is no religion on Earth in the 23rd Century, this is one of the mere handful of references of God in any meaningful context.

Relevance – 2 points. Richard Daystrom, despite his breakdown and setback in this episode, will eventually go on to wither found or be the inspiration for the Daystom Institute that is referenced to in the Next Generation and subsequent sequel series. Another point is scored for Kirk quoting from John Masefield’s poem “Sea Fever”. He recites “All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by”, which he will also recite in Star Trek V. This line is also on the USS Defiant’s dedication plaque.

Continuity – 2 points. Character continuity is strong here, especially among the trifecta of focus (Kirk, Spock, and McCoy). As the idea of the M5 replacing Kirk and many of the crew on the Enterprise is presented, Kirk shows a realistic resistance to the notion. McCoy, ever he humanist, speaks out quite vocally against the thought of computers further running things in his life. While initially Kirk and McCoy joke that Spock would feel more at home with computers and machines rather than humans, Spock responds that while computers make excellent servants, he has no desire to serve under them. He shows that the starship runs best when the crew has loyalty to its captain. Universe continuity also works, as once again we see how a super intelligent computer can be more of a danger than a benefit. Story continuity runs into a bit of a problem for me. When the M5 attacks the wargame fleet with full power, Commodore Wesley blames Kirk for the attack. What doesn’t work for me is that it was Wesley who ordered Kirk to have the M5 installed on the Enterprise and should have known that it was the M5 in control, not Kirk.  

Character Development – 2 points. This episode is a good example of how to balance a phenomenal guest star while still giving the main cast some good development. While McCoy ad Spock both get a fair bit of screen time in this episode, this story focuses on Kirk as he tries to come to terms with the possibility that he is not as essential to the functioning of the ship as he had originally believed. This is shown very well when asked what his recommendations are for an away team mission. The M5 assigns a different junior science officer, and then does not assign McCoy or Kirk to the team. Kirk seems a little put in his place when the M5 explains that the captain’s presence is not necessary on this mission, which goes against Kirk’s desire to be where the action is. Kirk still manages to show how the human soul can be superior to a computer when he uses his instincts to save the Enterprise and the crew still aboard from being destroyed by Commodore Wesley’s wargames fleet by keeping the shields down, gambling that Wesley’s compassion will overrule his orders to destroy the Enterprise.  

Social Commentary – 3 points. There are several messages or meanings that can be drawn from this episode. Most obvious is the ever-enduring question concerning the replacing of man with machine. Kirk admits that only a fool would stand in the way of progress, while McCoy reminds Kirk that “we are all sorry for the other guy when he loses his job to a machine. When it comes to your job, that’s different.” Indeed, the modernization of our society makes more jobs obsolete causes many of us concern, and we debate whether replacing the human element is truly a more efficient system or a better system, or even if efficient and better are the same thing. On a different note, the character of Daystrom provides an interesting commentary on the dangers of putting too much pressure on oneself to repeat past success. Daystrom had great success early in his career, leading to the many of the computer systems currently being used in Starfleet. He resented the under-appreciation from his peers and felt left behind as the research went on. In many fields of work and study we may find ourselves in a similar situation, thinking that we have achieved greatness and finding ourselves quickly left behind in our past glories. It can be taxing to our mental health.

Cool Stuff – 2 points. One point for Dr. Daystrom. In future series, his name is the attached to a renown research institution. Knowing that makes this character even more compelling as we get to see the man behind the legend. Another point is scored for the M5, which takes its place among the most problematic computers that have threatened the crew of the Enterprise.

Rank – Captain (19 points). A strong and worthy episode. Daystrom is a great guest character, and there is a little something for everyone to enjoy. I highly recommend that everyone watches this episode.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Episode Review - Revulsion (Voyager, Season 4)

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Overview – The EMH and Lieutenant Torres respond to a distress call from an alien starship’s holographic crewmember. When they arrive at the ship, they soon learn that the hologram they are helping is hiding something dark and sinister. Meanwhile, on Voyager, Harry Kim has been ordered to set up an astrometrics lab with Seven of Nine. Seven notices that Harry is displaying a romantic interest in her, and things get out of hand very quickly.

Score: 7/10 – This episode has two dueling storylines. One, the main story, is a dark thriller that has Torres and the Doctor struggling to survive against a malfunctioning hologram that has psychotic tendencies. The suspense is huge in this episode, and skilled actor Leland Orser, in one of his four Trek roles, delivers the creepy in a big way with the character of Dejaren. The other story balances out the darkness of the first with a more comical romantic failure of Harry Kim that gives us the almost obligatory Seven of Nine angle. This being early in Season 4, Seven has to be a prominent fixture in one way or another. I think that was the eleventh commandment at the time. While the two stories balance each other quite well, the Kim-Seven angle fell a bit flat. There is definitely some chemistry, but the writers almost intentionally caused it to blow up in Harry’s face, and he never seems to even try to recover from it. Plus, I was not sure of when Seven gives the now infamous line of “take off your clothes” if she was joking or being matter-of-fact. If it was meant to be humorous, it did so in an awkward way. This episode also seemed to be used as filler for a lot of stuff that may be significant later, but for this particular episode didn’t seem to be relevant to the episode’s main stories. Examples of this are Tuvok’s promotion and Tom and B’Ellana’s first kiss. Still, it is an enjoyable episode that gives us some good chuckles and a couple jumps.

Relevance - 3 points. One point is scored for Torres and Paris taking their relationship to the next level. Two episodes prior to this (“Day of Honor”), the two had admitted feelings for each other. Well, those feelings were embraced when B’Elanna initially thought to just sweep it under the rug. Another point is scored for Paris bringing up Harry’s past failed love interest, including the hologram he fell for in “Alter Ego”. A final point is scored for the beginning of the astrometrics lab that will become Seven of Nine’s main work area. If that was not enough, Tuvok gets promoted (finally) to Lieutenant Commander.

Continuity - 2 points. The story continuity works for this episode. If you are a stickler for time sequencing, when you consider the events of the previous two episodes (“Day of Honor” and “Nemesis”), it seems that these three episodes all occurred within a week’s worth of time. Universe continuity also checks out here. I am deducting a point for Seven of Nine’s attempt at humor when she propositions Harry Kim. It is almost as if Seven is joking when she tells Harry to take off is clothes. It seemed a bit early for Seven to try to be funny, a sentiment that actress Jeri Ran has stated.

Character Development – 3 points. Obviously, the Doctor gets some attention as he interacts with Dejaren and first help and later stop him. He also learns to loosen up a little as he saw how unstable Dejaren’s obsession with cleanliness became. Torres also gets some attention as she tries to deal with the unstable hologram, and the events of this episode bring her and the Doctor closer together. She also moves her relationship with Tom to the next level, which also adds to his character development. Harry and Seven also progress their characters along, making the evil hologram story almost as footnote to moving along at least five of the core characters. While some of the development may have zero to do with the central story, there are many significant things that happen for many of the characters.

Social Commentary – 2 points. So much happened, but what message does it give us? Perhaps we can learn to always be mindful of our biases. The Doctor wanted to be a part of the away mission to help a fellow holographic lifeform. He wanted to help Dejaren achieve what he achieved. However, we are a bit limited as to how we can help someone who is “broken”. It also gives us some insight into the dangers associated with obsessive behaviors if they are left unchecked. As few things to think on.

Cool Stuff – 2 points. I give a point here for the character of Dejaren. Leland Orser gives a convincing performance as the eerie holographic psychopath, and the character is straight out of a nightmare (in a good way). I also liked how he used his holographic nature when he tried to kill Torres. For a second point, we look to Tuvok. Even though it really added nothing to the story or the episode, I must say that it is about time that our Vulcan security chief receive his promotion. If there was one thing that bugged me about voyager’s command structure, it was the lack of Lt. Commanders.

Rank – Captain (19 points). This is definitely an episode to watch, in spite of a bit of clutter. If the fun, sometimes scary story of a neat-freak psychotic hologram is not enough, consider this. By not watching this episode, you will miss out on Tom and B’Elanna’s first kiss, Tuvok’s promotion, and Harry totally embarrassing himself in front of Seven of Nine. 

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