- Oct 25, 2017
The doctor is the only likable character.
He wasn’t rebuked. She told him to take off his clothes and get busy on the lunchtable, and he ran away with his tail between his legs.
One of the great things about TNG was it gradually becoming more aware of Riker. Like, there's the episode where Picard goes on vacation, and he's already fed up with Riker talking about the women on the sex tourism planet before Riker has even started talking. Then it turns out that the gift Riker asked Picard to get for him was actually a trick to get Picard laid, and Picard's reaction is just short of "not this shit again".
There was an alternate timeline where he married Tom and Kes's daughter and they had a son.
I was gonna post that IMO, Harry Kim was like the worst (best?) portrayal of bad Asian stereotypes possible. Because he:
They own the character, but need pay royalties to the creator to use it. Tom is better in that he got away with it, but turned himself in anyway out of guilt. The original had Wesley squeel on him, so not as likeable / redeemable.
People turned against 7 of Nine once she lost the skin tight suit for the new one. The old suit was hell to work in.
I hear Jeri Ryan hated working on the show, not because of the suit, but because Kate Mulgrew was rather hostile towards her. Their scenes together where they are friendly shows how both Ryan and Mulgrew are good actors.
I'm glad someone brought this up, The crew kind of just went on like "Oh well" and moved on in one episode.
It also puts their conflict scenes in a new light. I especially think of scenes in "Prey."
O'Brien was a boring ass chud who never should have been the focus of any episode ever. Me and my friends refer to him as O'Boring, especially any episode that featured his marriage trouble with Keiko.
The Doc and 7 got the most attention for character development, even if they were essentially retreading Spock/Data.
Because he didn't put in any work, the other actors who got to direct came in on their days off, shadowed directors, went into the editing booth etc., and when Berman believed they wouldn't screw it up they were assigned an episode. Wang reportedly said he wanted to direct but was the first to run home when he wrapped for the day which is his right of course vut it didn't earn him a second job and a second paycheck.
A genius, instead of consoles exploding in their faces Voyager installed a new smoke feature. I think they also removed the ceiling rocks that would always kill people on TNG.
Voyager actually has a lot of really good episodes (and a lot of really shitty ones), it's never consistent and that can be frustrating because the quality literally fluctuates between episodes but it is worth watching. Maybe use an episode guide only listing the good episodes.
Lies, Archer was the worst, a completely incompetent, arrogant doofus who would have gotten his crew killed in the first month if it wasn't for T'Pol. Archer alone proved the Vulcans right in thinking humanity wasn't ready.
Source? I guess he broke the Asian stereotype in real life if that’s the case, a shame the writers were so terrible with Harry in the show.Because he didn't put in any work, the other actors who got to direct came in on their days off, shadowed directors, went into the editing booth etc., and when Berman believed they wouldn't screw it up they were assigned an episode. Wang reportedly said he wanted to direct but was the first to run home when he wrapped for the day which is his right of course vut it didn't earn him a second job and a second paycheck
Some interview I can't find at the moment, I found something else that's interesting though, Wang's own commenrs about why he didn't get to direct.
He comes off as quite arrogant and dismissive of other people's work.Wang: Years after the initial lunch meeting, I made a comment off record to a TV Guide reporter on how upset I was over (executive producer Rick) Berman's ridiculous mandate of less emotion for the human characters. My wording to him at the time was, "I think the producers of Voyager did not take the risks to make the show as good as it could be." Even though I wasn't really specific about what the issue was, that printed comment alone sealed the death of my ambitions to direct an episode of Star Trek. Robbie McNeill was the first to direct an episode during season two. After Robbie, there was a mad rush by Robert Picardo, Tim Russ and Roxann Dawson to be the next in line to direct for season four. I felt, “Let them go ahead of me.” I was in no rush. After they all had their chance to direct during season four, I asked to direct for season five, but unfortunately the TV Guide article had just gone to print and I was turned down.
I was the first actor in Star Trek history to be denied the chance to direct. The irony of the situation was that, unlike my predecessors, who only wanted to direct for the sake of directing and acquiring their DGA cards, I was the only one who wanted to direct Trek and make it the best it could be, drawing upon my knowledge and experiences as a lifelong fan of science fiction. I truly believe that if I was given the chance, it would have been the best freshman effort by a Trek actor because of my passion for sci-fi. This missed opportunity has haunted me ever since.