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Why did I watch this stuff? More Tape Tales

Checked out yet another old videotape, circa 2000. Watched it and wondered, why did I ever like this stuff? It has four tv show episodes on it. One 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys', one 'Star Trek: Voyager' and two 'G vs E'. This was grim stuff.

The 'Herc' ep was 'And Fancy Free', a rip-off/homage to 'Strictly Ballroom' which sees Herc competing in a ballroom dancing contest. In Ancient Greece. It's all deathly dull failed comedy, but the competition costumes are nice.

The 1st 'G vs E' ep was 'Wonderful Life', a snoozefest of an ep where Chandler fails to save a woman's life and quits the Corps. He then seeks out his idiot old friend and they help each other through their awful lives. 'G vs E' started out as a camp, quirky show with bizarre guest stars and comedic plots. Some bright spark decided to retool the show to make it more 'grounded' and rubbish like this was the result.

The 'Star Trek: Voyager' ep was 'Muse', a metafiction eppy which saw B'Lenna stranded on a Bronze Age world (due to yet another shuttle crash) where a playwright uses her stories for inspiration. The play segments with dialogue like "Shining Voyager, far from home" were the only good thing about this ep, B'Lenna comes across as rude and obnoxious. This was dull.

Then to finish up this endless parade of dullness, comes the 2nd 'G vs E' ep 'Love Conquers Evil'. The Corps come up against a Morlock dating agency. The evil Morlocks plan to turn the entire Hollywood Corps division evil by getting them to have sex with Morlocks. Henry and Annalise save the day, well except for a long time guest star who gets killed off. The plot infestation that was Annalise was yet more show retooling. A never before mentioned relative of a main character, she and her endless 'issues' were shoe horned into the plot to create 'love interest' status.
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