personal log stardate 96918.07 i continue to complain about enterprise 

so remember that awesome ds9 ep trials and tribulations? it's great on every level and also had that great little nod to how klingons of 90s trek looked way different than on TOS? everyone looks at worf confused and he just looks grim and says 'we don't discuss it with outsiders"

it was funny, it was perfect πŸ‘

so naturally Enterprise has to piss all over it with the following two parter

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so tucker is being transferred (obviously he won't be but that's the plot) and t'pol wants him to stay for some reason. vulcans are weird idk

then phlox gets kidnapped by aliens speaking "native language"

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oh christ, look who's here. this gets worse and worse

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you know, i don't think i knew reed's rank
or maybe i just can't remember anything about him because he's so dull
anyway, he's a lieutenant

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oh that's right. we're gonna ruin section 31 too

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having a member of the crew turn out to have been a s31 operative the whole time is not a terrible idea but you don't make it the most obvious character and you don't have the s31 contact guy wear all black leather ffs

this show can't do anything right. ever.

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we get a long boring scene where the klingons tell phlox they need his help with the virus that's killing them all

then we get another classic travis line

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octodon seems to be having issues, my timeline is frozen and it didn't want to load the last post, took like five tries

anyway, this ep is a perfect storm designed to piss me off as much as possible

ruining the klingon thing, fucking up s31, the fucking family guy and just for good measure we're gonna bring up the xindi arc. again. a-fucking-gain.

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it's amazing how often meditating is depicted as some sort of hallucinogenic or dreamstate in movies and tv

this is not how mediation works

you mostly just observe your own thoughts which can be instructive and helpful in multiple ways but it is not this

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some boring stuff with the klingons and phlox and then reed whines to his s31 contact because no one told him being in the Space CIA was going to involve lying

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so this not-klingon-looking alien comes aboard and it's supposed to be surprising that he's a klingon but they already gave this away in the opening

this show does this shit all the time
this show cannot do one goddamn thing right

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now we're bringing the fucking augments into this because of course we are

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okay look, if you're gonna do this 'a member of the crew was secretly in section 31 the whole time' bit you don't pick fucking reed. he's obvious and that makes it dull

if it's going to be anyone, it has to be trip 'aw shucks i'm just a country boy' tucker

it would also help if they hadn't written tucker as such an asshole for the first 3 seasons but still

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it's about time these people started getting thrown in the brig

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omg dr soong....how many other shitty elements can we grin into this?

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*bring

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fuck everything

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why does the other ship have all this extra shit on the bridge?

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then some boring stuff happens with the ship

to be continued

i hate everything about this episode including the fact that it has a part two

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re: personal log stardate 96918.07 i continue to complain about enterprise 

@Taweret OH NOES NOT LYING
THAT IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST
MUCH WORSE THAN [insert long list of horrible bullshit they've done on this show]
BUT LYING IS A SIN

personal log stardate 96918.07 i continue to complain about enterprise 

@Taweret you know, given their complete lack of morality and humanity on the Enterprise, I'm kinda surprised they even bother with a brig instead of, like, just putting people in the airlock... 😬

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@Taweret

Because some set designers being paid minimum wage were told to redecorate the NX-01 bridge but make it look "more futurerer".

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@Taweret

did they have non multi part episodes in S4?

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@mal only a few

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@Taweret the Enterprise has it too, it’s just hidden in shadows

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@Taweret There was a whole scene at the beginning of the season where they talk about all that extra shit they're adding to the bridge.

I think they mention that Archer's "reports" inspired most of it.

("Captain's Log : I wish I had an iPad on a pole.")

(Of course, it's real purpose is to make the ships visually distinct. Like that weird spoiler they'd put on DS9's Runabouts when more than one was in the same episode.)

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@Taweret or, y'know, maybe the character who is a complete tabila rasa and could use a little screen time?
*Zoidberg voice* why not Mayweather?

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@robotcarsley that would be awesome actually but the producers wouldn't even let him talk let alone do something cool

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@Taweret But it's Vulcans, so they get to go to that loading screen from the matrix, but with less leather and no infinite racks of guns.

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@Taweret

For me I basically picture my whole psyche being shined through a prism and being split up like a rainbow. Then I listen to each "voice", then question each "voice" with good points that the other ones made, and then when some sort of consensus, agreement, or compromise is reached we go back through the prism and reemerge as one.

Wow that actually felt cool to type out. Best way I could describe it.

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