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Commentary on Enterprise

This is something I just posted elsewhere that I wanted to share with you. It's a quick commentary on Enterprise:

I agree that dropping Star Trek from the title was a marketing ploy although a stupid one. All one had to do was watch the first five minutes of "Broken Bow" to realize it was Star Trek. Granted, the show is much more accesible to the American viewing public who find Alias "too cerebral" (Refrence intended) with an actual Earth calendar date instead of a stardate number that means nothing to many.

I love this about the show as well as the grappler and other "pre-TOS tech." (To this I must add that the new command center seems way too advanced for this time period. ) I also don't mind that the Klingons have ridges. There are ways to get around the Borg and Ferengi appearence controversies. Now, that we are in the deadly and dangerous unexplored Delphic Expanse, new aliens may appear and it won't upset me.

I am far from saying that the new sex fueled attitude bothers me but it smacks of desperation. Whoever assumed porn sites are freequented by all sci-fi nerds was sadly mistaken.

The jury is still out on Brannon Braga (ST:FC is my favorite Trek movie) but Rick Berman has shown in the past that he deserved the mantle. (I love that his birthday is Dec. 25th.) The last 5 seasons of TNG and the whole DS9 series rocked (with the possible exception of season 2.)

This suggests to me that what's needed here is not Gene Rodenberry but Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolf. As far as I know, they aren't doing anything and they have shown they can "sex it up" without it seeming forced as well as tell a ripping good yarn. I know B&B wanted to hire "fresh blood" to their writing staff but they need more people who know Trek.


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