Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Netflix Awesomeness

So, I don't think it comes as a surprise that I've been watching a lot of TNG on Netflix lately. As if I needed another reason to love it, the episode descriptions have been roundly hilarious. It's almost like they were written in a foreign language and Google Translated into English. What boggles me is these certainly weren't, say the TV Guide blurbs just cut and pasted here. Someone wrote these anew, raising all kinds of questions. Here are a few of my favorites:
Rascals: Returning with three minor female crew members from the planet Marlonia, Picard's shuttle is disintegrated by an energy field.
That just seems cold. Calling them minor characters right there in the description? Harsh, Netflix. Harsh.
Conspiracy: After diverting to a secret meeting with an old friend and some of Starfleet's finest commanders, Picard finds the Horatio blown to bits.
That one speaks for itself.
Genesis: When a new torpedo guidance system malfunctions, Picard and Data go chasing after it into an asteroid field.
I like that one because it's like they pretty much only watched the teaser to write the summary.
JusticeAfter dropping off some colonists in a system near by, the crew visits a world of beautiful, healthy & tanned human looking people.
That one is probably my favorite, because it really is the most accurate description of the episode possible.

I haven't gone through them all, but if anyone catches one in TNG or any of the other series, let me know. These totally make my day.

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