|At the risk of sounding like a nerd
||[Aug. 2nd, 2005|09:02 pm]
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