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MikeS September 9 2013 07:35 AM

The hate at "Genesis"
 
I've seen alot of hate for this episode around these boards. I don't get it - I've always considered it a scientifically flawed but fun romp in an otherwise dull final season for TNG (they deserved much better). Can you help me understand why by voting and commenting. :bolian:

(I realise the poll options aren't mutally exclusive but vote for what most closely fits your view. Cheers!)

Bry_Sinclair September 9 2013 10:40 AM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
I love "Genesis".

Ok the science may be a little far-fetched, but this is on a series where they travel at faster-than-light velocity and utilise transports--it's meant to be fun and enjoyable to watch.

C_Miller September 9 2013 12:25 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
I don't love the episode, but I don't hate it. It scared the crap out of my seven year old self when it first aired. I couldn't watch it until many years later. So for that, it kind of does have a special place in my memory.

Trek Survivor September 9 2013 01:13 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
I love this episode. Like most Trek, the science behind it is a little silly but guess what? Trek is science FICTION.

As fiction, this ep is a lot of fun.

JarodRussell September 9 2013 01:14 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
I like Genesis, don't care about the science in it.

I don't think that in any episode the concept of evolution has been used correctly. There is no path forwards or backwards, you cannot suddenly evolve or de-evolve.

BillJ September 9 2013 04:30 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
My wife loves it.

I really don't. Though my thoughts on in may be colored by the fact I was pretty burnt out on TNG at that point (definitely a show kept on well past its "best by" date).

Chensams September 9 2013 06:10 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
I always thought it was hokey, especially the science part.

jpv2000 September 9 2013 06:12 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
I am a Christian so I went with the creationist option.

But, that is not why I didn't like the episode. I've loved a lot of stories that dealt with evolution before. This episode just carried the wacky science too far and failed to impress me.

R. Star September 9 2013 06:44 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
Hey... at least there weren't wacky salamander children in it.

jimbotron September 9 2013 08:26 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
Quote:

R. Star wrote: (Post 8621515)
Hey... at least there weren't wacky salamander children in it.

That's two stupid episodes by Braga involving dubious de-evolution.

R. Star September 9 2013 08:27 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
Braga was always weak on science or even technobabble resembling science. He's at his best when he's writing episodes that screw with your head.

sariel2005 September 9 2013 09:37 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
on Blip Sfdebris has a review that points out the many varied problems with the episode in his Opinionated reviews.

Makes some good points both on the bad science and the structuring of the episode.

Melakon September 9 2013 09:46 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
The Barclay spider was a nice echo of Al (David) Hedison in "The Fly".

Harvey September 9 2013 10:16 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
It's high concept fantasy, which doesn't fit everyone's conception of what Star Trek is (or should be), but I love it. It's certainly a terrific showcase for Michael Westmore's talents.

MickJo1701 September 9 2013 10:24 PM

Re: The hate at "Genesis"
 
Quote:

C_Miller wrote: (Post 8619964)
I don't love the episode, but I don't hate it. It scared the crap out of my seven year old self when it first aired. I couldn't watch it until many years later. So for that, it kind of does have a special place in my memory.

I'm in the same boat, I was 6 when I first saw it and was bloody terrified :lol:

If you can overlook the blatantly obvious science issues its a good way to kill 45 minutes.


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