Discovery, Enterprise, Lucifer, and so on

Nothing much to report. It’s Friday, I just released a huge novel, and I’ve been getting broken sleep at best the past few nights. But generally feeling great.

Considering heading home via the photo place so I can get my international driver’s licence photos so I can get that paperwork rolling on Monday (why yes, this is just a diary for me to plan my shit day-to-day). Travel to Australia in less than two months, and the international licence is a pain in the nuts. But shit, at least I don’t have to worry about anything else.

Oh right, the TV shows after which I titled this blog post.

Well, we’re still watching them, in a weirdly retro one-episode-per-week style since that’s how Netflix has decided to roll. I liked the latest episode of Discovery a lot more than the previous ones. It abruptly became a lot more like the Star Trek I know and love, and less like some decent but random sci-fi that just happens to have spaceships with saucer sections and aliens called Klingons in it. Very enjoyable, and like all Star Trek you don’t want to look too closely at the plot points.

Enterprise continues to improve as we continue into the fourth and sadly final season. I think it really could have benefited from a fifth, sixth and seventh season to match the rest of the franchise and I really don’t see why it was so hated. As long as you’re quick with the fast-forward button and get past that awful opening theme muzak before it can take you out of the episode, it’s fine. One thing I was wondering about was just how much difference it makes that Captain Archer was played by Bakula. He was already known as The Quantum Leap Guy, as opposed to Shatner, Stewart, Brooks and Mulgrew who – while they may well have been known for other things – were really iconic as their respective Captaincies and have been known as those Captains ever since. Bakula, and now Isaacs, fall into the trap of being well known as other characters and therefore unable to really take on the mantle of You’re A Starfleet Captain Now And Always Will Be. I wonder if that has anything to do with it.

Lucifer is still chuckle-worthy, but I don’t know if it has the same freshness it did in the first couple of seasons, or if I’m losing momentum by only seeing one episode a week. Still good, but I’m wondering where they’re heading with it now.

That’s the end of the post. There is no “and so on”.

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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7 Responses to Discovery, Enterprise, Lucifer, and so on

  1. aaronthepatriot says:

    Traveling to Australia soon? Why subject that country to more punishment? Haven’t you done enough?? XD

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