Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Lineage

Voyager, Season 7
Airdate: 24 January 2001
155 of 168 produced
155 of 168 aired


Tom and B'Elanna learn that they are expecting a child, but B'Elanna has mixed emotions owing to her own difficult biracial childhood.

This "selfie" trend has gone way too far and needs to be STOPPED.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Shattered, Season 7
Airdate: 17 January 2001
154 of 168 produced
154 of 168 aired


When Voyager runs afoul of an Anomaly Of The Week, it is split between different time periods along its trek home to the alpha quadrant.

"You built me a bath tub, you say? Put 'er there, Platonic Life Partner."

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Flesh and Blood, Season 7
Airdate: November 29, 2000
151 of 168 produced
153 of 168 aired


Voyager comes across the results of its decision to share holographic technology with the Hirogen.

Simon Tarses is pissed and he wants revenge...

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Nightingale, Season 7
Airdate: November 22, 2000
153 of 168 produced
152 of 168 aired


Harry finds himself in a difficult spot after he agrees to help an alien race, but learns that they engaged him under false pretenses.

I question Harry's commitment to this assignment, if he is not bringing his primary instrument, the clarinet.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Body and Soul, Season 7
Airdate: November 15, 2000
152 of 168 produced
151 of 168 aired


While out on an away mission, Seven, the Doctor, and Harry are abducted by a race that is fighting a war against holographic beings.

Please don't tell us what you would do with a day in Seven of Nine's body.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Inside Man, Season 7
Airdate: November 8, 2000
150 of 168 produced
150 of 168 aired


When Voyager receives an unexpected holographic visitor from the Alpha Quadrant, they are presented with a novel but dangerous way of getting back home.

I chose blue zinc-oxide so that I would remain inconspicuous. Did it work?

Monday, June 8, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Critical Care, Season 7
Airdate: November 1, 2000
148 of 168 produced
149 of 168 aired


The Doctor is abducted and made to serve within an alien health care system. What he finds there present challenges to his personal ethics.

"Well, your health care system is grotesquely unjust and murderous to its patients. But it's still better than Allstate."

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Repression, Season 7
Airdate: October 25, 2000
149 of 168 produced
148 of 168 aired


Tom and B'Elanna discover a comatose crew mate on their holodeck 1950s movie date, a mystery that leads to a Maquis mutiny.

 "You will never... box... again..."

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Drive, Season 7
Airdate: October 18, 2000
147 of 168 produced
147 of 168 aired


While giving the Delta Flyer II a dry run, Tom and Harry come across a hot-rodding pilot on her way to an interstellar race.

On this week's episode of "Who Wore It Better..."

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Voyager, Season 7: Imperfection, Season 7
Airdate: October 11, 2000
146 of 168 produced
146 of 168 aired


Seven suffers a life threatening malfunction and the crew rallies together to save her.

Hey look, it's a scene from a show I like to call "Good people doing rational things that are in character."

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Voyager, Season7: Unimatrix Zero, Part 2, Season7
"Unimatrix Zero, Part 2"
Airdate: October 4, 2000
145 of 168 produced
145 of 168 aired


The assimilated Voyager crew works to disable the Borg's attack on Unimatrix Zero before its members are destroyed.

"I assimilated a PlayStation 3 from the future to score this sweet blue light."

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Top Ten WTF Moments in Star Trek: Picard

It should probably be apparent at this point that I did not like Star Trek: Picard. It manifestly disappointed me along just about every axis of Star Trek fandom that I possess. But in addition to being grotesquely violent and poorly written, it was also frequently just baffling. Here are my top ten (with some honorable mentions, because they just kept coming) WTF Moments from season one.

Honorable Mentions:

 Oh no! Acid Blood! Bet she didn't see that one coming!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Picard, Season 1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2, Season 1
"Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2"
Airdate: March 26, 2020
10 of 10 produced
10 of 10 aired

A large space standoff occurs. A character dies and is resurrected in perhaps the single most predictable plot development possible. A bunch of characters we can't possibly care about express utterly baseless emotions about characters that we do.

Here it is, folks: the best part of the episode. Save yourself the other 50 minutes and go clean between the tiles in your shower or something.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Picard, Season 1: Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1, Season 1
"Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1"
Airdate: March 19, 2020
9 of 10 produced
9 of 10 aired


Picard and crew reach the planet of the androids, with an armada of Romulan ships close behind them. The Big Secret to why everything else in this season is wrong is revealed, which necessitates a Big Decision by the androids and their supporters.

Agnes is about the break out her Signature Cry Face when an android performs a mind meld on her. Hey, I felt like crying, too.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Picard, Season 1: Broken Pieces, Season 1
"Broken Pieces"
Airdate: March 12, 2020
8 of 10 produced
8 of 10 aired


Flashback scenes attempt to explain and make us care about the plot of the preceding seven episodes. Plus: More Murder!

"We are the Borg. We have assimilated horrendous UI design. Ergonomics are futile."

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Picard, Season 1: Nepenthe, Season 1
Airdate: March 5, 2020
7 of 10 produced
7 of 10 aired


Picard decides to postpone the main plot yet again in order to visit some friends that he arbitrarily decided not to a few episodes ago.

Three characters we actually care about who are also not actively murdering, betraying, or lying to anyone. BORING!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Picard, Season 1: The Impossible Box, Season 1
"The Impossible Box"
Airdate: February 27, 2020
6 of 10 produced
6 of 10 aired


Picard finally reaches the Borg Cube, while, with impeccable timing, Soji learns that her life is a lie.

This year's hottest gift - beautiful statuette and girlfriend irradiator! Only 19.99 space bucks!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Third Opinion: Picard, Season 1 - Stardust City Rag

Picard, Season 1
"Stardust City Rag"
Airdate: February 20, 2020
5 of 10 produced
5 of 10 aired


Picard, Season 1: Stardust City Rag – A turning point for my opinion of this season. An additional opinion from Beth Calderon (Matthew's sister).

We're with you, Seven. Make it a double.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Picard, Season 1: Stardust City Rag, Season 1
"Stardust City Rag"
Airdate: February 20, 2020
5 of 10 produced
5 of 10 aired


The latest episode of Picard wastes an entire hour killing two canon characters for no reason, delivering one piece of pertinent plot information (that we already knew), and SHOCK TWISTS one of the leads. Or, "another day another dollar" for Kurtzman-Trek.

"Ah em Pepe LePew! Please disregard ze gory murder you just witnessed and laugh along with ze hilariteee!"

Monday, February 17, 2020

Picard, Season 1: Absolute Candor, Season 1
"Absolute Candor"
Airdate: February 13, 2020
4 of 10 produced
4 of 10 aired


Picard postpones his desperate mission for yet another interlude, this time on a Romulan colony planet, where he tries to convince a male Romulan Warrior Nun to join his quest.

I never liked children, you know. Except for psychotically violent ones. So you're OK, kid.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Picard, Season 1: The End is the Beginning
Picard, Season 1
"The End Is The Beginning"
Airdate: February 6, 2020
3 of 10 produced
3 of 10 aired


Picard finally launches his mission after three episodes of setup. We are introduced to yet more characters and confusing plot elements. Actors do their jobs well.

In our open concept Bro Loft, we have plenty of room for rollerskating, hackey sack, and saying "engage."

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Picard, Season 1: Maps and Legends, Season 1
"Maps and Legends"
Airdate: January 30, 2020
2 of 10 produced
2 of 10 aired


Picard resolves to discover who murdered Dahj. To do so, he seeks help from Starfleet, and when that fails, from his old friends who happened not to be on TNG.

Hey baby. How much time was supposed to have passed between this and our last scene?

Friday, January 24, 2020

Picard, Season 1: Remembrance, Season 1
Airdate: January 23, 2020
1 of 10 produced
1 of 10 aired


Retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard is roused out of his retirement by a mysterious young woman who may be the offspring of his long-dead android friend. 

 Live long and KICK YOU IN THE FACE!!!!!!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Voyager, Season 6: Unimatrix Zero, Season 6
"Unimatrix Zero"
Airdate: May 17, 2000
144 of 168 produced
144 of 168 aired


Seven of Nine goes to sleep and finds herself in a strange dream world - full of assimilated Borg who have thrown off their shackles, and a romantic partner she had forgotten.

From a purely chiropractic standpoint, the Borg are totally superior.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Voyager, Season 6 : The Haunting of Deck Twelve, Season 6
"The Haunting of Deck Twelve"
Airdate: May 17, 2000
143 of 168 produced
143 of 168 aired


The Borg children are awoken by a strange power outage and press their caretaker Neelix for more details with regard to the mysterious events of the past few weeks.


Friday, January 10, 2020

Voyager, Season 6: Life Line, Season 6
"Life Line"
Airdate: May 10, 2000
141 of 168 produced
142 of 168 aired


When a two-way line of communication is established between the Pathfinder project and Voyager, the Doctor requests to be sent to the Alpha Quadrant in order to treat his creator for a terminal condition.

 It's two, two, TWO Doctors for the price of one!