Weekly Geeky Question #49: Disappointing Story Payoffs

Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and we’re up to Week #49–with the end of 2018 approaching more rapidly than any of us are prepared to deal with.   My Friend Rod is back with another question, and this time it’s about one of my favorite things, which is story structure.  What Rod wants to know is,,,

What are some of the most disappointing story payoff’s that I have ever seen?

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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 4 (#70-61)

And the countdown to my favourite fictional hero continues.  In this instalment, we have three, count ’em, three artificial life forms.  And a guy who is mistaken for an artificial life form.  And there are four female characters, which is tied for as many as we’ve had in a single list.  Two of them are attractive European-accented brunettes, one is an animated Mom, and one is a child from a book.

If you want to look at previous posts in this series you can look here:  102-91 (and rationale for the lists), 90-81 and 80-71.  Anyway…let’s get to it!

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Weekly Geeky Question #37: Patrick Stewart’s New Star Trek Project

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #37, and this week, Rod’s question is very topical from a Geeky perspective:

What’s my suggestion for a new Star Trek project featuring Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard?

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Essential Viewing (sort of)

Which episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation are necessary for the story to make sense?

A while ago, I saw a blog post in which someone listed all the episodes of the original series of Star Trek which were “rendered canonical” by the later movies…in other words, which ones contained elements (aside from the regular characters or the Enterprise) which later featured in the theatrical films.

I found this exercise to be a bit arbitrary, but of course still fun in a time-killing bloggy sort of way, and it put me in mind of the question I’m tackling here.  Namely, starting with the last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (ie. the conclusion of the story) which episodes do we have to include in order to tell a cohesive overall story…at least, as cohesive as the show ever got?  I resolved to find out.

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Weekly Geeky Question #16: Best Starfleet Uniforms

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #16, and this week’s question is really just a continuation of last week’s:

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What is my countdown of the worst-to-best Starfleet uniforms in the history of Star Trek?

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Weekly Geeky Question #13: All-Star Enterprise Crew

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #13, and this week’s questions is…

Who is on my All-Star Enterprise crew?

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Weekly Geeky Question #8: Bad Adaptations

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #8, and the question is a simple one…

What are the ten most atrocious, terrible adaptations to TV or film of either a storyline or character from comic books, novels, or other forms of media?

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Weekly Geeky Question #2 – Star Trek Captains

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #2, and this week’s questions is…

Who is the best Star Trek captain?

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven Summary

It’s taken me a while to get to it, but here at last is the summary of the seventh and final season of Star Trek:  The Next Generation.   It’s a season that manages to leave a good taste in the mouth mostly because the finale, All Good Things, is so outstandingly enjoyable that it almost manages to wipe away the memory of all the sub-par episodes of the year.  But then you’re like, “Oh yeah, Masks, and Sub Rosa, and that one with the train on the holodeck….  And so it goes. Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season Seven Summary

Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things [7.25]

Picard finds himself mysteriously moving back and forth between three different eras of his life:  the day when he first came aboard the Enterprise as Captain, far future when he is long-retired, and the “present day.”  In all three time frames he becomes aware of a mysterious anomaly in space that threatens to destroy the universe.  He is also told by Q that he must solve this mystery in order to prove that humanity is worthy to exist.  Continue reading Star Trek: The Next Generation – All Good Things [7.25]