Rheinman

Rheinman

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6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'The Next... · 0 replies · +3 points

It also indicates a strong case of Xenophillia. Imagine an alien race possessing a physical trait that your species does not have, and becoming so fascinated with it that you dedicate your life to trimming and shaping that trait into aesthetically pleasing forms.

Scuse me, I'm off to shape my bonsai.

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'The Next... · 0 replies · +1 points

I loved "Amos and Andrew." Funny, and very, very politically incorrect.

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 0 replies · +3 points

I disliked this episode for two main reasons that are intertwined. First, the episode is trope overdosed on the usual courtroom shenanigans we all have seen in various courtroom dramas since "Perry Mason."

Second, Odo's investigation and travel moves at the speed of plot, and is furthered along in time to match the various twists and turns of the hearing. How far is this planet from Bajor? How much travel time is involved much less spending time looking around before Odo finds the one person who can help his investigation? How does he convince her to come back in time for the "dramatic courtroom reveal" at the end of the trial? And how is there enough time to accomplish all this when the arbiter wanted the case wrapped up in time for dinner?

I know it's useless to expect logical consistency in a fantasy about interstellar adventures, but it just seems to be lazy writing to me. My $0.02.

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 1 reply · +9 points

"For instance, Trills can have sexual relationships but most choose not to."

I took this as JD letting Bashir down easy, until he refused to take the hint.

There's such a thing as being too eager, Dr. Bashir. It took me until I was 20 to figure that out, he seems to be taking longer.

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 1 reply · +5 points

"Q mentions an insect bite, literally leaving Vash aging in the dust. She turns back to normal, but I'm now a bit worried since...if Q could do that... *shudders* "

This is further support that Q is on par with Trelane and the foster parents of Charlie X from The Original Series. Omnipotent, but lacking (or ignoring) a moral compass.

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 0 replies · +10 points

Now I can’t get Sovak singing “Stop Using Sex as a Weapon” by Pat Benatar out of my head.

You’re welcome.

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 0 replies · +9 points

So Vash is not above using oo-mox to get her way in negotiations with a Ferengi. And her technique is… very aggressive. I’m imagining similar scenes if both parties were human, and it’s not something you can show on basic cable. ;-)

It makes sense that Star Trek’s Indiana Jones analogue would be very familiar with Ferengi customs and culture, above and beyond her relationship with Sovak. Who else but the Ferengi would you go to to sell cultural artifacts of dubious provenance?

It also brings some added dimension to her relationship to Sovak in ST:TNG “Captain’s Holiday,” he seemed way more angry and upset than if she had just betrayed him in a business deal. He could have realized she was using oo-mox as a weapon, and it didn’t mean as much to her as it did to him.

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Agent Ca... · 0 replies · +3 points

"He was going to keep tinkering, trying to get another Steve, and who knows what that would have ended up as?"

Perhaps a giant green rage-monster?

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 0 replies · +6 points

I see it as being both fine print and in another language as well.

Probably best not to sign a contract with clauses in a different language that you don't understand.

Andy Warhol said, "Art is what you can get away with." I think that the Ferengi motto is that "Business is what you can get away with."

Still not nice to put sexual harassment into the contract terms. I wonder if Roddenberry liked including a race of pervs so he could tell more of those kind of stories.

6 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Deep Spa... · 0 replies · +1 points

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