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Old December 30 2013, 02:14 AM   #13
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Re: Berman-era v. TOS Pacing: What do you think?

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The Galileo Seven always seems padded to me. But most TOS-episodes don't bore me, even though they are very slow compared to today's shows. Must be the quality writing that keeps me from dozing off.

TNG was my first trek and I will always prefer it. But some of the episodes definitely have a tendency to become too "soap-opera" with lengthy talking-head shots.
VOY and DS9 basically had the same style and when ENT aired, the difference between that show and BSG was like night and day.

JJ-Trek is another story. Fast, faster, fastest just for fastness sake. Gotta keep that camera moving. Style over substance.
I will definitely see you on Galileo 7 and I will add Immunity Syndrome, just so I don't seem so biased. Empath, which I really like, maybe too.

I like TNG fine, it was just the snippet-of-A, snippet-of-B, then back and back that seemed odd. So two short-stories were being stretched over an hour. Thanks for the feedback. And like I said, I don't remember it bugging me in 1993 or whatever.

I would also ditto you on JJ being too action-fast (to my taste), but I recently rewatched STID and it did have heart and Trek-ness in Kirk's decision not to assassinate Khan on the gratuitous Klingon-kewl-fight world.
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