Reliant121 wrote:Did I once claim Enterprise was killed entirely due to CGI?
I made a comment about my preference. Enterprise had a whole host of other reasons that I really haven't the time or patience to get into, besides Tyyr has already done it to great effect.
GrahamKennedy wrote:Personally the quality of the effects neither makes nor breaks a series for me.
I was always impressed by the FX in Enterprise, it was routinely better than any of the other Trek shows. I especially liked that it got to a point where they could ditch the stock footage for a multi-episode run and have the ship with long term apparent damage. Very nice.
But for me FX generally falls into two categories. "Good enough" and "not good enough". For example, Babylon 5's early CGI footage wasn't great... and their CGI sets and planet landscapes pretty much always sucked, even into season 5. But it was always good enough, largely because I was interested enough in what was going on in terms of how it affected the story, the characters, etc. Hell, I grew up on the likes of Doctor Who and Blake's 7, and you haven't seen cheap FX until you've seen those. Hell, half the scenes of the Liberator flying by were very clearly a drawing of the ship being pulled across a black background! But again, the story pulled it though (sometimes!)
In the SW prequels, I was so damn bored by the story that even the cutting edge FX wasn't enough to sustain my interest. Give me twice the integrity and half the budget any day.
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