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Melissa
Sun, Feb 10, 2019, 6:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: BSG S4: Daybreak, Part 2

Jammer:

Thanks so much for your extremely thoughtful reviews of BSG. I watched BSG in its original airing, and I've just gone through the series again for the maybe 8th time (?) and always follow up watching an episode with reading your review.

I'm commenting at the very end just to say that after so many re-watchings, this series holds up better than pretty much any of my other favorite SF: TNG, B5, SG1. Maybe the only series I love as much is TOS, but honestly comparing TOS and BSG would be like comparing apples and oranges - they come from such different places and eras.

The finale of BSG may have some flaws, as have been exhaustively argued above, but the more times I re-watch, the less I care about them. The finale ends everything in such a true-to-form way - as you say, it is bittersweet. I am re-watching on Amazon Prime this time, and they have Daybreak split into three parts. I think I cried through most of it, as much for what I knew was coming for the characters as for the fact that I had ended another trip through the series.

Thanks again!
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Melissa
Mon, Jun 13, 2016, 8:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: New Trek Series Coming in 2017

Star Trek DS9 was the last Trek television series that I really enjoyed, even though I did have some objections to the whole Prophets/Pagh-wraiths stuff. (Don't even get me started on what I see as a failed bid to replace Jadzia with Ezri.) I tried to like Voyager, but abandoned it with no regrets in the end; and Enterprise destroyed the last of my goodwill. I stopped watching it pretty soon after it started and even my attempts to give it another chance on Netflix failed miserably.

I've been interested to read about Michael Dorn's attempts to get something going that features Worf, but when I read that the trailer for the new Trek show doesn't even feature any of the cast, I didn't bother to watch it. The further news that only the pilot episode will be available without a subscription only soured me further on the new series. In fact, the more I read about the new Trek show, the less I want to watch it. I couldn't sit through the pilot episode for the show Scorpion, so telling me that its producers are also responsible for this show isn't a draw; neither is the revelation that Kurtzman has anything to do with it.

As sad as I am to admit it, I agree with someone else here who said that Star Trek should disappear from the screen (small and big) completely and be left to the written word. I can't conceive of a show that could take Star Trek into a better or more interesting direction than the current novels do. I think the Star Trek most people know and love belongs to a past era. The Abramsverse, while "catchy", is but an empty echo of Trek's past greatness, right down to the repeated storylines and noisy action scenes with little heart. The only thing a new Trek show has to offer, in my opinion, is better effects, including more futuristic technologies and species that have, up until now, been confined to the page because of the difficulties of making them three-dimensional.
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Melissa Ozcan
Sun, Jul 25, 2010, 12:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: Confessions of a Closet Trekkie

Be proud of your Trekkie tendancies! I can understand not saying that you're a Trek fan as soon as you meet someone but I think deep down you do really want to put on a pair of "spock ears" and go to conventions, you're just scared of what other people will think. Life is too short to care what everyone will think about you. Acceptance is the first step.
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