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Old 12-07-2012, 08:57 PM
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Decontamination was fun to watch.
Gratuitous sex.


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Certain eps were good, some were barely watchable. Manny Coto's rework was good.
He did good stuff, but it sometimes verged on fan fic, Vulcan nicitating (sp) membranes, stuff that said, "Look, I am connecting it with things you geeks have seen!"
And they wasted an entire episode on Klingon foreheads, something that Worf covered in a single sentence, "We do not speak of it."
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:09 AM
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That was excellent for the reasons you mentioned.
I presume that Katsulas was the husband.
F.J. Rio (who had appeared on DS9) was the Vissian husband. Katsulas was the Vissian captain, Drennik, who has the scene with Archer where they fly a little ship out to investigate the giant star up close. It's a great making-friends-with-aliens scene, which in turn highlights the conflict that has developed when they get back.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:33 AM
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Gratuitous sex.

!! [inserted by me, NCB]




And they wasted an entire episode on Klingon foreheads, something that Worf covered in a single sentence, "We do not speak of it."
That is true. It seemed completely unnecessary to me. Also, Spiner took Shatner's Trek-Acting class for that arc.

Looking up Spiner on IMDB, I see a recent series called Fresh Hell. Any good?

I would like to see the series of miniseries of North & South done with all Trek cast. As their Trek characters. From all incarnations of Trek. In Trek costume. it could be called Alpha & Gamma, PADD 1 and Alpha & Gamma, PADD 2

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:45 AM
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Spiner was good in last season's Warehouse Thirteen.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:22 PM
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Decontamination! Has there ever been a flimsier excuse to get some gratuitous flesh on screen?

Also, the fact that Enterprise was made so much later than TOS, but set so much earlier, made it look like Federation technology had evolved backwards. The computers on Archer's bridge was clearly far more advanced than Kirk had on his.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:04 AM
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I liked the rough, sort of grimy feel that pervaded the Enterprise series. It felt more real than all the other Star Trek series. Even when it got painfully weird, it still had a more tactile quality, as though the set were lit with naked incandescent bulbs instead of sterile fluorescent tubes. Except for that last episode, as everyone else has said: if you ignore the advice and watch it, keep a bucket handy.
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