Star Trek:TNG "The Dauphin" (S2E10)

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  1. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

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    Episode 2 of 2 this week. I'm hoping to have time to watch this tonight, with the Film Sack commentary (www.filmsack.com) going.
     
  2. sallypnut

    sallypnut Older than I look.

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    Then afterwards please enjoy my friend's hilarious Star Trek:TNG Fashion blog entry on that episode: Fashion It So
     
  3. doom1701

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    Brilliant. "I've boned light beings too, son."

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  4. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

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    I'm surprised I didn't wake anybody up last night watching this. The commentary had me rolling--I definitely recommend it.

    But to focus on the episode itself, it was a really interesting one from a structural viewpoint. There was no B plot. There was also no real threat to the ship or the crew (other than the poor dude in sickbay, which I'll mention in a minute). Pulaski was almost non-existent, which is always a plus. And, as Wesley focused episodes go, it was pretty good. Much less cringe worthy than the Season 1 Wesley stuff.

    I'm certain I looked at this episode differently during the original run; Wesley was me in so many ways, and seeing him get the girl was great. Now I'm just a lonely old man, and I'm pining more for his mom. :)

    The episode definitely had it's faults. The morphing FX were pretty bad. There were some consistency issues; for example, what was up with Anya's multiple forms (including the hot blond)? And why did Anya think it would be a good idea to morph into a yeti and kill a guy with a communicable disease to prevent the disease from spreading? Seems like that would make it worse.

    But overall it was a good episode, and I thought the weakest part was just the terrible costumes. Can't wait for Season 3 so that the poor actors no longer have to feel like out of shape saps with (at least the men) bulging packages.
     
  5. Fish Man

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    That had me laughing so hard tears came to my eyes. Brilliant!

    However, the part I most agree with is this (and it was funny too):

     
  6. DougF

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    I've always found this one to be pretty dull. When I was 16, I though Salia was pretty and that the old lady was hot when she morphed into Madchen Amick. Other than that, I got nothing to say except "a taste to remember me by". What an awful line.
     

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