TDG wrote:Hello RJDiogenes, in what ways has the TrekBBS changed in the last couple of years.
Most of the fun people are gone and it's now occupied by politically correct hipsters who are as hateful as they are clueless.
Now I have to admit I was (and probably still am) somewhat of a ridiculous 'fanboy' rather than a fan, deeply liking some some series and fiercely disliking others. I was not a Deep Space Nine fan for example of Star Trek Enterprise and whenever fans kept bringing up that these were the best Star Trek series or 'only Star Trek series' I honestly wanted to call the... well lets not get into that.
I generally think of Trek as one big thing (not counting the reboot, of course) rather than individual series. I like it all. Some stuff sucks, naturally, but it's mostly quite good.
I didn't mind that they showed that the Federation and such had its flaws (personally I think Gene went a little overboard with the whole Utopian thing) but this whole 'anti technology, pro pre industrial life standards, abandoning reason and just put everything in faith, if the writers honestly felt like this why the #### did they work on a sci fi television show in which space exploration takes a big role.
I agree with you to some degree. While TOS was very liberal, the 24th century shows became increasingly Left Wing, at a time when the downhill slide of the Left Wing was accelerating.
Moore did it somewhat again in new Battlestar Galactic which I one of the reasons I personally did not like that show.
So no, I honestly don't want him back on a Star Trek television show if it means he wants to sell us his religious views again. (he may have worked on Best of Both Worlds and First Contact but he was still working with others' ideas and not his own and I do blame him in part for ruining the Borg by introducing a Queen, or Braga did that)
nuBSG was a horrible, adolescent mess, but, based on what he's said in interviews, Moore understands the essence of Trek-- which is more than can be said of Abrams.
(If the Xindi had such an impact on Earth, why did we never later hear from them again. My sole weakness is Regeneration and that is only because I still like the Borg, the episode/story of course does not fit that period at all.)
That didn't bother me at all. I'm somewhat of a history buff, and if it's one thing that you learn when you study history it's that what really happened is far, far different than what they taught you in school.
As for These are the voyages, Berman and Braga should have gotten a beating for that.
Agreed. That was worse than the Voyager
finale. On the other hand, it could have been more easily fixed.