[quote name='Darth Ralph Wiggum' date='1 Oct 2006, 11:21 AM' post='1318877']
I have to disagree. The films didn't change the characters.
The plotline for Data's emotion chip was straight out of the series[/quote]
But the execution of the emotion chip plot was what I had a problem with. It reduced Data to comic releif, and I didn't like that.
[quote]Picard was an action hero in the series. Lest you forget him kicking the crap out of people a fair bit in the series[img].[/quote]
Yeah, but in the movies, he came off as cheesey, to me for some reason, especially referring to Insurrection.
[quote]The rest is just conjecture.[/quote]
The rest was exageration, with some truth to it.
I find it amazing that you can say 'oh no I do like the series' but tear the crap out of it in the next sentence.[quote]
Where did I rip the TNG tv series? I was commenting on the fact that the TNG movies were sub par compared to the series. Maybe I come of as too harsh. The fact of the matter is that I liked all the TNG movies as movies. I have them all on DVD and on rare occasions, I still watch them. But relative to the TNG series, there was elements I didn't like in them.
[quote]Next thing, people will be telling me that they weren't wowed at the cinema by Generations and First Contact when they came out.
Because I know you were.[/quote]
FC, yes. I loved it when it first came out. Generations....well yes and no. Yes on the FX. No on how they killed kirk, blew up the Enterprise-D, in my view, ruined data's character in my view, and had the TNG cast flip flopping from TNG to DS9/VOY uniforms, and back. I remember leaving the theater feeling let down.
Fair enough Insurrection was a little slow paced, but I thought Nemesis was a pretty good film.
You guys are talking about the Next Gen cast like I talk about Voyager. I'm just not feeling the love here.
Insurrection would have been a great tv episode. It wasn't a bad movie, either. It just wasn't a great movie. Partly because it followed FC.
I never have bashed the TNG series. I am just saying compared to the series, the TNG movies just didnt have same feel for me. I can't exactly put my finger on it, it just did. But also, the movies are not bad movies. I just had high (maybe unrealisticly high) expectations. Or maybe it's just seeing the TNG show on TV for free, and then paying $12 to see a glorified 2 hour episode. I dunno.