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At the risk of sounding like a nerd [Aug. 2nd, 2005|09:02 pm]
tearsofzorro
I don't normally do this but...

*Reveals trekkie-nerd form*

This is going to be extremely Star Trek nerdy... something I never thought I'd do! Eeep! I just didn't think I had it in me!



In short: It sucked.

In longer form... WHAT A CRAPPY IDEA! Ok, it's not the worst idea... if they pulled it off in a sensible way. Basic idea, from what I think I can gather is that they decided to cover Riker's insubordination with regard to the Pegasus in a new light... i.e. how he came to disobey the admiral's orders by showing him watch the last few days of the first enterprise in the holodeck.

However, I did like him going through the Pegasus' crew manifest and the name of at least one producer was in there (Dawn Valesquez - I first noticed the name because I first thought it said Jhonen Vasquez, and then I realised that the name was familiar because I've seen it in the credits all the time). HOWEVER, if they were going to act like it was back in that day, they could bloody well have picked an actor other than Jonathon Frakes! He ages SO BADLY! There again, so does Marina Sirtis... though not quite as badly. So, they don't look as young as they did when that episode first aired.

Then the set was different... the interior of the turbolift was different. Troi's office was different. That sorta stuff... and given that the TNG portion of the show was set in a very specific time, they should have stuck with that. However, I'm sure that they didn't forsee needing it... so any that remains of the set of that era is in some fan-boy's basement, being polished and kept exactly how it was. Said fanboy probably wouldn't have given it on loan to the studio unless he was buried with Rodenberry.

By the way, I'm not a real fan of enterprise, I'd just seen a coupla episodes near the end... but did they just dream up the cook/chef just so Riker could find out what was going on?

So yeah, none too impressed with that ending... come to think of it, of all the last episodes I've seen (and can remember) the TNG one was the best of a bad lot.I liked the ideas. DS9 was good but just fucking weird. Voyager... tried too hard. So did this one.

Star Trek : May it rest in peace
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[User Picture]From: abigailb
2005-08-02 08:46 pm (UTC)
I watched bits of it. (The only other Enterprise I have watched was the first half of the pilot - I am a recovering Star Trek fan). Didn't like it at all. The scenario didn't even make much sense - disobeying an illegal but direct order after consideration is very different to disobeying a casual one in heat of moment in an emergency.

The Chef is, I gather, a real character.
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2005-08-03 12:00 am (UTC)
Aye... Also. The timeline of that episode was out with the actual pegasus episode. He couldn't have done all that holodeck stuff before the admiral arrived because Riker didn't know that the pegasus was found again. In the actual episode, he wasn't told that until the admiral beamed over.

Plus, the episode didn't end with Scott Baccula saying "Oh Boy" and potentially glowing blue.
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From: lingmops
2005-08-03 08:38 pm (UTC)
They should ahve had him jump....

Oh had Dean Stockwell skulking around the background...

I've not seen any of enterprise since the first two episodes when I decided it was shit. So I've only the vaguest clue what this whole post is on about. I'll lerave it now.
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2005-08-06 08:10 pm (UTC)
It kinda started to get interesting near the end of that series though... or at least I thought so because there was a lot of vulcan politics, and it was kinda interesting to see how it all panned out. It looked like there was a philosophical/religious revolution... and there were a few other interesting bits in that series, but sometimes a series gets good once the writers know it's going to die, because then they can play around with ideas - I forget what series was doing that recently, but I remember sitting with my parents watching it and saying "Wow, this is getting better... pity it's going to die as a series".

Actually come to think of it, the last episode of Quantum leap sucks a large-ish amount of cock too. It had potential but could have been better.
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[User Picture]From: apocalypskorch
2005-08-03 12:59 pm (UTC)
I was expecting something better. That whole looking back on the last epsiode from the future thing has been DONE TO DEATH. Though it was rathercute and cuddly that it ended with the birth of the United Federation of Planets.

I miss Quantum Leap, and Scott Bakula will always be Dr. Samuel Beckett as far as I'm concerned.
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