Enterprise. Its the fifth and latest in the Star Trek saga, giving us the prequel to Roddenberry’s original series. Captain Archer has taken command of the Starship Enterprise, NX-01.
Aside from some continuity issues… I’m really taken aback by this. The episodes so far have actually been good. I keep waiting for the hokey episodes to start, just to prove that yes indeed, Enterprise IS Star Trek. But it hasn’t happened. Each week I am again surprised at the series. So far its the best first season I’ve ever seen on a Trek series. It usually takes them about 3 years to produce any quality episodes. TNG and DS9 seemed to pull it off pretty well during Season 3 and on. Voyager, while the only series I’ve actually seen every episode of (well Enterprise too but its still going), had a lot of disappointments because they never realized the full potential of that format. UPN had been touting Voyager’s “Highly Anticipated Final Season” but in reality it was highly disappointing. Only a very few good episodes for the final year of the series.
Enterprise, however, has really changed the rules. I mean come on. Who would have thought that Star Trek would actually be good sci-fi?