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25 February 2003 @ 08:48 pm
Readily willing to admit I'm uncool...  
I've been saying Rick Berman's a cocksucker (and by cock, I mean money) since the start. He might be trying to "make it more commercially successful," but that's not how Star Trek EVER made money. It's about dorky people who will pay no matter what for something that they really love because they're dorks. I hate to even imagine the amount of money that went into my own collection of Star Trek books, toys, and doo-dads.

But, I have to say on the whole, I think Star Trek fans are usually smart people. They don't just blindly like everything with the Star Trek name attached. I don't want Lost in Space, so I didn't watch much Voyager. I want Star Trek. That's why I don't watch Enterprise--it acts like it wants to be something that isn't Star Trek. It wants to be something "cooler". But people who don't watch Star Trek already aren't gonna find it cool, and fans of previous shows think it's just as lame, or a traitor to the name. Even I was afraid to see Nemesis, which I was actually SURPRISED that I enjoyed.

Patrick sent me this link, and it just brightened my day.

And yeah, I signed their petition.

I am such a dork. And I like it that way.
 
 
Mood: happy dork
Music: Enon - Conjugate The Verbs
 
 
 
xanthyosxanthyos on February 25th, 2003 06:19 pm (UTC)
I've had similar thoughts regarding what Star Trek has become after Roddenberry's death, and how it's almost become so ridiculous that the term "parody" doesn't even describe it anymore. I think the problem is that Star Trek should have probably ceased in the early 90s. After 35 years, all the freshness is gone, and all that remains is what is marketable.

Also, note that all the shows on UPN have a certain make-fun-of-selfness and have a similar tone. The dialogue is never too extraordinary, and it's often difficult to differentiate between shows on the network. Enterprise had to be written in a way to fit in with the others. It's not really Star Trek, anyway. I see it more as televised fan fiction.
gimacaroni on February 25th, 2003 07:15 pm (UTC)
I recently went to Las Vegas over winter break. On the plane next to me was a women with a thick accent whom sat alone. We got into talking and I learned she was traveling all the way from England (alone), for a week long Star Trek convention in the city.
Mandafee_b on February 26th, 2003 09:51 am (UTC)
I love your dork-ality. You are super cool! Even though (or maybe even because) you know all the titles to every Generation episode. Except for that one about Deanna Troy losing her abilities. hehehe
Mellenabsentmammoth on February 26th, 2003 01:03 pm (UTC)
As soon as you said it, it popped into my head.

It's "The Loss". Duh.
Mandafee_b on February 26th, 2003 08:10 pm (UTC)
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you looked that up. cheater.
Mellenabsentmammoth on February 26th, 2003 08:18 pm (UTC)
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No, really, I didn't. I just feel dumb it took me this long to remember...