|The Mothership |
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious |
and . . . . . . . .ACTION!
|Oscar Wildcat |
These are the voyages of the Starship Parkinsons.
|infinite zest |
Wesley can't even shake right! Stupid Wesley.
This is one of the reasons I find this show so much less watchable than the Shatner series.
I've seen a lot of Shaw Brothers movies, and they're beautiful decorated and vibrant in their colours and invariably quite obviously shot on sound stages. The most recent one I saw had the final battle on top of a large hill, and it was just some grass mulch thrown on the ground with some shrubs put around it and and endless sky in every direction that the principle characters all had their big action scene (which involved stilts). It was impossible to be watched literally. The unreality of the setting and acting and vibrancy made it a metaphor.
Likewise, the Shatner series. It was vibrant and melodramatic and they seemed to ham up how they would throw themselves all over their sparsely decorated sets. It was a story about how battles between space ships might one day happen, not a story about how they might look. It was stupid and, smartly or accidentally, didn't aim for realism.
The orignal series has a sense of wonder, warmth and guileless optimism that the later series lacks. Part of it is probably the character interactions and part of it the spirit of the times, either way I found it enjoyable in a way I never found the later series.
Rodents of Unusual Size
The lack of Patrick Stewarts in Voyager was very noticeable. They tried to make the actors wear Patrick Stewart masks but too many of them revolted and eventually the show was cancelled as a result.
Was there even a single Patrick Stewart in the whole of DS9?
REAL TALK: Patrick Stewart is in the first episode.
It's actually a pretty great bit because instead of doing the usual special guest star hand-off crap that spinoffs usually go for, we find out that Picard accidentally killed the main character's wife and he hates his guts. So you get the new Star Trek captain telling the old one to go fuck himself.
Well, that's a longish version.
Yeah, Picard in DS9 was great. It wasn't really an "accident", either - Picard killed the poor guy's wife on purpose. He was part of the Borg Collective at the time, but still.
Sisko always struck me as an asshole, but at least he wasn't a pompous old schoolmarm like Jean-Luc.
Mr. Purple Cat Esq.
The internet: An elaborate system of tubes which allows nerds to argue about star trek.
Apparently it's possible to make Star Trek look even dumber. Bravo!
There's one episode ( I think it might be the one where several crew members are turned into children) where they're in a shuttlecraft, and whoever was operating the camera forgot to shake it during one scene. It was very similar to this.
This one is my favorite
|Jet Bin Fever |
Wait, would you even shake in an explosion in space? I mean, wouldn't you need a medium to create vibrations that would then shake your ship around? Am I being really stupid?
The medium would be the ship and the atmosphere contained within it, if my tenuous grasp of physics is correct. SolRo could probably enlighten us all, but he's happier being contrite and a bit of a dick.
It's cocaine, that shaking is a vibration in the cocaine of space.
BS is right on both cases
An explosion in very close proximity might also have an effect due to gas expansion from the explosion, though the effects would likely be diminised without an atmosphere.
Jet Bin Fever
Ahh, so smaller explosions then, but still vibrations from the atmosphere inside. Thanks.
This was on my FB feed today. I sense a theme week.
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