Posted May 07 2003 - 03:26 PM
2 + 2 = 5.
Will_B wrote (post #14):
| And as for any discontinuity, not so - we dont know that when Picard informed Starfleet that Q had shown them a Borg cube, that they didn't put 2 + 2 together. We also can't assume that Q wasn't showing them a cube that was headed in their direction already. We just assumed, because Picard eloquently said "now they are aware of us...they will come for us" that this was the first time they were aware of earth. We assumed that. The writers have deftly woven in the first series (Enterprise) into the existing big-story as well as "Yesterday's Enterprise" . . .nitpickers be darned - and remember, Next Gen changed the timeline ever so slightly in First Contact. So we're maybe only in a 99% the same timeline now. |
"Let's just pretend that old 'Q Who?' never happened." The audience just "assumes" that what they---the omniscient narrators---tell us in any given episode need not be true or valid in any given future
episode ("future" our
time, not theirs, of course); revision (First Contact
) after revision (Voyager
"The Raven" (#174
)) after revision (Enterprise
"Regeneration"). Blame it on the "timeline": "We're in a different quantum reality
this week, pal. Deal with it!" "After all, anything can happen in science fiction." (An actual Rick Berman quote.)
Next we'll learn that the Borg were there at the "creation of humanity" and helped along the process just so they would have someone new to assimilate.
Now, let's see, you're saying that the ST
production team couldn't have had this same basic plot
with some other ("new") space alien race with a(n at least slightly) different gimmick and the episode wouldn't have been just as good???
And the Borg-crutch? Does the implausibility of all this (including, and, especially, Phlox's "irradiation cure") having been "forgotten" by Star Fleet or having been kept hidden during "later" encounters with the Borg not register at all here?
It's more clear than ever that there are serious fans of the franchise who want an intelligent and reasonably consistent
presentation of the world of Star Trek
and then there are the rest who care only about getting their cheap "jollies" from one episode to the next.
Guess who's being catered to by today's ST
It's not we "nitpickers" who will be damned.