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Old March 31 2012, 01:31 PM   #541
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Re: Why was Kes written off the show?

I'd rate all of the original BSG as worse than Fury. It was just unwatchable and goddam, I really tried to like it. But that was made in a different era.

Fury didn't bore or irritate me, so I'm ok with it. It scores bonus points for featuring Kes and time travel. Yeah, it was a different Kes in Fury, but she was still entertaining. She didn't have this perfect idealized life after she left Voyager (whatever that would be for a ball of light), which sets this situation apart from all the fairytale happy endings in Trek. The quantity of them gets on my nerves. Plus, Fury lets us fanwank some sort of resolution for the planet Ocampa.
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Old March 31 2012, 01:47 PM   #542
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Re: Why was Kes written off the show?

But you see the women of BSG in the 70s were drop dead knock out 10s.

I'd like to thank the casting couch for TV in the 70s.

Thank it a lot.

(Male) producers only hired women they wanted to sleep with who would sleep with them.

You might argue that this seriously impacted on the quality of the actresses that some of them couldn't even read, oh, and it was sexist amoral and horrid, but...

Look at the results.
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Old March 31 2012, 02:24 PM   #543
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The 70s hair ruins it for me. You might have a good point, but I can't see past all that feathered hair and those proto-mullets.
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Old March 31 2012, 02:31 PM   #544
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Re: Why was Kes written off the show?

It was still better than 80's hair. But I always had a soft spot for Farrah which I associate the feathered look with (though I was of course a Kate Jackson fangirl first and foremost).
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Old March 31 2012, 03:19 PM   #545
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The 70s hair ruins it for me. You might have a good point, but I can't see past all that feathered hair and those proto-mullets.
Men-shmen, but you do realise that I am in part talking about a young Jane Seymour?

Today, at 63 years young she still scores a 17 out of 10.
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Old March 31 2012, 03:35 PM   #546
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I just googled "young jane seymour" and she was way hotter than I expected. And not a feathered follicle in sight. I totally forgot she was on BSG.
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Old March 31 2012, 04:17 PM   #547
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It's almost like cheating to rope Jane into this conversation.

It is cheating.

Maybe not the prettiest, but the sexiest man that was ever on Battlestar Galactica had to be Fred Astaire.

What are your views on a young Ed "Henry 'Futures End" Starling' Bagley Jr in the cockpit of a Colonial Viper blowing away the Cylon Skurge?
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Old March 31 2012, 06:29 PM   #548
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Re: Why was Kes written off the show?

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"the worst episode in the history of TV?" wow. It's a pretty bad one, and a slap in the face to Kes and Lien I agree, but it's not even the worst episode of VOY, much less all of television.
Honestly, I've seen lots and lots of crap on TV in recent years but nothing worse than "Fury".

OK, "Threshold" was bad but it was at least funny in some places. "Fury" was only insulting to the fans, especially the Kes fans.
If "Fury" be Hell, you haven't even scratched Purgatory. There are far worse. The only things that come to mind offhand are a Jack Benny episode where he plays the violin off-key for an awkwardly long time. Like nails on a chalkboard and for minutes at a time. Then there's Route 66, a series I love, but it has one really horrible episode, "Is It True There are Poxies at the Bottom of Landfair Lake?" which has a monologue longer than the title. A boring guest star who's an a-hole tells a story, a really boring story. This goes on for 14-15 minutes! No interruption, no back and forth, just him telling this stupid story, and he's completely unlikeable. The most we see are the camera cutting to Tod & Linc or the guest stars and their eyes glazing over as he goes on and on and on and on.... This series had some long soliloquys, but I don't think any other clocked over 5 minutes and some of those were actually good. Not this one. Whenever that scene is on, it's like time stops, but he just can't shut up. No, it can get far worse from "Fury".

Having seen both of these made me realize early television experimented with some things you just don't see done on tv anymore, like very shrill chalkboard-esque sounds, especially for longer than 2 or 3 seconds or monologues almost as long as whole episodes way back (I'm referring to 15 minute soap operas).
I must admit that even if I try, I can't find the scenes you're describing as worse than "Fury". The scenes you describe are incredibly stupid but "Fury" was stupid, destructive and insulting.

spot_loves_data wrote:
I'd rate all of the original BSG as worse than Fury. It was just unwatchable and goddam, I really tried to like it. But that was made in a different era.

Fury didn't bore or irritate me, so I'm ok with it. It scores bonus points for featuring Kes and time travel. Yeah, it was a different Kes in Fury, but she was still entertaining. She didn't have this perfect idealized life after she left Voyager (whatever that would be for a ball of light), which sets this situation apart from all the fairytale happy endings in Trek. The quantity of them gets on my nerves. Plus, Fury lets us fanwank some sort of resolution for the planet Ocampa.
Funny that you mentione original BSG. I've recently watched some episodes on a channel I have and I think that this original series is much better than the depressive stuff they came up with in recent years.

And no, I don't find "Kes" entertaining in "Fury", only pathetic. I prefer happy endings before the curent doom and gloom scenarios we have to stand in too many series these days and I see no resolution for Ocampa in a pathetic wreck. I think that Ocampa would make it just fine anyway.
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Old April 2 2012, 03:06 AM   #549
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TATV is the worst episode in all of Star Trek.

I don't see any point in comparing bad episodes of Trek with other tv, unless it's a similar sci fi and era show such as Bab5 or Stargate.
How dare you be the voice of logic and reason.

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Honestly, I've seen lots and lots of crap on TV in recent years but nothing worse than "Fury".
Homeboys in Outer Space?
The Secret Diary of Desmond Phiffer?
Meet the Browns?
The Parkers?
Charlie's Angels?
The Bionic Woman?

Whole series that are worse than one single episode of any Trek series.
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Old April 2 2012, 06:53 AM   #550
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Re: Why was Kes written off the show?

Lost in Space, virtually any episode was worse than Fury. The, there's LiS's 'The Great Vegetable Rebellion' which may be the worst episode in Sci-Fi TV history, certainly in the top ten.
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Old April 2 2012, 07:01 AM   #551
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Jeri didn't sleep with anyone to get her job or sleep with anyone to keep her job, or sleep with anyone to take over the show and receive twice as much "meaningful" screentime as anyone else... it just kind of organically happened since Brannon probably couldn't separate his love for the woman and his love for the character... Which really aks the question if he loved Jeri mmore than he should of becuase of his love for Seven?

Above wasn't sleezy.

Below might be.

Maybe Jennifer should have tried "dating" a producer before things became pear shaped?
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Old April 2 2012, 09:13 AM   #552
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You really shouldn't make fun of her weight gain like that Guy.
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Old April 2 2012, 09:26 AM   #553
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Did not know that I was saying what i was saying.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b...sages/196.html

I originally said "problematic" before I checked for misspellings, but it seemed too vague since I was talking about the preamble up to her firing when Jen could have still course corrected.

Oh? You were joking?

Grumblegrumblegrumblefuck.
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It's always a win when you can say something terrible but make out like someone else actually said it.
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Old April 2 2012, 10:11 AM   #555
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Last I checked, she'd lost the weight.

Also... the Bigger the Cushion, the Better the Pushing.

Would Spinal Tap lie to us?
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