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Shakaama Live
Tue, Jun 24, 2014, 5:44am (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S4: United

In the 50's I could excuse the writers of saying such and so culture had honor slayings or honor fights to the death. But in 2,000, there's no excuse for it. It is impossible that you have a society that has warp technology, a single dominant species on the planet, and yet have 3rd century earth social systems.

This is supposed to be sci-fi, as in "futuristic". We're not so dumb anymore to willingly accept everything that comes across the screen as "good entertainment". And what's more, the writers are not trying to be campy. They seriously are trying to write a sci-fi drama. Bless their hearts.
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Shakaama Live
Sun, Jun 22, 2014, 12:38am (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S4: Daedalus

The IDEA of the premise was ok: first person to test the transporter got scooped up and lost in the machine, I've learned more now, and I can get him out.

That's plausible.

But the Archer actor's acting is just so awful that when he learns of the truth, he orders Trip and T'Pol to assist and the entire scene is created on this false tension build, that Trip and T'Pol are actually saying no.

The scene would have been much more believable had it been set to the doctor, who is in charge of the entire crew's health and well being or even a subordinate 3 levels done, or someone close to the ensign that died, resisting assisting the creator of the transporter.

It's just bad writing.

In fact a crewman that was close to the dead ensign would have really created some tension, because we'd sympathize more with the crewman. Trip and T'Pol show no sympathy and simply are just sounding boards for Archer to have a fake conflict with.
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Shakaama Live
Fri, Jun 20, 2014, 5:45am (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S3: E2

I hate this episode, and the ending was a swift kick in the unmentionable male parts. I cannot say enough about this episode. Every scene is worse than the last.
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Shakaama Live
Thu, Jun 19, 2014, 4:20pm (UTC -6)
Re: ENT S3: Proving Ground

Sorry, I cannot even begin to understand how you could give this episode anything more than 1 star. Besides the horrible acting, which you have to constantly address, you have the storyline:

- the Andorians have a military mission
- the captain of the Andorians actually likes Archer and their relationship is constantly growing
- the Andorians are at all out war with the Vulcans, who have superior firepower and technology
- Archer hasn't made clear what his overall plan of action is to settle the threat of the Xindi
- finding the prototype weapon is all by chance
- the Andorians have a real plan of action
- the Andorian technology is well ahead of human technology

Given that, we are supposed to side with Archer and the humans because they didn't get the weapon? They couldn't even get the weapon. Also, the humans are the aggressors in this.

The entire episode could have gone FAR better if the Andorian captain had said, "well I see no reason not to give you all of our analysis of the weapon. Please tag along while we analyze the weapon, but we have a mission too, it's not all about you, Archer."

But, in a fit of infantile rage, Archer starts the weapon, and blows it up a la, "if I can't have it, neither can you."

So Archer is the aggressor, juvenile, and obviously not a captain of a starship, and explorer since he so bad at diplomacy.

The writers of this entire series have no inkling of what the word diplomacy even.

As the heir of a diplomat, myself, it makes me rage when writing like this happens, that's supposed to be about diplomacy. The Andorians owe nothing to the humans.
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