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hux July 21 2013 07:09 PM

Vic Fontaine
 
Aside from the weak "Badda bing, badda bang" episode which was just frankly ridiculous (TNG would at least say aliens did it when they wanted to do a silly episode) and the bizarre mirror universe episode where a fictional character (Vic) is an actual living person eh...what! :confused:....what were people's thoughts on this character

I didn't dislike him as a background thing but when they brought him to the foreground as a character, it just didn't really appeal to me at all

I never really understood the point

toughlittleship July 21 2013 07:34 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
I think "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" has a reputation of being a good episode; it was a caper, a nice fun episode for the actors and writers before they got into the "Final Chapter" arc.

Mistral July 21 2013 07:34 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
Vic episodes are some of my favorites. Just fun, IMO.

JirinPanthosa July 21 2013 08:27 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
I couldn't stand Vic Fontaine, it was ridiculous to have the whole crew so obsessed with a 20th century crooner. Bashir kind of made sense, but nobody else. Then Quark devotes his entire holosuite to just Vic Fontaine's program? Vic Fontaine is equally dumb an idea as Voyager's Fair Haven.

toughlittleship July 21 2013 09:19 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
Quote:

JirinPanthosa wrote: (Post 8411326)
.Then Quark devotes his entire holosuite to just Vic Fontaine's program?

Quark had at least six holosuites.

DonIago July 21 2013 09:51 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
There's also the fact that Vic played a huge role in his nephew's recovery.

Relayer1 July 21 2013 10:20 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
Quote:

hux wrote: (Post 8411035)
Aside from the weak "Badda bing, badda bang" episode which was just frankly ridiculous....I didn't dislike him as a background thing but when they brought him to the foreground as a character, it just didn't really appeal to me at all

I never really understood the point

One of my very favourite episodes of my favourite Trek series. A great fun homage to Oceans 11 and Robin And The Seven Hoods type movies. If you can't enjoy a swingin' caper movie there's no hope for you.

And as for Vic - his point was to give them a bit of scope and variety in the storytelling. Darren was brilliant in the role and 'Vic' episodes were often the most heartfelt and touching - Vic was the counselor on the station...

JirinPanthosa July 21 2013 11:11 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
Quote:

toughlittleship wrote: (Post 8411566)
Quote:

JirinPanthosa wrote: (Post 8411326)
.Then Quark devotes his entire holosuite to just Vic Fontaine's program?

Quark had at least six holosuites.

And Bashir can afford to book one of them full time? :confused:

Pavonis July 21 2013 11:21 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
Sure, why can't Bashir afford to book one holosuite full-time? What do we know of Quark's rates? What do we know about Bashir's personal wealth? Almost nothing.

toughlittleship July 21 2013 11:29 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
It was Quark's decision to keep Vic's program running continuously IIRC.

Melakon July 21 2013 11:43 PM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
I wish Vic had been able to sing one of James Darren's hits from the 1960s (like "Goodbye Cruel World"). Though that might have been too much of an inside joke.

LobsterAfternoon July 22 2013 05:01 AM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
HATED Vic. Hated his small scenes in otherwise good episodes, REALLY hated episodes where he got a lot of screen-time. The singing was mind-numbing, the idea that anyone in the 20th century would give a shit about him was stupid, thinking that 24th century folks would give a shit was even dumber.

Captain Kathryn July 22 2013 05:19 AM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
Quote:

JirinPanthosa wrote: (Post 8411326)
I couldn't stand Vic Fontaine, it was ridiculous to have the whole crew so obsessed with a 20th century crooner. Bashir kind of made sense, but nobody else. Then Quark devotes his entire holosuite to just Vic Fontaine's program? Vic Fontaine is equally dumb an idea as Voyager's Fair Haven.

Vic Fontaine was utilized more than Fair Haven.

Plus no one on the DS9 crew slept with Vic. ;)

Melakon July 22 2013 05:32 AM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
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Captain Kathryn wrote: (Post 8413336)
. . .Plus no one on the DS9 crew slept with Vic. ;)

Yeah, but I think Nog was getting close to it during that time he crashed at Vic's place for a week.

Third Nacelle July 22 2013 05:54 AM

Re: Vic Fontaine
 
I don't mind Vic as a character, it's the idea that 24th-century people will all be obsessed with 20th-century Earth that bothers me. Why isn't anyone ever nostalgic about 22nd-century Betazed, or 19th-century Romulus?

Why is it only humans from the past who are allowed to have pop culture?


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