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Current RPG I'm Playing Day: Star Trek

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O ho ho. How distracted I've become. I could change the title but I kinda love the irony of not getting any RPG stuff done. But I DID get stuck watching a bunch of old school Star Trek Episodes. Seeing Shatner when he was a hot player, but shrewd Captain, loling at the Red Shirts, Spock being the best (and hottest) Vulcan ever, hell the whole crew was just that awesome.

The original Star Trek reminded of my early 80's childhood, watching the episodes on a crappy (non cable) TV with my ma in a 1 room apartment (That and cartoons, Soul Train, Little House on the Prairie, and Gunsmoke). We were poor but dang did we have fun, the two of us.

I also love how the original Star Trek and TNG never got so serious up their ass like the other series. They had a sense of exploration, with some humor, not a high drama life sucks and then some exploring that I think the later Star Treks had. I think also the cast worked very well with each other, and that the first two were closest to Rodenberry's vision, so they went over well. The other seasons...not so much. Unlike Rob, I pretend that Enterprise never happened. :P

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Sargeras said...
April 27, 2009 at 10:21 AM  

I'll second you on pretending Enterprise never happened. I thought it had potential at first, and I liked the theme music, but Archer was just an idiot. (Not that Kirk was especially brilliant, mind you, but that was the 60s. We make allowances.)

I will say, though, that Star Trek and Star Wars have something in common: I give props to their creators (Roddenberry and Lucas) for getting the ball rolling, but I think they hit their peak when involvement from their creator was lessened. TNG didn't hit its stride till after Roddenberry took his hands off of it, IMO.

Darksaturn7 said...
April 27, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

Star Wars, I have to agree is currently a hot mess with 80 bajillion spin offs (well merchandise spin offs), additions, prequels...I love it when the original authors have a big hand in their work, but some are like the artist that just can't accept that their work is fine as is. Always editing and 'fixing' them to the point where it loses the draw the original version had.

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