Posted June 01 2003 - 01:56 PM
Andrew Bunk wrote (post #100):
| OK, a little off topic, but why is Generations viewed so harshly? |
Todd K wrote (post #107):
| And I agree, the nexus was too much of a writer's out. The movie could easily take the award for most plot holes in the series. |
Thomas Newton wrote (post #133):
| 1. Nexus New Age garbage. |
Although I'm not as harsh a critic as some, I, too, feel that the the scientifically incredible (as in 'unbelievable') concept and "realization" of the so-called Nexus, the science-fictional nub of this (alleged) "science-fiction film", pretty much precluded this movie from having any heft or sf
respectability. And, though Picard's family situation is believably presented and his own part played well, these elements don't mix at all well with the Nexus business or the Klingon intrigues and battles. The whole thing simply never meshes properly.
Far worse, though, in my book, was the gutlessness of Paramount management in having to do---obligatorily, as they seemed to feel---a "torch-passing" film in the first place. This tainted the whole endeavor from the get-go, as far as I'm concerned. The "Next Generation" and the TOS-crew should never have met. It was merely a crutch for shaky Paramount decision-makers. The entire project was informed by "risk-management
"-mentality and this produced a half-baked, at times hoky film.
John_Berger wrote (post #114):
| Kirk's actual death (was that really needed in order to pass the torch???), and a very weak captain of the Enterprise-B just ruined [Generations] for me . . . |