A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
Enterprise is hit with a rather intense anomaly. Refusing to leave an injured T'Pol behind, Archer is struck by the anomaly, leaving his brain infected with parasites, preventing him from making any ...
The Enterprise is diverted to the Romulan homeworld Romulus, supposedly because they want to negotiate a peace treaty. Captain Picard and his crew discover a serious threat to the Federation once Praetor Shinzon plans to attack Earth.
The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
The year is 2151. Earth has spent the last 88 years since learning how to travel faster than the speed of light studying under the wisdom of their alien ally called the 'Vulcans'. Now, the first crew of human explorers sets out into deep space on a ship called the 'Enterprise' to see what is beyond our solar system.
This series did not use the traditional sound stages reserved for Star Trek series, because one of the stages, which last held the Star Trek: Voyager (1995) sets, was demolishing sets following filming of the last Voyager episode Star Trek: Voyager: Endgame (2001). See more »
Whenever the video signal is being lost, instead of pixelating, as a digital signal would, the picture shows analog "snow," which would be unheard of by that era. See more »
Before the opening credits of the episode "Stigma" (original airdate 5 February 2003) a tribute to the crew of the space shuttle Columbia (deceased 1 February 2003) states "To the crew of the space shuttle Columbia, you continue to be our inspiration." See more »
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And it's mostly pretty decent, at least the first two seasons. Actually, I wholly enjoyed the 3rd Season arc. I noticed that John Shiban, part of the X-Files "John Gilnitz" Trio, had been added to Season 2 as a producer and writer. His episodes were particularly good.
I'm surprised Rick Berman actually worked as a writer for a lot of this, some of his episodes were halfway decent as well, but I remember when this was Airing, I didn't like that from the start they had yet another "time travel" arc with the Suliban and the "Temporal Cold War" which heated up and sucked Jonathon Archer in from "time to time". I attributed that to Braga's writing, sometimes his time conundrums were good, other times, not so much. But I have to give the guy credit for an occasional "Horror" tale, those worked well in Trek. Especially in the time frame that Enterprise was supposed to be telling.
There were too many "24th century" anachronisms, Trek canon from TOS describes the technology of the time as being much more primitive. For example, in "Balance of Terror" we were told that the first war with the Romulan Star Empire was wrought with ships that had no sensors or visuals compared to the TOS era. But yet, the NX01 had a Screen that was comparable to NCC 1701's, or TNG. And TOS had transporters that were not instant like TNG's, yet the NX01 seemed to be almost 24th century quality. And Doctor Phlox, as much as I like John Billingsly, just had to many gadgets that were even ahead of TNG/DS9/Voyager tech.
Nevertheless, this show was still Trek, and now that I can watch it episode by episode, it appears to be much better than my first impression. So I give the whole series a high rating, maybe not each episode. And of course, I thought the last episode was a disgrace and an insult to the series and the actors who had worked so hard to make it happen, not to mention we had already known that Riker was not playing "Cook" on the Holodeck, he was doing calisthenics with Worf instead. The insensitivity of that episode shocked me.
But revisiting this series today, when it was good, it was extremely so. Especially when we get around to "Carbon Creek".
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