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** Ironically, this is the one MarySue trait that Lexxxa seems to lack; unlike the wooden Betazoid and the cardboard-cutout Bajoran, she actually gets backstory showing her mother leaving her on some desert planet as a child, which is enough to traumatize anyone.

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** Ironically, this is the one MarySue trait that Lexxxa seems to lack; unlike the wooden Betazoid and the cardboard-cutout Bajoran, she actually gets backstory showing her mother leaving her on some desert planet as a child, which is enough to traumatize anyone.


* TheScrappy: Lexxa, to many reviewers, thanks to her MarySue and CreatorsPet traits and her [[SmugSnake annoying arrogant smirk]].

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* TheScrappy: Lexxa, to many reviewers, thanks to her MarySue and CreatorsPet traits and her [[SmugSnake annoying arrogant smirk]].


** Since the average viewer has probably stopped taking the film seriously by this point, Grant Imahara's big reveal as the BiggerBad falls squarely here. It's almost impossible to avoid laughing uncontrollably at the atrocious lighting and his melodramatic delivery.

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** Since the average viewer has probably stopped taking the film seriously by this point, Grant Imahara's big reveal as the BiggerBad BigBad falls squarely here. It's almost impossible to avoid laughing uncontrollably at the atrocious lighting and his melodramatic delivery.



** Actually, the entire scene where Grant Imahara reveals himself as the BiggerBad is [[{{Film/Sharknado}} Sharknado-level]] schlocky. It's so poorly lit, poorly-shot, and badly acted that the natural audience reaction is ''laughter''.

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** Actually, the entire scene where Grant Imahara reveals himself as the BiggerBad BigBad is [[{{Film/Sharknado}} Sharknado-level]] schlocky. It's so poorly lit, poorly-shot, and badly acted that the natural audience reaction is ''laughter''.


** Grant Imahara's delivery when he [[spoiler:reveals himself as the BiggerBad]] is downright ''painful''. [[SoBadItsGood But still fun]].

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** Grant Imahara's delivery when he [[spoiler:reveals himself as the BiggerBad]] BigBad]] is downright ''painful''. [[SoBadItsGood But still fun]].


* {{Expy}}: Ronara's character seems inspired by both of StarTrekVoyager's notable Betazoid characters: she's a sarcastic female pilot, like Stadi; and she's un-telepathic via a genetic defect and living as a renegade, like Lon Suder.

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* {{Expy}}: Ronara's character seems inspired by both of StarTrekVoyager's Series/StarTrekVoyager's notable Betazoid characters: she's a sarcastic female pilot, like Stadi; and she's un-telepathic via a genetic defect and living as a renegade, like Lon Suder.



* NarmCharm: The film runs on this. It's not so hard for many people to accept the campy acting and effects, because very little in the plot or visuals suggests a movie that is taking itself dead seriously. The new brightly colored Starfleet uniforms, the abundance of old-school sci-fi cliches in the story, and the many references to [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Classic Star Trek]] make the corniness far more fitting than it would be for, say, [[Film/TheRoom a drama set in the real world.]]

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* NarmCharm: The film runs on this. It's not so hard for many people to accept the campy acting and effects, because very little in the plot or visuals suggests a movie that is taking itself dead seriously. The new brightly colored Starfleet uniforms, the abundance of old-school sci-fi cliches in the story, and the many references to [[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Classic Star Trek]] make the corniness far more fitting than it would be for, say, [[Film/TheRoom a drama set in the real world.]]



** The villains, who some fans see as being as comparable to [[StarTrekVoyager the Kazon]]. That is, annoying, cartoonish, impossible-to-take-seriously villains who are not worthy of being such a "great threat" to protagonists fans actually like.

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** The villains, who some fans see as being as comparable to [[StarTrekVoyager [[Series/StarTrekVoyager the Kazon]]. That is, annoying, cartoonish, impossible-to-take-seriously villains who are not worthy of being such a "great threat" to protagonists fans actually like.


* CharacterFocus: The buxom Andorian in the low-cut top and the returning Trek alumni, especially Chekov. Shree in particular makes a lot of appearances in promotional imagery.



* DullSurprise: When they're not [[LargeHam hamming it up]], most of the cast is expressing this.



* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The BigBad. Hates the Federation for unclear reasons? Check. Has unstoppable superweapon? Check. Is physically powerful in one-on-one combat? Check.



* InformedAbility: Lexxxa, allegedly an intelligent character and planner, attacks the bad-guy homeworld by just calmly walking in with guns. [[RealityEnsues This predictably results in two deaths]] and [[NearVillainVictory the bad guys almost winning]].
* JerkAss: The LawfulStupid Federation Captain. FridgeHumor, because his ship is named "Archer", after the infamously divisive star of ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise.''
* LargeHam: When they're not flatter than Kansas, the entire cast outside of Picardo, Russ, and Koenig falls squarely here.
* MsFanservice: The Andorian, Shree, is clearly intended to be this, with her deep cleavage, leather outfits, and her first scene being a random lesbian sex scene, but many people find her to be too overtly sexualized to be attracted to.



* SmugSnake: Lexxa. Almost everything she does is accompanied by an oily smirk.


* CharacterFocus: The buxom Andorian in the low-cut top and the returning Trek alumni, especially Chekov. Shree in particular makes a lot of appearances in promotional imagery.



* CreatorsPet: Lexxa, with her [[InformedAbility alleged skills and planning abilities]], strawman adversary, and background as a descendant of Khan Noonien Singh, falls pretty squarely here.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: T'Leah and Shree, the Romulan and Andorian assistants of Admiral Chekov, are only supporting characters, but seem to be among the most popular. Shree in particular makes a lot of appearances in promotional imagery.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: T'Leah and Shree, the Romulan and Andorian assistants of Admiral Chekov, are only supporting characters, but seem to be among the most popular. Shree in particular makes a lot of appearances in promotional imagery.



* GenericDoomsdayVillain: The BigBad. Hates the Federation for unclear reasons? Check. Has unstoppable superweapon? Check. Is physically powerful in one-on-one combat? Check.



* InformedAbility: Lexxxa, allegedly an intelligent character and planner, attacks the bad-guy homeworld by just calmly walking in with guns. [[RealityEnsues This predictably results in two deaths]] and [[NearVillainVictory the bad guys almost winning]].



** The writing makes [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness Into Darkness]] look logical and internally consistent by comparison, and mostly consists of the protagonists being told to stop the bad guys, flying to the BigBad's planet, and stopping the bad guys in formulaic fashion.



** Grant Imahara's big scene is simply too narmtastic to take seriously.

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** Grant Imahara's big scene is simply too narmtastic to take seriously. The lighting doesn't help.



* TheScrappy: Lexxa, to many reviewers, thanks to her MarySue traits and her [[SmugSnake annoying arrogant smirk]].

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* TheScrappy: Lexxa, to many reviewers, thanks to her MarySue and CreatorsPet traits and her [[SmugSnake annoying arrogant smirk]].


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** The Betazoid, [[FlatCharacter Romara]], for her lack of agency, wooden acting, and poorly-handled romance plot.


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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: While her backstory is undeniably tragic, Lexxxa's constant [[SmugSnake oily smirking]] is abrasive to many viewers.


* CanonSue: Lexxa is one, being the daughter of a major villain with unique super-powers, a black wardrobe, and a blue streak in her hair. This has caused something of a BrokenBase, as people who think she's written with the flaws and struggles required of a good character argue with those who think that she's an annoying MarySue.



* MarySue: The protagonist. Named "Lexxa", which is either a reference to ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' or an attempt to be modern and edgy; either way, that plus the random blue streak in her hair plus the way all of the good guys love her or trust her when they really shouldn't while the only people who don't like her are villains or [[IdiotHero Captain Alvarez]]; all of that adds up to a classic Sue archetype.
** On the other hand, Lexxa gets called out on her impulsiveness by her first officer, who argues that the rival she phasered was useful in his own ways; Tuvok isn't once impressed by her toughness and easily puts Lexxa in her place; and none of the multiple romances hinted at involve Lexxa. One could almost interpret her as a deconstruction of the MarySue, in that she fits all the criteria in and of hersef...but the other characters don't react to her like they do to a [[MyImmortal classic Mary Sue]].
** But every character treats her like an unstoppable super-genius even when her [[EpicFail so-called plan]] gets them captured by the ape-lizard-men and gets two people killed. And given [[{{Narm}} the]] [[HamAndCheese quality]] of the rest of the movie, it's hard to believe that any visible subversion was intentional.


** But every character treats her like an unstoppable super-genius even when her [[EpicFail so-called plan]] gets them captured by the ape-lizard-men and gets two people killed. And given [[Narm the]] [[HamAndCheese quality]] of the rest of the movie, it's hard to believe that any visible subversion was intentional.

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** But every character treats her like an unstoppable super-genius even when her [[EpicFail so-called plan]] gets them captured by the ape-lizard-men and gets two people killed. And given [[Narm [[{{Narm}} the]] [[HamAndCheese quality]] of the rest of the movie, it's hard to believe that any visible subversion was intentional.



** Actually, the entire scene where Grant Imahara reveals himself as the BiggerBad is [[Film/Sharknado Sharknado-level]] schlocky. It's so poorly lit, poorly-shot, and badly acted that the natural audience reaction is laughter.

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** Actually, the entire scene where Grant Imahara reveals himself as the BiggerBad is [[Film/Sharknado [[{{Film/Sharknado}} Sharknado-level]] schlocky. It's so poorly lit, poorly-shot, and badly acted that the natural audience reaction is laughter.''laughter''.



** In Grant Imahara's big reveal scene, the way he's lit, while clearly intended to be dramatic, is...[[Narm less than intimidating]]. [[NarmCharm Doesn't stop that scene from being hilarious, though]].

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** In Grant Imahara's big reveal scene, the way he's lit, while clearly intended to be dramatic, is...[[Narm [[{{Narm}} less than intimidating]]. [[NarmCharm Doesn't stop that scene from being hilarious, though]].

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*** It was not so much her mother leaving her but a pair of armed guys in black outfits shooting and taking her mother that traumatizes her.


** Verges into SoBadItsGood territory, see below.



** Likely because they're clearly portrayed as the OfficialCouple in the pilot movie.



** Grant Imahara's delivery when he [[spoiler:reveals himself as the BiggerBad]] is downright ''painful''.

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** Grant Imahara's delivery when he [[spoiler:reveals himself as the BiggerBad]] is downright ''painful''. [[SoBadItsGood But still fun]].


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** But every character treats her like an unstoppable super-genius even when her [[EpicFail so-called plan]] gets them captured by the ape-lizard-men and gets two people killed. And given [[Narm the]] [[HamAndCheese quality]] of the rest of the movie, it's hard to believe that any visible subversion was intentional.


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** Since the average viewer has probably stopped taking the film seriously by this point, Grant Imahara's big reveal as the BiggerBad falls squarely here. It's almost impossible to avoid laughing uncontrollably at the atrocious lighting and his melodramatic delivery.


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** Actually, the entire scene where Grant Imahara reveals himself as the BiggerBad is [[Film/Sharknado Sharknado-level]] schlocky. It's so poorly lit, poorly-shot, and badly acted that the natural audience reaction is laughter.


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** An increasing number of Trekkies consider the entire pilot ''film'' this, due to the numerous failures of writing, acting, filming, and lighting.


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** In Grant Imahara's big reveal scene, the way he's lit, while clearly intended to be dramatic, is...[[Narm less than intimidating]]. [[NarmCharm Doesn't stop that scene from being hilarious, though]].


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** Ironically, this is the one MarySue trait that Lexxxa seems to lack; unlike the wooden Betazoid and the cardboard-cutout Bajoran, she actually gets backstory showing her mother leaving her on some desert planet as a child, which is enough to traumatize anyone.


* {{Expy}}: Ronara's character seems like a combination of both of StarTrekVoyager's notable Betazoid characters: she's a snarky, sexy and tough pilot, like Stadi; and she's un-telepathic via a genetic defect and living as a renegade, like Lon Suder.
** YMMV on "snarky" or "tough"; her acting is so wooden that it's hard to tell anything about her character, and her "sexy"-ness is only apparent if you're able to suffer through her flat delivery long enough to actually pay attention to her instead of twiddling your thumbs waiting for Chekov and Tuvok to come back.

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* {{Expy}}: Ronara's character seems like a combination of inspired by both of StarTrekVoyager's notable Betazoid characters: she's a snarky, sexy and tough sarcastic female pilot, like Stadi; and she's un-telepathic via a genetic defect and living as a renegade, like Lon Suder.
** YMMV on "snarky" or "tough"; her acting is so wooden that it's hard to tell anything about her character, and her "sexy"-ness is only apparent if you're able to suffer through her flat delivery long enough to actually pay attention to her instead of twiddling your thumbs waiting for Chekov and Tuvok to come back.
Suder.

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** YMMV on "snarky" or "tough"; her acting is so wooden that it's hard to tell anything about her character, and her "sexy"-ness is only apparent if you're able to suffer through her flat delivery long enough to actually pay attention to her instead of twiddling your thumbs waiting for Chekov and Tuvok to come back.


** YMMV on any of these characteristics; her acting is so wooden that it's hard to tell anything about her character.

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* {{Expy}}: Ronara's character seems like a combination of both of StarTrekVoyager's notable Betazoid characters: she's a snarky, sexy and tough pilot, like Stadi; and she's un-telepathic via a genetic defect and living as a renegade, like Lon Suder.
** YMMV on any of these characteristics; her acting is so wooden that it's hard to tell anything about her character.


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* TookTheBadFilmSeriously[=/=]DoingItForTheArt: Robert Picardo, and likely Russ and Koenig as well. All three are experienced enough to see the problems with the pilot film, but also are on record as loving Trek extensively (probably why they signed on for this series).

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