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(SeattlePI)   After finally leaping out of a 22nd century Starship captain, Sam Beckett is leaping into the body a 21st century NCIS agent. Still no word on whether he will return home after putting right this wrong   (seattlepi.com) divider line 65
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2014-02-11 07:34:41 AM  
By all accounts Bakula is a decent enough guy but after his portrayal of Captain Archer on Enterprise I just can't stand to watch him on anything. Ugh.
 
2014-02-11 07:36:08 AM  
He was really good in Behind the Candelabra.
 
2014-02-11 07:38:16 AM  

Bslim: By all accounts Bakula is a decent enough guy but after his portrayal of Captain Archer on Enterprise I just can't stand to watch him on anything. Ugh.


I don't know if action shows suit his style, but we'll see.
 
2014-02-11 07:50:51 AM  
Been done before
static.tvtropes.org
 
2014-02-11 07:51:34 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Bslim: By all accounts Bakula is a decent enough guy but after his portrayal of Captain Archer on Enterprise I just can't stand to watch him on anything. Ugh.

I don't know if action shows suit his style, but we'll see.


I would have said the same thing about Harmon but he's turned out OK.  That being said I'm not a fan of shows getting CSI'd.
 
2014-02-11 07:56:01 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: He was really good in Behind the Candelabra.


I'm not sure if I've seen him in anything where I didn't think he was pretty good. Maybe Murphy Brown, that one seemed forced.
I notice this spinoff has more involvement from Mark Harmon, I hope that doesn't translate into Bakula's character being a copy of Gibbs, one Gibbs is enough. I feel bad that my wife used to really like watching NCIS (mostly for DiNozzo) but I've pointed how how many times the villians turn out to be rogue government officials or evil defense contractors, plus how Gibbs talks to everyone-up to the Secratary Of The Navy-like they fell out of his ass, that I've ruined it for her. She says she's tired of Abby, but it's really more my fault. Though she will agree with me on my opinion that there needs to be someone of the show that will stand up to Gibbs, tell him off once in a while. Maybe Bakula's character will be shown as an equal to Gibbs, at least in Gibbs' eyes.
 
2014-02-11 08:11:15 AM  
Saddest ending of any show.
 
2014-02-11 08:12:30 AM  
Does he get to keep the beagle?
 
2014-02-11 08:15:15 AM  

2wolves: Does he get to keep the beagle?


As soon as it rematerializes.
 
2014-02-11 08:20:26 AM  
Oh Boy
 
2014-02-11 08:24:44 AM  
He was good in Chuck.
 
2014-02-11 08:31:19 AM  

xria: Oh Boy


Damn, beat me to it!

Great headline, Subby.

Also, will Al be there?  Can you still smell Gushi's breath at sea?
 
2014-02-11 08:32:40 AM  

KingKauff: As soon as it rematerializes.


That always bugged me.  Enterprise ended in the year 2161.
The new Star Trek takes place in 2233-2258.

So provided Archer lived that long (he'd be old) the DOG certainly wouldn't have.

I guess we're to assume he just keep getting beagle after beagle, but the line itself implies it's the beagle WE know in order to get the reference!

/I've said too much
 
2014-02-11 08:37:39 AM  
Sam Beckett never returned home.
 
2014-02-11 08:39:45 AM  

buntz: KingKauff: As soon as it rematerializes.

That always bugged me.  Enterprise ended in the year 2161.
The new Star Trek takes place in 2233-2258.

So provided Archer lived that long (he'd be old) the DOG certainly wouldn't have.

I guess we're to assume he just keep getting beagle after beagle, but the line itself implies it's the beagle WE know in order to get the reference!

/I've said too much


Maybe Archer's Beagle is some sort of Legacy character, like UGA
 
2014-02-11 08:42:40 AM  

Dinobot: Maybe Archer's Beagle is some sort of Legacy character, like UGA


I don't know what that means
 
2014-02-11 08:49:50 AM  

buntz: Dinobot: Maybe Archer's Beagle is some sort of Legacy character, like UGA

I don't know what that means


Uga is the poor mascot of University of Georgia. All the bulldogs come from the same family line, and all are called Uga once chosen to participate in official activities.
 
2014-02-11 08:54:25 AM  
Due to a loop corruption in the pattern buffer, the dog rematerialized, over and over and over again for 25 years in Peruvian Amazon.

At first, stories about a vast herd of "small devil-dogs" were taken to be legend, until Iquitos was overrun by vast numbers of vicious, feral beagles in 2174; numbers were estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. After the evacuation of Iquitos, 14 battalions of UN troops were sent in, and slowly fought their way to the event center.

For three years afterwards, a dedicated post was set up to eradicate the beagle anomaly, until a pattern dispersal field was erected to eliminate the threat permanently.
 
2014-02-11 09:02:06 AM  
Bakula will play NCIS Special Agent Pride, who's driven by the need to do what's right.

Well that's original.
 
2014-02-11 09:22:00 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Sam Beckett never returned home.


That was the first series finale I was ever actually angry about. Until the last ten seconds, it was pure awesome - Sam finds out what's really going on with his predicament, discovers he can LEAP AT WILL (how awesome was that after however many years of thinking he was out of control), has a conversation with maybe-God, and saves a bunch more lives, culminating with fixing Al's great wrong. Then they throw that curveball of pure BS at you, in text, at the very end. I was pissed.

I'm still waiting, hoping against hope, on some sort of make-it-right follow up.
 
2014-02-11 09:52:59 AM  

Dhabu: Tyrone Slothrop: Sam Beckett never returned home.

That was the first series finale I was ever actually angry about. Until the last ten seconds, it was pure awesome - Sam finds out what's really going on with his predicament, discovers he can LEAP AT WILL (how awesome was that after however many years of thinking he was out of control), has a conversation with maybe-God, and saves a bunch more lives, culminating with fixing Al's great wrong. Then they throw that curveball of pure BS at you, in text, at the very end. I was pissed.


How badass would it be then to now have a return to see Sam Beckett after 20 years of leaping to and fro including possibly into 2014 and beyond...perhaps leading him to coming home.  I'd make it a mini-series on netflix or HBO.

*cut to* girl in torn sundress kick boxing some cholos and we see in the reflection of a storefront window that its ::SAM BECKETT:: again in a chicks body!  After he's done wiping the floor with these would-be gang-rapists he goes home to diddle himself silly - the end.
 
2014-02-11 09:55:45 AM  

Dhabu: Tyrone Slothrop: Sam Beckett never returned home.

That was the first series finale I was ever actually angry about. Until the last ten seconds, it was pure awesome - Sam finds out what's really going on with his predicament, discovers he can LEAP AT WILL (how awesome was that after however many years of thinking he was out of control), has a conversation with maybe-God, and saves a bunch more lives, culminating with fixing Al's great wrong. Then they throw that curveball of pure BS at you, in text, at the very end. I was pissed.

I'm still waiting, hoping against hope, on some sort of make-it-right follow up.


The bartender says something to the effect of the leaps as akin to missionary work at some point if I recall. I took the ending as Sam's epiphany after setting things right with Al's timeline that he has been given a gift, or at the very least a mission and either continued to leap for eternity like some ant-novikovian superhero, or eventually lept into a fatal situation.

I thought it was a great finale. My college buddies and I debated it for a week, and to me that's the mark of a good viewing... do you want to keep talking about it?
 
2014-02-11 10:18:14 AM  

Dinobot: buntz: Dinobot: Maybe Archer's Beagle is some sort of Legacy character, like UGA

I don't know what that means

Uga is the poor mascot of University of Georgia. All the bulldogs come from the same family line, and all are called Uga once chosen to participate in official activities.


And they've been dropping like flies recently from the idiotic breeding standards for bulldogs.

But, in the Star Trek future, what would be wrong with cloning (or simply re-replicating) the same dog over and over again?
 
2014-02-11 10:29:41 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Dinobot: buntz: Dinobot: Maybe Archer's Beagle is some sort of Legacy character, like UGA

I don't know what that means

Uga is the poor mascot of University of Georgia. All the bulldogs come from the same family line, and all are called Uga once chosen to participate in official activities.

And they've been dropping like flies recently from the idiotic breeding standards for bulldogs.

But, in the Star Trek future, what would be wrong with cloning (or simply re-replicating) the same dog over and over again?


Besides that, how long can a dog live in the Star Trek future? Archer was something like 150 when he died in 2245, McCoy was 137 in the TNG Pilot episode... why wouldn't animals have similarly lengthened life spans, taking them to 20 or 30 years old?
 
2014-02-11 10:39:46 AM  

buntz: KingKauff: As soon as it rematerializes.

That always bugged me.  Enterprise ended in the year 2161.
The new Star Trek takes place in 2233-2258.

So provided Archer lived that long (he'd be old) the DOG certainly wouldn't have.

I guess we're to assume he just keep getting beagle after beagle, but the line itself implies it's the beagle WE know in order to get the reference!

/I've said too much


Maybe while the technology for human extreme longevity has been developed in the Star Trek universe by that point, it was considered a bad idea to use it for various reasons. However making pets live similar lifespans to humans could be accepted as not having the same issues.
 
2014-02-11 10:51:52 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Dinobot: buntz: Dinobot: Maybe Archer's Beagle is some sort of Legacy character, like UGA

I don't know what that means

Uga is the poor mascot of University of Georgia. All the bulldogs come from the same family line, and all are called Uga once chosen to participate in official activities.

And they've been dropping like flies recently from the idiotic breeding standards for bulldogs.

But, in the Star Trek future, what would be wrong with cloning (or simply re-replicating) the same dog over and over again?


Yeah, I know that. :(

I've named all my cats the same way, one after the other, even tho none were kin. So it's possible archer just kept naming all his beagles the same way
 
2014-02-11 10:53:03 AM  

Bslim: By all accounts Bakula is a decent enough guy but after his portrayal of Captain Archer on Enterprise I just can't stand to watch him on anything. Ugh.


Was more the writer's fault than his.
 
2014-02-11 10:54:39 AM  
A few comments:
Love Scott Bakula
Ending of Quantum Leap was very well done for short notice but sad as hell
Lord of Illusions was a very good, underrated movie.
The writing/directing of Enterprise was freaking horrible, which is a shame as they actually had a pretty good cast.
The ending of Enterprise was horrible.
NCIS is f'ing horrible.
 
2014-02-11 11:12:41 AM  
Agent Pride? I hate it already
 
2014-02-11 11:21:22 AM  
In defense of Enterprise's ending, they had to cobble it together in like 10 minutes.

Liked those last two seasons a lot and the retro stuff they were doing.  I know.  It's shameful, but I'm tired of hiding.

In my fantasy, one of the cable networks would do a version of "Rendezvous with Rama" with totally throwback special effects.  In my head it makes perfect sense, and is just the kind of project Scott Bakula gets involved in.
 
2014-02-11 11:28:55 AM  
For those wanting an ending for Quantum Leap where he finally goes home, re-read the last title card: "Dr. Sam Beckett NEVER leaped home".

/Major League 3 was a good movie
 
2014-02-11 11:42:14 AM  
www.followingthenerd.com
 
2014-02-11 11:43:21 AM  
Season 1 of Enterprise: No worse then the first 2 seasons of TNG and better then TOS seasons 3 and the mass majority of Voyager.

Season 2 and 3 of Enterprise: Vastly underrated. Interesting characters and season long plot lines.

Season 4: Awesome. Except for the finale. Which was AWFUL.

In short, suck it haters, Enterprise was absolutley better then Voyager and deserves it's place right behind the best stuff of Star Trek. Not with it.... just RIGHT behind it.
 
2014-02-11 11:49:29 AM  
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Trying to ruin another franchise, Bakula?
 
2014-02-11 11:51:03 AM  

Dhabu: Tyrone Slothrop: Sam Beckett never returned home.

That was the first series finale I was ever actually angry about. Until the last ten seconds, it was pure awesome - Sam finds out what's really going on with his predicament, discovers he can LEAP AT WILL (how awesome was that after however many years of thinking he was out of control), has a conversation with maybe-God, and saves a bunch more lives, culminating with fixing Al's great wrong. Then they throw that curveball of pure BS at you, in text, at the very end. I was pissed.

I'm still waiting, hoping against hope, on some sort of make-it-right follow up.


I'm no longer pissed, because I no longer acknowledge the title card.

Sam's daughter brought him back.  The End.
 
2014-02-11 12:00:17 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: Dhabu: Tyrone Slothrop: Sam Beckett never returned home.

That was the first series finale I was ever actually angry about. Until the last ten seconds, it was pure awesome - Sam finds out what's really going on with his predicament, discovers he can LEAP AT WILL (how awesome was that after however many years of thinking he was out of control), has a conversation with maybe-God, and saves a bunch more lives, culminating with fixing Al's great wrong. Then they throw that curveball of pure BS at you, in text, at the very end. I was pissed.

I'm still waiting, hoping against hope, on some sort of make-it-right follow up.

I'm no longer pissed, because I no longer acknowledge the title card.

Sam's daughter brought him back.  The End.


Wait, Sarah Lancaster brought him back? So she finally uploaded her own Intersect?
 
2014-02-11 12:30:17 PM  

buntz: KingKauff: As soon as it rematerializes.

That always bugged me.  Enterprise ended in the year 2161.
The new Star Trek takes place in 2233-2258.

So provided Archer lived that long (he'd be old) the DOG certainly wouldn't have.

I guess we're to assume he just keep getting beagle after beagle, but the line itself implies it's the beagle WE know in order to get the reference!

/I've said too much


It wouldn't be the first time that an event in "Star Trek" was mathematically impossible.  A while ago, someone pointed out to me that in the pilot episode of "Enterprise", it should have taken about 30 years to get to the Klingon home world at maximum warp.
 
2014-02-11 12:45:53 PM  

UNC_Samurai: ToastmasterGeneral: Dhabu: Tyrone Slothrop: Sam Beckett never returned home.

That was the first series finale I was ever actually angry about. Until the last ten seconds, it was pure awesome - Sam finds out what's really going on with his predicament, discovers he can LEAP AT WILL (how awesome was that after however many years of thinking he was out of control), has a conversation with maybe-God, and saves a bunch more lives, culminating with fixing Al's great wrong. Then they throw that curveball of pure BS at you, in text, at the very end. I was pissed.

I'm still waiting, hoping against hope, on some sort of make-it-right follow up.

I'm no longer pissed, because I no longer acknowledge the title card.

Sam's daughter brought him back.  The End.

Wait, Sarah Lancaster brought him back? So she finally uploaded her own Intersect?


That trilogy of episodes may have been the best of the entire series.
"She's your daughter, Sam. She's here working on the project"

*tears*
*blus flash of leaping*
 
2014-02-11 01:01:22 PM  
And the series will end with Riker and Troi turning off the holodeck complaining that the NCIS holonovels suck
 
2014-02-11 01:16:10 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: In short, suck it haters, Enterprise was absolutley better then Voyager and deserves it's place right behind the best stuff of Star Trek. Not with it.... just RIGHT behind it.


Even if that were true, it would be like claiming that getting raped by a buffalo is better than getting raped by an ox.
 
2014-02-11 01:53:55 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: Dwight_Yeast: He was really good in Behind the Candelabra.

I'm not sure if I've seen him in anything where I didn't think he was pretty good. Maybe Murphy Brown, that one seemed forced.
I notice this spinoff has more involvement from Mark Harmon, I hope that doesn't translate into Bakula's character being a copy of Gibbs, one Gibbs is enough. I feel bad that my wife used to really like watching NCIS (mostly for DiNozzo) but I've pointed how how many times the villians turn out to be rogue government officials or evil defense contractors, plus how Gibbs talks to everyone-up to the Secratary Of The Navy-like they fell out of his ass, that I've ruined it for her. She says she's tired of Abby, but it's really more my fault. Though she will agree with me on my opinion that there needs to be someone of the show that will stand up to Gibbs, tell him off once in a while. Maybe Bakula's character will be shown as an equal to Gibbs, at least in Gibbs' eyes.


I always thought DiNozzo is a somewhat older version of Chris Pine, and could play Kirk in a pinch.
 
2014-02-11 02:10:23 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Jim from Saint Paul: In short, suck it haters, Enterprise was absolutley better then Voyager and deserves it's place right behind the best stuff of Star Trek. Not with it.... just RIGHT behind it.

Even if that were true, it would be like claiming that getting raped by a buffalo is better than getting raped by an ox.


WRONG. Enterprise is okay and occasionaly good. Hell season 4 is actually REALLY good at times.

Voyager is awful and boring with the ocassional not so bad with 4 or 5 "good episodes".
 
2014-02-11 02:19:01 PM  
Scott Bakula once autographed John Barrowman's butt check in front of a large audience of geeks.

/ Got nuthin'
 
2014-02-11 02:23:13 PM  

ThreadSinger: Your_Huckleberry: Dwight_Yeast: He was really good in Behind the Candelabra.

I'm not sure if I've seen him in anything where I didn't think he was pretty good. Maybe Murphy Brown, that one seemed forced.
I notice this spinoff has more involvement from Mark Harmon, I hope that doesn't translate into Bakula's character being a copy of Gibbs, one Gibbs is enough. I feel bad that my wife used to really like watching NCIS (mostly for DiNozzo) but I've pointed how how many times the villians turn out to be rogue government officials or evil defense contractors, plus how Gibbs talks to everyone-up to the Secratary Of The Navy-like they fell out of his ass, that I've ruined it for her. She says she's tired of Abby, but it's really more my fault. Though she will agree with me on my opinion that there needs to be someone of the show that will stand up to Gibbs, tell him off once in a while. Maybe Bakula's character will be shown as an equal to Gibbs, at least in Gibbs' eyes.

I always thought DiNozzo is a somewhat older version of Chris Pine, and could play Kirk in a pinch.


Too tall.

Jim from Saint Paul: Ed Grubermann: Jim from Saint Paul: In short, suck it haters, Enterprise was absolutley better then Voyager and deserves it's place right behind the best stuff of Star Trek. Not with it.... just RIGHT behind it.

Even if that were true, it would be like claiming that getting raped by a buffalo is better than getting raped by an ox.

WRONG. Enterprise is okay and occasionaly good. Hell season 4 is actually REALLY good at times.

Voyager is awful and boring with the ocassional not so bad with 4 or 5 "good episodes".


I personally liked all the series, but I'd have to say Voyager is the weakest. The best episodes of Enterprise were way above Voyagers, while the lows of Voyager were much worse than any of the ones in Enterprise. Though the finale is pretty bad.
 
2014-02-11 03:02:53 PM  

Your_Huckleberry: ThreadSinger: Your_Huckleberry: Dwight_Yeast: He was really good in Behind the Candelabra.

I'm not sure if I've seen him in anything where I didn't think he was pretty good. Maybe Murphy Brown, that one seemed forced.
I notice this spinoff has more involvement from Mark Harmon, I hope that doesn't translate into Bakula's character being a copy of Gibbs, one Gibbs is enough. I feel bad that my wife used to really like watching NCIS (mostly for DiNozzo) but I've pointed how how many times the villians turn out to be rogue government officials or evil defense contractors, plus how Gibbs talks to everyone-up to the Secratary Of The Navy-like they fell out of his ass, that I've ruined it for her. She says she's tired of Abby, but it's really more my fault. Though she will agree with me on my opinion that there needs to be someone of the show that will stand up to Gibbs, tell him off once in a while. Maybe Bakula's character will be shown as an equal to Gibbs, at least in Gibbs' eyes.

I always thought DiNozzo is a somewhat older version of Chris Pine, and could play Kirk in a pinch.

Too tall.

Jim from Saint Paul: Ed Grubermann: Jim from Saint Paul: In short, suck it haters, Enterprise was absolutley better then Voyager and deserves it's place right behind the best stuff of Star Trek. Not with it.... just RIGHT behind it.

Even if that were true, it would be like claiming that getting raped by a buffalo is better than getting raped by an ox.

WRONG. Enterprise is okay and occasionaly good. Hell season 4 is actually REALLY good at times.

Voyager is awful and boring with the ocassional not so bad with 4 or 5 "good episodes".

I personally liked all the series, but I'd have to say Voyager is the weakest. The best episodes of Enterprise were way above Voyagers, while the lows of Voyager were much worse than any of the ones in Enterprise. Though the finale is pretty bad.


C'mon, guys! You didn't find a somewhat fatter Riker chopping vegetables on the holodeck during a crisis (Pegasus) to be a "valentine" for us fans? We were supposed to find that episode awesome, and a fitting tribute to us for being fans! Because apparently, that's what we all wanted while watching Enterprise. Riker to show up and make everything a crappy holo novel.
 
2014-02-11 03:15:09 PM  

anfrind: It wouldn't be the first time that an event in "Star Trek" was mathematically impossible.  A while ago, someone pointed out to me that in the pilot episode of "Enterprise", it should have taken about 30 years to get to the Klingon home world at maximum warp.


What? At Warp 4-5?

In TMP the Neural Zone is 3 days at Warp 7. I know Warp is logarithmic (back then it wasn't) but it would never take that long at the NX-01's speeds. Kronos is just up the block by interstellar standards.
 
2014-02-11 03:24:58 PM  

peterthx: anfrind: It wouldn't be the first time that an event in "Star Trek" was mathematically impossible.  A while ago, someone pointed out to me that in the pilot episode of "Enterprise", it should have taken about 30 years to get to the Klingon home world at maximum warp.

What? At Warp 4-5?

In TMP the Neural Zone is 3 days at Warp 7. I know Warp is logarithmic (back then it wasn't) but it would never take that long at the NX-01's speeds. Kronos is just up the block by interstellar standards.


Warp has always moved at the speed of plot.
 
2014-02-11 03:26:36 PM  
Are we even pretending to talk about Scott Bakula anymore?
 
2014-02-11 03:34:00 PM  

peterthx: anfrind: It wouldn't be the first time that an event in "Star Trek" was mathematically impossible.  A while ago, someone pointed out to me that in the pilot episode of "Enterprise", it should have taken about 30 years to get to the Klingon home world at maximum warp.

What? At Warp 4-5?

In TMP the Neural Zone is 3 days at Warp 7. I know Warp is logarithmic (back then it wasn't) but it would never take that long at the NX-01's speeds. Kronos is just up the block by interstellar standards.


Depending on which scale they use (TOS or TNG), and Enterprise always seemed to adhere to the TNG scale anyway, it would take around 258 days to get to Qo'nos. But BadReligion is right, warp always moves at the speed of plot. I was watching a TNG episode where Data and Picard were returning to the enterprise and it wasn't at the expected coordinates. Data does a search and finds then a few light years away. Seconds later they are there. According to tech manuals and stuff, it should have taken weeks to move whatever arbitrary distance that was if it was over a light year. But whatever. Like Star Wars, distances shouldn't really matter. Until they do.
 
2014-02-11 03:34:14 PM  
No "Godot" puns?


I'm waiting........
 
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