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18 July 2011 @ 03:46 pm
It' s Been a Long Road, Getting from There to Here ...  
As of last week, our grand (re)watch of every single Star Trek series from TOS to ST: Enterprise has finally finished. I must say that except for that one Klingon episode too many for most of the time, it has been an endeavor well worth it. Over a period of nearly two years cavendish and I rediscovered an awful lot fannish goodness and also caught up on a lot of stuff we had missed during the original airings of the respective shows.




To sum up viewing experiences in just a few words:

The Original Series: The re-mastered DVDs, which kind of started the whole re-watching business *g*, are worth every cent. The colours, the carefully modernised special effects, wow, just wow!

TNG: Much love, accompanied by occasional wincing. If there is a Starfleet captain I would love to serve under as an officer, it is cleary Picard.

DS9: Capturing and thought-provoking, even after all these years.

Voyager: The biggest surprise, by far, and I hasten to add the surprise has been an unexpectedly positive one. During the show's original run, neither Cavendish nor I had watched any further than season three. Also the re-watch which resulted in the most nick-naming of characters with regard to certain episodes. GI-Janeway. Ethno-Chakotay *g*

Enterprise: Moments of wonder, moments of greatness, moments of repeated head-desking. The red-headed stepchild of the whole Star Trek franchise with an awful lot of wasted potential. The final ep These are the Voyages does not exist. T'Pol, Phlox, Macolm, Hoshi, Shran, you're brilliant. Trip, dear, you're too good to be true. Most hilarious moment during the rewatch: the episode where I discovered my husband's a secret Trip/T'Pol shipper.




Not having any Star Trek to turn to in the evening feels kind of strange. So, dear f-listers, I ask you

 
 
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DorothyL: Classic Trekrevdorothyl on July 18th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
The final ep 'These are the Voyages' does not exist. T'Pol, Phlox, Macolm, Hoshi, Shran, you're brilliant. Trip, dear, you're too good to be true.

Indeed and amen on all counts, there. Enterprise will never replace DS9 as my favorite modern Trek incarnation for re-watching, but when it was good it was very, very good, with -- as you note -- an awful lot of wasted potential (and too many examples of 'the writer of this episode should stab him/herself to death with a spork, out of shame for perpetrating this crime against the characters of this show and the spirit of Trek!' . . . even without counting that non-existent final episode, which required washing my memory out with lots of bleach in order to remove such a foul stain).

Edited at 2011-07-18 06:57 pm (UTC)
Bimo: Julian_gaghbimo on July 19th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
that non-existent final episode, which required washing my memory out with lots of bleach in order to remove such a foul stain

I can easily imagine that, even though I am among the lucky few who have never actually seen it. One of the advantages of living in Germany and thus having to obtain the episodes via some more obscure channels, is that by the time we had finally gotten hold of the last bunch of episodes the word about These are the Voyages had already gotten around in fannish circles. So we had been warned in advance ;-)