Compiled by Carl Slaughter: (1) Dark Voyage. ScreenRant divulges “15 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets About Star Trek: Voyager”.
- Robert Beltran Blames Brannon Braga For Ruining Characters’ Potential
Robert Beltran has never shied away from criticizing how Chakotay was underutilized on the show, and he thought the problem with his and other neglected characters started when Brannon Braga took over running the show.
“I guess when Brannon Braga took over, when the Seven of Nine character made her entrance, the focus changed,” Beltran related. “That was fine with me, but I think writers have an obligation to fill out all the characters if they’re regular characters on a series. I think several of the characters were diminished – Chakotay and Tuvok and Kim and Neelix.”
He continued, “I think it was just easier for these new writers that came on to write stories about the captain and about characters that weren’t really human, like Seven of Nine and the Doctor.”
“Those three characters were kind of all-seeing, all-knowing, omnipotent, and I think a lot of the tension and drama that was available was lost because you have to really dig hard to find tension in all-knowing, all-seeing characters,” he said.
(2) Star Trek plot holes and mistakes. Next ScreenRant lists “15 Things About Star Trek That Make No Sense”.
- They Break The Prime Directive All The Time
The Prime Directive, also known as General Order 1, is the guiding principle of Starfleet, outlining that they will not interfere with the development of a pre-Warp species. To follow this rule, they have created methods of studying pre-Warp societies and a captain’s adherence to the rule has often created issues that required a workaround.
The Prime Directive is supposedly one of those rules that can never be broken– only, it is broken all the time. Captain Kirk violated Starfleet’s unbreakable rule on 11 occasions, while Picard violated it nine times. Benjamin Sisko, the Captain of DS9, didn’t generally go out to meet new species, but through his actions, he violated it a number of times. Captain Janeway went out of her way to not violate the PD such that she wouldn’t compromise it to help her crew get home faster than was normally possible.
It’s a nice idea, but despite the emphasis on it, it’s rarely followed when it seems to really matter.
(3) Game of Nonsense. CheatSheet says another show doesn’t make sense either — “Things About ‘Game of Thrones’ That Make No Sense, At All”.
- Why the Dothraki are helping Daenerys
It’s taken quite a long time for Daenerys Targaryen to gather an army willing to help her fight for the Iron Throne. But in the final moments of Game of Thrones Season 6, we saw her rally her troops and set sail for Westeros. In some ways, it was a triumphant moment — after all, we may finally get to see her in action. But when you really think about it, it’s kind-of confusing.
There’s no question as to why her advisors, the Greyjoys and the Unsullied would follow her into battle. But after Khal Drogo died in Season 1, the Dothraki owed no allegiance to Dany. Yes, she gave that really stirring speech while riding a dragon, which was admittedly very cool. But she didn’t offer them any real incentive to join her army. In other words, it’s hard to say exactly why the Dothraki are willing to cross the sea they fear so much and risk their lives for the Mother of Dragons
(4) The eyes have it: Honest Trailer, original Blade Runner.
(5) Stranger Honesty.
(6) Justice League memes. More ScreenRant — “15 Hilarious Justice League Memes Only Die-Hard Fans Will Understand”.
- Daddy Issues
To be fair, you really don’t have to be that die-hard of a fan to get this one. It’s a pretty common fact that most superheroes come with some sort of package deal – trauma, disability, dead parents, and ostracization – or at least a combination of two or more. In a way, it’s what helps motivate them to be heroes, right?
The Justice League are no exception. You’ve got Batman’s parents shot right in front of him, Wonder Woman being the illegitimate daughter of the famously promiscuous Zeus, Flash’s father being framed for murder, and now the actor of Cyborg himself has stated that Victor Stone’s own daddy issues will play a prominent role in the upcoming Justice League film.
Yeesh. Still, at least none of the League had to deal with their dad being some murderous Celestial. The MCU still takes the cake on this one.