Re: [mythsoc] Movie writing, was: Stonehenge & Lucas
- On Sat, 18 Jan 2003 21:20:12 EST, jamcconney@... said:
> I think one out of three is a remarkable record. Remember Kipling's LawKipling said it better.
> ("four fifths of everything is bad. You have to do it to get the other
> fifth.") I know Sturgeon said something similar, but I'm a classicist;
> Kipling got there first.
I guess that the thirty-three-and-a-third percent success ratio for
"Enterprise" depends on your definition of "passable". I thought one
episode was passable simply because Dean Stockwell was in it; this might
not be enough for some people.
The biggest problem with "Enterprise" is that, even though its crew are
supposed to be train professionals, they often act like complete idiots,
especially when dealing with aliens. One episode's plot was set in
motion because Captain Archer took his dog with him on a diplomatic
mission, whence it micturated on a plant, offending the aliens deeply.
Commander "Trip" Tucker (who, as one correspondent acidly pointed out to
me, is like our _de facto_ President also a smirking Texan) seems to run
afoul of alien mores every other episode.
Ernest S. Tomlinson