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May 24th, 2016


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10:50 am - Where No Cow Has Been Lost in Space Before
My Star Trek experience was supposed to end with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, but my friend Olivia was so insistent that I watch Star Trek: Voyager—and some other friends were fans as well—that I decided that while I did not have the time to dedicate a true abridged watch, I was interested in getting a taste of the show to see what the deal was, so I asked her to curate a Greatest Hits version, distilling the whole show into, like, 30 episodes. Which became more like 40 episodes, thanks to various two-parters. She used the Bechdel test as a criterion for inclusion, which helped narrow the list down; when Bryan Fuller got the new Star Trek gig, I also asked for some good Fuller episodes. Voyager has a plot arc so some episodes are essential, but it's not as heavily serialized as DS9, so it was a matter of choosing enough episodes for me to be able to follow the general plot while also giving me some of the best standalones the series has to offer.

For reference, here is the list! I am more than halfway through it and I'm really enjoying the show!

Season One

1.1/1.2 - “Caretaker”
1.3 - “Parallax”
1.11 - “State of Flux”

Season Two

2.11 - “Maneuvers”
2.14 - “Alliances”
2.16 - “Meld”
2.17 - “Dreadnought”
2.20 - “Investigations”
2.24 - “Tuvix”
2.26 - “Basics, Part I”

Season Three


3.1 - “Basics, Part II”
3.12 - “Macrocosm”
3.25 - “Worst Case Scenario”
3.26- “Scorpion, Part I”

Season Four

4.1 - “Scorpion, Part II”
4.2 - “The Gift”
4.3 - “Day of Honor”
4.8 - “Year of Hell, Part I”
4.9 - “Year of Hell, Part II”
4.12 - “Mortal Coil”
4.14 - “Message in a Bottle”
4.15 - “Hunters”
4.16 - “Prey”
4.23 - “Living Witness”
4.26 - “Hope and Fear”

Season Five

5.6 - “Timeless”
5.7 - “Infinite Regress”
5.10 - “Counterpoint”
5.11 - “Latent Image”
5.12 - “Bride of Chaotica!”
5.15/5.16 - “Dark Frontier”
5.18 - “Course: Oblivion”
5.23 - “Relativity”
5.26 - “Equinox, Part I”

Season Six

6.1 - “Equinox, Part II”
6.3 - “Barge of the Dead”
6.4 - "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy"
6.10 - “Pathfinder”
6.15 - “Tsunkatse”

Season Seven

7.12 - “Lineage”
7.14 - “The Void”
7.25/7.26 - “Endgame”

A WHOLE NEW SET OF SPACESHIP BABIES.
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Current Music: Babymetal - Karate

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From:prophetkristy
Date:May 25th, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC)
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As I read this list I kept wondering where this episode was and that one...and then I realised that your friend doesn't have the same crush on Tom Paris that I had.
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From:spectralbovine
Date:May 25th, 2016 08:34 pm (UTC)
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Ha, nope. Neither do I though. She rightfully guessed I'd be more into characters like Tuvok, B'Elanna, and Seven of Nine. And Janeway, obvs.
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:June 3rd, 2016 02:28 am (UTC)
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This is in no way relevant but I refuse to be any more social-media-ey than this. And so I ask you:

Have you seen Dramaworld? If so, I wanna see a you-review (or, you know, blurb length reaction).
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From:spectralbovine
Date:June 3rd, 2016 02:47 am (UTC)
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Mouse!! I...do not know what Dramaworld is.

*Googles*

Huh! That sounds fun, though I am not familiar with K-dramas and K-pop.
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From:thetheatremouse
Date:June 3rd, 2016 01:53 pm (UTC)
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I was also not familiar with K-Dramas or K-pop (other than having a general sense of the definitions of the terms), but that didn't really hinder my enjoyment? I mean, it's not like, mind-blowing-omg-this-is-the-best ever, but I quite enjoyed it. It's funny, doesn't take itself too seriously. And the episodes are 15 minutes, so watching the whole season at once is effectively movie-length.

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