Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Family Guy Wasted Star Trek

Did anyone see Family Guy last Sunday?* They got the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and they wasted it. It wasn't even the main storyline! They had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and they used it as a B story. I guess a crappy strawman about atheism was more important, eh, Seth McFarlane? Apparently people's faith in religion is so weak that they will be converted if someone calls them ugly. Just terrible writing.

Also, what is their deal with Meg? I know no one likes her, and casually abuse her in ways that are absolutely monstrous, but that does not make a complete character. She is the least fleshed out in a series of cardboard cutouts. The entire "casual cruelty to Meg" joke, like most Family Guy jokes, has run its course a long time ago, and is now just an unfriendly reminder of how unimaginative the show is.

*This is an honest answer, not a rhetorical way to introduce the subject of the post. Does anyone watch Family Guy anymore?


Anonymous said...

patrick Stuart was the only one with dialog really. Everyone else had only one line.


Carsonist said...

That was only one of their many sins.