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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: 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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