Star Drek: Trollheart and The Batlord's Star Trek Voyager Slapfest! - Music Banter Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Members Journal
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2014, 08:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Born to be mild
 
Trollheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 404 Not Found
Posts: 26,074
Default Star Drek: Trollheart and The Batlord's Star Trek Voyager Slapfest!

I've been a Star Trek fan all my life. I grew up on the original series with Kirk, Spock, Scotty and McCoy, and was delighted when the franchise was revived in 1987 with Star Trek: The Next Generation, with the series updated to the new moral codes and much deeper storylines and a touch less of the comic relief. Deep Space 9 followed in 1993 and when Voyager premiered two years later we had two Trek shows running concurrently. Surely it could not get any better, I thought?

And I was right. It didn't. Voyager was, for me, a huge letdown. Like any series, you give it a chance for a few episodes, even a season, but Voyager in many ways never really got going. Sure, it had some good episodes but they were few and far between and generally the show became for me, and for a large percentage of the Star Trek followers, the weakest of the three descendants of the original.

But my buddy The Batlord does not agree, and in the pages of this journal we will go head to head, watching every episode of Voyager and debating the strengths and weaknesses of each, as well as trying to put the series in perspective. Expect the sparks to fly. Expect scraped knees and red faces. Expect shouted insults and stony silences. Expect a real contest of wills, fact challenged by preference, namecalling and sulking, as two of the most rabid Trekkers here (yeah he probably doesn't consider himself a Trekker but anyone who's willing to partake in a debate with me about the merits or otherwise of Voyager can't avoid the implication) square off against each other in an arena which only one will leave from, bloody but undefeated.

That will be me, of course.
Welcome, one and all, to...


__________________
Trollheart: Signature-free since April 2018
Trollheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
cooler commie than elph
 
Isbjørn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: In a hole, help
Posts: 2,633
Default

"Slapfest"? Sounds kinky, have fun.
Isbjørn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
Zum Henker Defätist!!
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 47,172
Default

It was supposed to be "Slap-Fight", but apparently it was in one ear and out the other.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
The Batlord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 11:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
Born to be mild
 
Trollheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 404 Not Found
Posts: 26,074
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Briks View Post
"Slapfest"? Sounds kinky, have fun.
Yeah. I wanted "smackdown", but he wasn't having any of it.
__________________
Trollheart: Signature-free since April 2018
Trollheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 12:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
Zum Henker Defätist!!
 
The Batlord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Beating GNR at DDR and keying Axl's new car
Posts: 47,172
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trollheart View Post
Yeah. I wanted "smackdown", but he wasn't having any of it.
"Smackdown" is a boring cliche with no personality.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by J.R.R. Tolkien
There is only one bright spot and that is the growing habit of disgruntled men of dynamiting factories and power-stations; I hope that, encouraged now as ‘patriotism’, may remain a habit! But it won’t do any good, if it is not universal.
The Batlord is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 12:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
Just Keep Swimming...
 
Plankton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: See signature...
Posts: 7,562
Default

Galaxy Quest > Any Star Trek Series
__________________
See location...
Plankton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 01:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Born to be mild
 
Trollheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 404 Not Found
Posts: 26,074
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Batlord View Post
It was supposed to be "Slap-Fight", but apparently it was in one ear and out the other.
Slap-fight doesn't sound right, says he, hoping nobody will realise he ****ed up and is desperately trying to cover....
__________________
Trollheart: Signature-free since April 2018
Trollheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 01:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
Caesar is home.
 
Thelonious Monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 855
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plankton View Post
Galaxy Quest > Any Star Trek Series
I was always put off of Star Trek because of how intimidating it looked. There are tons of different series for it and many films. Galaxy Quest is an awesome film from my childhood though. Glad you acknowledged it.

Last edited by Thelonious Monkey; 10-21-2014 at 03:06 PM.
Thelonious Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 02:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
Born to be mild
 
Trollheart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 404 Not Found
Posts: 26,074
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JustinJJustin View Post
I always put off of Star Trek because of how intimidating it looked. There are tons of different series for it and many films. Galaxy Quest is an awesome film from my childhood though. Glad you acknowledged it.
Well, there are five:
Star Trek, the original series (TOS) also called Classic Trek
Star Trek The Next Generation
Star Trek Deep Space Nine
Star Trek Voyager
Enterprise, later Star Trek Enterprise

and yeah, there are I think ten "original" films to date, with two more from the "reimagined" universe and a third in the pipeline.
__________________
Trollheart: Signature-free since April 2018
Trollheart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2014, 03:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
Horribly Creative
 
Unknown Soldier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London, The Big Smoke
Posts: 8,220
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trollheart View Post
Well, there are five:
Star Trek, the original series (TOS) also called Classic Trek
Star Trek The Next Generation
Star Trek Deep Space Nine
Star Trek Voyager
Enterprise, later Star Trek Enterprise

and yeah, there are I think ten "original" films to date, with two more from the "reimagined" universe and a third in the pipeline.
You forgot the animated series that came out in the early 1970s with 22 episodes.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by eraser.time206 View Post
If you can't deal with the fact that there are 6+ billion people in the world and none of them think exactly the same that's not my problem. Just deal with it yourself or make actual conversation. This isn't a court and I'm not some poet or prophet that needs everything I say to be analytically critiqued.
Metal Wars

Power Metal

Pounding Decibels- A Hard and Heavy History
Unknown Soldier is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



© 2003-2022 Advameg, Inc.