"Summer is where you see the Star Wars and the Transformers," said studio spokesman Michael Vollman. "Star Trek is in that league."
Nice to see ST having to live up to Transformers!
Well, it is either a strategic maneuver because they feel they have a really strong contender on their hands - or between the upcoming strikes and whatnot they don't think they'll be ready to go earlier (in which case they may as well be upbeat about it).
Difficult to tell from outside the studio.
(And my peripheral vision strikes again - skimming the quote I managed to mis-read the Paramount spokesmans name. I thought for a second it said that their spokesman was Michael Voltron..... )
Found on YouTube - The first Captain Janeway. The comments on her performance are extremely disparaging, but I thought she did a good job with the performance and would have improved over the first season. It is only seven years of Kate Mulgrew that makes it look strange.
Ah, IIRC she quit after a day. Always wondered why. Now it's obvious. Bujold is totally mis-cast and really looks uncomfortable.
I've always wanted to see that footage. I've a lot of time for Bujold as a reasonably competent actress. But that makes it clear that she wasn't the right choice for the part, and that she knew if from the outset. Definitely does not look like she wants to be there at all.
I caught a first season ep of TNG tonight on Virgin 1..... and it was absoloute bobbins.
So your nominations please for best and worst TNG episodes.
Starting with best (and roughly in this order) Yesterday's Enterprise, Best of Both Worlds 1, Best of Both Worlds II, Masks, Eye of the Beholder, Sarek, I Borg, Booby Trap, Offspring, Sins of the Father.
But a special mention for the scene at the end of The Ensigns of Command where Picard paces the bridge while the aliens try to contact him. *THE* moment where the show really works.
Inner light is fav of mine among most of the one mentioned already.
As for bad? Well I forgive seasons 1 and 2, between being a new show trying to find its feet, being targeted at children then a writers strike, but season 7's Crushers ghost lover is fairly bloody awful.
Been working through this on DVD since discovering the slimline sets at Christmas. Whats amazing is how ahead of its time it is. It deals with all the issues that have become so common since 911, religion, politics, manipulating peoples fears.
In a couple of years I think people will be surprised to find it was made in the previous decade. The only give away will be that if it had been made 2003-2010 I dont think it would have been able/allowed to show both sides of the issues as neutrally as it sometimes does. Marquis tend to be fairly sympathetic characters often and Sisko goes off the deep end more than once against them and then his manipulation of the Romulans towards the end of the series is a little chilling for one of the good guys.
Best episodes - Nor the Battle to the Strong, The Visitor, Trials and Tribilations, and far to many more.
Worst - The Assignment is the worst to stick in my mind though I know there are a few pretty pointless ones.
"Patrick Stewart was so convinced that the show would fail that for the first six weeks of shooting he refused to unpack any of his suitcases."
"Close inspection of an oversized Enterprise schematic which was shown in nearly every episode reveals a detail invisible to TV audiences: the image of a mouse on a wheel in Engineering (the schematic is on display at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum). A Porsche can also been seen in the Main Shuttlebay."