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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!

[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-08-03 11:14 am (UTC)
I always thought it was a bit daft to attempt a prequel to original Trek.

For one thing we all know how the story is going to pan out.

And for another you're limiting yourself. You can't introduce any races- like the Borg- who weren't around in Kirk's day.

And then, finally, there's the problem of coming up with a style that convincingly predates the very 60s look of the original show.

I wanted Enterprise to succeeed, I watched the first three or four episodes, but the characters were so dull, the stories so weak and the writing so flavourless that I packed it in.

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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2005-08-03 11:20 am (UTC)
I am a BIG fan of Scott Bakula, and I wanted the show to be a success for HIS sake. I was getting sick of watching reruns of Quantum Leap...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-08-03 11:34 am (UTC)
Bakula is OK. Given a better set of scripts he would have made a fine captain. I've nothing against him personally.

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