Monday, February 20, 2012

I am watching Star Trek: Enterprise

Why would I lie about that?

It’s true, I am watching Star Trek: Enterprise, the only Star Trek series to ever be canceled. I can sort of see why they canceled it, but that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad show.

Ever since I discovered that Netflix has all the Star Trek series (but not the movies, to my dismay) I made it a goal to watch every episode of every series. So far I’ve watched the entirety of the Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space 9, and Voyager. That basically just leaves Enterprise, and I guess Star Trek: The Animated Series, but I’m not so sure about watching that last one.

Of all the series, I think that Enterprise has the most interesting premise. Going by the series’ timeline, Enterprise takes place first, chronologically. The show follows the first ship that Earth builds that can travel at Warp 5, the – wait for it – Enterprise. This is the first time that humans travel very far beyond their local space, so it’s kind of interesting to see what they came up with as far as species for them to meet and situations for them to be put in.

I’m enjoying it for now, but I find a lot of the characters unlikeable, so there’s a possibility I could get annoyed with the show and stop watching. We’ll see how it goes. Don’t let me down, TV shows.


  1. The ship naming division of Starfleet must be pretty burned out. Well let's see, Archer had a cool ship, let's name Kirk's ship after it too. Well Kirk's Enterprise was cool let's have an Enterprise B,C, and D for good measure. What's that? Riker crashed the Enterprise D on Viridian 3? Here, have an Enterprise E. I still don't know if it's named after the famous World War 2 aircraft carrier, the actual concept of a business enterprise, or something else entirely.

    1. Well, if you pay attention to the intro to the show (which I'm going to complain about here one of these days) it is heavily implied that there have been a long line of ships/aircraft/spacecraft named Enterprise throughout man's progression from naval vessels to Warp technology. I guess they just figured that would be a good naming convention, call the first one Enterprise, or something like that?

  2. I guess so. Humanity may change, but the name Enterprise will be forever recycled!