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I also agree with Lobo.
However if they wanted to show Trip again there is a loophole that no one(at least I didn't see) has mentioned. It is that the finale takes place many years in the future of the rest of the series, so they could always use him and simply fill in on a story between the finale and the rest of the shows.
If the do keep the two B's out of it. Maybe use Ronald D. Moore if he would comeback. The movies and episodes he wrote were some of the best.
|I attended a convention where Connor Trinneer was a guest, and they had just finished filming the finale, and someone asked him about it, and he was disgusted. He didn't like it, and when someone mentioned Rick Berman, you could clearly see in his face he wanted to punch him out for it.|
I think all the fans should get together and write a new script... be it 30 min or an hr... where we either re-edit footage from the show, make an animated episode (most cost effective) or at least release it to the public...
I say not to cut out Trips death... but to at least make him go out in style... that's what irked me most about it... he's been in tougher situations and came out unscathed... surely he could of thought of another solution... I think either he should have gone out fighting a major baddie like the Klingons or Romulans instead of some unknown douche-bags with zipper faces (i know the race had appeared on other episodes, but they still suck)... or at least have him try to contain a reactor breach... I know its a lil too Spock, but its more fitting for Trip... He loved the engine and the engine room... he worked on the prototypes on through to the 4 year span of the show... (10 if you count the Voyages time frame) (which I don't)... He knew the engine well enough to completely reset it in less then a min... he should at least be allowed the dignity of dying at his post trying to save the ship...
from what i hear from the posts here, the actors are just as pissed about the episode as we are, I image enough could be persuaded to at least provide voice track for an animated short... hell maybe even a movie.
As far as I'm concerned this was an episode of ST:TNG not ENT. All this was about was Riker and how he was going to cope with the Pegasus incident (which, by the way, is another inconsistency because he never even visited the holodeck during that time), it had little or no link to Enterprise.
Like many other people, this episode did not happen in my mind. The only thing I liked about it was the ending sequence.
Everybody's going to think I'm mad for saying this...but I thought TATV was the best episode of Season 4, partially because it didn't follow all the conventions of how a finale should be like. All that formulaic final episode s**t was really beginning to piss me off, and then this came along, and I was pleasantly surprised by it, and how good (to my mind) it was.
I thought Enterprise's first two seasons were simply the most underrated SF television ever produced. There was realistic character development, and for the first time in a while, Star Trek was about discovering the wonders of the universe and encountering unique forms of life.
Then Season 3 came along. It wasn't bad by any means, but I feel that it lost something by trying to be more action-packed and plot-based.
Season 4 was better than the last, with some decent story arcs and a few nods to the Original Series to keep the fans happy. However, my favourite episodes from that season were the singular ones, which reterned to some degree to what made Seasons 1 and 2 so brilliant.
So when I was going through the final season, I was kind of worried that it would end on a note that was action-packed yet strangely lacking in something I couldn't quite define, which is how I felt on occasion while viewing the latter half of the series. But as it turned out, These are the Voyages was very much like an earlier episode of Enterprise. Ok, it was fairly small in scale, and there wasn't a lot of action, but there was some good character development, which is the main reason I got into Enterprise in the first place. The inclusion of TNG characters Riker and Troi annoyed some, but I found the whole "episode inside the holodeck" idea to be a perfect way to tie together the Star Trek franchise.
The episode was all about relationships between the Enterprise's crewmembers (my favourite scene is the lovely montage where all the other primary characters discuss Trip with Riker, all at this point unaware of his sad fate) as well as what a single moment in time can mean so many years later when everyone who remembered it are long dead.
So while most will deride the episode and brand it as a "disappointment", it is to me one of the finest episodes of a fine show, and a lovely and very unique way to wrap up an excellent franchise.