Sunday, 27 July 2014

BABE OF THE DAY - JERI RYAN...



Good news, lads.  I never really watched the programme,
but if I understand things correctly, there's nine of her.  Put
your names in a hat and I'll pick eight of you from amongst
them.  (All bribes gratefully considered.)

9 comments:

Steve said...

While most people remember her fro Star Trek: Voyager, the role I always associate her with is of Juliet Stewart in the sadly short lived series "Dark Skies".

Kid said...

Never saw that, Steve - but did see her as a lawyer in Shark (I think) with James Woods.

Colin Jones said...

Seven of Nine was actually a great character and well played by Jeri Ryan - it's unfortunate about the snide remarks that suggested she was in the show for two main reasons (if you know what I mean). The only problem for me was that they got rid of Kes at the same time - a very under-used character but at least she had a great send-off. But then in season six they brought Kes back for one episode as a bitter, vengeful old woman in one of the crappiest stories I've ever seen on a sci-fi TV show - and that's saying something ! For me the whole run of Star Trek: Voyager was spoiled by the way Kes was treated.

Kid said...

Seven of Nine? Then why did I think there was only another six of her, I'd better take a Maths refresher course - right after I correct the post. Thanks, CJ. I still prefer the original series with Kirk and Spock to be honest.

DeadSpiderEye said...

I've got a soft spot for Voyager, it's the one show from the TNG era that comes close to the original Trek. Unfortunately it monkeys with the one particular aspect of the TNG cannon that I quite like, which is The Borg. Colin's right about the Kes thing, that was a particularly hard pill to swallow, since the character was just coming on song when she was dumped. Voyager's main weakness is the same as all the TNG variants, it tried to fill the gaps in the transition from the action orientated, sock it to 'em Kirk era, with characterisation. The problem being that every character is perfect, for instance Tom Paris, turns out not to be a lothario, just misunderstood, he didn't even pinch Neelix's girlfriend, what a drip.

My favourite episode is from the first season, I think, Michael McKean guests as a tyrannical alien intelligence trapped in a virtual world, things get a bit trippy and psychedelic. It was a nice nod to some of the wackyness that used to crop up in SF during the sixties in things like Lost in Space and Doctor Who.

Jeri was an asset to the series and although I did enjoy her need for lycra, she's less than convincing during the action sequences, I think they even made her wear high heels during the fights, judging by her awkwardness.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, you seem to be a bit confused about the character - she's not one of nine clones or anything. Her name Seven of Nine came from the fact that she was one of a group of nine Borg. When the Borg attack Voyager they are all killed apart from Seven who then joins the Voyager crew. Seven's role was similar to Spock or Data (from The Next Generation) in that she's a fish out of water trying to understand and fit in with the others. But yes, I probably prefer the original series too and it always reminds me of the Star Trek annuals I had in the '70s.

Kid said...

You make it sound interesting, DSE. I'll keep an eye out for it being repeated on one of the Freeview channels.

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Well, as I said, CJ, I didn't watch the programme and I did say 'if I understand things correctly', but if the other eight Borg were female, I could cleverly claim that's what I was referring to. It wasn't however, and I thought she was the seventh of nine clones. Call it wishful thinking.

DeadSpiderEye said...

Yeah, it's worth gander, it's very patchy though, some episodes being truly awful: Threshold is the one you need to look out for in that regard, it's such a stinker it worth watching for the laughs. On the good side, there's Robert Picardo, who can take a script written by a donkey (I think some 'em were) and come up with some screen magic.

Kid said...

Duly noted, DSE. Thanks for the heads up.