History YMMV / StarTrekEnterprise

19th Jan '18 2:32:05 PM HighCrate
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** After the show's cancellation, fans attempted a campaign to fund a fifth season. Disregarding a substantial donation made by a group of people in the aeronautical industry, it only raised a little over $100,000 (enough to produce about a tenth of ''one'' episode), and was widely seen as a dismal failure and proof that the remaining ''Trek'' fans were at best overly dedicated to a franchise that was DeaderThanDisco, and at worst flat-out delusional. Fast-forward to the modern day however, and various types of media (including a continuation of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', the show which UPN canned ''Enterprise'' to focus their resources on) getting funding through Website/{{Kickstarter}}, it appears that the campaign to save ''Enteprise'' was actually way ahead of its time, and just lacked the infrastructure to succeed.

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** After the show's cancellation, fans attempted a campaign to fund a fifth season. Disregarding a substantial donation made by a group of people in the aeronautical industry, it only raised a little over $100,000 (enough to produce about a tenth of ''one'' episode), and was widely seen as a dismal failure and proof that the remaining ''Trek'' fans were at best overly dedicated to a franchise that was DeaderThanDisco, increasingly irrelevant, and at worst flat-out delusional. Fast-forward to the modern day however, and various types of media (including a continuation of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', the show which UPN canned ''Enterprise'' to focus their resources on) getting funding through Website/{{Kickstarter}}, it appears that the campaign to save ''Enteprise'' was actually way ahead of its time, and just lacked the infrastructure to succeed.
14th Jan '18 9:16:14 AM nombretomado
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** After the show's cancellation, fans attempted a campaign to fund a fifth season. Disregarding a substantial donation made by a group of people in the aeronautical industry, it only raised a little over $100,000 (enough to produce about a tenth of ''one'' episode), and was widely seen as a dismal failure and proof that the remaining ''Trek'' fans were at best overly dedicated to a franchise that was DeaderThanDisco, and at worst flat-out delusional. Fast-forward to the modern day however, and various types of media (including a continuation of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', the show which UPN canned ''Enterprise'' to focus their resources on) getting funding through {{Kickstarter}}, it appears that the campaign to save ''Enteprise'' was actually way ahead of its time, and just lacked the infrastructure to succeed.

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** After the show's cancellation, fans attempted a campaign to fund a fifth season. Disregarding a substantial donation made by a group of people in the aeronautical industry, it only raised a little over $100,000 (enough to produce about a tenth of ''one'' episode), and was widely seen as a dismal failure and proof that the remaining ''Trek'' fans were at best overly dedicated to a franchise that was DeaderThanDisco, and at worst flat-out delusional. Fast-forward to the modern day however, and various types of media (including a continuation of ''Series/VeronicaMars'', the show which UPN canned ''Enterprise'' to focus their resources on) getting funding through {{Kickstarter}}, Website/{{Kickstarter}}, it appears that the campaign to save ''Enteprise'' was actually way ahead of its time, and just lacked the infrastructure to succeed.
8th Jan '18 2:17:45 PM wyattte
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* BaseBreakingCharacter: Let's just say the misguided argument for withholding a cure from the Valakians in "Dear Doctor" is just one reason Phlox is ''Star Trek's'' most divisive doctor.
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Kathryn Janeway]] was controversial, but not quite like Jonathan Archer. He gets accusations of DesignatedHero more often than any other Trek captain, for his [[TheResenter bitterness toward the Vulcans,]] amongst other things, leading him to some reckless decision-making (for example, he's as culpable for the result of "Dear Doctor" as Phlox, and he's also come under fire for his decisions in "The Andorian Incident" and "Cogenitor"). They made his greying morality a more central part of his character during the Xindi arc, resulting in a more interesting character, though that hasn't done much to fix the base-breaking.
8th Jan '18 1:54:54 PM wyattte
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** The Denobulans have never been seen in any other ''Trek'' series. An interpretation you'll come across sometimes is traced to Phlox and his, let's say, questionable decisions over the course of the series, such as the numerous times he breaks doctor-patient confidentiality, and the infamous "Dear Doctor." Once the Federation began and the BlueAndOrangeMorality of Denobulan medical ethics came to light, perhaps one side or the other realized that the Denobulans are probably not a good fit for the Federation.
26th Dec '17 5:02:52 PM GamerFromJump2
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** Taking place before it existed would have been a perfect chance for {{Deconstruction}} of the PrimeDirective and the moral hazard of its more dogmatic interpretations, perhaps with a realization of becoming NotSoDifferent from the obstructionist and racist Vulcans. Instead we got things like “Dear Doctor”.
20th Nov '17 12:34:03 PM Premonition45
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** Berman and Braga. Of course, it doesn't help that in addition to writing some of the more notorious and critically panned episodes, they penned the much-loathed finale and believed it to be "[[BlatantLies a Valentine's to the fans]]".
** Both Berman and Braga would later admit that they regretted the finale and understood the backlash, with Braga apologising for the latter comment on the ''Enterprise'' Season 2 Blu-Ray, believing that this was rather a narcissistic statement on his and Berman's part.

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** Berman and Braga. Of course, it doesn't help that in addition to writing some of the more notorious and critically panned episodes, they penned the much-loathed finale and believed it to be "[[BlatantLies a Valentine's to the fans]]".
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fans]]". [[CreatorBacklash At first]], [[OldShame anyway]]. Both Berman and Braga would later admit that they regretted the finale and understood the backlash, with Braga apologising for the latter comment on the ''Enterprise'' Season 2 Blu-Ray, believing that this was rather a narcissistic statement on his and Berman's part.
20th Nov '17 12:32:47 PM Premonition45
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** More damagingly, Rick Berman had been the man in charge of the franchise since Gene Roddenberry's death, and in the first two seasons fans got the distinct impression that his mindset was still stuck in how television worked at that time, ignoring how the format had been revolutionized starting in the late '90s to feature heavy serialization and few standalone stories. However, when the series ''did'' adopt this format (season 3's Xindi arc; season 4's mini-arcs), it was rejected (and indeed, even today there is serious discontinuity in various fandoms between those who want serials and those who prefer standalones. See ''Series/DoctorWho''.)

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** More damagingly, Rick Berman had been the man in charge of the franchise since Gene Roddenberry's death, and in the first two seasons fans got the distinct impression that [[TwoDecadesBehind his mindset was still stuck in how television worked at that time, time]], ignoring how the format had been revolutionized starting in the late '90s to feature heavy serialization and few standalone stories. However, when the series ''did'' adopt this format (season 3's Xindi arc; season 4's mini-arcs), it was rejected (and indeed, even today there is serious discontinuity in various fandoms between those who want serials and those who prefer standalones. See ''Series/DoctorWho''.)
20th Oct '17 7:41:29 PM GoblinCipher
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Although Pa'nar Syndrome is seen as {{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.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Although Pa'nar Syndrome is seen as {{Anvilicious}}, at the time this series was made the issues brought up and points made about this illness with its likeness to [=AIDs=] [=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.
20th Oct '17 2:11:23 PM NOYB
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** Could go for many characters, but Travis Mayweather in particular stands out. Born and raised on a space freighter, he had the most practical space experience of the entire crew, despite his relative youth and low rank in Starfleet. The writers never seemed to grasp the inherent hooks of this, however, and the poor ensign had more or less nothing significant to do during the show's entire run (''That is patently false! In the series finale he got a name tag''). Indeed, this even led to an unintentional subplot in the second series, where it seems that every other episode Travis was injured and sent to sickbay, simply to give him a reason to appear in the episode. It's also become a popular speculation that after "Fortunate Son" was intended to be Travis' first big focus episode, the crew was so disappointed by Anthony Montgomery's performance that they decided not to ever give him such a large role again.

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** Could go for many characters, but Travis Mayweather in particular stands out. Born and raised on a space freighter, he had the most practical space experience of the entire crew, despite his relative youth and low rank in Starfleet. The writers never seemed to grasp the inherent hooks of this, however, and the poor ensign had more or less nothing significant to do during the show's entire run (''That is patently false! In the series finale he got a name tag''). Indeed, this even led to an unintentional subplot in the second series, where it seems that every other episode Travis was injured and sent to sickbay, simply to give him a reason to appear in the episode. It's also become a popular speculation that after "Fortunate Son" was intended to be Travis' Travis's first big focus episode, the crew was so disappointed by Anthony Montgomery's performance that they decided not to ever give him such a large role again.
20th Oct '17 2:09:37 PM NOYB
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** Malcolm Reed, who served in freaking ''Section 31'' before joining the Enterprise crew. For the unaware, this is the branch of Starfleet that is roughly on par with MI6 in terms of undercover operations. In other words, Film/JamesBond was the weapons officer of this ship, and he wasn't even a part of the PowerTrio! Malcolm's Section 31 past was {{retcon}} added to the character in the middle of Enterprise's final season, so it's not like they had much time to develop this element before the show was cancelled.


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** The Mirror Universe versions of Hoshi and Travis taking over the Terran Empire at the end of that arc can only be a nod to their underuse in the prime universe.
** Malcolm Reed, who served in freaking ''Section 31'' before joining the Enterprise crew. For the unaware, this is the branch of Starfleet that is roughly on par with MI6 in terms of undercover operations. In other words, Film/JamesBond was the weapons officer of this ship, and he wasn't even a part of the PowerTrio! Malcolm's Section 31 past was {{retcon}} added to the character in the middle of Enterprise's final season, so it's not like they had much time to develop this element before the show was cancelled.
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