Thursday, September 27, 2007

Star Trek vs Love Boat

(With two other posts in the last five days about Star Trek, I guess one more won't hurt!)

You wouldn't think so at first, but there are a lot of similarities between the Love Boat and Star Trek : The Next Generation television shows, for example...


LOVE BOAT
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Bald Captain

Young Vicki is related to a crewmember and works on the ship

Ship's doctor is a main character

Julie the cruise director is sexy but annoying

Actors stand in front of acreen upon which is projected background of open sea

A dumping ground for second-rate washed-up guest stars

Going to strange new ports of call

Cheesy opening song

Too many scenes of self-indulgent crap in the lounge


In late-night syndication

Socially retarded character with job description as name (Gopher)

Bad 2-hour pilot

Love Boat has lifeboats and flotation devices

Scenes lined with ship shots

One character inexplicably replaced, then returning (Julie)

After-the-fact bed scenes with pointless discussion

Intercrew friction always resolved within allotted 1-hour time slot

A bartender (Isaac) who always seems to come up with solutions to personal and career problems

Isaac the bartender has useless gesture, pointing slightly forward

Captain straightens uniform when disgusted/angry/nervous

Final scenes take place on a landing dock; the crew waves goodbye

Aaron Spelling rules with iron fist, annoying die-hard fans

At conventions, everyone is dressed like Dr. Adam Bricker


STAR TREK
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Bald Captain

Young Wesley is related to a member of the crew and works on the ship

Ship's doctor is a main character

Troi the ship's counselor is sexy but annoying

Actors stand in front of a screen upon which is projected background of open space

A dumping ground for second-rate washed-up guest stars

Going to strange new worlds


Cheesy opening song

Too many scenes of self-indulgent crap in the Holodeck

In late-night syndication

Socially retarded character with job description as name (Data)

Bad 2-hour pilot

Enterprise has shuttlecraft and emergency escape pods

Scenes lined with ship shots

One character inexplicably replaced, then returning (Crusher)

After-the-fact bed scenes with pointless discussions

Intercrew friction always resolved within allotted 1-hour time slot

A bartender (Guynan) who always seems to come up with solutions to personal and career problems

Captain Picard has useless gesture, pointing slightly forward

Captain straightens uniform when disgusted/angry/nervous

Final scenes take place on a transporter; the crew waves goodbye

Gene Roddenberry rules with a iron fist, annoying die-hard fans

At conventions, everyone is dressed like Mr. Spock






















































































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3 comments:

Jack K. said...

So much for creativity.

Thank you for your diligence in pointing out the similarities.
tee hee

Serena Joy said...

Heh. Go figure.:)

Miss Cellania said...

Good points, all! I never would have thought of that comparison, since I never watched the Love Boat.