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Star Trek Enterprise Fourth Seasons - These Were The Voyages....,
This review is from: Star Trek Enterprise - The Complete Fourth Season (DVD)
The fourth season of Star Trek Enterprise was the season that most Trekkers have been waiting for, with homages to the original series(Mirror Universe,The Eugenics Wars,Orion slave women,T'Pau), as well as rectifying continuety errors(The Vulcans,The Klingon "forehead" issue).Unfortunately,the show was cancelled prematurely as the show was becoming what Trekkers been waiting for since "Broken Bow".
One of the biggest contributing factors for the success of the fourth season was supervising producer Manny Coto,an original series fanatic who brought Enterprise back on the right tracks as far back as season three.Sensing that the show wasn't going to see a fifth season,Executive producer Rick Berman handed the reins to Coto, who set about in correcting the many elements in Trek history that have been disregarded,which drove away even the most dedicated fan.
The season's format was tweaked to make room for multi episode arcs which dealt separately with The Eugenics Wars(The Augment trilogy featuring Brent Spiner as Arik Soong),A Vulcan Civil War(featuring Surak, and T'Pau),A Klingon Virus (resulting in the humanoid Klingon foreheads from the original series), and the mirror universe featuring the USS Defiant from The Tholian Web.
One of the biggest disappointments of the season itself was the final episode "..These Are The Voyages" which takes place on the Enterprise-D, featuring Riker and Troi.Instead of giving the NX-01 crew a dignified send off,they were used supporting characters in a glorified "Next Generation" episode.
The finale (written by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga) was called a "Valentine to the fans".But the real valentine was the entire fourth season which finally gave the fans what they wanted,and the most problematic Star Trek series a dignified ending, dispite it's weak finale.
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Initial post: Jul 4, 2011 9:20:47 PM PDT
Melanie Wardlow says:
Hi-I don't have the DVD of season 3-4. What I think the problem was is that whoever created the show (and they know who they are) didn't do enough characterization. This holds especially true for Archer. Scott Bakula did an awesome job! Especially when we see his character as a boy with his dad. (Even though the boy is a different actor) But how did Jon meet Adm. Forrestt?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 10, 2014 10:11:42 PM PST
Mr. R. F. Jones says:
Scott Bakula did an excellent job, especially when his character is being played by a different actor as a boy? Really?
Posted on May 27, 2014 3:50:19 PM PDT
I liked the last episode. It would have been interesting to see them do this with some of the other episodes.
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