fusillade762: People either loved or hated the theme song and people loved or hated that I had a dog on board.There were people who hated the dog?The series should have killed off that mutt in the pilot. Archer might have toughened up and developed into a real captain. Who brings pets along in these situations, anyway? Ripley was smart enough to leave her cat behind in Aliens.
ReapTheChaos: Star Trek rant on.After watching nothing but Star Trek episodes on Hulu all of last month I have come to the conclusion that Starfleet and the Federation are a bunch of idiots. A few random things I've never understood:How come every time they do battle they get their asses handed to them? Sure they eventually get out alive, but only by the skin of their teeth. How the hell did they get to be the superpower of the galaxy when every battle they get into cripples them?What the hell is with their computer security? How many times has someone transported off the ship, stolen a shuttlecraft or sent a secret message through subspace by simply bypassing the security codes? If they're that easy to bypass then they aren't very secure codes are they?Why is it that in every episode involving the holodeck it screws up in one way or another, putting the ship and crew in peril? Why the hell do they put these malfunctioning deathtraps on starships?How is it they can communicate millions of light-years across space but they can't contact an away team when they're in a cave?How come when there's a medical emergency on board they transport the person directly to sickbay, yet when there's a security breach they travel half way across the ship on foot?Why does every major system on the ship break down so damn easily? They take one little phaser blast and even though the shields are still up something will break down. Not only that but it's almost always the system they need the most at that moment. Isn't the point of shields to absorb the damage so the ship doesn't?Why does everything have to be done manually? Shouldn't emergency procedures come automatically? If the hull of the ship is blasted away shouldn't the ship automatically put up a temporary force field in its place? If the shields go down in battle shouldn't emergency power automatically be rerouted to them?Ok I'm done for now.
Aboleth: GBmanNC: Anyone see the opening set to "archers theme"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8vslSWlsEgDamn near perfect.Holy crap! That was perfect. Gave me goosebumps.
fusillade762: And your rant reminds me of some pretty funny Star Trek warning posters I saw once. Hell if I can find them now, though.
JosephFinn: Phil Moskowitz: Mugato: They even did a mirror universe version.The perfunctory mirror universe version was only 100x better then the one they picked for the series.After finally seeing the Mirror Universe episodes a couple of month ago, I see why people complained that the series actually had turned a corner before being cancelled. That was really, really strong work by everyone involved.
100 Watt Walrus: fusillade762: And your rant reminds me of some pretty funny Star Trek warning posters I saw once. Hell if I can find them now, though.Here ya go:
Mugato: The song was terrible but the montage during it was pretty cool. They even did a mirror universe version.
Krazikarl: Enterprise was actually pretty good. Yeah, the first season wasn't so great (a few good episodes, but lots not so good ones), but that's normal for Star Trek. The first couple of seasons of TNG and DS9 were pretty bad too. I mean, was the first season of Enterprise really that much worse than the first season of DS9? I don't think so.Plus, they actually had a lot of good ideas. I like the Vulcans as jerks thing. The Andorians were good too. I was OK with the long 3rd season arc. The format of the 4th season was very good.The main problem was that they really didn't have as many good characters as TOS/TNG/DS9 (I never got into Voy, so no comment there). Archer was OK. I actually thought T'Pol was good, especially when they weren't doing stupid contrived scenes just to get her naked. Trip was OK. I liked Phlox, but he never really fit in and didn't get much air time. But the rest of the cast was just boring as hell.So they had to fall back to the TOS thing where every away party is the same 3 people. Oh look, another dangerous situation where the away party consists of the captain, the 1st officer, and the 2nd officer/chief engineer. That makes sense. Oh look, next week its the captain who goes out and defuses the bomb.
Choestoe: Mentat:And why do they put explosives inside every console?Clearly, somewhere along the line we lost the concept of the "fuse". So those $2,000,000 consoles are protecting some $2 wiring somewhere it seems.
FightDirector: Great Janitor: The ship's look being that of the Akira class from the late 24th century really wasn't excusable.What might have been:[i581.photobucket.com image 850x539]
Great Janitor: Watching Enterprise, I got the feeling that the writers just didn't know what to do with the cast outside of Trip, Archer and T'Pol.
The English Major: The theme song wasn't nearly as embarrassing as all seven seasons of Voyager.
GBmanNC: fusillade762: People either loved or hated the theme song and people loved or hated that I had a dog on board.There were people who hated the dog?There were people who loved the theme song?Anyone see the opening set to "archers theme"? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8vslSWlsEgDamn near perfect.
Strongbeerrules: fusillade762: People either loved or hated the theme song and people loved or hated that I had a dog on board.There were people who hated the dog?The series should have killed off that mutt in the pilot. Archer might have toughened up and developed into a real captain. Who brings pets along in these situations, anyway? Ripley was smart enough to leave her cat behind in Aliens.
propasaurus: I liked the Enterprise opening title sequence: the whole flight/exploration montage was great. And musically, I didn't hate the song. But the lyrics. The lyrics."Faith of the heart"? What the fark does that even mean?
tzzhc4: I find the lack of T'Pol pics disturbing.
t3knomanser: In the first few episodes of"Enterprise", I held out hope. It was shaky, the characters were flat, but hey, it could get good, right? And I was utterly convinced we were watching the first gay captain. I can't really put my finger on why I thought that, but something about the way Archer operated twigged my gaydar into the red. I wish they had gone that route, personally. It's not often that you get a gay character in a leadership role (unless it's a lesbian, and that's actually more annoying as tropes go- "since she's doing a man's job, she has to share a man's tastes").
FirstNationalBastard: Actually, Reed was intended to be the gay one.
ObeliskToucher: tzzhc4: I find the lack of T'Pol pics disturbing.You missed one...[i260.photobucket.com image 570x300]
You Are All Sheep: ObeliskToucher: tzzhc4: I find the lack of T'Pol pics disturbing.You missed one...[i260.photobucket.com image 570x300]what about the premiere episode with tripp and t'pol in there and tripp having an erection..I was surprised they showed that on TV.
Forbidden Doughnut: Mugato: The song was terrible but the montage during it was pretty cool. They even did a mirror universe version.The Mirror Universe stuff on "Enterprise" was great, IMHO. I'd even watch a series based on those episodes...
Rocket To Russia: Voyager was so bad it only ran for seven seasons?! How embarrassing!
t3knomanser: Rocket To Russia: Voyager was so bad it only ran for seven seasons?! How embarrassing!What else was UPN going to put in that timeslot?
Jim from Saint Paul: t3knomanser: Rocket To Russia: Voyager was so bad it only ran for seven seasons?! How embarrassing!What else was UPN going to put in that timeslot?Well...Basically Voyager was the shiniest turd in the bowl.
Mugato: But if it didn't get decent ratings they would have replaced it with something cheaper.
You Are All Sheep: I liked Voyager :(
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