OK...not much action here....WHERE ARE ALL OF THE TREKKERS???
Here's how much I am a ST fan.....went to my first convention, flew up from LA to SF. I was 18 years old....rented a car...and THAT was difficult,
even then....since for some strange reason you need to be 21.....
I was such an ignorant nerd...but, I had fun. In fact....I was slightly embarrassed by those in 'costume'...I thought THEY were way too
extreme!!!!!! I just liked ST....didn't know about he whole sub-culture that existed....learned as I went!!
EDIT.....since I was talking about costumes....I was Klingon for the last two Halloweens.....and, a very good one, I might add. It was the kit that
Michael Westmore used to sell....found it on E-Bay. Love the fact that, when in makeup....NO ONE knows who you are!!!!! It is great fun!!!
SO.....ST:TNG, premiered in 1987. Was doubting, at first...every new series needs time, for actors to get into their roles....eventually, as
mentioned already....some absolutley extraordinary scripts, were offerred. Star Trek at her best!!!
Voyager....sorry, "ST:Voyager"....again, a stellar cast (pun intended).
Kate Mulgrew, as Captain Janeway....so spot on!!! ( we shall not discuss the first actress hired for the "Janeway' role.....that is a fun trivia
question, for later... )
I didn't like ST: DS9 much...tried to....great actors....but just didn't float my boat.
I was SO surprised that ST:Enterprise failed. I simply adore Scott Bakula....perhaps he was still settling into the role, as Captain Archer.....I
kept seeing him reading, and acting...and thinking....not sure 'where' he was going with the character. Knowing his work, form other
properties.....such as "Quantum Leap"....I was confused by his delivery, in the character, of Captain Archer.
Not wishing to throw the entire show on his shoulders.....I am certainly not qualified to judge. Just a fan, expressing a few opinions.
The ensemble cast, from 'Enterprise'....were all well matched. Maybe there was "Seven-of-Nine' overload, by casting Jolene Blalock as the
Vulcan....and making her wear those way too tight costumes.
I happen to think that Ms. Blalock was EXCEPTIONAL in her role....they all were. Just....people likely knew that "eye candy" wasn't what Star Trek
is really about. AND, that may have been the downfall. OF "enterprise'....
Given the romance angle explored, on "Enterprise"....between 'Trip' and 'T'Pal'.....and then, seeing the 'romance' angle in the new ST
movie....well, that just didn't sit right, with me.
On ST:Enterprise.....they led up to it. In the latest MS film.....it was thrown into our faces, and realy makes no sense, to ST fans.
OK....nerdiness is showing, quite clearly now.....I will end this right here.....
BTW....please don't judge. I actually have flown airplanes...had a long career at a major airline. So, you just never know......I may be a fan, but
not always a fanatic!!!!
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