Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Voyager, Season 5: Night

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlVoyager, Season 5
"Night"
Airdate: October 14, 1998
94 of 168 produced
94 of 168 aired

Introduction

Voyager is mired in a vast, empty space devoid of visible stars, and looks to be stuck there for another two years. The psychological effect this has on the crew, especially the Captain, is pronounced. A chance encounter with a new species breaks the tedium and presents new challenges.

Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don't know what to do. Love!



Friday, July 7, 2017

Deep Space Nine Season 7 Recap

Deep Space Nine Season 7 Recap

Introduction

Deep Space Nine has come to a close. Did it go out with a bang? A whimper? Some gurgling sound somewhere in between? How will we get our Garak fix now?

This photo feels odd to me. Quark is up top (and possibly on a footstool), which makes sense given his stature. But then shorties Kira and Ezri are down below, while towering hulk Work is at the very top? Awkward.




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: What You Leave Behind

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlDeep Space Nine, Season 7
"What You Leave Behind"
Airdate: June 2, 1999
173 of 173 produced
173 of 173 aired

Introduction

Here we are. The end of another Trek franchise. The Dominion War will end, one way or the other. Dukat and Winn's enter the final stage of the plan to release the Pah Wraiths. Will the crew survive? Will the Federation?


 Kira and Odo end their romance much as they began it - surrounded by an unconvincing puddle of goo.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: The Dogs of War

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlDeep Space Nine, Season 7
"The Dogs of War"
Airdate: May 26, 1999
171 of 173 produced
171 of 173 aired

Introduction

Kira, Garak, and Damar arrive on Cardassia to spearhead the resistance. Quark learns that he will become the next Grand Nagus from a garbled subspace transmission. Bashir and Ezri annoy both viewers and fellow characters with their budding romance. Kasidy Yates discovers that she is pregnant. The show runners realize they have to shoehorn in every possible remaining plot line before the finale.

 That guy up there beaming away is me, in hopes of escaping the Bashir/Ezri storyline.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Extreme Measures

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2cSzwLTVCmw/WOce4MGfjuI/AAAAAAAAFuY/kDBT3qHE0twlitR-EET847oFP35ocqjJACLcB/s1600/7.pngDeep Space Nine, Season 7
"Extreme Measures"
Airdate: May 19, 1999
171 of 173 produced
171 of 173 aired

Introduction

Bashir and O'Brien risk everything for a chance to save Odo from the Changeling virus.

Director Sloan surrounded by documentation of all the outlandish conspiracies his organization has engineered. Rigged Elections, Russian moles, obstruction of justice... you know, that kind of stuff.



Friday, April 7, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Tacking Into The Wind

Deep Space Nine, Season 7

Airdate: May 12, 1999
170 of 173 produced
170 of 173 aired

Introduction

While Kira and Odo struggle to collaborate with the Cardassian insurgents, tensions between Martok and Gowron come to a head.


Worf finds the Chancellor getup to be an ill-fitting and quickly dated 90s look.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: When It Rains...

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlDeep Space Nine, Season 7
Airdate: May 5, 1999
169 of 173 produced
169 of 173 aired

Introduction

After their defeat, the alliance regroups. The Klingons see leadership changes at the top, while Kira finds herself in the odd position of helping the Cardassians wage a successful guerilla war.


And Dukat learns that looking at naughty books really can make you go blind.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: The Changing Face of Evil

http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.htmlDeep Space Nine, Season 7
"The Changing Face of Evil"
Airdate: April 28, 1999
168 of 173 produced
168 of 173 aired

IntroductionThings come to a head all over the Alpha Quadrant, as the Breen attack Earth, the Federation launches a counterattack, Dukat is revealed to Kai Winn, and Damar begins his rebellion against the Dominion. Exciting!

 Poor Solbor is unexpectedly penetrated.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kid's Guide: TOS Episodes 1-5

Welcome to the first of many posts detailing recommendations for when and if Star Trek episodes are appropriate for kids. I have 5 year-old and 2 year-old sons, and I am very keen on introducing them to Star Trek. I also want to do it before other lesser forms of popular entertainment make inroads that are too deep. With that said, I don't think a sequential watch-through is called for at this point. For one thing, it's too much screen time. But for another, which episodes are appropriate? Which ones are entertaining enough to hold the attention of a youngster?

So I'm going to rate these episodes on a few axes and then spit-ball an age that I think is appropriate for each. The axes will be: Violence and Scariness, Sexual Content, Big Ideas, and Entertainment Value.

So, here goes!

TOS Season 1 Episode 1: The Man Trap


 HI KIDS!!! Want to watch some Star Trek?!?!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Deep Space Nine, Season 7: Strange Bedfellows


http://www.treknobabble.net/p/rating-system.html
Deep Space Nine, Season 7
"Strange Bedfellows"
Airdate: April 21, 1999
167 of 173 produced
167 of 173 aired

Introduction

Damar is pushed to his breaking point by the manipulations of Weyoun. Kai Winn discovers just how far her lust for power will push her to go. Also, some stuff happens to Worf, Dax, Sisko, and Kasidy.


Mirror, mirror on the wall... who's the most reminiscent of congressional Republicans circa 2017 of them all?