Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Amasov, Jun 20, 2020.
Jerry Goldsmith always delivered.
(I think NEMESIS was his last film before he passed.)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is 2001 compared to a large pile of Berman-Trek.
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
"That's All, Folks!"
Actually, reverse my last. Instead of Riker leaving, have Picard stay with the Baku, and Riker takes over as captain. That closes the arc that began when Picard's brother and nephew died: he's able to live the good life with that lady he met, forgot her name. Riker gets the job he held out 10+ years for, Troi gets Riker, Data still gets his red uniform, yadda yadda yadda.
Yes, that would have worked, too.
Picard did say he had more than 300 days of shore leave coming up and implied he planned on spending those days with Anij. And the whole thing nor Anij are never again mentioned.
Which is why Insurrection is the perfect encapsulation of that era in film form.
I could totally imagine a last goodbye scene at the end... Geordi with eyes, Worf, Crusher, Riker & Troi (the pair), Data, all of them half laughing and half crying as they bid Picard farewell... it could have been really nice closure.
When the lights came on in the theater, I knew it was over. I said, "Welp, that's it!"
When a deus ex machina by Q in a non-canon book project is infinitely better than the ending they came up with... yeah. It's a mess.
One of Insurrection's cool moments... and if they'd ended the series here, they wouldn't have had to reverse it.
Agreed, that was a wonderful scene.
Geordi is an underrated character.
I'd watch Nemesis on an infinite loop before sitting through TMP again.
Its called willful neglect of a character. He was supposed to represent diversity on another Enterprise, and that was most of his "development" throughout TNG. The ways Geordi was misused, shoved to the side, and only given what amounts to Very Special Episodes was all the evidence many black viewers needed to know that TNG--rather, its showrunners--had no interest in building Geordi into something more on a series that was initially advertised as being a "true ensemble show" where everyone is fleshed out. Never happened because it was not meant to happen that way.
Too bad Geordi couldn't have wound up on Deep Space 9. They knew how to develop characters there.
NEM was a mess but I do like many of the Deleted Scenes including this brief Sickbay scene wherein Picard directly references Zefram Cochrane's Warp Five Complex dedication speech from the premiere episode of ENT and reinforces that that speech is where the "seek out new life and new civilizations" originated in-universe.
I mean, it is a clear failing in all Trek of that era (as I think we see in TOS some crossover where they have McCoy and other doctors, and in Dis they definitely have more than one) that all crews only have one.
There is the odd nurse here or there but the E-D should have had 5 or 6 doctors at least (although it does have some nursing staff) plus staff, DS9 shouldn't have had Julian and CMO, and there should have been some Starfleet medical staff and not just his one or two Bajoran assistants, Voy should have had 1 to two other doctors plus nursing staff of say 4-6, and Enterprise should have had someone alongside Phlox who is essentially on an exchange programme and should not be the only expert.
See? That's how you do a controversial opinion!
Beyond's final battle is up there in terms of visuals
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