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These Are The Voyages...

So, I watched the finale of Enterprise.

Long time readers of this journal will remember a time when I was actually watching this abortion of a show - I lasted through the first season and a little bit of the second, making fun of it most of the way until it simply was no longer even amusing to make fun of it anymore, and even Linda Park was not enough to keep me watching the chicken vomit that was spewing out from the pens of Berman and Braga (or Bermaga as we called them).

So when I heard Enterprise was nearing its end, I was not so much happy as simply relieved that fans of a franchise that I once loved (and to some extent still do) were showing a sense of taste and no longer supporting a travesty of bad fan fiction making worse television writing.

When I heard that the finale was going to feature Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis, I frankly was not surprised at the stunt casting. Rumours abounded, from the idea that the whole four years was a holodeck hallucination (appealing but, as the equivalent of Bobby stepping out of the shower, eye-rollingly stupid) to time travel. Well, it turns out that Frakes and Sirtis show up as Riker and Troi, but in a B-story that takes place during the events of the 7th Season TNG episode, "The Pegasus". In that story, Riker has a crisis of conscience and for some reason he thinks that watching the last voyage of the NX-01 will help him.

Spoilers behind the cut. Warning: contains strong language )
khaosworks: (Kirk)
It's unrecognizable, and not in a good way.

When did T'Pol become a crack whore? (as opposed to one without the crack)
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There was a post-episode dissection of "Dawn" on the Television Without Pity "Enterprise" boards, and several people raised the fact that "Dawn" was a recycled episode along the lines of TNG's "The Enemy" and "Darmok, TOS's "Arena" and even Barry Longyear's "Enemy Mine". I didn't disagree about "Dawn", but I thought that comparing the others was a bit off. Anyway, I wound up doing an analysis of the various stories.

Here's the post, for what it's worth. )
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Too tired this week, so Trip's foray into "Enemy Mine" territory will get off lightly from me - I won't do my usual snark fest. All in all, John Shiban (who sucked terribly in "The X-Files", really), doesn't do all that badly in Enterprise. It's the usual predictable stuff, but relatively enjoyable due to a virtuoso performance by Connor Trineer, who doesn't get to play Trip as the redneck moron for once. They really need to get Bermaga away from the writing chores.

I think Star Trek is suffering the same fate for me as is comic books. The current crop doesn't interest me anymore, and I look back on the old days for better times and better stories. In my comic stash today came the archive edition of Wally Wood's "T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents", collecting the 1st four issues of that classic run, recolored and all. DC put a superb reproduction together, and even made the pages a little off white so it felt like an archive. The stories are cheesy, but the art is slick, gets the job done, and it feels and reads FUN. Trek , like the current comics, just ain't much fun anymore, and I wish they felt like were like when I was a kid again. I think to myself it can't really be my fault because when I pick up the old stuff I still get that same rush, but I don't know.

I've read comics for thirty years. Been a Trek fan for over twenty. Maybe that's too long. Maybe I'm getting old. Maybe I am old.
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This episode was written by the same people that brought us the quite enjoyable "Dead Stop", with Bermaga getting no writing or story credit, so... optimism, people!

So, thoughts as I watch...

Spoilers for Enterprise, Season Two, Episode Twelve: 'The Catwalk' )
khaosworks: (Default)
See Bermaga brainstorm plots. See Bermaga watch Elaan of Troyius and The Perfect Mate. See Bermaga recycle. See audience yawn.

Thoughts while I watch...

Spoilers for Enterprise, Season Two, Episode 11: 'Precious Cargo' )
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No thoughts as I watched - this time I wanted to concentrate on Hoshi. Mmm. Hoshi. However, a few remarks...

Spoilers for Enterprise, Season Two, Episode 10: 'Vanishing Point' )
khaosworks: (Default)
Ooooh, seventh episode of the second season and they call it "The Seventh". Wonder how long it took them to rack their brains and come up with that one?

Spoilers for Enterprise, Season Two, Episode Seven: 'The Seventh' )
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One of the threads on Enterprise is "Outside Trek: Enterprise vs other SciFi". Here's my post about Stargate SG-1 and the latest episode of Enterprise...

May not make sense for those who haven't seen 'A Night In Sickbay' )
khaosworks: (Default)
Ugh. That's all I can say. Worse than I imagined. Watch the episode first, and my thoughts will make sense. On second thought, spare yourself and don't watch it.

Spoilers for Enterprise, Season Two, Episode Five: A Night In Sickbay )

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