- Starring: Scott Bakula, Anthony Montgomery, Dominic Keating
- Summary: "It's Good to be Home."Star Trek: Enterprise is the latest entry in the Star Trek saga and takes place during the mid-22nd century. Under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer, the crew of the first warp five starship (the Enterprise NX-01) begin to explore the galaxy. As their mission progresses, the crew encounter familiar races like the Klingons and Andorians as well as some new ones.Starting in the first episode, the Enterprise crew discover their time has become a front in the mysterious Temporal Cold War. They sometimes find themselves up against the Suliban, an aggressive race that is apart of a faction of the war and given orders by an unknown being from the future. In the second season finale, things take a deadly turn when an alien race named the Xindi attack Earth. With the Xindi preparing another attack and humanity facing destruction, the Enterprise crew have only one option. The third season sees the crew searching the mysterious Delphic Expanse for the Xindi and trying to stop them before their next attack. The fourth season has the crew back home and opening up brand new adventures, one with special guest Brent Spiner. As of season four, T'Pol has officially left the Vulcan High Command and joined Starfleet Command, she has been promoted to Commander.The theme tune for Enterprise is titled "Faith of the Heart", performed by Russell Watson and written by Diane Warren.… Expand
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 3 premiere date: Sep 10, 2003
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Sep 18, 2013Boy, where do I begin? After two promising first seasons, I was wondering what could go wrong with Star Trek: Enterprise.
Then, out of the blue, the Xindi story arc hit me.
How can I best describe this atrocity? It is as if a low-budget Attack of the Clones Power Rangers combo was thrown at Star Trek, with the same presentation of a below-average Xena episode.
We're treated to frequent Xindi council meetings, in a setting that screams of bad production values, and with dialog straight out of an amateurish comic strip. The actors shout their lines, perhaps in an attempt to add some impact to the cheap drama, but that only makes the situation look even more ridiculous.
The entire plot calls for some heavy suspension of disbelief for anyone who has knowledge of the Star Trek universe. It simply doesn't fit with the theme of previous seasons, or other shows, and Brannon Braga's infatuation with time travel as a plot device is becoming tiresome, not to mention redundant. If the idea was to create a more combat-oriented season for Star Trek, I don't see why it had to be thrown in such an alien (no pun intended) setting, which wasn't fleshed out properly.
Suffice to say that the writers were too lazy (or unimaginative) to *name* things, like the enemy's most destructive weapon (you know, the one that started this whole solo-ship endeavor into a fantastic region of space). It is simply known as "the weapon". What would the insectoid or reptilian race be called? Why, "insectoids" and "reptilians" of course. What was the name of the Xindi homeworld? Xindhor perhaps? Nope, "the Xindi homeworld", naturally. Apparently six different species that lived there for millennia were just too busy to come up with a name for their world, or even one city (I guess it would be known as "the city", and then "the other city", and "the *other* other city". It is as if a friend who thinks very low of your intelligence tries to not burden your mind with details. However, details is exactly what this story needs, in abundance.
As for the regulars, Captain Archer is out of character for almost the ENTIRE season. Scott Bakula, an actor that I LOVE, does not fit the part here, and is not believable as the 'dark, tormented batman-in-space', or whatever the writers wanted to go with; the relationship between T'Pol and Cmdr. Tucker is almost as convincing as that of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox in Transformers; Malcolm Reed, wearing the face of a constipated man, acts like he's going to burst into tears over every matter that a tactical officer is expected to handle, and the list goes on and on. The only person who's consistently enjoyable to watch is John Billingsley as Dr. Phlox.
Thankfully, things improved considerably in the fourth season (back to the roots, if you will), but by then, it was too late for the show, due to its impending termination.… Expand
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