Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Episodes that don't work...(Some bad and good ones from season 4 of DS9)...
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 at 02:29:02 pm EST (Viewed 289 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Episodes that don't work...(Some bad and good ones from season 4 of DS9)...
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 at 08:54:08 am EST (Viewed 283 times)

    That doesn't make sense to me at all. How anyone could like Voyager much less put it above TNG is beyond me. TNG had it's flaws but was still far superior to Voyager. Voyager was like TNG without any of the good parts.

    Everything about Voyager sucked. The actors. The aliens. Janeway's crappy leadership. The Maquis. Anything hologram related. Leaning on TNG supporting characters (Q, Barclay). It was just a show with a really bad premise really. The fun thing about Trek is the aliens we know like the Klingons, the Romulans etc so they decide to do a show where all the cool aliens aren't there on that side of the galaxy.

Ah, the aliens we know. Well, truthfully, Reverend, I felt exactly the way you did when they first announced Voyager. I was incensed that my beloved Romulans and Cardassians wouldn't be in the new series (I don't mind the Klingons or the Ferengi, but I never loved them). So, I initially boycotted the show (although I watched the premiere). It was when they introduced the Borg that I couldn't help but take a peek. I really like Scorpion, and it got me to watch a little more. Then a little more. Eventually, I came to realize I liked the show in spite of the absence of favorite aliens. And they did introduce some great new ones(Voth, 8472, Hirogen, Vaadwaur). But, I think you never overcame your snit over the decision to focus on a ship lost in the Delta Quadrant. Some complaints are subjective. You thought TNG had a better cast, I thought it was Voyager(and I thought the directing was better on Voyager). The stories in both shows were largely the same(something that occurs on every single Star Trek show). Voyager benefited from better visual effects, over TNG pixel style, that was still fairly primitive compared to DS9 and V. And the atmosphere of the Voyager series was much better. TNG had an atmosphere of political correctness run amok. It just seemed so artificial to me. The poor acting of most of the characters didn't help. And maybe that's what it comes down to: I liked 3 main characters on TNG. On Voyager, I only disliked 2 characters. Perhaps that's what ultimately explains the difference in our two opinions.

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