TV episodes - John C. Kirk
May. 28th, 2005
09:37 pm - TV episodes
Well, I've watched a few more "Enterprise" episodes. And I have to say, I was impressed by Twilight, although the new theme tune seemed even more inappropriate than usual ... "Earth's been destroyed: time to boogie!" Chosen Realm, on the other hand, was another annoying episode where the characters did stupid things and blatantly failed to heed my advice, however loudly I shouted it at the TV. The way I see it, when the head honcho popped up on the bridge and said "I have human bombs walking around, who will blow themselves up if I send the signal", Archer should have taken him down immediately - hard and fast. If he doesn't send the signal, problem solved, and there were various ways to achieve this, e.g. knock the communicator out of his hand, grab him round the neck so that he can't speak, knock him unconscious, shoot him. And I'm sure that if Archer had made a move, his command crew would have backed him up (especially Malcolm), and the odds were massively in their favour (far more so than when the crew were confined to quarters and the intruders had raided the armoury). It's possible that the intruders had a backup plan of "blow yourselves up if you don't hear from me", but even then I'd expect them to wait a reasonable amount of time first, since they needed to give their leader time to make his speech on the bridge. Once the leader's out of the way, the Enterprise crew knew where to find at least two others (outside Engineering), and would have the element of surprise on their side - again, the key point is to move fast, and seize the initiative. Bah.
On a more positive note, the new series of "Dr Who" continues to be good. Mind you, I am curious about why some fans seem so opposed to the idea of the Doctor having a love-life. Is it just that it seems inappropriate for him to get involved with his assistants? He seems to use the term "companion" more nowadays, which implies a more equal relationship, rather than student->teacher. Or is it just because it's never happened before? I'd be a bit concerned if people started applying that logic in real-life! ("X has never had a girlfriend, so clearly it would be Sick and Wrong (TM) for that to change now.") Besides which, we haven't seen everything that's happened in the Doctor's (long) life. Looking at Gallifreyans in general, presumably little time lords/ladies have to come from somewhere, so it seems unlikely that the entire species is sexless. Actually, that ties into a related thought. Putting a face onto the planetary extinction, I guess that means that Romana is now dead? I haven't actually seen any episodes with her in, so I only know of her by reputation, but it may mean more to other people. Anyway, I can understand why the Doctor might start to consider other options, if he can't go home to get married. Not that I'm pushing for him to get involved with anyone (I try to avoid scary "shipper" territory), just that it doesn't bother me if he does.