11 Mai 2007

JTS Commentary, Part II (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea)

This is beyond dreadful. All of the bad qualities of the original Star Trek, which was its contemporary, with none of the positive aspects. Mindless plots, rubber-suited aliens who have to be slugged into submission, and acting that cannot be described as anything short of excruciatingly bad make this junk impossible to watch even at 7:30 a.m., when I am eating breakfast and still half-asleep before going to work. What is a middle-aged admiral doing commanding a single vessel at sea? If Basehart is so wonderful, he should take a demotion and spare the superfluous Captain the humiliation of being useless for anything except having aliens control his mind. Perhaps, just perhaps, the show's only redeeming feature was its music.