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Fri, Jan 5, 2018, 8:18pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Audio is such a great medium for sci-fi, I daresay the genre would not be as creatively bankrupt it is today if books had transitioned primarily to radio instead of cinema. It would have been nice if imagination and not flashy visuals were the order of the day.
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Tue, Feb 2, 2016, 2:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

This is probably going to be our biggest disagreement ever Jammer. I found Attack of the Clones to not only be the worse Star Wars movie, but also one of the worse movies made. I wouldn't put it in my ten, because its not that bad; but it won't rank around my lower 40s or 50s.

From the nonexistent and flat direction, the awful wooden performances, the relentless overuse of CGI, a romance subplot that manages to be even more unbearable then Twilight, bad plotting and character decisions, dreadful dialogue, the complete character assassination of Yoda, and so much more. The only good things are the musical score by John Williams, the sound editing, and an occasional shot.

Outside of that it really is one of the worse movies that I have ever seen. Say what you will about Phantom Menace, it least that was a memorable disaster, Attack of Clones is a complete waste of time.
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Hector Nuno
Sat, Jan 11, 2014, 1:11am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S7: Seventh Season Recap

Star Trek Voyager, in my opinion it stands as the worst of the Star Trek shows.

Yes I would even take Enterprise over Voyager, at least Enterprise had a premise and characters that improved over time, and at the very least utilized its location and setting every once in awhile. Personality, and sadly, seeing the plans the writers had prepared for Season 5, I do believe that it would have redeemed the series. At the very least it deserved 7 years far more then Voyager did.

Now let me clarify that I do not believe it was terrible as many Voyager haters do. There were good episodes and I love the Doctor, even if his journey was just a rehash of Data from TNG.

My discontent for Voyager stems from one simple fact. If you watched 'Caretaker' and 'Endgame' back to back, you would have missed absolutely nothing of consequence. Aside from 7of9 appearing and Kes/Nelix disappearing, there really wouldn't be any questions for the audience to ask about anything.

Compare that to TNG and DS9, where the beginnings and ends are virtually indisguishable. In the end, Voyager always kept to the status quo to its
last second of screen time, and its characters and stories suffered greatly from that.

Janeway: As far as I am concerned she should be court-martialed for everything she did in the Delta quartet. Instead she's promoted to admiral in Nemesis.

She really needed to loosen up in the series, both as a character and from her principles as a captain. Instead the show practically worshipped her, and constantly prized her choices and leadership. When in reality she is probably the most incompetent captain in star fleet history.

Look no further then the first episode, where she doesn't even understand the simple idea of a timed fuse. Instead using her own flawed judgment, and hers alone, rarely factoring in others. Ironically, she becomes the Voyager greatest enemy and threat, had it not been for the writers Voyager would not have survived a month under with her leadership.

The Doctor: The only character who ever came to life in my opinion, and while he was a data rehash, it was one that I welcomed and enjoyed. Even in the worst episodes, Picardo always found a way to impress me and keep me invested.

Neelix: Imagine Jar Jar Binks, Seasons 1-2 Wesley Crusher, and the TNG Feregeni all merged into one character to capture my feelings for him.

7of9: The only other character I enjoyed, but was blatantly overused and once again never changes, or learns, from her many repeated and tiresome lessons. With every step forward taken with her, there were two steps taken back.

Harry/Paris/Chakotay/Torres/Kes: Who are they? I'm literally not sure who they were, and why they were even in this series to begin with.

Tuvok: I liked Vulcans and Tim Russ, and that's all I can really say about Tuvok. Easily the most underutilized asset this show had.

As for the series itself, my favorite episode is Timeless. Episodes like scorpion, Equinox, and Year of Hell never impressed me, because while they told good stories the consequences were minimal to nonexistent.

In conclusion, Voyager to me is a mediocre and underwhelming series with one of the most wasted casts I've ever seen in television. So much potential all washed away and wasted, had Voyager been fully realized, I'm not sure where it would rank. But at the very least it would have measured more when compared to TOS/TNG/DS9/ENT, instead of looked down upon constantly.

I'm sure many would disagree with me, but this is just my opinion. You're entitled to your own, just as I am to mine.
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