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Old July 21 2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Vic Fontaine

Aside from the weak "Badda bing, badda bang" episode which was just frankly ridiculous (TNG would at least say aliens did it when they wanted to do a silly episode) and the bizarre mirror universe episode where a fictional character (Vic) is an actual living person eh...what! ....what were people's thoughts on this character

I didn't dislike him as a background thing but when they brought him to the foreground as a character, it just didn't really appeal to me at all

I never really understood the point
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Old July 21 2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Re: Vic Fontaine

I think "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang" has a reputation of being a good episode; it was a caper, a nice fun episode for the actors and writers before they got into the "Final Chapter" arc.
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Old July 21 2013, 07:34 PM   #3
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Re: Vic Fontaine

Vic episodes are some of my favorites. Just fun, IMO.
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Old July 21 2013, 08:27 PM   #4
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I couldn't stand Vic Fontaine, it was ridiculous to have the whole crew so obsessed with a 20th century crooner. Bashir kind of made sense, but nobody else. Then Quark devotes his entire holosuite to just Vic Fontaine's program? Vic Fontaine is equally dumb an idea as Voyager's Fair Haven.
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Old July 21 2013, 09:19 PM   #5
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.Then Quark devotes his entire holosuite to just Vic Fontaine's program?
Quark had at least six holosuites.
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Old July 21 2013, 09:51 PM   #6
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Re: Vic Fontaine

There's also the fact that Vic played a huge role in his nephew's recovery.
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Old July 21 2013, 10:20 PM   #7
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Re: Vic Fontaine

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Aside from the weak "Badda bing, badda bang" episode which was just frankly ridiculous....I didn't dislike him as a background thing but when they brought him to the foreground as a character, it just didn't really appeal to me at all

I never really understood the point
One of my very favourite episodes of my favourite Trek series. A great fun homage to Oceans 11 and Robin And The Seven Hoods type movies. If you can't enjoy a swingin' caper movie there's no hope for you.

And as for Vic - his point was to give them a bit of scope and variety in the storytelling. Darren was brilliant in the role and 'Vic' episodes were often the most heartfelt and touching - Vic was the counselor on the station...
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Old July 21 2013, 11:11 PM   #8
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.Then Quark devotes his entire holosuite to just Vic Fontaine's program?
Quark had at least six holosuites.
And Bashir can afford to book one of them full time?
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Old July 21 2013, 11:21 PM   #9
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Sure, why can't Bashir afford to book one holosuite full-time? What do we know of Quark's rates? What do we know about Bashir's personal wealth? Almost nothing.
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Old July 21 2013, 11:29 PM   #10
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It was Quark's decision to keep Vic's program running continuously IIRC.
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Old July 21 2013, 11:43 PM   #11
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I wish Vic had been able to sing one of James Darren's hits from the 1960s (like "Goodbye Cruel World"). Though that might have been too much of an inside joke.
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Old July 22 2013, 05:01 AM   #12
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HATED Vic. Hated his small scenes in otherwise good episodes, REALLY hated episodes where he got a lot of screen-time. The singing was mind-numbing, the idea that anyone in the 20th century would give a shit about him was stupid, thinking that 24th century folks would give a shit was even dumber.
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Old July 22 2013, 05:19 AM   #13
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Re: Vic Fontaine

JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
I couldn't stand Vic Fontaine, it was ridiculous to have the whole crew so obsessed with a 20th century crooner. Bashir kind of made sense, but nobody else. Then Quark devotes his entire holosuite to just Vic Fontaine's program? Vic Fontaine is equally dumb an idea as Voyager's Fair Haven.
Vic Fontaine was utilized more than Fair Haven.

Plus no one on the DS9 crew slept with Vic.
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Old July 22 2013, 05:32 AM   #14
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. . .Plus no one on the DS9 crew slept with Vic.
Yeah, but I think Nog was getting close to it during that time he crashed at Vic's place for a week.
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Old July 22 2013, 05:54 AM   #15
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I don't mind Vic as a character, it's the idea that 24th-century people will all be obsessed with 20th-century Earth that bothers me. Why isn't anyone ever nostalgic about 22nd-century Betazed, or 19th-century Romulus?

Why is it only humans from the past who are allowed to have pop culture?
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