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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:19 PM
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Maybe this will give "Enterprise" a kick in the pants
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LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- In a guest starring role sure to attract the attention of die-hard Trekkies, Brent Spiner, aka Lt. Cmdr. Data, is being beamed up to "Star Trek: Enterprise."

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http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/07/19/television.spi...
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:21 PM
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1. Dr. Soong! Very cool...
n/t


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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:22 PM
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2. Instead of them bringing in big guest stars...
I'd rather see them get rid of Berman and Braga, and get new writers
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:08 PM
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12. They have sucked for a long time.
The original series had some wonder and a sense of discovery. But the last three series seem to keep recycling plots. They lack creativity. How many times have they gotten out of a situation by "rerouting power to ___________________ and generating a ______________ pulse" (Fill in the blanks with some particle physics mumbo jumbo)
They change the names of the planets and the aliens and occasionally they toss in some time travel or inter-dimensional travel but it blows just the same.
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bkcc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:23 PM
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3. As a Trek fan myself...
I think that the real kick in the pants they need is to just stop with the shows and movies for a while.

They should take a few years off, come up with some original ideas, and then come back stronger. I'm getting so sick of the same old, same old again and again.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:25 PM
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4. I agree.
Taking some time off, then coming up with ST:TNG reinvigorated the whole franchise. The last 2 movies and the Enterprise series have, IMHO, been utter crap.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:25 PM
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5. Enterprise is so boring !
I watched the first season and a part of the second one,waiting for something interesting to happen.On one episode the main story was all about the dog being sick! Wow ! What a plot !
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:41 PM
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6. If you missed last season, you missed a good plot, IMO
I think the show has improved tremendously with the Xindi storyline.
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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:49 PM
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7. Yes, but an incredibly sucky last 10 seconds
which forbodes an entire season of suckiness as we've never seen it before. Oh well, at least there are decontamination gel scenes.

I agree with the earlier poster. Berman and Brega need to go.
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Ducks In A Row Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:32 PM
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8. Hey, we like the beagle.
Any show with the beagle front and center makes a better show.

Or don't you remember how Porthos knew the invisible alien was in the captain's room, but Archer was too stupid to figure it out.

That is one damn fine beagle.
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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:19 PM
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13. oh come on the sick dog episode was cute and original
You have to admit that you have not often seen a Star Trek plotline where diplomacy hinged on a dog's relieving himself on the sacred tree of whatever. I thought it was hilarious.

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Guy Fawkes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:34 PM
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9. I still think Enterprise is an insult to Star Trek.
(sorry, I'm a big Trekky...)
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:38 PM
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10. Whenever a Trek show is in serious trouble
This is what they do...or add another female cast member. It's a move of desperation, not inspiration. And as they've done it in times of trouble past, it just goes to show how uncreative the show-runners are.
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Cybergata Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 02:48 PM
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11. How about getting better writers?
I watched TOS when it first ran, second ran, third, fourth, 100th. I loved ST:TNG and DS9 had some amazing scripts and I was hooked on it. One of my all time favorite movies is First Contact. I even consider myself a trekkie......BUT....Voyager and Enterprise have been the biggest YAWNers of all time mostly because the writing is crap. Think of DS9's Inner Light. Imagine if Enterprise has a script like that one!

:hippie:
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 03:20 PM
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14. Losing Battle
The concept of going backwards was doomed to failure. No matter the Xindi concept, or anything else they do, we already know that the dominant culture in the alpha quadrant is the Federation, by the 24th Century. So, there is no way to build drama or tension, since we already know they're always going to come out on top in the end.

Sort of why i didn't like Apollo 13. Geez, i was 15 when that happened. I KNEW they got back ok. No amount of script massaging could have made me feel the tension.
The Professor
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