Posted September 11 2003 - 12:47 AM
If this is the show's new direction, I won't be tuning in beyond the next few episodes. I dropped in and out last season.
| The Xindi council were mildly reminescent to the Founders... Not sure about the value of multible Xindi species other then an excuse to make them have different looks.. |
| It was a clever thing they did to make the Xindi five species, each in a struggle for dominancy over the others. |
If you ask me, this is shades of DS9, and is hardly new or clever. The Dominion was made up of 3 species, simply because Ira Steven Behr et. al. wanted options, in case fans didn't like the nemesis they created. By having three distinct species, all at odds with one another, it gave the writers more options.
Seems to me, that's what they're trying to do here, too.
Funny that a similar "re-tooling" of DS9 also included a modified theme song.
The scene between Trip and T'Pol was painful to watch. It was extremely
un-Vulcanlike for T'Pol's character (nothing new there). And it was just unnecessary. If they think showing a little Vulcan skin is going to gain viewership, the show is in trouble. It distracts from what the focus should be... and frankly, the show is so unfocused, I don't think Brannon and Braga know where it is, or where they're going.
It's very disappointing that Trek can go out like this. They need to give the franchise a rest. Reset, regroup, and revisit after a few years off the air.