Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Star Trek: The Last Generation

Did you watch Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning? If so, you might want to look at Star Trek New Voyages: fanfic of what the last two years of the Five Year Mission might have looked like.

The sets, music, and special effects are great, and evoke the original series. The acting is not so good. (Maybe it doesn't matter. Can you say "Denny Crane"?) The scripts suffer from prequelitis: the belief that events in the future of the timeline must be foreshadowed, even if no mention of such foreshadowing is not remembered in said timeline. Case in point, a pyramid which will look very familiar. (No, it's not a Stargate Ha'tak.)

Still it's fun. Several episodes are available for download. Spring for the DVD version if you've got the bandwidth.

And what could be a better way to spend turkey day than watching somebody with a Vinnie Barbarino haircut trying to imitate Shatner?