Enterprise – make it stop!!!!

Oh, hold on, it is going to stop at the end of this series. I never thought I’d find myself saying this about a Star Trek series, but I really think it’s for the best. Some TV shows like Futurama, and for that matter the original Star Trek series, were killed off prematurely by TV executives. Enterprise, on the other hand is the show that committed suicide.

Part of the problem is the way the producers tried to appeal to a “wider” audience than the core Star Trek fans. Hmmmm. So they used that nasty theme song and left “Star Trek” off the title of the show. They corrected the second error after a couple of years, but sadly the song remains.

The episode shown tonight on Sky One is a particularly icky example. At one point, it’s got a slightly large contradiction of the original series, while the main storyline is an attempt to account for previous continuity differences. What’s that? Well, in the original series, it was established that women could not be starship captains. It was a bit odd, but it was a product of its times. So what do we see this week? Yes, a female captain!

The main story, which is probably going to spread over three episodes like most of them in this series, involves genetic manipulation and viral wossnames which make Klingons lose the head bumps they’ve had since the first Star Trek movie and look more like the Klingons we saw in the original series…

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear…

Such a shame. The third season, with its single story running throughout, was so much better. The plot has been lost. The show has been cancelled.