When you are pro-war even the abortion doctors call you "baby-killer."

2004-04-02

An Island of One

I think I am about the only person on the planet who thinks Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was the biggest waste of computer special effects ever on a "Star Trek" franchise.

It was as if someone read about the formation of NATO after WWII and decided it would be great to model it in the Star Trek universe.

A space station? That is not even ours nor the native population that it orbited? And there is a stable worm hole? With transcendental-aliens living inside it? Who are worshipped by the heathens on the planet that was formerly occupied by the guys who made the space station? And the Starfleet guy who runs things isn't even a Captain and most of the senior staff are uninteresting hot-headed antagonistic aliens who are not even members of Starfleet? And the heathens worship this non-Captain guy as a prophet of the aliens living in the worm hole that NO ONE EVER noticed before now?

And I was supposed to like this crap?

The show creators tried to keep me in the mix by adding a spaceship, which was incredibly small (I guess they have Liberals in the future demanding the military downsize too). And then there was the whole Dominion war thing when everyone was on everyone's side and somehow it all focused around a wormhole to a quadrant of the galaxy that was already overrun by shape-shifting overlords with (surprise) genetically engineered soldiers hooked on drugs that had built in cloaking technology (which some no-doubt severely Liberal dumbass banned the Federation from developing).

Oh and they made their doctor genetically engineered to be better at... sports.

I feel Enterprise is headed the same direction, and that's really sad. Stargate SG-1 is far superior and should be a model for Sci-Fi shows (which must cater to a lower common denominator than books, which tend to be higher-brow or more obtuse in their social commentary). Farscape was just too damned weird for me to get into, and the muppets. I can do without Sci-Fi muppets.

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