epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

Tales of 90's TV

Cleared out two tapes. One from 1999 or so and another was from 1997 or so. The 1999 tape began with a season 3 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' ep 'Faith, Hope and Trick' which is basically all set up for season 3 plot-arcs. The vampire Mr Trick shows up, Buffy's expulsion is reversed, Buffy dreams about Angel and then he shows up again. Faith arrives and Buffy is jealous of her because she isn't the centre of attention anymore. This was dull. Then came a 'Xena, Warrior Princess' ep 'Daughter of Pomira' which had idiot fight scenes, the Horde return and there is bad acting, murkiness and general boredom.

Then came a season 3 'Due South' ep 'Dead Men Don't Throw Rice' which was murky looking. Frannie annoys, Fraser fakes his death, Frannie shows off a horrible 80's looking wedding dress and this was crud. Then came a 'The X Files' ep 'Triangle' in which Mulder ends up on a 1930's liner after falling through a time warp or something. Mulder's stupid and gets beat up a lot. Skinner continues being a ridiculous character. Everyone is hysterical. Spender annoys. This was too wannabe wacky.

The 1997 tape began with a 'The Pretender' ep 'Curious Jarod' in which Jarod gets a job in Vegas. A showgirl is in a very pretty coma and Jarod looks at recordings of Sydney's obsessions. Then came a 'Star Trek Voyager' ep 'Coda' in which there is yet another shuttle crash. Janeway has a near death experince. Sadly it is not as good as anything Connie Willis wrote about in 'Passage'. This is all yap, yap, yap. Janeway hallucinates and overacts. Her dead daddy shows up, fat men do not look good in those idiot Starfleet uniforms. This was dumb.

Then came a 'Xena Warrior Princess' ep 'The Path Not Taken' in which Xena looks up an old comrade in arms. There is a camp baddie and much bad acting. Finally there was another 'Star Trek Voyager' ep 'Unity' in which there was yet another shuttle crash. Chakotay met Riley who was the leader of a group of ex-Borg. Where did she get her wig? Will Riley and her gang show up in the 'Star Trek Voyager' relaunch? The Voyager meanwhile comes across a wrecked Borg cube. Paris overacts. Janeway wants to study the Borg. Considering her fate in 'Before Dishonor' that's ironic.

Riley blathers a lot to Chakotay. There is a Species 8472 hint and no mention of how Riley and co got their clothes and wheelbarrow and wig. There is lots of nonsense dialogue. Riley says she was at Wolf 359 which makes no sense. A Romulan who is annoying wanders around. The medical scenes look lame as they do on all Trek shows. The acting is wooden even Chakotay experiencing the Borg collective isn't scary. Katie Price's ratty hair extensions and dirty fake tan are scarier than this. This makes no real sense. I once loved this ep but to paraphrase 'Steps' after the love has gone....
Tags: buffy the vampire slayer, star trek, tape tales

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