I really Like "Carbon Creek"

Discussion in 'Enterprise' started by Mike Have-Not, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

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    Ah, but that pain-stick scar makes you look so cool! :devil: And your humble moderator got to see the film almost spoiler-free. An unspoiled moderator is a happy moderator. :techman:

    As for dredging up old threads, as long as you're adding something substantive to the discussion, we're fine with a thread that has lain dormant for a few months. A year is a bit long in the tooth, but y'all jumped right in with interesting discussion, so it's all good.

    That being said, now that the threads can last almost forever without being pruned, I think a new thread that has less pages to backtrack through might be more appealing to newer posters who haven't weighed in on the topic. New voices and fresh opinions are always welcome. :)

    I enjoyed "Carbon Creek." Jolene got to do a different character, and the fish out of water stuff was fun. I think it's the kind of change-of-pace episode we would have seen more of in Seasons 5-7, when a show is comfortable and well supported by TPTB and there's room to play around... but alas. I guess we're lucky we got shows like "Carbon Creek" and "North Star" early on, before the ax fell. I'll miss that musical ep they would have done in Season 6, tho. :sigh:

    Plus this episode was filmed up in the San Bernardino Mountains where some of my relatives lived, so I got a kick out of seeing the locations.
     
  2. Yanks

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    I love the setting of this episode too.

    What "musical" episode are you talking about? I hadn't heard anything about that.
     
  3. teacake

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    I do NOT miss the musical episode.

    The musical episode of Sanctuary burned out my soul.

    Never. Never. Never. Never.
     
  4. Melakon

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    I think Scott Bakula has some musical theatre experience too. Not sure if he ever did any work at the St. Louis Muny Opera while growing up.
     
  5. jespah

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    Only PIcardo can carry a musical episode. The man can't do anything badly.
     
  7. teacake

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    Yes this is true.

    Gah, I get the chills just thinking of the horror of a musical ENT episode. They might as well have made it a xmas special for the full awfulness.
     
  8. HopefulRomantic

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    It only exists in my dreams, hon. :mallory: Scott Bakula has a lovely tenor singing voice, which he had the chance to show off in various episodes of Quantum Leap and a guest appearance on Boston Legal. He was nominated for a Tony for the stage musical Romance, Romance.

    If TNG could do a goofball Robin Hood episode, surely ENT could have done a musical ep a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer's "Once More, With Feeling." Terrible awful? Please, "Threshold" was terrible. Scott singing anything would have been glorious.
     
  9. lurok

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    Don't go dissing Fugue :)
     
  10. Melakon

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    Hmm, an Enterprise musical. Highlights.

    The "Tortured Archer" ballet number.
    T'Pol sings "It's Illogical".
    Trip's "Let's Kick Some Alien Ass".
    Hoshi's "Tongue-Twisters".
    The first act's closing number, "Funky Phlox Fleas".
    Malcolm's "In a Haze About Hayes".
    and Travis' "I'm Speechless".
     
  11. Yanks

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    Cool. I am aware of his musical background. If memory serves, he was a singer until he lost his voice. That's when he got into acting. It's his first love I believe.

    A musical episode in Enterprise might have been difficult to pull off, no holodecks and all.
     
  12. Yanks

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    :guffaw::guffaw:

    Very nice :lol:
     
  13. Melakon

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    Hey, we're talking Star Trek here. You don't need holodecks, even though we've seen one developed by aliens. It could be done as:
    1. Warp field imbalance sends them into an alternate universe.
    2. Transporter malfunction traps everybody in the pattern buffer for a full hour, as in "Vanishing Point".
    3. Weird space anomaly does the same thing as #1.
    4. Presented as the feature for Movie Night.
    5. ?
     
  14. teacake

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    Alien virus. Alien viruses can do anything.

    Also..
    FTW!

    I want this bad now.
     
  15. lurok

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    Bring on the Orion dancing girls.
     
  16. Yanks

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    Here ya go :)
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  17. Reanok

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    For Mestral fans you might want to read Dayton Ward's Tos novel From History's Shadow .Mestral is in this and I think Enterprise and Tos fans will definitely like this book.I won't spoil this story but if you enjoy the early history of NASA about the Space race with the rusiians and the Apollo missions this book is really good. Carbon Creek is one of my favorite Enterprise episodes. I liked how T'Pol told story to Archer&Trip story how T'Mir and Mestral ended up in Carbon Creek.
     
  18. Rennick

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    Top three of the best episodes that did not relate to any story-arc.
     
  19. teacake

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    WOW, this I did not know!!

    I've been out of Treklit for some time.

    Is Mestral a passing bit of color or a big part of the story?
     
  20. BillJ

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    Somewhere in between. Definitely a great read, I recommend it. :techman:
     

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