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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

I have never seen this. It has three stars on amazon tho. You know how bad something has to be to have three stars on amazon?

i don't know how much imma watch either. it has five seasons and i definitely will not be watching all of it

it starts with these guys discussing security for some event and their lips are slightly out of sync with their dialogue (maybe that's an amazon prime issue?)

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

the one guy has this cheap plastic prop on his arm and the other guy asks what it is but he doesn't answer

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

this very cgi ship flies over the crowd and lands and this lady is inside and she sure is in front of some green screen. boy is she

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

this is our alien i guess. which they said wasn't really male or female but they refer to as he anyway

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

okay, everybody go watch the intro because the performance of the narrator in the intro is fucking hilarious and you need to experience it

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

okay was it actually written by gene roddenberry? because if it was oh boy there's gonna be some insufferable yet vapid preachiness and just so much sexism

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

the alien Da'an begins his speech to the crowd by making hilarious parseltongue noises

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

omg they used a clone tool to make it look like they had a huge crowd 😆

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

this sequence goes on for several long, LONG minutes where the alien is giving this scifi boilerplate speech abut how they came to earth and cured diseases and ended world hunger and so forth
while this sniper guy is getting ready to shoot them
standard stuff you've seen millions of times

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

so the sniper aims at the alien and then this guy blocks the crosshairs, i mean he's very clearly and obviously blocking the target, the sniper instead of waiting for a clear shot just fires anyway and hits the guy who was in the way
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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

then the guy with the plastic prop on his arm fires a very cheap effect at the building where the sniper is and blows up part of it

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

the doctor is Lwaxanna

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

oh man they're gonna use green screen a lot, aren't they?

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

i hate cop protagonists. they're boring. they're always written the same way. they may as well all be the same damn character and mostly they are boring af

so our protagonist is a cop and he works in this generic cop place where generic cop stuff is going on and has generic cop dialogue with this other guy

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

so the alien is here to touch us

also his (that's the pronoun they're using so that's what imma go with) name is Da'an and they are pronouncing it as two syllables
i don't why i'm annoyed by that but i am

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

someone thought the name William Boone was really cool, they say it multiple times in the intro and they're said it multiple times outside of the intro

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

oh yeah William Boone is gonna be a mary sue isn't he?

constant, awkward use of a protagonist's full name is never a good sign on that front and now his wife is saying shit like this

i'm gonna hate william boone, aren't i?

i mean i already kinda do cause he's looks like archer so

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

so the assassin from earlier follows boon'es wife and rams her car and makes her crash but they couldn't afford to actually crash a car i guess so she just throws her arm up and they cut away to this while you hear tires screeching and a crash

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

someone just asked how long it would be before the wife got fridged...

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

so now that his wife is dead William Boone is free to work for the aliens and this lady takes him in her cheap ass cgi chip

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re: Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret that sure is an... interesting tie he's got on there

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret

I have never even heard of this tbh

is this some thing he wrote up stuff for but it never got made until more recently?

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@mal
@Taweret

That and Andromeda are both ideas that were found in desk scribbles, I think.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@tparadox @Taweret

feels pretty pathetic tbh

even some people who I would say are straight up great (AKA *not* roddenberry), that doesn't mean their every scribble/idea is worth being carried out

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@mal
@Taweret

But the money though.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@tparadox @Taweret

and Steph you said this thing had *five* seasons jfc??!??

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret
Between this and Andromeda, you're probably going to find yourself extremely Confused in Canadian. :blobnervous:

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret Sounds like something Earth would do honestly.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret ...I wonder if the aliens being neither male nor female was one of the reasons I found them so interesting...?

They remind me of the Changelings from DS9.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret

is this in the beginning of every episode or just the first?

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret

as much as I don't like the character of Lwaxana, I have nothing but positive emotions towards Majel Barrett

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret I was about to say "Of Course she is. It's a Roddenberry show."

... but I don't recall seeing her in Andromeda.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@apLundell
She was an executive producer on Andromeda though.
@Taweret

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret You ever notice that desk-bound police detectives are the only characters who still wear suspenders?

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret This is the show where all the heroes carry video phones right?

I remember the prop clearly, it's in two halves and they pull it apart and there's a screen in the middle that must have been rolled up.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@apLundell @Taweret I wear them at weddings. AMA.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret why does this look like a screenshot from a ps2 game

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret

almost as cool as [protagonist name from the crabs book]

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@Taweret
William Boone
William Boone
riding through the land
William Boone
William Boone
(something something hand?)

re: Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret any bets on how long she lasts until she gets fridged?

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret Such an old-fashioned looking police station for a futuristic sci-fi.

They must have just already had that set laying around.

re: Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret NOT EVEN THE FIRST FUCKING EPISODE, OH MY GOD DAMN

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret
I love it, a tombstone with "my wife" on it.

This show just gets it tee emm.

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Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret
and Lwaxanna's maiden name had to be shoed in too? :)

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret
This is high quality

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret That's hilarious.

At least with Andromeda you can tell they had money for the pilot episode, it doesn't get hilariously low-budget until episode 2.

re: Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret oh god why does he look so *smarmy*??? eeewewwww and then "I wish only to touch your species" DID YOU SERIOUSLY COME ALL THE WAY HERE JUST TO GET OFF ON TOUCHING HUMANS. GROSSSSS

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret
Short for da'an'ie'el

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret I'm picturing that name as belonging to a guy actually named Dan who really wants to be an elf

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret

"I just want to touch your species"

Da'an is Joe Biden incognito.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@msh
@Taweret

Now, we all need to move on from this pattern of creepiness and just make Da'an the next horrible also-ran already.

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret "I wish only to touch your species. I wish to touch your hair, skin, and also your teeth. Be not afraid, this is not a weird sex thing. It is simply my mission in life to touch as many species as possible and experience their many textures with my hands. After touching your species I also wish to touch the furry, scaly, and feathery surfaces of earth's many animal species. Then I will leave you and go to the next planet."

Gene Roddenberry's Earth Final Conflict, let's see how bad it is 

@Taweret They've barely begun with the green screens, Just wait until they get up to the Talon ship.

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