Re: The Challenge of Trek 3
The proportion of forgettable to memorable remains remarkably steady through all periods, and belies the notion that any marked drop in quality is apparent after, say, 1990 (nor any other milestone arbitrarily selected for the purpose of advancing a wholly specious argument.)
Right. There's a reason the Romans/Greeks coined the term "Deus Ex Machina" for a type of lazy writing.
And that's my opinion.