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Enterprise... holograms... oh please...

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mike Mallory, Oct 19, 2001.

  1. Mike Mallory

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    I was going to reply to Sean's thread but it's already gotten off topic. So I'll start anew...
    Holograms and "Q" characters are nothing more than plot contrivances for the benefit of the writers, who can't come up with a decent episode from week to week. The fact that they are already relying on holograms for the story line in only the fourth episode is making me wretch. There is no story line in the original series which can substantiate this. Please make them (the writers) stop.
     
  2. Greg_S_H

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    I hardly think the fourth episode relied on holograms. It was a fairly minor part of the story, with larger implications down the line. Far more interesting was Trip's experiences on the alien ship, which was thankfully actually alien for a change. Most Star Trek aliens are only superficially different from us. These were some pretty odd ducks.
    Now, I am under the impression this was just kind of an "origin of the holodeck" sub-story. If Enterprise actually gets a holodeck, I'll join you in your disgust. There's no way that technology would be commonplace for Starfleet 100 years before Kirk.
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  3. Jack Briggs

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    Mike's on to something, though. Think deus ex machina--and such plot contrivances are all too common in Star Trek.
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