Sunday, June 27, 2010

Could have been great... wasn't.

Day 11 - A show that disappointed you

Enterprise.

Disappointed is not a strong enough word here. I grew up on the original, of course. I grew to love the Next Generation, particularly after they found their footing in the second season and started making genuinely great episodes. I loved the second season too because they had Pulaski as doc instead of Dr. Crusher, who is probably my least liked regular character in any Star Trek world. Too bad they went back to Crusher after that season though. Deep Space Nine turned out to be surprisingly good as well with great characters. Voyager too, once it got past the first season, kicked into high gear and made some really watchable eps, even a few great ones. And then we hear Enterprise is coming. A new Star Trek! Great premise, and I loved Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap. What could go wrong?

Everything. The show failed on just about every level. Watched about four or five episodes and that was that. My disappointment was so great. At least with the Next Generation, sure, the first season had issues, but it at least had some worthy plots, and it made you care about the characters enough to hang on until they found their footing and the show began to pay off. There was nothing worth hanging onto in Enterprise. As much as I like him elsewhere, Scott Bakula could not have been worse as captain. Just so wrong. Everything about the show stunk, and I had been so looking forward to it.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous1:07 AM

    you are sooooooooo wrong, was the best ever Star Trek, coming 2nd to the original.
    watched all of enterpise and nuthing of the others!!!
    that says volumes!!!

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  2. I've got to admit, I'd largely given up on the franchise by the time they got to Enterprise, so it wasn't as much of a disappointment for me - but it was bad. Bakula was hopelessly miscast as Archer(and had no scripts to work with, either), and - with the possible exception of Dominic Keating - the rest were somewhere between indifferent and poor.

    And as for that theme song...yeesh. If I ever meet Russell Watson, he'll be getting a slap.

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