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

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Old July 4 2014, 10:52 PM   #1
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The "I hate that Star Trek created ____" Thread

I still hate Star Trek for creating the Dreaded Summer CliffHanger!

Most shows use it now. And it really sucks. Especially in this day and age of preemptive Cancellations.

But, that is the only thing I hate about Star Trek.

What do you hate that Star Trek created?
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Old July 4 2014, 10:55 PM   #2
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You don't want to know.
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Old July 4 2014, 11:02 PM   #3
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I still hate Star Trek for creating the Dreaded Summer CliffHanger!
Star Trek certainly did not create the summer cliffhanger. It had been done for many years before, most notably with Dallas and "Who Shot J.R.?"
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Old July 4 2014, 11:30 PM   #4
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I still hate Star Trek for creating the Dreaded Summer CliffHanger!
Star Trek certainly did not create the summer cliffhanger. It had been done for many years before, most notably with Dallas and "Who Shot J.R.?"
Well, it certainly popularized it.
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Old July 4 2014, 11:48 PM   #5
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I still hate Star Trek for creating the Dreaded Summer CliffHanger!
Star Trek certainly did not create the summer cliffhanger. It had been done for many years before, most notably with Dallas and "Who Shot J.R.?"
Well, it certainly popularized it.
No, not at all. The concept has ALWAYS been popular, going back as far as serialized short-movies in the 1930s and 1940s. The concept has always been around, leave the audiences wanting more.
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Old July 4 2014, 11:49 PM   #6
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I still hate Star Trek for creating the Dreaded Summer CliffHanger!
Star Trek certainly did not create the summer cliffhanger. It had been done for many years before, most notably with Dallas and "Who Shot J.R.?"
Well, it certainly popularized it.
I don't know. The whole "Who shot J.R.?" thing was a huge national phenomenon, much more so than the Borg cliffhanger. Heck, I've never even seen a single episode of "Dallas" and I remember it being this big pop-culture event.
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Old July 4 2014, 11:51 PM   #7
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^ I think it's so well-remembered because didn't it have the most disappointing resolution of all time (the infamous "it was just a dream" episode)?
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Old July 4 2014, 11:55 PM   #8
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^ I think it's so well-remembered because didn't it have the most disappointing resolution of all time (the infamous "it was just a dream" episode)?
Nope. You're conflating two separate events. The "It was just a dream" business was a different storyline, a few years later.

That's kind of like saying, "And then Locutus was defeated by Tasha Tar's half-Romulan daughter, right?"
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Old July 4 2014, 11:58 PM   #9
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So, TNG created Dallas?
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Old July 5 2014, 12:00 AM   #10
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QktVh64BYx4
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Old July 5 2014, 12:46 AM   #11
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I don't know. The whole "Who shot J.R.?" thing was a huge national phenomenon, much more so than the Borg cliffhanger. Heck, I've never even seen a single episode of "Dallas" and I remember it being this big pop-culture event.
"Best of Both Worlds" wasn't even the biggest summer cliffhanger of 1990, when Twin Peaks had become a pop-culture phenomenon.
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Old July 5 2014, 01:05 AM   #12
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I didn't wach much TV back then.
If it wasn't for TV 55 here in NY, I don't think I'd have ever gotten into Star Trek.
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Old July 5 2014, 01:17 AM   #13
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I don't know. The whole "Who shot J.R.?" thing was a huge national phenomenon, much more so than the Borg cliffhanger. Heck, I've never even seen a single episode of "Dallas" and I remember it being this big pop-culture event.
"Best of Both Worlds" wasn't even the biggest summer cliffhanger of 1990, when Twin Peaks had become a pop-culture phenomenon.
Right! Who killed Laura Palmer?
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Old July 5 2014, 01:48 AM   #14
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Well if we`re going meta here and assuming that most scientists/engineers/etc. in the last 30 years or so were influenced by star trek.

Then I hate twitter and facebook. Which was made possible by the platform of the internet.

Damn you star trek.
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Old July 5 2014, 03:46 AM   #15
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I hate that Star Trek invented running two spinoffs of the same series at the same time.

CSI: Northwest Indiana, Sunglasses Edition
Law and Order: Parking Meters Unit
NCIS: Some guy's backyard in Kansas
Stargate: More unlikable characters in bizarre situations
Seth MacFarlane Show #7245: Another Family Guy clone only with a different chin

Sorry aspiring writers, you know how hard it is to compete with existing series, pandering variety shows and reality shows? Now you also have to compete with lame imitations of existing series.
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