Eh … considering how much promise this season had shown, the series finale was pretty boring.
Tonight had two episodes … the 2nd to last and the last.
The 2nd to last episode was pretty good … good conflict, very good emotion, good action. I liked it. Not as good as some, but better than most.
The final episode, however … (spoilers ahead, don’t read more if you don’t want plot points revealed).
… was just plain ‘ho-hum’. It had Jonathan Frakes & Marina Sirtis reprising their roles as Cmdr’s Riker & Troi in the Next Gen era. The events on Enterprise NX-01 were portrayed through the holodeck.
Riker was presented with a difficult choice … and he was supposed to be using the holodeck experience of Enterprise NX-01’s last adventure to help him decide what to do.
Frankly, I don’t see how the two story lines aligned. The decisions that had to be made were nothing alike.
Plus the fact, and the way, that Trip Tucker died was just plain stupid. You would think, as ships engineer, he could figure out a way to disable a handful of invading aliens without blowing himself up.
And I’m really annoyed that they didn’t have Archer give his speech.
I did like, however, the last few seconds where they had the standard “Space the final frontier…” bit, alternating from Patrick Stewart/Picard, William Shatner/Kirk, and Scott Bakula/Archer with corresponding shots of the appropriate Enterprise version.
Dammit JMS! You really should take the helm of a Trek story. It would be absolutely kick ass!