C. A. Voigts Enterprise Season 1: Midseason Review
|A View From The Shuttlecraft
So Far - So Good
Well, ten episodes of Enterprise are under our belts and, if I know Star Trek fans, all on video tape. What do we all think? If reading others’ reviews, letters in magazines, etc., is any indication, the opinions are as varied as the episodes. This, however, is my opinion and mine alone. I like it. I must admit I was most prepared to like it even before the episode aired, as the brief scene shown on the official Star Trek site really caught my attention.
For the most part, great attention has been paid to the details as well as the overall show. Already we have observed how the things we already know are part of Star Fleet and the Federation have had their start. Technology has been in line, for the most part, with what I expected. I still would like to know who figured out how to make transporters work in the first place. And will we ever meet this Jeffries guy - you know - the one who figured out the tubes? And the humor is wonderful! I am so grateful that it has once again made its way fully into the Star Trek universe.
There are still some errors - I have not had the chance to check it out but I am of the firm belief that the timeline is already messed up. Dates just don’t seem to jive in my mind. Also, people are still forgetting to shut off their communication devices - I sincerely hope this little tidbit improves. It was really a pet peeve of mine in the previous three shows.
As with the birth of any new child, it behooves the parents and relatives to remember that a new individual has entered the world. In this case, the “parents,” Rick Berman & Brannon Braga, have realized that this new creation is not a clone of any of the others but a creation onto its own right. While still remembering it is a part of a family, they have given this child an identity all its own.
Now, if the relatives (i.e., the fans) would do the same. I have read many things saying, in essence, “Why isn’t this more like _____ (fill in the blank with the name of any of the other series)? ” Well, it isn’t . Get over it and start looking for what is right with this show. Not everything is, nor will it ever be. But in my humble opinion, there is more right about the show than there is wrong. Make a leap of faith - expect it to be itself and not one of the other shows redone.
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