Star Trek: VOY Reviews - From Start to Suicide!

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  1. Dinner

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    http://www.startrek.com/article/treks-oldest-living-actor-speaks

    English actor Olaf Pooley died earlier this year at the age of 101 and he was in the Voyager episode "In the blink of an eye" (his wife directed it) plus he also had parts in Doctor Who along with the type of long, multidecadal list of show credits only a guy over 100 years of age can actually have. Stuff from before WW2 all the way up to just a few years ago. Amazingly enough at the age of 100 he was still putting on art shows which hundreds of people in the business would attend.

    I thought you guys might get a kick at of that article due to the Star Trek Voyager tie in.
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    I think my favorite part of this is when they have exactly one high-yield warhead, and when Janeway orders Tuvok to fire it, she specifies "aft bay." If you only have one of them, isn't it basically going to be fired from whatever fucking bay it was loaded into?
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    Given all the negative reactions Voyager was getting for years why was there not a moment where Berman and Braga (the ones in charge during the last several years) basically said to themselves "This is garbage! We need to try something different!".
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    ^ That's all?
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    I never noticed her boobs before. They're huge! I did notice Jolene Blalock's (?). They looked out of place and just obnoxious.
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    I saw some video a few years ago of Jeri Ryan at a Trek convention. She was on stage, answering questions from fans, and someone said something she couldn't quite hear so she trotted across the stage to get close. The bouncing bewbies were spectacular. She has a nice form.
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    Because UPN/Paramount also wanted Voyager to be TNG 2:Electric Boogaloo.

    I'm sure more talented and/or motivated producers could have worked around whatever mandates the studio gave them, however. Nor is Paramount to blame for the insipid cast of characters on this show and especially on Enterprise.
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    It doesn't take much talent to work around the suits at all.
    The guys that created "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", pitched an entirely different show where the ATHF gang were detectives, and then they just didn't do the show that way.

    Robert Kirkman told the publishers that the source of the zombies was an alien invasion, and then once he got the go-ahead, the totally ditched that, and did TWD the way we know it.
    You just lie to the pricks.
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    Well hell for that matter Gene Roddenberry said he was doing "Wagon Train To the Stars".

    The big irony was that he sold Star Trek as a "Space Western" when within just a few years, westerns were on their way out for good.
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    I've been watching some episodes lately since BBC America started running them, and while as a whole, I still don't really like the show, some episodes were pretty good, some of the actors outstanding, and I always loved that ship.
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    I couldn't stand the look of the ship (except the bridge). The exterior looked too much like a toy to me.
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    I didn't like the ship either. I like the look of the Enterprise E, but I hate the new bridge design, which is similar to Voyager.
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    I still maintain that Voyager had the best opening credits sequence of any Trek show. But I've skimmed it here and there on BBC America and it remains a crapfest aside from that. Blech.
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    Yeah, definitely my favorite theme.

    I've been dipping in and out of the BBC America showings as well and it's just...awful. :jayzus:
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    I've been checking it out on BBC America, and MeTV, and....it's not "OMGAWD!!! It killed my children!!! I'll hunt you to the ends of the universe, Voyageeerr!!! :rant: :drama:", level bad that a lot of internet critics blow it up to, but it's....just not good.

    So dull.
    They encounter all these anomolies and freaky monsters that put stuff that TNG ran into to shame, and should be awesome, but they still manage to make it dull.
    For example, "Shattered". The crew handles the ship being fragmented into different time periods like an IT crew tracing down a coding bug.
    "Yawn, another day at the office, where's my Red Bull? :bored:".
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    And at the end of the day, the worst sin in entertainment isn't being godawfully bad but being godawfully dull.
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    Did @Kyle actually die from watching VOY?
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    Worse. He turned into Baba. :(
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    Wasn't he actually making his way through ENT when he stopped posting?
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    Kyle has a wife and two step kids he's raising, so he's pretty busy these days.
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    Just saw this for what must have been the first or second time, because I didn't remember it at all. Oh man, does this review seriously understate how bad this episode is. This might actually be worse than "Threshold". So many things are wrong with it. It's directed poorly, the acting is bad, the writing is truly godawful. A massive mess from start to finish.
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    I hated voyager, order2chaos is a jadzia dax, seven of nine impersonator.
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    Just rewatched this one. Really, really awful. Not quite as bad as Rise, but it was almost a self-parody, except it took itself very seriously.
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    Kyle You will regret this!

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    If you’re Rick Berman and you’ve decided to make a character Native American, what do you do? Reach out to some tribes? Contact university scholars? Maybe hire an aspiring Native American writer to staff?
    No. You pay some guy you worked with on a TV special in the 80s who had since been discredited as a fraud to help you make a half-assed stereotype:
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    But.... the spirit animal...
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    God, that's a Chenobyl level yikes right there :wtf:

    No wonder Robert Beltran took the piss on Voyager at every opportunity after the show ended :jayzus:
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