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Old 11-15-2017, 10:59 AM
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Time's Arrow is pretty much a Doctor Who episode anyway. What with the goofy monster of the week killing people, that snake cane, timey wimey silliness, and not only Mark Twain, but Jack London as well.

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Old 11-15-2017, 11:01 AM
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Time's Arrow is pretty much a Doctor Who episode anyway.
you know I should have made this connection at some point in 25 or whatever years but I never did. explains everything about it, especially the hurry-up-and-bullshit ending.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:32 AM
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Time's Arrow is pretty much a Doctor Who episode anyway.
holy shit
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:45 AM
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Isn't it a shame that Time Displaced Twain never met Space Lincoln?
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:20 PM
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French Dukat is great.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:17 PM
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Coda: Kinda disappointed in this one. It had a really strong start — a weird time loop happens, and the characters immediately are like, "That was a time loop!" No dicking around trying to figure out "Why is everything weird?" But then it turns out not to be a time loop at all, and the result kinda reminded me of that episode where Michael McKean was a death clown. Oh well.

On the plus side, Garak directed the next episode!?
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:52 PM
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the result kinda reminded me of that episode where Michael McKean was a death clown. Oh well.
Man that was one of my favorite episodes of the show so far!
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I feel like that depends on what your definition of "is" is. It seems to me he knows too much about subtle human interaction to just be a biologically altered Voq with a fake personality or something. Now, if he was originally a real POW and had Voq's personality subconsciously *implanted* in him during L'Rell's torture, waiting for a trigger, that I could believe.
I think it's the other way around - he's a genetically modified Voq and had the personality of a POW implanted on him.

BTW, a friend thinks they will explain the Klingon redesign and why the Federation doesn't have spore drives everywhere by having the Discovery come from an alternate universe, and they have now traveled to the "real" Star Trek continuity. I really hope the showrunners won't try that
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I jumped over to DS9 for an episode: "The Ship." I know some people feel DS9 is intractably cynical, but I find episodes like this to be the opposite: They're a thoughtful exploration of what happens when the idealism of the Federation runs into an absolute, intractable, existential threat. How can you find common ground with someone who wants you dead?

It also makes a pretty good parallel to today's plight of progressives in an ultra-right-wing-dominated America.
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