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Trekker4747 December 5 2012 12:05 AM

The Outrageous Okona
 
Oh.... Okana. I actually like the character he's like a failed attempt at a Han Solo while being a Malcolm Reynolds prototype.

But he's likable enough and I think the actor would have made for an interesting Riker. Though Frakes did a fantabulous job.

The episode itself overall isn't bad... Aside from the nonsense with Data, Joe Piscopo, and the "humor" attempts in it. Which was just terrible. The terrible Jerry Lewis impersonation is just painful on Deep-13 levels.

BillJ December 5 2012 02:05 AM

Re: The Outrageous Okana
 
Whoever gave the go-ahead for this episode deserves to be beaten with a bag of oranges.

Dream December 5 2012 02:14 AM

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Yeah, all the humor scenes with Data were quite bad and brings down the whole episode.

But I thought the plot with Okana was just average.

Tora Ziyal December 5 2012 02:15 AM

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Meh. Silly episode, but there are far worse.

marksound December 5 2012 02:15 AM

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I always thought Okona was a bad attempt at a younger version of Harry Mudd.

SchwEnt December 5 2012 02:33 AM

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^^^ Yeah. Back in that first season, there were always TOS comparisons. I thought for sure Okona was gonna be a TNG Harry Mudd-type, a recurring scoundrel who'd turn up every now and then.

Nope, he was a one shot.

Kamdan December 5 2012 03:06 AM

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I don't mind this episode at all, because Okana is played by The Rocketeer.

R. Star December 5 2012 03:18 AM

Re: The Outrageous Okana
 
He wasn't interesting, he wasn't likable, he wasn't charming, and was bleh to watch. Then the B plot with Joe Piscapo comes in and facepalming ensues.

SJSharksfan39 December 5 2012 03:52 AM

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This episode is corny as hell, and produced my least favorite Whoopi Goldberg-as-Guinan Moment:

You're a droid, and I'm Annoyed.

No Guinan, that is not funny, at. all.

Of course later in the season we got one of Guinan's best moments with Riker flirting her, so it all evens out in the end. ;)

MikeS December 5 2012 03:24 PM

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Quote:

tomalak301 wrote: (Post 7347871)
This episode is corny as hell, and produced my least favorite Whoopi Goldberg-as-Guinan Moment:

You're a droid, and I'm Annoyed.

No Guinan, that is not funny, at. all.

Of course later in the season we got one of Guinan's best moments with Riker flirting her, so it all evens out in the end. ;)

You're a 'droid, and I'm a 'noid ;)

Not funny if you have to explain it and I understand Data's failure to "get it". The "humour" here was terrible, how could they write it so terribly?!

Trekker4747 December 5 2012 03:58 PM

Re: The Outrageous Okana
 
Trek doesn't have a very good history with forced, intentional, humor.

Forbin December 5 2012 04:35 PM

Re: The Outrageous Okana
 
Fast forward to Teri Hatcher's scene, drool a bit, then turn it off. :shrug:

Trekker4747 December 5 2012 04:43 PM

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Quote:

Forbin wrote: (Post 7349791)
Fast forward to Teri Hatcher's scene, drool a bit, then turn it off. :shrug:

Well, there's also the chick Okana bangs, she's worth checking out.

SeerSGB December 5 2012 04:57 PM

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Take the Data understanding humor stuff out and I like the episode. Okana could have made for a interesting recurring character, like Harry Mudd. He would have fit right in with DS9 as a partner in crime with Quark or just a recurring trader that ocassionally pops by to annoy the crap out of Quark and Odo

sonak December 5 2012 05:03 PM

Re: The Outrageous Okana
 
the character is a laughable failure as a "charming rogue" type. It's a sure sign that he's not one if the episode keeps TELLING you over and over again what a charming rogue he is. This episode is a classic example of "informed attribute" when it comes to Okona. The humor sub-plot is worse.

Still, it's a sub-par episode but not an awful one.


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