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Enterprise and Jake 2.0

So last night I made it back to the hotel room in time to catch the season opener of Enterprise. I have already heard from one rabid Trek fan that they hated it.
I loved it.
Yes, I found the T'pal brief-nudity scene to be gratuitous. But you see, I have no problem with gratuitous nudity, particularly since I think that there is a little bit of tongue-in-cheek humor tied up with it.
But I really liked what I took to be a much darker tone for the series. I think they are trying to break away from the old Ramada-Inn feel of TNG, and are going darker and grittier. When was the last time you saw a military presence on any of the ships?
And I liked the new alien critters. The bugs and the fish-folk. Not so humanoid anymore, and I think that's a good move.

The theme song "update" should be destroyed though. And the person who ever thought it was a good idea should be banished to an eternal hell of making movie deals with Jon Peters.

Jake 2.0 came on next. It was all about the setup of the character, which is pretty much a superhero theme. Did this show come out of a comic book somewhere?

Okay, solid performances, nothing spectacular. The little sound effect before his "super powers" come into play is reminiscent of the six million dollar man. This show could be good, if they deal with character stuff and don't get bogged down in the neat-technology-saves-the-day trap that I think they're going to run into.

I don't think it will survive.


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Sep. 11th, 2003 09:34 am (UTC)
I didn't hate it, but I wasn't overly impressed. I felt like they were trying too hard to create "tension". The scene where Archer chews out Malcolm for suggesting caution was overblown. This should have been a non-event.

The bug guy was right. They should have just blown Enterprise to bits right from the start. If they were the advance guard for an invasion, wouldn't you want to prevent them from collecting any intelligence?

Jake 2.0 was fun. I'm sure my son will like it. But being on across from Angel and The West Wing will destroy it.
Sep. 11th, 2003 10:47 am (UTC)
You'll love this...
Sep. 11th, 2003 11:35 am (UTC)
I had high hopes for the xindi, but the show just dosent seem to "get it". Archer is still all prissy and rather jerky to everyone. Tpol, or as we call her at my house T-Babe, is still put in these completely forced situation to take off her clothes, and I dont mind some nudity, but its so forced. I mean, shes a vulcan, so instead of wearing nothing to bed, or wearing something with a purpose, like warmth, she wears an outfit which goes down to the crack in her ass? That outfit was all about sex, and nothing at all about what a vulcan would wear clothes for, warmth and comphort.

I think the show should completely get rid of their b plots, which usually revolve around dcon scenes with tpol, or finding out what someones favorite food or some other kind of mushy stuff. Last season, the borg episode was actually watchable because they stuck to business.

They also need to concentrate on the more intesting characters like dr phlox or hoshi. Lets hope they keep the momentum this season and get even grittier.

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