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Trek [Aug. 3rd, 2005|11:41 am]
Tony Grist
Star Trek just ended with the last ever episode of Enterprise. You'd think it would have been a major media event and it wasn't. All of us true Trekkers stopped caring a long time ago. Maybe the franchise will be revived and maybe it won't.

There was a shoot out with a bunch of ugly aliens, some character I was supposed to care about but didn't blew himself up in an act of heroic self sacrifice (like a suicide bomber) and Archer got to hug the sexy Vulcan. There was a bang, there was a whimper and now Berman and Bragga are going away to have a long, long think.

Enterprise has been crap. In fact all of Trek has been crap since the point, about three quarters of the way though DS9, when they switched from cool storylines about post-colonialism and theocracy to uncool story lines about explosions.

I had been hoping this last episode might pull out a few stops and contain glances backwards (forwards?) to the glory days. And it did. It shoehorned Riker and Troi into the action. I winced when Riker was made to say he was a big fan of Captain Archer's but- never mind- it was good to see them.

How well they're both looking!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-08-03 05:53 am (UTC)
Erm, they seemed to be back on board the Enterprise under Picard (but mysteriously looking 15 years older) and they were viewing the story about Archer on the holodeck. It all seemed to relate somehow to Riker's trauma about the Pegasus.

To tell the truth it didn't make a whole lot of sense.

It was just nice to see them again.

Oh- and we heard Data speaking over the inter-com.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2005-08-03 06:00 am (UTC)
Good old Data.

They just had to go kill him off.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-08-03 06:07 am (UTC)
They killed him off?

I didn't know that. Did it happen in one of the movies?

How do you kill an android? Can't you just replicate the circuitry and programming and bring him back to life?

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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2005-08-03 07:10 am (UTC)
Remember, his creator was dead and they didn't actually have the ability to build him again. It was in the last movie and he was destroyed beyond repair; sacrificed himself. It was, actually, perfect, imo.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-08-03 07:43 am (UTC)
O dear. How sad.

I guess I'm going to have to get hold of that movie....
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[User Picture]From: jenny_evergreen
2005-08-03 09:28 am (UTC)
Nemesis is the name of it. I thought it was the perfect close to TNG, as a rabid TNG fan. I hope you like it. :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-08-03 11:02 am (UTC)
Cheers.

Yes I'll put it on my list at Tesco's
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-03 07:49 am (UTC)
Ah, I'm sorry, Tony.

Data was--exploded.

Of course, he got exploded saving Captain Picard.

His final words:

"Goodbye."

I'm sorry to be the one to tell you.

I think it was Spiner's own idea. And I really think the last movie was the last of the Next Generation.

I would love to watch the Next Generation go on and on, but it is a little disquieting to watch people age and still try to climb up rock faces and race after villains--and, saddest, trying to stuff themselves into their suits.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-08-03 08:06 am (UTC)
Yes. At least with TNG we were spared the jokes about corsets and toupees that dogged the later adventures of Kirk's crew.

I guess I need to see that final movie. The thing is I never liked the movies all that much. It seemed to me that Trek belonged on TV- and that the characters were diminished by big budgets and expensive effects.
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[User Picture]From: ibid
2005-08-03 09:31 am (UTC)
Actually Brent Spiner had been wanting out for a while.
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