Blalock: Enterprise Finale is “Appalling”

chad
writes, The Toronto Star has an interesting
article
with a lot of good info about the future
of Enterprise and Star Trek in general. Here’s a quote
from the interview of Jolene Blalock:

There is an awkward silence when the
subject of the final episode is broached. “I don’t
know where to begin with that one,” she finally
stammers. “The final episode is …
appalling.”

29 replies on “Blalock: Enterprise Finale is “Appalling””

  1. Trekkie says:

    Well, Considering…
    …who the authors of the episode are, I’m not surprised to hear that.

    Paramount must be just a company run by idiot acountants that can’t see the forest for the trees or something to not catch the fan rage at B&B and to let them do Trek XI after this monster failure, I’m glad Gene isn’t around to see it.

    • y42 says:

      Re: Well, Considering…

      I’m glad Gene isn’t around to see it.

      I’m not: Gene would have gotten in their way.

      I find Jolene eerily coherant. I guess I’ve been falling into the “bimbo” prejudice… But she’s right on all counts as far as I can tell. So I’ll just have to find a way to see that finale, it’s gearing up to speactacularly bad.

  2. octa says:

    info
    “A script has been commissioned (from Band Of Brothers scribe Eric Jendresen) for an 11th Star Trek film, also a prequel, supposedly set between the Enterprise era and the original adventures of Capt. Kirk.”

    That’s pretty interesting. I can see it being either really really terrible or really good depending on what “new” actors they get.

    • y42 says:

      Re: info

      a prequel, supposedly set between the Enterprise era and the original adventures of Capt. Kirk.”

      That’s pretty interesting. I can see it being either really really terrible or really good depending on what “new” actors they get.

      How many prequels have you known to be really good, exctly?
      And how many were spearheaded by that rat bastard Rick Berman?

      The bright side of this is that I don’t get that weird “oh noes, a nerd!” look as I tell people I like Star Trek anymore… sigh.

      • HIM says:

        Re: info

        a prequel, supposedly set between the Enterprise era and the original adventures of Capt. Kirk.”

        That’s pretty interesting. I can see it being either really really terrible or really good depending on what “new” actors they get.

        How many prequels have you known to be really good, exctly?
        And how many were spearheaded by that rat bastard Rick Berman?

        The bright side of this is that I don’t get that weird “oh noes, a nerd!” look as I tell people I like Star Trek anymore… sigh.

        Babylon 5’s in the begeinning was good. Thats about all I could think of.

    • scharkalvin says:

      Re: info

      “A script has been commissioned (from Band Of Brothers scribe Eric Jendresen) for an 11th Star Trek film, also a prequel, supposedly set between the Enterprise era and the original adventures of Capt. Kirk.”

      That’s pretty interesting. I can see it being either really really terrible or really good depending on what “new” actors they get.

      Hmmm
      Well then it would be either Captain Pike, or April. There is some novel treatment here to work from, but since B&B can’t read…..

  3. is says:

    coming from Blalock…
    it’s pretty bad. You don’t normally hear someone from the show bash it. B&B are TVs equivalent of satan.

    • dcheesi says:

      Re: coming from Blalock…

      it’s pretty bad. You don’t normally hear someone from the show bash it.

      Unless it’s Chicotay, of course ;)

    • zonk3r says:

      Re: coming from Blalock…

      it’s pretty bad. You don’t normally hear someone from the show bash it. B&B are TVs equivalent of satan.

      !! MAJOR SPOILAGE WARNING !!

      god, i really hope this isn’t true as it will only make people want to hang b&b worse than before… i just heard a bit of news regarding how they are ending this that really really makes me mad. i have no idea if this is mere rumor or fact but it sounds like a very b&b way of handling things so i’m thinking it could be true.

      basically what they said is that the entire show was a holodeck program being run by troi and riker in the year 2385. i am still trying to confirm the source of this rumor but god, i really hope this isn’t the end. there will be no forgiveness for this.

      !! MAJOR SPOILAGE WARNING !!

  4. Eldhrin says:

    Quantum Leap
    Did I correctly read that article that QL is being made again? Was I hallucinating? Did anybody know about that?

    • octa says:

      Re: Quantum Leap

      Did I correctly read that article that QL is being made again? Was I hallucinating? Did anybody know about that?

      Rumor is the leaper will be a female lead.

      • Eldhrin says:

        Re: Quantum Leap

        Did I correctly read that article that QL is being made again? Was I hallucinating? Did anybody know about that?

        Rumor is the leaper will be a female lead.

        Woo. I await the outcome of that with great interest. Before that though – Doctor Who!

        • y42 says:

          Quantum Leap! W00T!

          Did I correctly read that article that QL is being made again? Was I hallucinating? Did anybody know about that?

          Rumor is the leaper will be a female lead.

          Woo. I await the outcome of that with great interest. Before that though – Doctor Who!

          Plot Summary for
          Quantum Leap: A Bold Leap Forward (2005) (TV)

          Twenty years after the original series left Dr. Sam Beckett “leaping” into the great unknown, Sam is finally reunited with Al, his old mentor and “partner in time.” But when circumstances beyond their control send Sam away once more, Al must recruit his lost friend’s daughter to pick up where her father left off and hopefully help find Sam again in the process.

          • zonk3r says:

            Re: Quantum Leap! W00T!

            Plot Summary for
            Quantum Leap: A Bold Leap Forward (2005) (TV)

            Twenty years after the original series left Dr. Sam Beckett “leaping” into the great unknown, Sam is finally reunited with Al, his old mentor and “partner in time.” But when circumstances beyond their control send Sam away once more, Al must recruit his lost friend’s daughter to pick up where her father left off and hopefully help find Sam again in the process.

            i wonder though if they are going to try to wrap this up in a single movie or will it end like the tv episodes. i mean, it would seem awfully convenient that they would have tried just about everything in the years he was leaping and all of a sudden his daughter can find him and end the thing? guess we’ll see how it works out.

            • y42 says:

              Re: Quantum Leap! W00T!

              i mean, it would seem awfully convenient that they would have tried just about everything in the years he was leaping and all of a sudden his daughter can find him and end the thing?

              Well, the offspring thing makes a kind of sense. He was restricted to leaping within his own lifetime, with one notable exception: one of his ancestors.

              So his child, once old enough to know how (and to serve as eye candy to the target demographic, ah-hem), would be the only way to get to him.

              I wonder if she’ll be stuck too…

            • fiziko says:

              Re: Quantum Leap! W00T!

              i wonder though if they are going to try to wrap this up in
              a single movie or will it end like the tv episodes. i
              mean, it would seem awfully convenient that they would have
              tried just about everything in the years he was leaping and
              all of a sudden his daughter can find him and end the
              thing? guess we’ll see how it works out.

              But it’s not supposed to end! Quantum Leap had
              one of the best series finales I’ve ever seen, simply
              because it was so right for the characters. Sam will leap
              home when he wants to, and not a moment before. He might
              stop for a visit if he’s near someone he can help, but he
              will choose not to stay.

              • octa says:

                Re: Quantum Leap! W00T!
                The last episode I remember is Sam being in some weird “between time” bar talking to characters that were in the show but they weren’t really themselves. It was really hinting at divine intervention without actually saying the 3 letter word. Wasn’t a very good episode/ending imo but if that WASN’T the last episode then I really need to find it o.o

                • fiziko says:

                  Re: Quantum Leap! W00T!

                  The last episode I remember is Sam being in some weird
                  “between time” bar talking to characters that were in the
                  show but they weren’t really themselves. It was really
                  hinting at divine intervention without actually saying the
                  3 letter word. Wasn’t a very good episode/ending imo but
                  if that WASN’T the last episode then I really need to find
                  it o.o

                  That was it. I really didn’t like it the first time, but
                  every time I see it, I like it a little more. There’s a
                  lot of important information revealed by the bartender
                  before you realize what’s going on. As a story-based
                  plotline, it’s weak, but as a piece to complete the known
                  story about a character, it does a great job.

  5. Damien says:

    Protest continuing it?
    I wonder what would have happened if an equally large group of people had shown up at the protest thanking Paramount for cancelling it?

    Damien

    • Eldhrin says:

      Re: Protest continuing it?

      I wonder what would have happened if an equally large group of people had shown up at the protest thanking Paramount for cancelling it?

      Damien

      That would be fun. Someone should do that.

      • y42 says:

        Re: Protest continuing it?

        I wonder what would have happened if an equally large group of people had shown up at the protest thanking Paramount for cancelling it?

        Damien

        That would be fun. Someone should do that.

        If we protest Rick Berman, I’m SO in.

        • zonk3r says:

          Re: Protest continuing it?

          If we protest Rick Berman, I’m SO in.

          we could stage a fake riot. star trek nerds wanting the show back and babylon 5 nerds that are laughing at them… of course it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

          • Radish03 says:

            Re: Protest continuing it?

            of course it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

            Just make sure the eye it gets replaced with is your proper color and you’re set.

          • coaxial says:

            Re: Protest continuing it?

            of course it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

            Then it’s a scavenger hunt! :)

  6. Drew1Down says:

    Blalock: a little late
    She was a little late on voicing her opinion; well now that she is done and has been paid she can say what she wants. She is out of work, much like the entire cast. Scott Bakula needed this to put the life back in his so-called acting career. Jolene Blalock has now been on the covers of every men’s magazines (that will last for about a year) she now has 2 options, she can A. be a model or B. blow every producer in Hollywood to get another acting gig.

    But what about the others Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park and John Billingsley, yea……. Sorry guys, unlike Jeffery Combs you were in the opening credits, prepare to travel to every star trek convention for the rest of your life.

    This is sad, I know, but this has been a lesson to them all, if they ever hear the name “Rick Berman” (or any of Bermans fellow clan members) when looking for another job, RUN

    • Sprydle says:

      Re: Blalock: a little late

      Jolene Blalock has now been on the covers of every men’s magazines (that will last for about a year) she now has 2 options, she can A. be a model or B. blow every producer in Hollywood to get another acting gig.

      I dunno if she’ll have to to B. She’s also guest-starred on a few episodes of Stargate SG1 as a Jaffa warrior leader, and possible love interest for Teal’c. She’s not a horrible actress.

    • Dark Nexus says:

      Re: Blalock: a little late

      She was a little late on voicing her opinion; well now that she is done and has been paid she can say what she wants.

      This isn’t the first time she’s voiced her opinion about Enterprise stinking, she has slammed the show in previous seasons when she was still receiving pay.

      • shayward says:

        Re: Blalock: a little late
        I’m surprised, but as the years go on I’ve found that I respect her more and more. The part on Stargate SG-1 didn’t hurt either. But her lousy, emotional T’Pol seems to have been largely driven by (who else) B&B whereas she’s never like it. She has done a much better T’Pol in season 4.

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