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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Shatner travels the galaxy to meet his fellow starship captains. Of course he meets Bakula on a horse   (blogs.suntimes.com) divider line 80
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2012-03-09 01:55:24 PM

shinjitsuism: Hmmmmm, Kate Mulgrew has gained some weight, eh?


When 56 years old you reach, look as good, you will not.
 
2012-03-09 01:58:00 PM
Brooks insane? Naw. Unlike most in this grimly pragmatic time, he is simply not earthbound. Fittting.

As for Star Trek 9/11, uh.. "Enterprise" - that was pure American political theatre. The aliens leave a scar at ground zero where the George Bush look alike (who probably doesn't really speak with that drawl ...) has a sister who is killed and the nice Archer morphs into the very of face of post NYC America:

"ok you Arabs, I mean Persians, I mean Saudis, I mean Afghanis, I mean Aliens, I'm angry Archer now!"
 
2012-03-09 02:00:46 PM
If he wants to do Captains, he should also include Jonathan Frakes (who did briefly captain the Enterprise in Picard's absence) and the guy who played Decker in the first Star Trek movie.
 
2012-03-09 02:03:30 PM

dervish16108: Balchinian: Avery Brooks is not in the least bit insane. He is a very smart man, and knows that if he acts that way in interviews that he will generally keep interviewers/media away, leaving him the opportunity to pick and choose what he does and to move about in public fairly freely and without the attention he might otherwise warrant. In other words, he acts that way to help maintain a private life for himself and his family. Quite effective, and very well played.

I love Avery Brooks' work, and I consider DS9 to be my favorite series, but I don't see why he'd have to keep the media at bay. I don't think he's really done any high profile work since DS9. I really enjoyed his unabridged reading of Roots, but I don't see the media figuratively trying to break his door down for an interview over that. I think it's more likely he just enjoys doing things a certain way.


I think you underestimate the sheer obsessive/annoying nature of many sci-fi geeks, particularly Trekkies, and just how many wannabe journalists are willing to pander to that to get some eyeballs, even if it means trying to harrass C-list celebrities who want to be left alone.
 
2012-03-09 02:04:04 PM
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2012-03-09 02:07:41 PM

ManateeGag: I watched this documentary last year. Avery Brooks is insane.


Despite that/because of that, he plays an awesome King Lear.
 
2012-03-09 02:21:56 PM

Balchinian: Avery Brooks is not in the least bit insane. He is a very smart man, and knows that if he acts that way in interviews that he will generally keep interviewers/media away, leaving him the opportunity to pick and choose what he does and to move about in public fairly freely and without the attention he might otherwise warrant. In other words, he acts that way to help maintain a private life for himself and his family. Quite effective, and very well played.


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2012-03-09 02:35:19 PM

barefoot in the head: As for Star Trek 9/11, uh.. "Enterprise" - that was pure American political theatre. The aliens leave a scar at ground zero where the George Bush look alike (who probably doesn't really speak with that drawl ...) has a sister who is killed and the nice Archer morphs into the very of face of post NYC America:

"ok you Arabs, I mean Persians, I mean Saudis, I mean Afghanis, I mean Aliens, I'm angry Archer now!"


www.alicia-logic.com

"Did you even watch the show?"

/Captain Facepalm
 
2012-03-09 02:49:02 PM

Mugato: Evil Mackerel: Don't forget Lifeforce.

You can forgive me for only noticing one person in Lifeforce.


Peter Firth?
 
2012-03-09 02:56:37 PM

Evil Mackerel: Mugato: Evil Mackerel: Don't forget Lifeforce.

You can forgive me for only noticing one person in Lifeforce.

Peter Firth?


Yes. He had epic breasts.
 
2012-03-09 03:03:30 PM
Everyone knows that Sulu was the star of the show (new window)
 
2012-03-09 03:19:49 PM
Now I need to go back and re-watch Shatner's CC roast. Betty White shuts down all these 'comics' in classic fashion, and it's right after Takai had come out, so there's a lot of gay jokes thrown in.
 
2012-03-09 03:39:50 PM

peterthx: barefoot in the head: As for Star Trek 9/11, uh.. "Enterprise" - that was pure American political theatre. The aliens leave a scar at ground zero where the George Bush look alike (who probably doesn't really speak with that drawl ...) has a sister who is killed and the nice Archer morphs into the very of face of post NYC America:

"ok you Arabs, I mean Persians, I mean Saudis, I mean Afghanis, I mean Aliens, I'm angry Archer now!"

[www.alicia-logic.com image 400x286]

"Did you even watch the show?"

/Captain Facepalm


Yes, I watched it, for as long as I could. Long scar through Florida, Tripp's sister killed, Archer goes from happy dog lover to pissy vigilante. Did you?
 
2012-03-09 03:41:34 PM

El Freak: This is the song that was originally intended to be the Enterprise theme. (new window) Instead the network wanted a song with vocals so they went with the Diane Warren piece of shiat we all know and loathe. Brilliant decision. Just brilliant.


GOD DAMMIT SO MUCH. I swear the title song they used turned off, like, half of the fans.

The first season wasn't as bad as, say, the first season of TNG. Subsequent seasons got pretty damn good, even through the "direction changes," and certainly holds up better than Voyager.
 
2012-03-09 03:57:38 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: How come he didn't visit Cameron from Ferris Beuller?


Probable veiws him as irrelevant since Kirk had to jump in and save both the ship and the refugees.
 
2012-03-09 03:58:28 PM
I enjoyed all the different trek series equally. I really don't see any of them as better than the others, just different.

And yes, Avery Brooks was either drunk, high or completely insane in the doc.
 
2012-03-09 04:02:17 PM

barefoot in the head: Yes, I watched it, for as long as I could. Long scar through Florida, Tripp's sister killed, Archer goes from happy dog lover to pissy vigilante. Did you?


That's ONE episode. The 2nd season finale, "The Expanse"

The third season arc is not "vigilante" and by midseason he's actually allies with the designer of the weapon!

PS: only one "p" in Trip.
 
2012-03-09 04:02:34 PM

barefoot in the head: Brooks insane? Naw. Unlike most in this grimly pragmatic time, he is simply not earthbound. Fittting.

As for Star Trek 9/11, uh.. "Enterprise" - that was pure American political theatre. The aliens leave a scar at ground zero where the George Bush look alike (who probably doesn't really speak with that drawl ...) has a sister who is killed and the nice Archer morphs into the very of face of post NYC America:

"ok you Arabs, I mean Persians, I mean Saudis, I mean Afghanis, I mean Aliens, I'm angry Archer now!"


Trek has always been political theatre. One could argue that Enterprise brought it back to its roots. Of course, the execution paper thin and far too nonsensical.
 
2012-03-09 04:13:47 PM

El Freak: This is the song that was originally intended to be the Enterprise theme. (new window) Instead the network wanted a song with vocals so they went with the Diane Warren piece of shiat we all know and loathe. Brilliant decision. Just brilliant.


As a joke someone put the "Perfect Strangers" theme over Enterprise's opening credits. The sad thing is that, at least in my opinion, the "Perfect Strangers" theme works better than the Diane Warren theme. Here it is (new window).

As for Avery Brooks, say what you want about the man, but he has the best Wikipedia page image of all the Trek captains (new window).

Also, DS9 is my favorite Trek series.
 
2012-03-09 04:26:59 PM

El Freak: Shrugging Atlas: Amazon has the entire run of Enterprise for free so I watched it and finished a few weeks ago. It had ups and downs, but Jesus H. Christ was that final episode a kick in the junk.

/liked Bakula as Archer

I never got the hate for Enterprise. Most Trekkies never gave it the chance it deserved. The first couple seasons were a bit rough, but season 3 was really good and season 4, other than the alien Nazis episodes and the final episode, was some of the best Trek ever, IMO. Maybe people just couldn't get past the godawful theme song.


Some nerds take things a bit too far is all, not to mention it's popular to hate shiat. Yeah the show had a number of problems besides the theme song, but it was still enjoyable TV.
 
2012-03-09 05:21:53 PM
I watched The Captains last week on Netflix and thought it was kinda meh except for some of the Stewart interviews (the last one in particular). Brooks wasn't nearly as "insane" as some of the fark threads I read previously made him seem.

/Question for the Enterprise folks. I started watching from watching from episode 1 (I didn't see it during its original run). I'm seven episodes in and am not sure what to think. Should I keep on episode by episode or is there a place where I should skip to? For example I watched the first season of DS9 and remembered that I didn't think it was very good. I then skipped to anything Dominion related and went from there. From about episode 125 on most of it was the Dominion story arc which I loved.
//still think vic fontaine heavy episodes sucked
 
2012-03-09 07:32:23 PM
Watched this a while back and really enjoyed it. Especially Brooks and Mulgrew.
 
2012-03-09 08:36:12 PM

Igor Jakovsky: /Question for the Enterprise folks. I started watching from watching from episode 1 (I didn't see it during its original run). I'm seven episodes in and am not sure what to think. Should I keep on episode by episode or is there a place where I should skip to?


I don't think there's any harm in just watching the whole thing (except for the last episode), but if you want to cull it a bit you could jump to the season two finale, then watch season 3 except for about the last five minutes of the last episode, then skip the first two episodes of season 4 and watch up to the penultimate episode. *Do not* watch the series finale -- it is not only the worst series finale of Trek; it may be the worst series finale of any series, ever.
 
2012-03-09 10:58:50 PM

flaminio: Igor Jakovsky: /Question for the Enterprise folks. I started watching from watching from episode 1 (I didn't see it during its original run). I'm seven episodes in and am not sure what to think. Should I keep on episode by episode or is there a place where I should skip to?

I don't think there's any harm in just watching the whole thing (except for the last episode), but if you want to cull it a bit you could jump to the season two finale, then watch season 3 except for about the last five minutes of the last episode, then skip the first two episodes of season 4 and watch up to the penultimate episode. *Do not* watch the series finale -- it is not only the worst series finale of Trek; it may be the worst series finale of any series, ever.


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Sorry, but it wasn't that bad. Just disappointing and somewhat dumb.
 
2012-03-09 11:17:12 PM

flaminio: +1 for Enterprise love. All things considered, it was not the worst of the Star Trek series.


Yes, it was. I liked it too, but it was the worst Trek series.
 
2012-03-09 11:18:15 PM
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2012-03-09 11:58:04 PM

towatchoverme: [www.lolroflmao.com image 500x370]


They actually say that in the last Star Trek TNG movie. He says he is going to hit the gym before the other wedding
 
2012-03-10 12:41:04 AM

chewielouie: flaminio: +1 for Enterprise love. All things considered, it was not the worst of the Star Trek series.

Yes, it was. I liked it too, but it was the worst Trek series.


You're thinking of Voyager. Worst of the worst. Bad captain, forgettable crew, stupid adventures. Maybe about 10 decent episodes total out of a seven year run.
 
2012-03-10 08:08:25 AM

flaminio: You're thinking of Voyager. Worst of the worst. Bad captain, forgettable crew, stupid adventures. Maybe about 10 decent episodes total out of a seven year run.


I hate what they did to the Borg. Actually everything after "Best of Both Worlds" cheapened them. Although 7 of 9 was the only interesting character on the ship. And no, not just because of "those".

/watching the doc in increments because it is quite boring
 
2012-03-10 09:42:10 AM
Holy shiat, I got to Avery Brooks. Shatner looks scared.
 
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