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Ragitsu

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    Ragitsu reacted to mattingly in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    There used to be a group of us that would dress is costume and go to the big nerdy movies together. We'd have dinner beforehand, play some trivia and other related games, and also have a costume contest.
     
    When the Star Trek reboot came out, among the other entrants, there was an Orion dancing girl wearing full-body paint, and the jangly bikini!
     
    My own costume was based on an old joke. I wore a sombrero and carried a baseball bat over each shoulder. I was...
     
    Another guy had me beat on the comedy front, though.
     
    He wore doctor's scrubs and a stethoscope, and also a big flat hat with dreadlocks. He was... 
     
     
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from pinecone in Quote of the Week from my gaming group...   
    "He's always been one to dirk his responsibilities."
    "Dirk?"
    "Uh...shirk."
    "You are certain of that?"
    "Are you sure hiring a man named Slim Killkillian is our best move? There are some things you shouldn't think too deeply about."
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from wcw43921 in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    As for the issue of replicator viability...considering how large the universe is, humanity can easily solve the "energy" part of the equation with sufficiently advanced technology. All we have to do is avoid NBC annihilation, accelerated climate change and asteroids bouncing out of bounds long enough to reach that level of development.
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    Ragitsu reacted to Lord Liaden in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    The essence of Roddenberry's vision wasn't explaining how society would eliminate poverty and bigotry; it was the optimism to believe that the human race would grow up enough to do it.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from Pariah in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    There hasn't been a single mention of Guinan. No matter your feelings on Goldberg, she played a damn fine bartender.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from Lord Liaden in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    Without some friction, you don't have a show. We don't see the ninety-nine point ninety-nine percent of the time interspecies relations are functioning smoothly.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from Starlord in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    Without some friction, you don't have a show. We don't see the ninety-nine point ninety-nine percent of the time interspecies relations are functioning smoothly.
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    Ragitsu reacted to Pariah in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    We would not. Bad as "Sub Rosa" was, I found "Justice" (where an alien race fails to execute Wesley Crusher for breaking a flower) and "Code of Honor" (where Tasha Yar was kidnapped in a Blaxploitation flick gone wrong) to be even worse. Frankly, much of the first season was pretty weak, and a lot of the episodes felt like recycled concepts from the original series. I feel like it was only in the third season that TNG began to find its own way.
     
    YMMV, naturally.
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    Ragitsu reacted to pbemguy in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    I'm with you.
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    Ragitsu reacted to death tribble in Star Trek (The Next Generation): Your favorite episodes?   
    I going to chuck in Encounter at Farpoint. Without this you don't get the rest and it has a McCoy cameo
    A Matter of Honor which has Riker joining a Klingon ship
    The Emissary with a shipload of Klingons coming out of suspended animation having to be brought back to life
    Booby Trap wherein LaForge falls in love
    Deja Q. Q is stripped of his powers
    A Matter of Perspective. In which Riker is accused of murder. I like Rashamon stories
    Sins of the Father. Was Worf's father a traitor ?
    Sarek. Spock's father needs help
    Reunion. Worf's lover returns
    Galaxy's Child. An alien thinks the Enterprise is its mother
    Identity Crisis. LaForge becomes an alien
    The Drumhead. Are there traitors on the Enterprise
    Darmok. Communication problems with an alien species
    Ensign Ro. I like Michelle Forbes. Deal with it.
    Unification. Spock and the Romulans
    Conundrum. Suddenly the crew acquire a new officer 
    Cause and Effect. A time loop episode
    The Next Phase. Are LaForge and Ro dead ?
    Time's Arrow. Guinan meets Picard for the first time.
    Relics. Here comes Scotty
    Birthright. Is Worf's father alive
    Starship Mine. The ship gets a cleaning
    Descent. Lore and the Borg
    Gambit. Is Picard dead ?
    Parallels. Worf is in alternate realities.
    The Pegasus. Don't meddle with another races's technology it will go badly
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from Hermit in Star Trek (Voyager): What's the Best Episode?   
    You might have been thinking of the Vidiians: organleggers in space!
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    Ragitsu reacted to Sundog in Star Trek (Voyager): What's the Best Episode?   
    I have a strong liking for Message in a Bottle, as it allows Robert Picardo free reign for his great acting.
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    Ragitsu reacted to Starlord in Star Trek (Voyager): What's the Best Episode?   
    Voyager is definitely not in the class of TOS, TNG, or DS9, but they're are some good episodes IMO.  My favorite is Blink of an Eye that explores time passing differently on the surface of a planet than for the ship in orbit.  Voyager is able to observe the growth of an entire civilization over just a few days or weeks.  Usually, any of the episodes the feature the Doctor are ones that I enjoyed as well.
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    Ragitsu reacted to Pariah in Star Trek (Voyager): What's the Best Episode?   
    The episode Demon (4th season) was interesting, if not immediately compelling. The crew find a Class Y ("Demon-class") planet and explore. They discover strange life-forms that can imitate their appearance and attributes. In the end, Janeway allows these organisms to copy anyone on the crew that will agree to it. First contact successfully complete, and on to next week's episode. 
     
    Then there was the season 5 episode Course: Oblivion. Voyager is in more trouble than usual, which is saying something. Crew members are getting sick and the ship is malfunctioning, and both are getting worse. As Janeway & company search for answers, it is revealed that this isn't Voyager at all--it's the alien clones from Demon. They had decided to explore the universe themselves. As they realize that being away from their home planet is killing them, they turn around and try to make it back in time. They also try to create a time capsule to leave a record of their experiences in case they don't make it. Both efforts fail. The real Voyager arrives just after the nick of time, notes discovering some interesting material floating in space, and is on their way.
     
    This callback to an episode more than a season earlier was one of Voyager's best stories.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from pinecone in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    That is why - despite being antiquated - his code is better behavior than the way most of these riot officers are treating protestors.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from aylwin13 in Really? Fires now?   
    We need to work on weather control satellites A.S.A.P.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from Pattern Ghost in Really? Fires now?   
    THERE IS RAIN!!!
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    Ragitsu reacted to TrickstaPriest in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    To be quite frank, a lot of people simply want to kill the people who they find mildly inconvenient or annoying.  I wish I was joking.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from Hermit in Really? Fires now?   
    THERE IS RAIN!!!
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    Ragitsu reacted to tkdguy in Really? Fires now?   
    No rain here. Sky is still blue. I wouldn't mind some rain to help with the fires. At least the air quality has been better the last few days.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from tkdguy in Really? Fires now?   
    I don't think I have ever been so ecstatic over the sound of thunder.
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    Ragitsu reacted to Michael Hopcroft in Really? Fires now?   
    And there was much rejoicing.
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from Hermit in [Police brutality] American injustice, yet again.   
    That is why - despite being antiquated - his code is better behavior than the way most of these riot officers are treating protestors.
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    Ragitsu reacted to Sveta8 in Ctrl+V   
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    Ragitsu got a reaction from Tom Cowan in Really? Fires now?   
    THERE IS RAIN!!!
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