History YMMV / StarTrekEnterprise

10th Mar '16 3:33:42 AM erforce
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** The ''StarTrek'' fanbase in general is divided up between people who think ''Enterprise'' was either an ambitious-if-flawed series and those who think it was deservedly cancelled. The split likely occurred during [=DS9=]/VOY's run. Those who craved realism and space politics had their own show with [=DS9=], while the TOS lovers had their seven years of VOY (If you hadn't kept up with [=DS9 or VOY=], "Broken Bow" had two or three scenes that old-timers would probably find distasteful). Both sides got funneled into watching ENT. Toss in the TOS fans lured by the promise of classic ''Trek'' adventures, and you wind up with an unpleasable hydra.

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** The ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' fanbase in general is divided up between people who think ''Enterprise'' was either an ambitious-if-flawed series and those who think it was deservedly cancelled. The split likely occurred during [=DS9=]/VOY's run. Those who craved realism and space politics had their own show with [=DS9=], while the TOS lovers had their seven years of VOY (If you hadn't kept up with [=DS9 or VOY=], "Broken Bow" had two or three scenes that old-timers would probably find distasteful). Both sides got funneled into watching ENT. Toss in the TOS fans lured by the promise of classic ''Trek'' adventures, and you wind up with an unpleasable hydra.



*** A similar break was caused by the 2009 reboot when Leonard Nimoy gave the narration rather than Chris Pine. This was fortunately resolved in [[StarTrekIntoDarkness the sequel]].

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*** A similar break was caused by the 2009 reboot when Leonard Nimoy gave the narration rather than Chris Pine. This was fortunately resolved in [[StarTrekIntoDarkness [[Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness the sequel]].
12th Jan '16 5:43:54 PM Overlord
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** Malik from the Augments arc also counts. He's charismatic enough to win the loyalty of the rest of the Augments, but his problem-solving skillset appears to consist entirely of treachery and murder, and he [[TheFundamentalist won't let anyone stand in the way of his holy mission to create thousands more just like him,]] including [[spoiler: attacking a Klingon colony with biological weaponry to engineer a war between Klingons and Humans.]]
18th Dec '15 9:13:54 PM nombretomado
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*** {{SF Debris}} went even further with this, saying the conclusion to the story could have been Archer's crew solving everything at the cost of being erased from the timeline themselves, creating a very moving story about heroes no one would ever know about, and also neatly explaining why such apparently massively important historical figures had never been mentioned in the franchise until now.

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*** {{SF Debris}} WebSite/SFDebris went even further with this, saying the conclusion to the story could have been Archer's crew solving everything at the cost of being erased from the timeline themselves, creating a very moving story about heroes no one would ever know about, and also neatly explaining why such apparently massively important historical figures had never been mentioned in the franchise until now.
18th Dec '15 9:13:42 PM nombretomado
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** Due to Archer's inconsistent behavior in the first three seasons, {{Website/SFDebris}} loves to riff that he's actually an insane homeless man Starfleet found living in a box somewhere. Given some of his orders during the show's run, Chuck's theory actually might not be too far off.

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** Due to Archer's inconsistent behavior in the first three seasons, {{Website/SFDebris}} Website/SFDebris loves to riff that he's actually an insane homeless man Starfleet found living in a box somewhere. Given some of his orders during the show's run, Chuck's theory actually might not be too far off.



* IdiotPlot: "Terra Nova" could have easily been resolved long before the episode, had Earth simply asked the Vulcans to investigate, or if they had simply ignored the mere 200 or so colonists' objection to any more people landing on the same [[{{Planetville}} planet]] ([[SFDebris planets are big, after all]]).

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* IdiotPlot: "Terra Nova" could have easily been resolved long before the episode, had Earth simply asked the Vulcans to investigate, or if they had simply ignored the mere 200 or so colonists' objection to any more people landing on the same [[{{Planetville}} planet]] ([[SFDebris ([[WebSite/SFDebris planets are big, after all]]).
30th Nov '15 6:27:38 PM namingway
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* {{Narm}}: The gazelle speech. What a legend.
** As a rule, Bakula is not an actor whose style lends itself to big sweeping speeches and grandstanding. But the show seems to spend a significant portion of the first two seasons hoping that he can pull it off like Shater and Stewart.



* WTHCastingAgency: Bakula is one of the sweetest and most charming actors working. But ''Star Trek'' has a very firm and rigid idea of what a commanding character should be ( ''"Ours not to wonder why, ours but to do and to die!"'') The points where Archer comes closest to working as a character are the points where he seems like a less-stereotypical ''Trek'' captain.

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* WTHCastingAgency: Bakula is one of the sweetest and most charming actors working. But ''Star Trek'' has a very firm and rigid idea of what a commanding character officer should be ( ''"Ours not to wonder why, ours but to do and to die!"'') The points where Archer comes closest to working as a character are the points where he seems like a less-stereotypical ''Trek'' captain.
30th Nov '15 6:25:20 PM namingway
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* WTHCastingAgency: Bakula is one of the sweetest and most charming actors working. But ''Star Trek'' has a very firm and rigid idea of what a commanding character should be ( ''"Ours not to wonder why, ours but to do and to die!"'') The points where Archer comes closest to working as a character are the points where he seems like a less-stereotypical ''Trek'' captain.
30th Nov '15 6:08:02 PM namingway
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The series never quite recovered from the shock of 9/11 in its first two seasons. (Which is a callous thing to say about a tragedy like that; its effects on the ''Star Trek'' franchise arenít near the top of anybodyís concerns, obviously, but bear with us.) Several cast and crew members knew people who died in the attack. The third season works quite well as a metaphor for ''Star Trek'' trying to work through that shock and trauma, beginning in a very cynical and dark place, but ending in a more utopian mindset.
27th Nov '15 4:08:13 AM bobfrank
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** Malik from the Augments arc also counts. He's charismatic enough to win the loyalty of the rest of the Augments, but his problem-solving skillset appears to consist entirely of treachery and murder, and he [[TheFundamentalist won't let anyone stand in the way of his holy mission to create thousands more just like him,]] including [[spoiler: attacking a Klingon colony with biological weaponry to engineer a war between Klingons and Humans.]]
7th Nov '15 4:10:56 PM PurrElise
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: although Pa'nar Syndrome is seen as {{Anvillicious}}, at the time this series was made the issues brought up and points made about this illness with its likeness to [=AIDs=] was necessary. Even now the issues brought up are still true, vital to be reminded of and thought of, and remain so for other illnesses as well.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: although Pa'nar Syndrome is seen as {{Anvillicious}}, {{Anvilicious}}, at the time this series was made the issues brought up and points made about this illness with its likeness to [=AIDs=] was necessary. Even now the issues brought up are still true, vital to be reminded of and thought of, and remain so for other illnesses as well.
31st Oct '15 11:31:27 PM nombretomado
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** Bakula himself suggested Archer's middle name is [[QuantumLeap Beckett.]] OHBOYYYYYYYYY....

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** Bakula himself suggested Archer's middle name is [[QuantumLeap [[Series/QuantumLeap Beckett.]] OHBOYYYYYYYYY....
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