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Just finished Season 3 of Star Trek Enterprise and wow!!!!! This Star Trek series is not like the other Star Trek epics (from Captain Kirk onwards), and does not keep up with the series tradition of soft-core Sci-fi. This series has lots of people dying and lots of blood splattered around!!!! Casualties are high at an unprecedented level for any Star Trek show. And with a deviation from the previous Star trek tradition, lots of sexual suggestions; some indecent episodes, and tacky sexploitation of T'Pol (Jolene Blalock). Definitely not for children! For example, T'Pol taking showers; removing her clothes for bio-scans; massage sessions with Commander Tucker (Connor Trinneer) and her intense sexual urges. I think the producers are searching for a new audience. Even the good guys die! And the Vulcan T'Pol has weaknesses, unlike Spot.
Furthermore, each episode follows on the previous episode, sort of like Kiefer Sutherland's 24. This is unique in this series of Star Treks. Usually, each episode of the previous Star Trek sagas was independent of each other. One used to be able to watch any of the previous Star Trek episodes without being lost as to what is going on. With Season 3 of Enterprise, however, you'd have to pretty much start with episode one to really understand what is going on and enjoy the series (again, like 24 or Lost).
The whole season revolves around one story: how to stop the Xindi from destroying planet Earth! The Xindi, a race made up of 5 surviving species (Primates, Arboreals, Reptilians, Aquatics and Insectoids), aided by a species from a trans-dimensional space, have attacked Earth and killed seven million people. The attack came from the Delphic Expanse, an unstable region of space where our laws of physics are non-existent. The Enterprise's mission: enter the Expanse, find the Xindi, and prevent them from deploying the weapon that is being designed to destroy Earth. This storyline keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you hunger for more.
Finally the producers figured it out (much to Manny Coto's credit)! They are starting to copy series like 24 and Lost!
Season 3 is really exciting and action packed; more so than any of the previous series from Kirk onwards. Note though that this intense action and having each episode follow on the previous one, starts only with Season 3. Season 1 and 2 were bland and much like their predecessors.
I highly recommend Season 3, and can't wait to watch Season 4.
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Initial post: Dec 27, 2013 4:02:24 PM PST
Mike Zarquon says:
I enjoyed the first two seasons of Enterprise but the third and fourth seasons were a complete let down with fans and audiences. The show couldn't be saved by anyone as the Star Trek franchise was declining. The writers and producers had gone in the wrong direction with the show by creating a whole story arc for the entire season instead of individual and two or three part episodes. It would have been more interesting if they introduced new cast members and, maybe, set it after Federation Day. Manning Coto is a great writer but he gave too much information or filled in the gaps. Some stories are best left unanswered.
Posted on Jan 10, 2014 10:49:29 AM PST
Bain Sidhe says:
I have to add that Enterprise was certainly not the first Star Trek that relied on continuity and story arcs in its narrative: Deep Space Nine, while it did have some episodic "you can watch these in any order" episodes, also had a pretty serious story continuity that made much more sense if you watched it in order, or else you might not understand all the references to what was going on with the Dominion, the Cardassians, the war, etc. Most of DS9 seasons 6-7 is a continuous story arc.
Posted on Mar 24, 2014 4:15:38 PM PDT
" And the Vulcan T'Pol has weaknesses, unlike Spot. "
Who is this "Spot" of which you speak?
In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2014 9:29:52 AM PDT
Not sure either, as I recall Data's cat had a weakness for catnip. ;)
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