posted on Jun, 19 2005 @ 11:06 PM
Well, truth be told Enterprise didn't stick with the history very well and obviously didn't bother looking to the novels to fill in the historical
gaps, etc. A "new" Klingon on Earth in the very first episode? Then they jump into the whole Voyager-esque adventure brought to them via an
immediate cop-out to the old "temporal shift" bag-o-tricks. Come on guys! Save time travel for periods of "writer's block".
I say, wait five years or so and then come back with a fresh Trek only get a little B-5-esque with it. 18 episodes with 6 each looking at alien home
worlds and their culture and religio-socio-geo-political goings on as they relate to the founding of the Federation or the Federation post-DS9 or the
Federation during the 100 year war with the Klingon Empire, etc., etc., etc.
I loved those STNG episodes with all the intrigue on Kronos, etc. More alien cultures and chill on the Earthnocentrism, says I. Heck! I'd love to
see episodes revolving around the Orion Syndicate or Section 31. And chill on using those "Q-esque" Super Beings and "Time Travel" to agument a
lack of writing skills!
And for the sake of Gene already! Get some real writers in there to do some real dialogue-centric episodes and stop whipping out your phase pistol or
blowing something up every time the writers have a brain fart! CGI is cool, but in moderation.
The original Star Trek dealt with pressing cultural and sociological issues and they weren't afraid to get preachy and moralistic and raise the
freaking bar, like those old westerns! Further, the original show inspired a whole generation to new heights! Stop kowtowing to being so bloody PC
and huggy-touchy and moralize a little.
Jerk some tears out of us! Get us PO'd and fighting mad! Move use to compassion! Raise the freaking bar! Make us better people!! Make us feel
alive!! Give us a purpose and a calling and some hope for a better tomorrow!!! Don't be afraid to call the PTBs on the carpet and show them just
how hypocritical and corrupt they and their misuse of so-called morality and flag waving is.
What I'm saying is.... Don't just entertain! Don't just focus on profit! Wake people up! Star Trek is a powerful medium for influencing and
moving people to action. Get a clue and use the tool! Okay.... Them's my two cents worth. Resuming my seat in the Peanut Gallery at this time.