?

Log in

No account? Create an account
entries friends calendar profile DeCandido.net back back forward forward
Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu" - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life
ramblings from a mad fedora'd writer
kradical
kradical
Star Trek The Original Series Rewatch: "The Magicks of Megas-Tu"
The Enterprise goes to the center of the galaxy and meets the devil, which sounds more interesting than it actually is. The TOS Rewatch slogs through "The Magicks of Megas-Tu."

An excerpt:
As a general rule, when I do these rewatches, I write the plot summary as I go along, often having to pause in order to get it all down. I didn’t hit the pause button once while doing this one, because everything happened so friggin slowly! There are two action sequences, which are both spectacularly uninteresting, and between them we have endless monologues by Lucien and Asmodeus explaining the Megans’ backstory. At no point do they explain how the center of the galaxy can go from a point where matter is created—which is actually a nifty scientific concept, worthy of the Big E’s overall mission—to a wibbly wobbly funky-colored area of space with whirlwinds that serve as dimensional portals that take you to a place where magic works. Because that totally makes sense.

Current Mood: nerdy nerdy
Current Music: "Bourée" by Jethro Tull

Please comment