Mar. 16th, 2014

ext_2512: ([tng] deanna is horrified)
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Overall Reaction: The only notes I have in the episode say "oh god creepy creepy" and "stop making Keiko and Miles' relationship always terrible" and then the rest are about everyone's fashion choices. WHY DO I KEEP LETTING SO MUCH TIME PASS BETWEEN WATCHING EPISODES AND POSTING. Fail, Emma. Fail.

Here, have some screencaps of horror and horr...ible fashion:





And finally, Troi looking as tired as I was when I watched this episode:



I remember liking this episode -- it was atmospheric and unsettling and it gave Deanna something to do -- but I got nothing else.

Star Rating: ***

Quote of the Episode: "This is a little souvenir I picked up from Magus III. That was setting number one. Anyone wanna see setting number two?" (Guinan, being a badass with a gun)
ext_2512: ([ds9] kira)
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Episode Notes: All my notes were about rank pips.

Overall Reaction: Oh my god, Geordi had a lady friend! An unfraught lady friend! She calls him her "little brother" and she gives him not so great dating advice and there's hugging and she saves him with the power of friendship! No kissing! Even Geordi shamefully misrepresenting himself as a swingin' bachelor with his pick of the ladies could not sour this experience for me.

Also there was a plot, but I watched this last September or something. I'm just trying to power through my backlog so I can watch a new episode tonight.

Star Rating: ***

Quote of the Episode:
"You know I'm not a threat. The others, Mendez, Brevelle, they don't exist as Humans anymore. But a part of you still does. You're not one of them yet, Geordi. I can help you if you'll just trust me. I know what's going on inside of you - the war you're fighting with yourself. Your Humanity slipping away. The instinct to run. It's overpowering. But they know how to beat it now, Geordi. Look at me! I've come back, Geordi. Let me take you back, too." (Susanna, being a friiiiend)
ext_2512: ([actors] books are fun!)
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Episode Notes: Guess who's back (back again)? Broccoli's back (tell a friend) )

Overall Reaction: My first thought was OH MY GOD IT'S BROCCOLI and my second thought was IS HE GETTING REAL THERAPY? PLEASE TELL ME HE'S GETTING REAL THERAPY. I'm not sure he is getting real therapy, and if he is, it's still from Deanna, which seems counterproductive to me. But I honestly did enjoy this episode. Dwight Schultz is a solid performer, and I feel a great deal of empathy for Barclay. The Flowers for Algernon plot is always an interesting one, and it was entertaining to see him waltzing around the Enterprise, imperiously correcting Einstein and greatly improving his Cyrano de Bergerac performance.

Star Rating: ***

Quote of the Episode:
"Has Mr. Barclay done anything that could be considered... potentially threatening?"
"Well... he did make a pass at me last night. A good one." (Picard and Troi)
ext_2512: ([tng] picard/q)
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First off, you can't have a recap without Captain Picard in his shorty pajamas:



Oh, and why not:




Episode Notes: Was I drunk when I watched this episode, or just DRUNK WITH HAPPINESS? )

Overally Reaction: Yesssssssssssssssss. I love Q and I love Vash and they will make marvellous mischief together. This episode makes me so happy.

I really like the prickly relationship between Vash and Picard -- how uncomfortable he is to have her in his space, how hard it is for him to allow himself a non-professional life, but how much he is still trying because he is so hopelessly charmed by her. I love that this is his type, all button-pushing and brash and flirty, sitting in his Captain's chair in her slinky black dress.

The episode gets even better (of course) when the crew are unceremoniously dumped in Sherwood Forest by Q. They are supposed to be learning something, but damned if I know what. That really isn't the point of this episode. The humor is top-notch. Everyone has great moments (everything Worf does! all of Picard's faces!), but Vash really shines. Her pragmatism and self-reliance are so welcome in a love interest character, and she puts a delicious tweak on the Maid Marian story -- and a fantastic kink in Q's plans. I appreciate that Vash like Picard, and wants to be with him, but she is unapologetic about pursuing her own interests. In fact, she is ruthlessly self-interested. She does not need him to save her.

I'll still with my (possibly drunk) assessment: "in love in love in love."

Episode Rating: *** 1/2

Quote of the Episode:
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