I think that the way the episodes in the first half of the season all split their time between whatever Picard was up to, and the repetitive stuff on the Artifact was very novelistic. The problem is that it didn’t translate well to serialized tv at all.
I think Zack’s criticisms are valid—I’m not going to sit here and say that killing Picard, mourning his death, and then immediately bringing him back with no lingering consequences made a whole lot of sense—but I think approaching reviews in the way that Zack has for the past few years (with this show and Discovery)… Read more
Oh, absolutely. I think that’s why Mark Watney felt so sincere: he was as much of a nerd as the writer.
Not bashing Andy Weir because I did enjoy The Martian (in b4 someone accuses me of bashing Andy Weir anyway), but let’s be honest: he’s a novice writer and it shows. It even showed in The Martian (which, again, I did enjoy): for starters, the end of the book is just a repetitive trauma conga line that was thankfully… Read more