Poor Joe's first encounter with me was during a Marvel Press Conference when I asked if Ben Reilly
would ever come back. One can still hear the silence
of the moment immediately following.
Personally, I HATED the idea of having hundreds of Spider-Man clones running around. As far as I was concerned, this was exactly the kind of silliness we should have been trying to get AWAY from
. I mean, we all groaned when the title was first proposed, and now we were going to do stuff in the story that only served to reflect that dopey title even MORE?! Stuff like this, in my opinion, was the epitome of everything that had been wrong with Spider-Man
over the previous few years—shameless sensationalism, milking a successful idea to death, overkill reaching ludicrous proportions.
The early '90s were a tough time for Frank Castle, but the later part of the decade was worse. The Punisher
's original M.O. was killing bad guys; simple, basic, hard to fuck up. But in the '90s writers forgot that the mob and serial killers existed and had Frank go after techno-punk soldiers
all the time who were more robots than Mafia bosses. Plus he was always saddled with some other hero like Spider-Man or Daredevil
, so they always forced him to sheath his gun and let the bad guys get arrested
. LAME. What was worse was the series Punisher: Purgatory
where Frank killed himself and came back as a supernatural avenging angel with holy guns. Thank God we have Garth Ennis
to give us back the Punisher who liked guns and bombs again.
Why no Colin Baker
? Frankly, I suggest newcomers avoid his tenure entirely
. I simply can't find a single thing to recommend in it unless you're a serious fan and willing to forgive quite a lot.
The ship is in mortal peril, hundreds of lives at stake and Harry Ďthey never wrote me with a personality
, donít blame me
í Kim thinks this is the time to remind the Captain that she will be tossing away her stubbly dildo
? This line is the epitome of why Voyager
cannot work as a series with these people making the creative decisions. Its very utterance is an offensive to anybody with an ounce of intelligence watching the show, to the characters within it and Janewayís momentary pause
was when I finally lost the tiny sliver of respect I still had for the character. To my mind it is the worst line ever uttered in a Star Trek
episode (beating the previous winner "get the cheese to sickbay!"
). "Delete the wife!"
— thatís the next worse line in Trek
ever. Not bad going for a single episode.