I detest Ryan. This had no subtle force. Shelby has issues. Ryan has no dependability. Liam is a joke. This was maddening with no care or psychological realism. Ryan is detestable. Caleb is a liar.
“She was supposed to know me.”
“Vetted you, poorly.”
“Busting Palins in Anchorage,”
“Knowing a war was coming.”
“Arming an enemy.”
Liam has no approachability. The FBI are jerks. Liam and Ryan are burks in a forceful manner. Nobody has regal power. Caleb is resignedly awful. There are adverse implications for stepping out of line. Ryan and Liam’s empty lifestyles annoy. Clayton is a pig faced burk in flashback. Miranda is angry. This was not persuasive. Drew is tired of Alex’s drama. This was not constructive. Things go badly for Will and Caleb. Claire is morbid. What is Caleb up to? Mmmm.
“If I tell them I’m leaving again.”
“I’m plotting against you.”
“Area of concern.”
“He always gets another chance.”
“Does he have something on you?”
“To have him threaten to kill himself I don’t let his drug dealer in the house?”
Fidelity, bravery and integrity is the FBI’s motto. Nobody has much of it. Shelby left the FBI? When? Shelby feigns being the victim. There are paranoid musings and bad VFX. Nobody is modest, loyal or exemplary. Impudent clamorous persons are unscrupulous. The downward slide in quality ends. Are Shelby’s parents really dead this time? Alex is regarded as a hindrance to people’s aims in life. Are the cult the big bad? The cult is creepy. Nobody recognised The Voice before now? Caleb whines.
“I’ll make sure you die first.”
“They do not play nice.”
“For fun, we work.”
“Find her, find her now.”
“You went to them?”
Heave Fiery Knot
“I want him gone.”
“His shadow will follow you wherever you go.”
“Jane was the trap.”
“Feel alone. Together.”
“The truth. What else is there?”
“Sorry I shot you.”
Trials and Tribble-ations
The main characters do everything. There is no mention of Archer’s Enterprise as Kirk’s is described as the first. Dax is a Spock girl. K7 is described as an old deep space station. Darvin (Brill) never got his surgery to look human reversed. The old uniforms and hairdos do not flatter the DS9 gang except for Dax. This is a nostalgia fest. Women have HUGE hair.
The lighting, the clothes and the make up all look garish. The Klingons do not recognise Worf as one of their own. There are tribbles and Koloth lurks. Dax acts like a child. Bashir and O’Brien have idiot banter. Kirk wears the snot green wraparound top. Sisko wants to ask Kirk about fighting the Gorn. The Klingons wear their gaudy costumes and glued on beards. Scotty sparks a barfight. The original actors seem caked in fake tan. There is bad fight chorography. Kira sits this one out save for figuring out how to use the Orb Of Time off-screen.
How are the tribbles sticking to the walls? Darvin looks like Liberace and has a revenge plan. This was good. How did the DTI guys not notice the tribbles on DS9? Kira sits on her ass. Quark only has a cameo. Kirk likes to mash the buttons on his dais command chair with his fist. Dax revels that a previous host Emony slept with McCoy. There are unintended hints at the reboot movies and the eventual destruction of DS9 in the novels.
3D chess is played. The Enterprise had food processors. Kirk is showered in tribbles. Was this a homage to his toupee? Get out of the way man! If McCoy could ID young Darvin as a Klingon, how did he not know Gorkon’s anatomy in ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’? This was better than the horrible ‘Star Trek Voyager’ 30th anniversary ep ‘Flashback’.
“Kirk had quite the reputation as a ladies man.”
“In a final indignity.”
“And women wore less.”
“I’m afraid to touch anything.”
“Make pleasing sounds.”
“Another glorious chapter of Klingon history.”
“This was the first Enterprise. Constitution class.”
“Did you tell them?”
“Close that door.”
“History continued uninterrupted.”
“One of the most famous men in Starfleet history.”
“We do not discuss it with outsiders.”
“We could be living in an alternate timeline right now.”
“You are no hero to the Empire!”
“Nothing so mundane.”
“I had a feeling he’d become a doctor, he had the hands of a surgeon.”
Mirror Spock isn’t that different. The ISS Enterprise serves the Terran Empire which is an objectively insane organisation. Dr McCoy is shocked into being polite and respectful. Uhura shows off her abs. Kirk is covered in gold lame. Why did McCoy spill acid in sickbay? McCoy changed position during the transporter sequence. Uhura is frightened, Kirk shows off his arms, Mirror Sulu is in red and is security chief. Kirk has to save the idiot hippie race on the planet below. Mirror Chekov tries to kill Kirk. A fistfight erupts. On the USS Enterprise, mirror Kirk’s self regard is exceeded only by his self delusion. We don’t get anything of mirror Scotty, Uhura or McCoy.
The computer has a male voice. Mirror Kirk killed mirror Pike. Scotty has horrible teeth. Mirror Kirk YELLS LOUDLY. Marlena is the captain’s woman and she babbles about mirror Kirk wanting to join the cabinet. The captain’s woman/concubine has adjoining quarters to the captain and has unknown privileges. There is bad acting. Kirk doesn’t rebuff Marlena. The mirror crew are a pack of butt crabs. Mirror Spock calls mirror McCoy sentimental and soft and threatens him. There are more fist fights.
This was a genre defining ep but not a mesmerising turn. When mirror Spock is injured, McCoy has that pesky Hippocratic Oath. Mirror Sulu is taken out by Kirk with a karate chop. Mirror Spock forces a mind meld on a deeply afraid McCoy which leaves him catatonic until he walks it off. That was never mentioned again. Just like McCoy’s 2nd forced mind meld in ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’. Mindrape, a forgotten concern! This was mediocre. Scotty calls Kirk, Jim, for the first and only time. Everyone goes back to where they belong.
“They’ll think the storm blew the stand-by circuits.”
“Employ private henchmen.”
“I’m a doctor not an engineer.”
“Some kind of transposition has taken place.”
“I should regret your death.”
“The agony booth is a most effective means of discipline.”
“He gambled. I won.”
“Oiling my traps darling.”
“I can hunt fresh game.”
“If I have to go through every officer in the fleet.”
“He will succeed, apparently.”
“The Empire shall be overthrown of course.”
“It cannot endure.”