Braga: I’m Done With Trek

No joke people. One-half of the wonder twins is quitting the Trek game, at least for the “foreseeable future.”

I’m actually choking back tears of joy.

Some choice quotes from the article:

“There will be a lot of fans cheering about that.” – Umm, so you knew you sucked and yet did nothing to improve anything?

“Star Trek was very good to me.” – And yet you refused to return the favor? Bastard.

“…there just comes a point where I’m not sure what else I would have to give.” – Which translates into: “I’ve got nothing left to rip off.”

28 replies on “Braga: I’m Done With Trek”

  1. J_W_W says:

    Yay!!
    Now all that’s left is for Threshold to be canceled!!

    Threshold was definitive proff that yes, Braga was really a big problem for Star Trek.

    • mbourgon says:

      Re: Yay!!

      Now all that’s left is for Threshold to be canceled!!

      Threshold was definitive proff that yes, Braga was really a big problem for Star Trek.

      Ya know, I’m actually enjoying Threshold. As is my wife, who watches very little TV. She was amazed it “didn’t suck”.

  2. Eldhrin says:

    Woohoo!
    That’s cause for a celebration all right! Woo!

    • Eldhrin says:

      Re: Woohoo!

      That’s cause for a celebration all right! Woo!

      Although, upon slightly more thought, one wonders… First Contact was excellent, yet Braga co-wrote it. So where did the rot set in that made more recent Trek things (not to mention Generations) suck so much?

      • TwistyHat says:

        Re: Woohoo!

        Although, upon slightly more thought, one wonders… First Contact was excellent,

        *cough*

        • y42 says:

          Re: Woohoo!

          Although, upon slightly more thought, one wonders… First Contact was excellent,

          *cough*

          WEll… compared to Generations and Star Trek: Date Movie, it was damn fine.

          • Eldhrin says:

            Re: Woohoo!

            Although, upon slightly more thought, one wonders… First Contact was excellent,

            *cough*

            WEll… compared to Generations and Star Trek: Date Movie, it was damn fine.

            Okay so I liked it. You have to admit it beats Star Trek V: The something I can’t remember because it was so dull

            • y42 says:

              Re: Woohoo!

              Although, upon slightly more thought, one wonders… First Contact was excellent,

              *cough*

              WEll… compared to Generations and Star Trek: Date Movie, it was damn fine.

              Okay so I liked it. You have to admit it beats Star Trek V: The something I can’t remember because it was so dull

              It was a good action movie. It finally gave us Data kicking some ass, and the Borg queen might have turned into a depressingly lame and overused character, but she was deliciously creepy in this movie.
              Basically, it was the last good ST movie. Meaning that the single-digit even numbered ST movies are good (the single-digit rule having appeared when Nemesis came out ;-)

              • y42 says:

                Re: Woohoo!

                Although, upon slightly more thought, one wonders… First Contact was excellent,

                *cough*

                WEll… compared to Generations and Star Trek: Date Movie, it was damn fine.

                Okay so I liked it. You have to admit it beats Star Trek V: The something I can’t remember because it was so dull

                It was a good action movie. It finally gave us Data kicking some ass, and the Borg queen might have turned into a depressingly lame and overused character, but she was deliciously creepy in this movie.
                Basically, it was the last good ST movie. Meaning that the single-digit even numbered ST movies are good (the single-digit rule having appeared when Nemesis came out ;-)

                Whoopsie, that should have been a [br] not a .

              • AceCaseOR says:

                Re: Woohoo!

                It was a good action movie. It finally gave us Data kicking some ass, and the Borg queen might have turned into a depressingly lame and overused character, but she was deliciously creepy in this movie.
                Basically, it was the last good ST movie. Meaning that the single-digit even numbered ST movies are good (the single-digit rule having appeared when Nemesis came out ;-)

                Well, I found the Star Trek films with the Next Gen cast that Johnathan Frakes directed were (if not good) at least tolerable. IIRC, Wil Wheaton mentioned on his blog that the director’s commentary made clear the lack of respect the director of Nemesis had for canon (you know, if they had gotten Nick Meyer back for that one, it could have been much, much better).

              • fiziko says:

                Re: Woohoo!

                Basically, it was the last good ST movie. Meaning that the
                single-digit even numbered ST movies are good (the
                single-digit rule having appeared when Nemesis came out ;-)

                You don’t need a “single digit” rule, you just need an
                overriding “multiple of five” rule.

            • fiziko says:

              Re: Woohoo!

              Okay so I liked it. You have to admit it beats
              Star Trek V: The something I can’t remember because it
              was so dull

              I believe it was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
              If memory serves, that’s the one where Kirk fights God and
              wins. I’m an Atheist, and even I’m offended by that one.
              (I haven’t seen it, as a person who taught himself Klingon
              told me it would be a waste of my time, but I read the
              script online.)

              • Eldhrin says:

                Re: Woohoo!

                Okay so I liked it. You have to admit it beats
                Star Trek V: The something I can’t remember because it
                was so dull

                I believe it was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
                If memory serves, that’s the one where Kirk fights God and
                wins. I’m an Atheist, and even I’m offended by that one.
                (I haven’t seen it, as a person who taught himself Klingon
                told me it would be a waste of my time, but I read the
                script online.)

                That was it, yes.

              • Cerberus7 says:

                Re: Woohoo!
                That wasn’t God, but there are plenty of other reasons for that movie to offend everyone of every race and creed.

                • fiziko says:

                  Re: Woohoo!

                  That wasn’t God, but there are plenty of other reasons for
                  that movie to offend everyone of every race and creed.

                  It was God in the draft of the script I read. Perhaps some
                  of that studio meddling Shatner complained about removed
                  that particular label from the character. (If so, the
                  studio meddling did something right for a change…)

      • blackhacker says:

        Re: Woohoo!

        Although, upon slightly more thought, one wonders… First Contact was excellent, yet Braga co-wrote it. So where did the rot set in that made more recent Trek things (not to mention Generations) suck so much?

        Even a broken watch is right twice a day

  3. y42 says:

    One down
    Rick Berman must die.

    Braga was his Igor… the real grave robber is still running loose!

    • vanyel says:

      Re: One down

      Rick Berman must die.

      Braga was his Igor… the real grave robber is still running loose!

      Yeah, I have to say Braga has had his ups and downs, and I really liked First Contact… It seems to me that this is the statement we want from Berman rather than Braga though.

  4. TwistyHat says:

    Woot
    And people are dancing in the streets! :)

  5. jayhawk88 says:

    Yeah right
    Flash forward 2 years into the future:

    Exec1: OK, we need to do something with Trek.
    Exec2: Why?
    Exec1: WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING WITH TREK! Any ideas?
    Exec3: Hire proven sci-fi writers that can explore the Trek universe in unique and interesting ways?
    Exec1: Who are you and how did you get in this office? SECURITY!
    Exec4: Hey, I saw Braga sleeping in a cardboard box outside a Denny’s last night, maybe we could hire him?
    Exec1: Didn’t he say a couple years back he was done with Trek? Are we sure he’ll do it?
    All: *Uproarious laughter*
    Exec1: Heh, OK, seriously, go give Braga $20 and a Sausage McMuffin, get Berman out of his box, and tell them we need a pilot for Star Trek: Monster Hunters by the end of the month.

    • Dave says:

      Re: Yeah right
      mmmm… McMuffin.

      Sorry, I just wanted to do something to draw attention to that post, because I was reading it at lunch and everyone else in the restaurant was looking at me funny because I just had to laugh at that one.

  6. dcheesi says:

    Cue Monty Python
    “…And there was much rejoicing. ‘*Yay.*’ ”

    In other news, I now understand just why Threshold sucks so much… ;)

    • dkichline says:

      Re: Cue Monty Python

      “…And there was much rejoicing. ‘*Yay.*’ ”

      In other news, I now understand just why Threshold sucks so much… ;)

      I have not watched it yet, please expand on why.

      • dkichline says:

        Re: Cue Monty Python

        “…And there was much rejoicing. ‘*Yay.*’ ”

        In other news, I now understand just why Threshold sucks so much… ;)

        I have not watched it yet, please expand on why.

        Oh yeah, F’IN ALRIGHT.

      • choochus says:

        Re: Cue Monty Python

        “…And there was much rejoicing. ‘*Yay.*’ ”

        In other news, I now understand just why Threshold sucks so much… ;)

        I have not watched it yet, please expand on why.

        I like Threshold. It can be a little “moster of the week”, except every week its the same monsters (just a new way of acting up).

        As far as alien invasion stories go, I think its an interesting and novel concept.

        Most of the acting is good, though they do too much walking down hallways spouting exposition.

        -Choochus

        • J_W_W says:

          Re: Cue Monty Python

          “…And there was much rejoicing. ‘*Yay.*’ ”

          In other news, I now understand just why Threshold sucks so much… ;)

          I have not watched it yet, please expand on why.

          I like Threshold. It can be a little “moster of the week”, except every week its the same monsters (just a new way of acting up).

          As far as alien invasion stories go, I think its an interesting and novel concept.

          Most of the acting is good, though they do too much walking down hallways spouting exposition.

          -Choochus

          Sure it WAS an interesting concept, until they magically figured out everything about the signal in the pilot episode and turned the show into “Monster of the week”. It is at the realization of that point that I deleted all of Threshold from my DVR. At least the writers of Invasion know how to build suspense in their writing.

  7. petrus4b says:

    Not the main problem
    As loathsome as Braga might have been, he wasn’t the main problem…Berman was the proverbial Big Bad, in terms of Trek’s creative problems.

    Tell me that Berman and Jeri Taylor (the other part of the [bad] dream team) have also both quit/been fired, and then maybe we will be able to talk seriously about Trek and phoenix impersonations in the same sentence.

    But not before.

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