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ENTERPRISE 04/02/'03: "The Crossing"

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Rex Bachmann, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Rex Bachmann

    Rex Bachmann Well-Known Member

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    title: "The Crossing"
    episode: #44
    original airdate: April 2, 2003
    writer: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
    story: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga, and Andre Bormanis
    director: David Livingston
    synopsis: "Noncorporeal aliens possess the bodies of the Enterprise crew."


    At last, back to our weekly Trek addiction. Unfortunately, this does not sound very promising from the brief synopsis available---shades of Planet of the Vampires!---, and you-know-who is writing it.
     
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    I'm still waiting for them to kill off a few more "red shirts!" [​IMG]
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    Don't they remember "Power Play"?

    Rehash.
     
  5. Todd Hostettler

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    Actually, this sounds like a "comfortable old shoe" TOS plot device. Might be fun if done right.

    Haven't watched this show in months, but since "Ed" got moved, I might tune in.
     
  6. Jeremy Illingworth

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    It was okay. Pretty predictable, but it had some suspense. I've seen worse.

    jeremy
     
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    Not bad at all. I was hoping they'd break the fast with a decent one and it didn't disappoint.

    Sure, it smacks of dozens of Star Trek episodes past, and a dozen other sci-fi series. But, as I've said many times, it's inevitable.

    A couple more like this and I might be able to come out of the Enterprise-lover closet [​IMG]

    I shouldn't jinx it..
     
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    Enterprise gets swallowed by giant space stingray. Details at eleven. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mikel_Cooperman

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    I am out too.

    With all the plots they are rehasing, How long until the Mirror Universe or the tribbles come back?
     
  10. Jack Briggs

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    Well, DS9 already has revisited the universe of "Mirror, Mirror" as well as the Tribbles to very good effect, but, what the hey? That wouldn't be enough to keep B&B from rehashing all that yet again. I think they think their audience excels in short attention spans and low IQs. It's almost offensive.
     
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    The story of this one is KILL first.Don't ask and all noncorporeal life is no good this is not star trek. [​IMG]
     
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    Sure it was a rip off of ANOTHER TNG episode, but at least it gave Phlox and Hoshi some interesting scenes. Next week the hacks in charge are ripping off Undiscovered Country....

    Right down to the Klingon bashing that metal thing in judgment..
     
  13. Jeremy Illingworth

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    They said that the aliens can't survive in space, which is why they need a new ship. They didn't seem to have any trouble crossing from ship to ship after Enterprise got out of the alien ship. Were they holding their breath?

    jeremy
     
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    Not very good. Too by the numbers. Also, I feel it went too far in the wrong direction. It would have been more interesting if the aliens had been innocent. I mean, this show is supposed to be about exploration, but Archer keeps wanting to shoot first.

    Jason
     
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    They could have created some sense of forboding by saying they were entering a part of space that appeared to be utterly lifeless. I mean how the heck will they explain that next week they encounter another ship or two or three when this week they met a ship that had been searching fruitlessly for corporeal life forms?

    Also, one needs to ignore that the little swirls could have simply waited a few seconds, until everyone revived, and then gone right back in.

    Who is this show aimed at...it seems like it is only trying to be about as realistic as The Muppet Show.

    Still, it was a nice episode, a perfectly ordinary, nice episode. Better than weeks of repeats anyhow.

    I suspect that watching this show as a box set on DVD will be much more rewarding.
     
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    Not a bad episode, but nothing to write home about, either. I'm not going to get too hung up on the similarities to "Power Play". There are only so many story permutations to play around with in commercial Hollywood productions. The trick is the "spin" one puts on the story.

    I will say this: the CGI is looking better and better all the time. Most of it here looks better than some of the stuff I saw in Nemesis.


    Mark Turetsky wrote (post #16):

     
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    Yeah I never quite understood why incoporeal beings needed a physical starship, or why that particular element (unobtanium?) prevented then from entering that catwalk.

    Did anyone else notice that Jolene Blaylock's tan lines were showing in that scene with "Malcolm"? A little bit of a screwup on the director's part.

    Jason
     

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