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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old December 5 2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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The Outrageous Okona

Oh.... Okana. I actually like the character he's like a failed attempt at a Han Solo while being a Malcolm Reynolds prototype.

But he's likable enough and I think the actor would have made for an interesting Riker. Though Frakes did a fantabulous job.

The episode itself overall isn't bad... Aside from the nonsense with Data, Joe Piscopo, and the "humor" attempts in it. Which was just terrible. The terrible Jerry Lewis impersonation is just painful on Deep-13 levels.
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Old December 5 2012, 02:05 AM   #2
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Whoever gave the go-ahead for this episode deserves to be beaten with a bag of oranges.
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Old December 5 2012, 02:14 AM   #3
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Yeah, all the humor scenes with Data were quite bad and brings down the whole episode.

But I thought the plot with Okana was just average.
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Old December 5 2012, 02:15 AM   #4
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Meh. Silly episode, but there are far worse.
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Old December 5 2012, 02:15 AM   #5
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I always thought Okona was a bad attempt at a younger version of Harry Mudd.
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Old December 5 2012, 02:33 AM   #6
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^^^ Yeah. Back in that first season, there were always TOS comparisons. I thought for sure Okona was gonna be a TNG Harry Mudd-type, a recurring scoundrel who'd turn up every now and then.

Nope, he was a one shot.
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Old December 5 2012, 03:06 AM   #7
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I don't mind this episode at all, because Okana is played by The Rocketeer.
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Old December 5 2012, 03:18 AM   #8
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He wasn't interesting, he wasn't likable, he wasn't charming, and was bleh to watch. Then the B plot with Joe Piscapo comes in and facepalming ensues.
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Re: The Outrageous Okana

This episode is corny as hell, and produced my least favorite Whoopi Goldberg-as-Guinan Moment:

You're a droid, and I'm Annoyed.

No Guinan, that is not funny, at. all.

Of course later in the season we got one of Guinan's best moments with Riker flirting her, so it all evens out in the end.
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Old December 5 2012, 03:24 PM   #10
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This episode is corny as hell, and produced my least favorite Whoopi Goldberg-as-Guinan Moment:

You're a droid, and I'm Annoyed.

No Guinan, that is not funny, at. all.

Of course later in the season we got one of Guinan's best moments with Riker flirting her, so it all evens out in the end.
You're a 'droid, and I'm a 'noid

Not funny if you have to explain it and I understand Data's failure to "get it". The "humour" here was terrible, how could they write it so terribly?!
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Old December 5 2012, 03:58 PM   #11
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Trek doesn't have a very good history with forced, intentional, humor.
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Old December 5 2012, 04:35 PM   #12
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Fast forward to Teri Hatcher's scene, drool a bit, then turn it off.
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Old December 5 2012, 04:43 PM   #13
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Fast forward to Teri Hatcher's scene, drool a bit, then turn it off.
Well, there's also the chick Okana bangs, she's worth checking out.
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Old December 5 2012, 04:57 PM   #14
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Take the Data understanding humor stuff out and I like the episode. Okana could have made for a interesting recurring character, like Harry Mudd. He would have fit right in with DS9 as a partner in crime with Quark or just a recurring trader that ocassionally pops by to annoy the crap out of Quark and Odo
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Old December 5 2012, 05:03 PM   #15
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the character is a laughable failure as a "charming rogue" type. It's a sure sign that he's not one if the episode keeps TELLING you over and over again what a charming rogue he is. This episode is a classic example of "informed attribute" when it comes to Okona. The humor sub-plot is worse.

Still, it's a sub-par episode but not an awful one.
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