skyfyre: Sumeragi Hokuto from X/1999, Smiling (What is this fuckery?)
I love Star Trek, but it would be so much more awesome if the reset button wasn't hit at the end of every episode. I grew up with arc based plotting in TV shows. These self-contained episodes are really starting to get to me. I mean, Kirk is always going to either piss off or seduce some other race while being a kind of arrogant douchebag about it. Spock is always going to be better and more logical than everyone around him. Bones is always going to either pronounce someone dead without looking or save them mostly by accident. Scotty is never going to know what's wrong with the engines, but that won't stop him from pulling something out of his ass anyway. Uhura is always going to open the hailing frequencies, unless something is jamming them, in which case she can't fix them (though Spock may be able to). Sulu is going to fly the shit out of the Enterprise. Chekov is going to be an arrogant douchebag, but without any of Captain Kirk's charm. None of them are ever going to remember anything that happened to them. Spock's mutiny is good as forgotten. The cloaking device they stole is gathering dust in everyone's mind. Kirk once witnessed a genocide and experienced a famine first hand, but that isn't going to color any of his actions. Kirk has fallen in love (as opposed to casual lust) with at least three women, none of them are ever mentioned again. Kirk's brother is dead, but Kirk hasn't seemed to notice. None of them seemed worried that there is an evil!alternate!universe!version of them and if they crossed over once then surely it can happen again. Uhura lost her memory one episode, but was fine the next one. I'm fairly certain that none of the women have ever spoken to each other ever, which is okay because if they did, it's not like they'd have anything to talk about because they don't have much of a personality to speak of. I mean, I've pretty much forgotten Christine Chapel up 'til now, but it seems that the show has kinda forgotten her too, so whatever. The whole thing is driving me insane and making watching the show difficult, despite my love for it.

Or maybe the third season just blows? I don't know.

At this point, I think I'd be willing to settle just for some banter so that I can be reassured that at least their friendship carries from episode to episode. Also, I really like banter.


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