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Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Rex Bachmann, Jul 21, 2003.
SciFiWire: "Enterprise Meets The Xindi "
dateline: July 21, 2003 9:00 a.m. ET
Hey, give them credit for at least trying to come up with a more interesting alien than "guy with rubber on forehead". That's progress, in some form.
Cyan in small text font is really tough to read...
Wow. This is the first post I can think of I've had to cut and paste into something else in order to read it. I guess my eyesight is getting worse.. *shrug* maybe this 19" monitor needs to go.. Yeah, that's what I'll tell the wife.
Read yet another article addressing the problems with Trek in this weekws Entertainment Weekly (the one with Tobey Mc Guire on the cover).
They agree that they need either new writers or a rest for the franchise.
> Cyan in small text font is really tough to read...
Yeah- I found if I highlighted it, it was OK to read. No need to copy it.
Are they gonna explain why these Xindi species are never mentioned in the Trek universe after the time period of Enterprise? Or have they given up on the idea of continuity?
Continuity? Who needs your stinking continuity!
UPN announced at the TCA press tour that the Season 3 premiere of Enterprise will be on September 10. Looks like they're trying to get a two-week jump (at least) on Smallville.
More Enterprise news on Sci Fi Wire today:
I kind of like the idea of monkeys dressed in uniforms. Maybe comedy would be a point of departure.
Yes, Rex, it all has a by-the-numbers feel to it; I've been mouthing off to that effect for ages.
Jason, true, the Gorn were never revisited, but it always did bug me about Data's ongoing pathos about "being alone in the Universe" and the Federation's endless obsessions with Data's uniqueness as an artificial lifeform while also knowing that Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Checkov, and Mr. Mudd defeated an entire planet of androids beautiful androids in "I, Mudd." And then there was Nomad, while not a human-resembling android, who had a thing about biological lifeforms. And on and on.
Good writing trumps, sure, but for so sprawling a franchise we need some continuity.
As for next-season Enterprise, I'm not looking forward to it in the slightest. If Braga and Berman don't seem to care why should I?
Finally, the Star Trek franchise makes a major leap into the 90's in the way it depicts aliens.
If there like Whales do you think the Probe from Star Trek 4 will show up?
"There be Whales here."
Or we could have whales wearing Picard-era Starfleet uniforms. After all, continuity means nothing to the present regime. In fact, the Xindi should be whales, and thus shatter the myth of those creatures as benevolent mammals possessing dignity. Let's bring out the inner-Ahab in all of us. Whales are our enemies, but we think they're our friends because they're wearing Starfleet uniforms from the 24th century.
Man, this is hot stuff! I need to submit a story pitch to Paramount today. Or sometime this week, at least.
Good one Marvin.
To me continuity means much less than telling good stories and creating good characters. Yes, this show has problems but I would consider continuity to be the least of them.
And this from someone who has been a fan of the show since the TOS days (at least the repeats in the early 70s).