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Old November 10 2013, 02:27 PM   #135
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Re: So what's with all the Archer hate?

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I do not hate Captain Archer, or ENTERPRISE. I don't even hate its hateful theme song. I do hate Archer's long-winded, poorly-delivered speeches. What's worse, it's so obvious, by the sweeping camera movements and coverage that they are meant to be so awe-inspiring and impactfull. What they come off as is coming from a half-assed motivational speaker. Even the cast is evidently bored with them ... but hey, speeches don't require special effects and they do eat up time! Good for the show ... bad for us.
I would agree, with this exception.
I'm not trying to be contrary here, believe me ...
But this speech is, again, just way too long, for one thing.
And if memory serves, Archer wasn't given the mic, really,
he just started yackin' away, at the first whiff of an opportunity. At least he stays on topic, this time.

... Archer's speech, on the other hand, smacks of pompous pretension.

Even Soval's applause at the end seems forced, like he's trying to save face for Archer, in front of all these dignitaries ...
I hadn't heard anything about Archer improvising.

I'm just having trouble finding fault in this performance or words.

Speaking if speeches, the speech he gives before he's going to man the torpedo and destroy the weapon was a good one too. The problem with this one was we all know Archer wasn't going to die.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone that can do him absolutely no good.
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