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28th Mar '18 7:11:48 AM OlfinBedwere
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!''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''
* Tropers/OlfinBedwere: "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E4AndTheChildrenShallLead And The Children Shall Lead]]" was already an '''incredibly''' bad episode in just about every way, but what really puts it beyond the point of no return is Gorgan's first appearance. The horrifying creature who manipulated the adults on the Triacus survey team into killing themselves and turned their children into psychopaths... turns out to be a lawyer wearing a shower curtain, who is clearly reading every one of his lines from cue cards without having the slightest clue what any of his dialogue means. Quite possibly the worst villain, and definitely the worst performance by any actor in the entire ''Star Trek'' franchise.

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24th Feb '18 3:03:56 PM thatsnumberwang
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* Tropers/Thatsnumberwang: The whole idea behind the episode ''Unexpected'' is a classic case of DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale. Because date rape is exactly what the Xyrillian woman did to Trip by passing off that bowl of ice that they both stuck their fingers into as a harmless game instead of the sex toy that could get him pregnant that it really was. No mention on her part as to what it was or what it could do, no form of contraception offered, not even a "hey, maybe you should get checked out" warning when it was all done or even a "sucks to be you, I've had my fun, better do something about that" which would have at least been something. All she does is let him wander back to the ship with a child growing inside him that - and let's be clear about the best case scenario here - was going to rip his insides apart even before he gave birth to it as he was not biologically equipped to carry it to full term. And yeah, when pressed later she admits that she didn't know that they were compatible but so what? How does that justify her not informing him as to the nature of that sex toy she handed him? But the cherry on the cake, the bit that calls that very hateful double standard comfortably to the foreground, is that this whole thing is played for laughs by the ''Enterprise'' crew from start to finish in a way that it never would have been if Trip was a woman who had ended up pregnant thanks to a man who had invited her to "play an innocent little game with me".
21st Jan '18 3:53:54 PM ModelOmega
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!''Series/StarTrekDiscovery''
*Tropers/ModelOmega: The scene in [[Recap/StarTrekDiscoveryS1E10DespiteYourself "Despite Yourself"]] where Doctor Culber is killed out of nowhere by Tyler. This is the episode right after the one confirming the series first canonical, explicitly same-sex couple in six television series (and 12 movies) and right away the writers went for the tired BuryYourGays trope. And the producers even knew this was a bad look, having to immediately explain that "no this isn't over" and "we avoided the worst parts of it" but I'm done, this scene left me so disgusted I'm done with the entire project. It just feels like the only reason Culber and Stamets were made a romantic couple was for this scene to have extra emotional impact, and if that was the case it worked, it left me a raging, furious mess.
15th May '17 3:23:14 PM SorPepita
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** Tropers/[=SorPepita=]: Trip Tucker blows himself up during a hostage situation. Not once does he think to wait for a security team to arrive (T'Pol alerts everyone to intruders on the ship), nor does he try to stall for time. Instead, he has the aliens knock the captain unconscious and then leads them to a room where he intentionally blows himself up... and for what? (There is an [[ExpandedUniverse officially licensed]] FixFic out there.) This one is so bad that one of the writers apologized to the Enterprise cast on a commentary.
15th May '17 9:50:17 AM SorPepita
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* Tropers/OlfinBedwere: Data's death in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' somehow manages to make Kirk [[DroppedABridgeOnHim getting a bridge dropped on him]] seem like a masterpiece of good film-making. Even leaving aside the stupidity of how the situation came around to begin with, the way it's filmed makes it feel like it's just some random redshirt who's dying, not a character we've known and loved for fifteen years. And then just to ''really'' ruin any emotion that might still in the scene, about thirty seconds later they add in a gag about Picard forgetting that the bridge viewscreen has been destroyed.

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* Tropers/OlfinBedwere: Data's death in ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' somehow manages to make Kirk [[DroppedABridgeOnHim getting a bridge dropped on him]] seem like a masterpiece of good film-making. Even leaving aside the stupidity of how the situation came around to begin with, the way it's filmed makes it feel like it's just some random redshirt who's dying, not a character we've known and loved for fifteen years. And then just to ''really'' ruin any emotion that might still be in the scene, about thirty seconds later they add in a gag about Picard forgetting that the bridge viewscreen has been destroyed.
15th May '17 9:49:21 AM SorPepita
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* Tropers/RomanatorX: "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS02E05ANightInSickbay}} A Night In Sickbay]]" is all around complete crap, with rampant JerkAss behavior on Archer's part for no reason, completely [[BrokenAesop messed up morals]] (why bring a dog on a foreign planet, just to start), and a RomanticPlotTumor between Archer and T'Pol. Here, you can actually pinpoint the moment where the show crashed into the iceberg (and almost took the franchise with it). It's as T'Poi is delivering some food to Archer during his night in sickbay. After acting nasty to her, he says this immortal line. "Sorry, I'm a little on edge. I haven't slept very much, but I'm doing the breast I... the best I can." They made a joke about breasts. On the same franchise that's supposed to explain the meeting of humans with other species and explore the human condition... and they made a statement about breasts for a cheap bit of comedy.

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* Tropers/RomanatorX: "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS02E05ANightInSickbay}} A Night In Sickbay]]" is all around complete crap, with rampant JerkAss behavior on Archer's part for no reason, completely [[BrokenAesop messed up morals]] (why bring a dog on a foreign planet, just to start), and a RomanticPlotTumor between Archer and T'Pol. Here, you can actually pinpoint the moment where the show crashed into the iceberg (and almost took the franchise with it). It's as T'Poi T'Pol is delivering some food to Archer during his night in sickbay. After acting nasty to her, he says this immortal line. "Sorry, I'm a little on edge. I haven't slept very much, but I'm doing the breast I... the best I can." They made a joke about breasts. On the same franchise that's supposed to explain the meeting of humans with other species and explore the human condition... and they made a statement about breasts for a cheap bit of comedy.
15th May '17 9:47:29 AM SorPepita
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* Tropers/{{Lancel}}: [[GainaxEnding The last sixty seconds]] of the third season finale "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS03E24ZeroHour}} Zero Hour]]". What very nearly redeemed the entire show with easily the best episode of the series to date was instantly destroyed when Enterprise is, without explanation, suddenly and randomly thrown into 1945 Earth. Archer is randomly found by Nazis, and one of those Nazis is an alien. [[http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/040528.html I am not alone in this]], but this moment tends to be overshadowed by "These Are The Voyages..." (see above). [[http://www.ditl.org DITL]] couldn't give the episode 5-stars because of just how much that ending sucked, and Graham admitted it easily had five stars up until that moment.

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* Tropers/{{Lancel}}: [[GainaxEnding The last sixty seconds]] of the third season finale "[[{{Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS03E24ZeroHour}} Zero Hour]]". What very nearly redeemed the entire show with easily the best episode of the series to date was instantly destroyed when Enterprise is, without explanation, suddenly and randomly thrown into 1945 Earth. Archer is randomly found by Nazis, and one of those Nazis is an alien. [[http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/040528.html I am not alone in this]], but this moment tends to be overshadowed by "These Are The Voyages..." (see above).below). [[http://www.ditl.org DITL]] couldn't give the episode 5-stars because of just how much that ending sucked, and Graham admitted it easily had five stars up until that moment.
15th May '17 9:46:11 AM SorPepita
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* Tropers/{{Crazyrabbits}}: [[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E22TheseAreTheVoyages "These Are the Voyages..."]] is almost universally reviled by fans (and the cast!), and for good reason: the series (and franchise finale) is a ''Next Generation'' episode in disguise, mixing {{Retcon}}s, out-of-character moments and a genuinely pathetic premise. However, in spite of all that, it might have been possible to excuse it as just being another lame episode... until the speech scene. Captain Archer is asked to give a speech during a ceremony making the founding of the United Federation of Planets, considered to be one of the defining moments in the history of that universe (and something the audience has never seen before). Captain Archer steps up to the podium, opens his mouth to say his first words... and it cuts to Riker and Troi watching the ceremony for a few seconds before terminating the holodeck program and leaving. It could have been one of (if not the) best moments in a series that was ridiculed during its entire existence, but it ends up being a woeful end to the original franchise (as ''Enterprise'' was the last Star Trek series aired in the original universe). Why, Braga, why?




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* Tropers/{{Crazyrabbits}}: [[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS04E22TheseAreTheVoyages "These Are the Voyages..."]] is almost universally reviled by fans (and the cast!), and for good reason: the series (and franchise finale) is a ''Next Generation'' episode in disguise, mixing {{Retcon}}s, out-of-character moments and a genuinely pathetic premise. However, in spite of all that, it might have been possible to excuse it as just being another lame episode... until the speech scene. Captain Archer is asked to give a speech during a ceremony making the founding of the United Federation of Planets, considered to be one of the defining moments in the history of that universe (and something the audience has never seen before). Captain Archer steps up to the podium, opens his mouth to say his first words... and it cuts to Riker and Troi watching the ceremony for a few seconds before terminating the holodeck program and leaving. It could have been one of (if not the) best moments in a series that was ridiculed during its entire existence, but it ends up being a woeful end to the original franchise (as ''Enterprise'' was the last Star Trek series aired in the original universe). Why, Braga, why?
11th May '17 10:59:23 PM embala
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* {{Tropers/embala}}: While nothing beats out the clip show "Shades of Grey" for sheer power of boring, "Where Silence Has Lease" was the perfect brutal combination of boring, stupid, and Uncanny Valley special effects. You've done the "giant mysterious alien entity wants to learn more about humans by treating them like toys" plot a hundred thousand times, Star Trek, and every other time has been better.

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* {{Tropers/embala}}: Tropers/{{embala}}: While nothing beats out the clip show "Shades of Grey" for sheer power of boring, "Where Silence Has Lease" was the perfect brutal combination of boring, stupid, and Uncanny Valley special effects. You've done the "giant mysterious alien entity wants to learn more about humans by treating them like toys" plot a hundred thousand times, Star Trek, and every other time has been better.
11th May '17 10:58:49 PM embala
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* {{Tropers/embala}}: While nothing beats out the clip show "Shades of Grey" for sheer power of boring, "Where Silence Has Lease" was the perfect brutal combination of boring, stupid, and Uncanny Valley special effects. You've done the "giant mysterious alien entity wants to learn more about humans by treating them like toys" plot a hundred thousand times, Star Trek, and every other time has been better.
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