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only four eps left!
part two of the mirror universe, then another two parter about racism or something that looks terrible and then the glorious final ep that reveals none of this ever happened! :hamsterdance:

so in the last ep, archer was doing his scowly face. and he still is

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so in a scene with archer, t'pol and travis, i bet you can't guess which one didn't get any lines 🙃

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you know how in trials and tribblelations sisko goes up to kirk to get him to sign something and it was just an awesome moment?

seeing archer dressed like this is the opposite of that moment

seeing sisko get to meet kirk made me feel all warm and fuzzy

seeing archer dress like kirk makes me want to throw things at him

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so.

according to this ep, prime universe archer went down in history as the greatest explorer of the 22nd century and had two planets named after him?

well gosh, i hope history also recorded the time he and phlox created a baby in the lab so they could raise and murder it and harvest its brain

also fuck this show :grr:

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okay if you think you might disagree with with me about bakula being just a terrible actor, go watch this scene please

watch this scene if you can stand it

his delivery of these lines... sure is something

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this ancillary character gets attacked by a monster and we see from the monster's POV which is very classic dr who

i mean i guess they were going for a TOS vibe but it feels more like dr who

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the actress playing t'pol seems to hate being in this episode

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so it turns out the monster was a gorn because there was a gorn on TOS and this is fanfic as written by a fourteen yr old

oh, and guess who didn't get any lines in this scene?

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mirror universe archer starts having visions of prime archer

the captioning is lagging a few secs behind in this ep for some reason btw

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i don't remember gorns looking like this

also this thing moves like it's make of the cheapest plastic they could find

we normally get decent looking aliens at least. this looks like shit

the screengrab doesn't do it justice either. you need to see the movement to get the full effect of shittiness

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they chase the monster around some dark hallways for a while. that goes on for a while

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now the gorn is cgi?

i thought maybe they made it look like shitty plastic because they were doing a TOS throwback thing but it looks nothing like the TOS gorn and also look like shit so

i mean it's kicking archer's ass. that's something anyway

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they kill the gorn and blow up some ships and take the prime ship back to the empire

and somehow this still has 18 mins to go? why? :blobsad:

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it was pointed out by someone else today but you know scott bakula really does look like Alf

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guess who didn't get any lines-

you know what? i think i've made my point on this. the writers and producers of this show were racist as fuck

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so i was wondering what was gonna happen for the next 18 mins and it turns out not much so far

t'pol wants to the otehr vulcan guy to rebel but he doesn't want to and then archer made out with hoshi and it was really gross

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so now t'pol and the other vulcan are trying to recruit phlox to their coup while archer tries to take over the empire

so the whole first two acts of this ep about the gorn had nothing to do with anything and this is completely disconnected from it

this is why you outline stories before you write them. so they have coherent structures and are cohesive

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t'pol and hoshi have a very poorly choreographed knife fight

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how can an orion woman be part of the crew when we've been saying all non-humans are second class citizens here and YOU JUST ESTABLISHED IN THE PREVIOUS STORY THAT ORION WOMEN HAD ENSLAVEMENT POWERS AND COULD EASILY TAKE OVER A WHOLE SHIP. YOU JUST FUCKING- IT WAS THE VERY LAST STORY YOU DID WHAT THE FUCK

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i hate this show so much

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so much

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oh okay. hoshi poisons archer and he dies

i approve

would've been nice if she did that an hour ago but whatever

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hoshi takes over and declares herself empress and travis still doesn't get any lines

the end

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@Taweret

didn't she increasingly hate everything they gave her, not only throughout the whole show, but especially in s4?

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@mal can you blame her?

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@Taweret

no, I want to send her all the good vibes to make up for the shit she was put through

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@Taweret "chasing a cheap plastic alien around dark hallways for a while" are you *sure* you aren't watching classic Doctor Who?

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@Taweret kicking Archer’s ass, but really. Too little too late

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@Taweret please never stop tooting about Enterprise

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omg both those faces are so goofy

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@Taweret i fucking hate bakula

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@Taweret
If Archer was played by Alf, instead of Porthos, there would be a cargo bay full of cats.

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is it just me or did travis grow out his hair in the past couple eps?

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@Taweret

this is reminding me of a software engineering professor:

"you want your systems to have high cohesion and low coupling (different parts interacting in as narrow and structured ways as possible)"

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@Taweret which of course has been made "sexy." because OF FUCKING COURSE. this show seriously can *not* resist any possible opportunity to be terrible, can it?

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ok but to be fair that was a horrible characterization of orion ppl so should we really be upset?

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@Taweret mirror universe

ordering episodes after writing them?

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@Taweret

time travel plotline where the borg go back to kill archer except they're the good guys

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oh cool is this the end of the episode or do we get time with travis having lines?

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@Taweret and then she's makin' out with Travis? okay... does he get to say anything now?

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@troodon haha of course not

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@Taweret uugggggghhhhhhhhh

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@Taweret because that's the only way feeeeemales can get power, right--slutting around and backstabbing.

I hate everybody responsible for this and want them to die in a fire.

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@troodon same

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@Taweret he's doing that laughing/crying/pooping thing again.

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@Taweret Fun Fact : This episode was originally written to guest-star William Shatner.

Apparently he refused to do it.

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@apLundell i don't blame him

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@Taweret Somehow I suspect that if you and Shatner compared notes, you'd have very different reasons for thinking he shouldn't have participated.

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@apLundell that is probably true

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@apLundell @Taweret

he was too busy climbing the mountain

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@mal @apLundell there's a passionate love affair going on between kirk and the mountain

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You can have second-class citizens on a crew.

Many real navies did this throughout history.

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@apLundell yeah but they didn't have enslavement powers. that does make it less feasible imo

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@Taweret I’d be willing to bet they didn’t actually think about there being an Orion on there and instead it was just a case of the director deciding in the spur of the moment ‘well, we need an alien here and we just used this one so the costume is still laying around here...’

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@NormalPopsicle that is probably correct

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@Taweret that or the writers are just bad, but I think there’s plenty of blame to spread around the whole show leadership lol

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@NormalPopsicle looking back over the whole series i feel like Hatchery is the ep that really encapsulates why i hate this show so much. in that ep, archer behaves and talks like a starfleet captain should and it's framed as there being something wrong with him
the values of this show are directly counter to the values of star trek

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@Taweret basic video game story structure - plot gets sidetracked by a single irrelevant side quest for a while and then back to the plot like nothing happened.

Everyone should have seen the twist in the finale coming.

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@Taweret sometimes I think tricorders and communicators are the raspberry Pi's of the future.

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@Taweret ah it looks like it's from live-action teenage mutant ninja turtles

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@Taweret of *course* the stupid "lookit my tummy" girl-uniforms have ridonkulous spike-heeled boots. OF FUCKING COURSE THEY DO.

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@Taweret honestly more of this kind of TOS fanservice would only have improved the show. Yes, it's hypocritical for me to be happy about enemies that Kirk made first contact with, like Gorn and Tholians, showing up while reviling the same circumstance for Ferengi and Borg, but the former had showed up once and vanished for forty years and the latter had been main characters over the last decade

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@Taweret Did the enterprise writers have some kind of rule that they could only use aliens introduced in a TOS episode and couldn't invent any new aliens? Is that why they keep recycling so many C-listers like Tholians?

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@Taweret did you notice her bad eyebrow makeup during s3 ever btw

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@Taweret like, they kept migrating around her face and at one point you could see her real ones plus the fake ones

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@Taweret she looks *utterly fucking done*.

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