Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Guardian Stargate


Ok here is my problem with this, "the greatest of all Trek episodes", "City on the Edge"       Now I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I hate plot devices. I really hate the ones     that don't really work well in reverse. Let me explain. This "Guardian" is a lot like "The  Nexus" is "Trek VII: Generations." Yeah, Talking alien time machine is way cooler, but it   suffers from the same problem that made that movie bad. ? How do our hero's come  home? This "thing" should work like a Transporter platform, or better yet - A Stargate !  Ok, It can transport "us" across the galaxy to another planet @ another time.                ( Assuming that it can create a wormhole and "aim" the "other" "exit end" at that point  in space/time) but there is no Stargate at that other end. So once there, where on  Earth do our hero's go to step back into the "Guardian Stargate" once they fix history.  ???? They should have been stuck there on/in 1930's Earth, because a Stargate just  wasn't there for them to step back into to get back.  Just like once Kirk and Picard   went into the Nexus, how would they get out? They wouldn't be able to do it on their  own just by wishing it. Now, had they been Transported away...................