The Shran Appreciation Consortium Runs From No One

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by TiberiusMaximus, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Miss Lemon

    Miss Lemon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Wonderfully done, HopefulRomantic! The music is lovely and very fitting.

    It's funny, I was rather surprised when they hooked Shran up with Jhamel. After watching your video I cannot believe how I was able to miss the attraction between them in The Aenar.
     
  2. Skywalker

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    I liked Shran with Jhamel much better than with Talas. Talas had oodles of chemistry with Malcolm in "Proving Ground." That was a missed opportunity, there.
     
  3. teacake

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    I was never a fan of the Jhamel relationship, though obviously it worked out. I don't care for the pairing of the Alpha male with the quiet sweet female. Talas was interesting in her own right but didn't seem like a long term deal for Shran (IMO). Her death was quite heartbreaking though. I like Shran with Archer the best.
     
  4. HopefulRomantic

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    Thank you! :) We have a huge movie soundtrack collection, and I mostly gravitate toward soundtracks when I make videos.

    I was really touched by the way Jhamel was introduced, how she and Shran had this immediate understanding because they were both grieving. I actually thought it was a good match -- she brought out his compassion and vulnerability without making him seem weak, and he brought out the strength she didn't know she had.

    Here's a behind the scenes picture from "The Aenar" that I love:

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  5. Miss Lemon

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    It was indeed! They would have made an interesting couple. But no, poor Malcolm was left out again.

    I saw the understanding, but I interpreted it as a sort of father-daugther thing. In my eyes Jhamel was adolescent.
     
  6. teacake

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    I love the pink hands!

    This is a fantastic photo :bolian:
     
  7. TiberiusMaximus

    TiberiusMaximus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Whaaaat??? Why has this thread died? Does no one love Shran anymore?
     
  8. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic Phloxist Moderator Moderator

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    Eh, people get distracted by stuff.

    Doesn't mean Shran isn't still awesome.

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  9. ReedEnterprise

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  10. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    I thought this thread looked a little lonely too! Here's another show of appreciation!

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  11. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    I thought I should show our favourite Andorian a little love. He is a bad-ass, but not 24/7:

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  12. TiberiusMaximus

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  13. R. Star

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    And Shran very quickly taught the little girl a racial slur as she called archer "pinkskin" without hesitation. :P
     
  14. TiberiusMaximus

    TiberiusMaximus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    It's not really a racial slur, is it? Archer sure never took it that way and Shran wasn't actually racist against humans. In time it became more of a nickname for Archer than anything else.
     
  15. R. Star

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    Racial slur? Call a black guy blackskin and see how he takes it. :)

    It is a racial slur. I'll agree it's use affetionately and there is no hatred between the two though.
     
  16. TiberiusMaximus

    TiberiusMaximus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    That's really not the same kind of situation, though.
     
  17. Shanndee

    Shanndee Commodore Commodore

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    I must have missed it in the series...but why is Shran's daughter green? :shrug:
     
  18. Skywalker

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    Because she's half (or three-quarters, if you're a Trek Lit reader) Aenar.
     
  19. Romulus Prime

    Romulus Prime Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    IMO, he really is the best character depicted on Enterprise. The writers blew it when they decided to make Klingons the first and primary rival antagonists on the show. The Andorians would have offered a much better scenario giving them a chance to make a REAL story arc about a rival race who's at odds with the Vulcans, and trying to end what they see as a military alliance between them and humans. I would love to have seen how long-time enemies go from 100% hostility to eventual allies over time.

    Instead, we got:

    Klingons again
    Future guy
    Spongebob Squarepants, the species a.k.a. the Suliban
    Dr. Puffer Fish-face
    Aliens of the week
    Xindi
    Detox gel
    TOS movie era-looking Romulan BoPs?..and with cloaks?
    Time Travel again

    ...sigh...

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. REDrake

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    I was under the impression that Klingons were barely even interested in Earth and that region, at least for Enterprise era. I felt like the only power that Earth came into conflict early on were Romulans. Suliban too, but they were pretty much a product of temporal cold war and I also thought that their mysterious benefactor was actually a Romulan anyway.

    Tholians would've made a nice appearance or Gorn, unfortunately they were mostly restricted to mirror universe.

    And from little I've seen of DS9, Shran made a pretty good Dominion bad guy.
    I regretted not seeing him in mirror universe episodes, but after I recently read Age of the Empress, I understood why.:techman: