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The Enterprise Series

moonbeam6612

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Report this Oct. 11 2013, 5:35 am

Well I watched two episodes last night, Cold Front and Dear Doctor, and found both really good, and I think by now I'm really "into it". I watch ENT on TV not on DVD as my other Trek, so it's kind of nice to have the experience of having to wait for the next episode and looking forward to this one day in the week. I haven't had that feeling in a long time! 

randy kerr

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Report this Oct. 13 2013, 8:54 am

it is an awesome show.

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Report this Oct. 15 2013, 4:42 pm

Quote: moonbeam6612 @ Oct. 11 2013, 5:35 am

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>Well I watched two episodes last night, Cold Front and Dear Doctor, and found both really good, and I think by now I'm really "into it". I watch ENT on TV not on DVD as my other Trek, so it's kind of nice to have the experience of having to wait for the next episode and looking forward to this one day in the week. I haven't had that feeling in a long time! 

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I just finished watching 'The Augments', and sadly I can't wait a week to watch another episode and watch my own DVD marathon  STO and Enterprise, great combination on a rainy day.


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Report this Oct. 16 2013, 5:16 pm

Enterprise was my absolute favorite tv series of all time! I would have watched it until season 10000!!!!!

Zelenyj

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Report this Oct. 22 2013, 10:51 am

I've seen only 7 episodes of Enterprise, and it just... doesn't excite like TOS did or TNG does.


The idea of pre-Federation events and first interstellar exploration mission is actually awesome, the episodes' scenarios are not bad. I even like the design of ship and uniform from ENT more than smooth interiors and colored shirts inherited from 60-s.


But for some reason I don't feel an 'atmosphere' in it. Everything is perfectly OK with the series (except for the music title theme, you know), but I'm almost bored watching it. Can you tell me, is it just the first season? Because I don't want to give it up because of the beggining.

Utopia Planetia

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Report this Oct. 23 2013, 12:00 pm

It's the actors. The top three (Archer, T'Pol, and Trip) are turn-offs in the extreme. Phlox and Travis are good. Hoshi's okay. Even the security guy is tolerable. But those other three ruin the show. Star trek writers have a way of writing to the actors -- in other words, they write for the character as created by the actors. And when you have so litte to work with, you get Enterprise. Voyager had the same problem -- Mulgrew, Bertran, and the guy who played that Paris loser were obnoxious no end. Especially Mulgrew as Janeway. She reeked histeria, incompetence, and showed regular, open hostility and contempt for several other characters, especially Tuvok, who Mulgrew was supposed to be treating as Janeway's most beloved friend.


And the prequel problem. Star trek is about the future. Even if Berman was tired of dreaming up futures after twenty years, the viewers were tired of seeing them. So little in the enterprise concept excited wonder about possible future technology, space discovery, and human development that they were forced to bring in Daniels and others from the 31st century to give viewers a taste of what they were missing. If it's not a hopeful, magical, grand future, it's not star trek. Strip that stuff away and you're left with emsemble sitcom in space.


It's really too bad, because several episodes of enterprise are great star trek.

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Report this Oct. 25 2013, 5:17 am

The ONLY thing I have left to critique is the opening theme-but that's definitely an inside thing.I'm really liking Enterprise.

moonbeam6612

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Report this Oct. 25 2013, 5:21 am

Quote: Utopia Planetia @ Oct. 23 2013, 12:00 pm

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>It's the actors. The top three (Archer, T'Pol, and Trip) are turn-offs in the extreme. 

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That may be it. I am warming up to Scott Bakula a little bit but overall, he just doesn't do it for me as Captain. T'Pol, horrible. There's NOTHING between her and Archer that comes close to the relationship between Kirk and Spock. Clearly she was only casted for the role because her figure looks good in a tight uniform.


I like Trip, Hoshi and Reed but none of them has so far turned into an interesting enough character like the ones in TOS or TNG.


Still, I am looking forward to my weekly dose of ENT on TV (I watch everything else on DVD but ENT is currently running on TV). And quite honestly, not EVERYTHING in TOS or TNG was pure brilliance. There is a lot of mediocrity and awkward story-telling/acting/dialogue in both of those. Maybe ENT was held up to unrealistic standards and expectations? 


However I really feel I'd like it better if someone else was playing the two main parts. Sorry Scott Bakula.


"Course heading, Captain?" "Second star to the right. And straight on 'til morning."

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Report this Nov. 02 2013, 10:57 am

Deserved to go 7 seasons.  It was true to Trek: allegorical,  thought-provoking,  with character development and social relevance.  I didn't care much for the sexual tension they tried to create between T'Pol and Trip---but only because it was too sensationalized.  Phlox is wonderful and rich character.  Archer has all the attributes of a strong and courageous captain--relentless,  tenatious,  decisive.  Anyone who trashed the show was being short-sighted and arrogant,  imo.

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Report this Nov. 08 2013, 10:21 pm

It's a great show.  The occasional clunker episode, but that's okay.  Also, the first Trek series that my wife watched start to finish. 

chucktrekA

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Report this Nov. 28 2013, 3:41 pm

From what I saw on the series, Trip did not DIE! It was his Clone that died. Created to save Trip's life.


Trip was in the final episodes.  I remember him talking about the new Warp Engine, travelling at warp 7 and discussing the new charter, that AArcher was due to sign.  And yes the final did suck. LOL  But the whole series was not a holodeck program, it was, merely Commander Riker using the holodeck program to help make his descision.

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Report this Nov. 28 2013, 5:59 pm

By Season four's third to last & second to last episodes ("Demons" and "Terra Prime") T'Pol and Trip's relationship is as intimate as any on any TV show I've seen with only one exception, and that exception had more to do with the fact that Cory Monteith and Lea Mitchelle were lovers in real life, so their bf/gf gig on Glee came across as real because it was real off the set as well as on the set.


Blalock & Nimoy were the best two actors in the Star Trek universe. Go Vulcans!

moonbeam6612

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Report this Nov. 29 2013, 4:20 am

I just sw Shockwave part 1, and what a brilliant cliffhanger that was! My first real jaw-dropping moment in the show.


I believe where ENT seriously disappointed, was that it simply didn't do what it was supposed to do - tell us the story of what came before TOS. It just doesn't fit in.


Right before Shockwave, was the shore leave on Risa episode. For me, that is just not very credible - where was the sense of wonder and excitement about being on a completelety new planet???? I get that humanity was in contact with aliens before - it would have been great to get more stories about the very, very first steps back after first contact... and the developping relations between humankind and other species. And the real first space explorations - apparently humans were in space long before ENT (see Travis' history). So ENT doesn't really work as "filling the gaps". Basically it tells the same stories that were told in TOS and TNG. I just never really get the feeling that the ENT crew went "where no man has gone before".


Other than that, I enjoy it. Right, T'Pol is getting better and I got used to Bakula. He was great in Shockwave.


"Course heading, Captain?" "Second star to the right. And straight on 'til morning."

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Report this Nov. 29 2013, 5:15 pm

It is my understanding that the producers wanted to dedicate the entire first season to how Earthlings attained warp. I guess more on the Vulcan v. Earthling battle of wills & the history behind light speed exploration. Paramount nixed the idea. The wanted the show to be about the Enterprise and her voyage, instead of how the voyages came about. I agree that more of a sense of history would have been good (&, BTW, in Carbon Creek we get that from the Vulcan point of view), but Paramount had no interest in taking the risk.


Blalock & Nimoy were the best two actors in the Star Trek universe. Go Vulcans!

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Report this Dec. 31 2013, 5:04 am

I think Trip's death was unnecessary but that show played a massive part in my childhood and I love it

DAMNIT MAN I'M A DOCTOR NOT AN ESCALATOR

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