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Good Show Riddled with Bad Choices
on August 1, 2012
This show had real potential, the idea of making the very first Enterprise adventures should have been a sci fi wet dream. The show promised to put a new spin on the franchise. After watching a few episodes I can see why the show faltered and eventually failed. Here is what I see
Opening: Terrible Rock 80's ballet!! Say Wha- They used a horrible opening song, so bad in fact I could see people turning the channel to wait for it to be over, you never want veiwers to turn the channel. We are opening to an adventure about the galaxy in all its glory, stick to a classic epic orchestra opening.
Captain Archer: The very first captain of a StarFleet vessel, a very exciting role, yet they write the character to be nieve, spineless, and really boring. The writers give him some bold lines and actions every once in a while but a true personality is never pulled off, and you are left with a inept captain. This is following some great personalities in the ST Universe: Kirk a resourceful from the hip cowboy, Picard an intelligent by the book gentleman, and Janeway who is bold and stubborn yet nurturing.
The show itself: Never really sets itself apart from the rest. Here is humans first shot at the galaxy in the first ship capable of exploring, but you feel like you are watching just another ST series. They crew basicly remains faceless, the ship is a cold eviroment that sees to every comfort (yes they call it different things but reprocessed protien is still replicated food) and the main characters are the officers. I was expecting a rag tag crew of hot heads and volenteers, a group willing to risk space adventures, a ship with personallity (Millenium Falcon, Serenity in Firefly, etc) and ship officers who had the beef to control it all.
Overall the show is not bad, but so far it does not live up to its potential.