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    [–] Watching Voyager s03e11 Q and the Grey, wondering why Janeway never cut a deal with Q to get home? Mattadd 1 points ago in startrek

    But that's what Voyager was, them just endlessly trying to get home. They kept the same concept for the whole series and they didn't need to. They could have made a mid-series change and been better for it.

    [–] Watching Voyager s03e11 Q and the Grey, wondering why Janeway never cut a deal with Q to get home? Mattadd 1 points ago in startrek

    The first two seasons were the best. But not because they had a better concept. The concept change in season 3 was brilliant, it was just other things that started to go off the rails making the last two seasons worse overall.

    [–] What ever happened to the Moriarty program? Mattadd 2 points ago in startrek

    Can we have a Picard/Moriarty buddy cop show? I'm sure that will probably be better than whatever Alex Kurtzman is planning.

    [–] What ever happened to the Moriarty program? Mattadd 1 points ago in startrek

    We don't know it was still on the Enterprise by that point. They probably gave it to Maddox to study as a consolation prize.

    [–] What ever happened to the Moriarty program? Mattadd 1 points ago in startrek

    Now you've got me wondering what kind of crazy program the Enterprise's holodeck would have come up with if Tuvok didn't have to program a scenario and just said "Computer: Create a plausible scenario where the Maquis plot a coup to take over the ship."

    [–] Watching Voyager s03e11 Q and the Grey, wondering why Janeway never cut a deal with Q to get home? Mattadd 1 points ago in startrek

    Changing the premise of the show would have been awesome though ... When Ron Moore ran Battlestar they changed the whole premise of the show by the beginning of season 3 and it was just such an unexpected but yet exciting turn. Having Voyager get home mid-series and then do something where they would be able to travel back and forth to the Delta quadrant would have been awesome. We could have seen the AQ powers dealing with the new DQ powers.

    [–] Philpott may run again under another party banner, denies being 'attention seeking' Mattadd 5 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Doesn't work for everyone, but it does work for some people, and I absolutely believe Philpott is exactly the kind of candidate it would work for.

    [–] Canada's Trudeau isn't talking about it, but legal pot is going well Mattadd 0 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Just like having to order your beer from a government worker who has to go to the back and haul it out for you disappeared when alcohol became mainstream?

    Ontario? What's that? You never got the memo?

    [–] Best sources to form political opinion? Mattadd 1 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Merkel might be offended being called a social democrat since her main opposition party is called the Social Democrats.

    [–] Best sources to form political opinion? Mattadd 2 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    I second this. There are far more than two parties. Find out about every single candidate that's running in your riding and give them your serious consideration. Even independents that have no chance of winning. Your vote expresses a policy preference, even if you don't vote for the winner you're adding your voice to a set of policies that you'd like to see enacted, and that may get picked up by the bigger players.

    [–] Best sources to form political opinion? Mattadd 1 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Platforms are only useful if you believe them. On top of that, there are other considerations to make than just policy. A party could have great policy but if they govern unethically is that a worthwhile tradeoff? Especially if you can find someone more ethical with similar policy?

    [–] Kevin Libin: If the NDP loses Alberta, they’d better pray Notley sticks around Mattadd 3 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Former premiers don't usually stay in politics. Bob Rae did, but very few do, they generally go to the private sector.

    [–] Philpott may run again under another party banner, denies being 'attention seeking' Mattadd 3 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Sure she can. Politicians that leave a party on principle and stand for re-election as an independent or another party tend to be re-elected. Look at Bill Casey, or Belinda Stronach, or Scott Brison. Brand recognition is what you need. I'd be willing to bet Philpott wins re-election no matter what she chooses as long as she runs again.

    [–] [Forum] CPC 42, LPC 29, NDP 12, GPC 9, BQ 6, PPC 2 Mattadd 1 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    What is the Star doing commissioning polls from Forum? That's just weird considering the two have opposite political slants.

    [–] [Forum] CPC 42, LPC 29, NDP 12, GPC 9, BQ 6, PPC 2 Mattadd 1 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Bernier might have beaten Trudeau in any case because he can go toe to toe with Trudeau on charisma, but Scheer got lucky. There's no way a Scheer led CPC would have had a chance in this election if they hadn't gotten lucky with the SNC scandal.

    [–] [Forum] CPC 42, LPC 29, NDP 12, GPC 9, BQ 6, PPC 2 Mattadd 4 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    I agree with you. I think a different leader could have been enough for the Liberals to rebound comfortably if Trudeau had resigned when the SNC scandal broke. After seeing Freeland and the rest of the Liberals close ranks around Trudeau though I don't think a new leader would be enough anymore. The Liberals have shown that they are collectively ok with corruption and that is now a brand issue that will be very difficult to shake off.

    [–] [Forum] CPC 42, LPC 29, NDP 12, GPC 9, BQ 6, PPC 2 Mattadd 2 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    The Conservatives can win with as little as 35%... Which means they don't need anyone that calls themselves progressive. Unless you think that 65%+ of the population calls themselves progressive.

    [–] Canada's Trudeau isn't talking about it, but legal pot is going well Mattadd 2 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Every province is way too restrictive in their policies. Some are just worse than others.

    [–] Kelly McParland: Canadians should be watching P.E.I. — no, really Mattadd 2 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Who cares? Do they represent us now? IDGAF if we have 10 MPs or 30 if they're all going to be pawns of the leader anyways.

    Uniting the provinces would cut down how much we have to spend on bureaucracy and government. There's no good reason to have three different provincial governments providing the same services.

    [–] Free Speech Friday - April 12, 2019 Mattadd 2 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    I still haven't seen Episode VIII, considering how bad it's reported to be I'm glad I didn't waste my money on it.

    [–] Trying to understand maritime provincial politics Mattadd 2 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    The provincial parties are definitely all kind of the same.

    [–] Trying to understand maritime provincial politics Mattadd 0 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Cape Breton is one of those odd fiscally liberal/socially conservative parts of the country. They're not a big fan of the small government rhetoric of the federal Conservatives. The provincial PCs are pretty much just as fiscally liberal if not more so than the provincial Grits though, so they're free to vote PC provincially.

    Can't speak to the rest of the Maritimes, although I've been under the impression Egmont only went Conservative federally because of Gail Shea.

    [–] Haters be damned Mattadd 2 points ago in startrek

    Neelix is like Supergirl. A character with awesome potential that the writers continually fuck up because they don't understand what makes the character awesome.