I actually liked the early seasons of the show. However, starting with the whole Zindi line, I think they tried to be too action-packed and make Archer look like a bad-ass instead of the nave do-gooder he started out to be. If you notice shows like THG though, it's not the action that draws you, it's the problems they run into. Enterprise should've focused on THAT and the federation storyline rather than the darn boring Zindi.
I Think Enterprise was great. The reason I can say this is because I never watched or cared to watch any of the trek series. I tried a few time but couldn't get into them finally after years my boyfriend convinced me to endure one and I said I would try enterprise. I loved it!!!! Now I'm watching all of the trek shows, and watching enterprise over again.
I'm an old school watcher from TOS to The Next Generation and I never got into any of the three additional spinoffs until Netflix. The best thing about netflix is the abilty to watch the first episode and understand the plot and the characters from the beginning instead of trying to like something without any reference other than you liked the first two I mentioned. Here's where I think Enterprise went wrong. Their theme music!!!!! Has to be one of the worst tv theme songs I have ever heard and so inappropriate for a Star Trek show. It does NOT inspire a space adventure in the slightest and should have saved for something like Little House on the Space Prairie. That being said, I gave it a chance once I got Netflix and it is now one of my favorites. I got to know the characters from the beginning, how their relationships formed and the bumpy road that it was, as well as the closeness that came from their journeys. Big plus is T'Pol who is not only a great Vulcan but amazing eye candy. I wont try and convince anyone with story lines why this is a good series and maybe even a great one that was cut short, only that it deserves to be watch in sequence to be appreciated. And best of all with Netflix, you can fast forward right past the crappy theme song. Almost got that lame song out of my head
This was there worst of all the Trek series, it was even worse than the animated series.
There were way to many inconsistencieses and plot holes that could neverer be explained or talked out of. Plain and simple you cant do a PREQuel of classic shows or movies unless you rewind the tech, mindset, and look of the new show to before the original story.
This show, had a tough act to follow. After Star Trek: Voyager executive producers Rick Berman & Brannon Braga came up with a Trek vastly different from previous shows. The concept was fresh and characters were easier to relate to for us "modern humans".
Like TNG, DS9, and VOY it took the show two seasons to get its space legs. Not saying every episode was terrible, which they weren't. Silent Enemy and Minefield are perfect examples. To shake things up, season three became a whole story arc which was what the show needed. The main problem is in case you missed an episode you may have missed a critical point of the arc.
When season four came I thought the show found what it needed to make it successful, and yet unique not just for Star Trek, but American television with multiple smaller story arcs. It was unfortunate that Enterprise was cancelled and not given at least one more season. I think 7 is a little excessive and can lead to... "we've run out of idea's" episodes. Five to me seemed like a perfect number when you think about it with Kirk's "five year mission", but that's my inner Trekkie talking (and yes, the proper name is "Trekkie", not "Trekker")
Is it possible for this crew to fly again? Maybe. Stranger things have happened such as Firefly getting turned into Serenity, or Family Guy coming back after being cancelled twice. While I have hope, that's all I have. Until then I will continue to enjoy the show for what it gave me.
This was a good effort in my book but it still fell short in many episodes due to overly moralizing scripts. Maybe the fact that it was a prequel to Star Trek version 1 yet it had more advanced looking gear hurt its effectiveness more than anything else. I liked the character of Trip, and the vulcan was well done also....I haven't seen any of them in anything else-I guess they made enough money to not need to do other projects. This was available free via Watch Trek, a site that appears to have been corrupted to the point that it can't be used anymore-too bad-I liked to watch this show on that site from time to time...
I just don’t think that it was a good idea for the brains behind Star Trek to try and go back instead of going forward. I have watched most of the episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise and though they are good sci-fi television I just didn’t care for the thought of changing Star Treks past was such a good idea. This series is more about the unspoken “past” of the original series and that should, in my opinion be left to the books and e-books. Thanks for letting me babble on here.
Start off with the shows problems:
The problem with ENT was it got tied up in the time paradox to much. Unlike the other Star Treks it didn't improve the characters much. It focused too much on Trip, when this happens it destroys any series. (Voyager season 5 and 6 was all about Seven of Nine and Stargate Atlantis became all about Col. Sheppard and the Wrath). Other characters were just boring Reed and Mayweather.
Another problem was the Star Trek Universe at this time was just not well defined Technologically, Socially and Politically.
Fan problems with this show:
The one thing I did like about this Star Trek ENT is the it wasn't this unrealistic utopia that the TNG was, until season 6 when they had the Maquis. Every races had and age old enemy and weren't these lovely dovey races that most were in TNG and humans were still up to their old tricks. Much like the humans today lessoning to rock music, into sports (Archor with his basketball), like to be in good physical shape (Mayweather, Trip and Archor) and money was still around.
I think this, more than anything is why ENT didn't last. It showed too much of the true. On ENT the crew only knew what their particular field was. Archor was the captain and was put their form his leadership skills not his technical skills and didn't have much of, for that he relied on Trip and T'Pol. Mayweather was the pilot and only knew how to fly the ship or shuttle pod and not much else. Trip was the Engineer and was there for his tech skills, but was also brave and knew how to fight.
This crew was not made up of these super science nerds that new everything! When we and if at all do encounter an Alien race we'll find out that they're going to act very much like us and this is what tuned a lot of Trek fan out, the fact that ENT showed it wasn't a perfect universe and Humans like every other race aren't perfect ether and never going to be.
This is my favorite show. My brother got me started on it in 2007, since then I've been almost obsessed with enterprise and everything star trek. That's why I was so mad at the star trek writers when I watched the last episode that I could not watch it. but then my brother told me about a star trek book that supposedly fixes everything. About 1 month later my brother brought home the "good that men do" the legendary fix it book, so I read it and it fixed it, if you hated the ending of the show then read it.
Space, the final frontier... These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise, its 5 year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilisations; to boldy go where no man has gone before.
"It's been a long road, getting from there to here... it's been a long time, but our time is finally here" These first few words of Faith of the Heart, the theme for Enterprise (2004), sum up the attitude and direction of this final installment of Star Trek (TV).
Enterprise takes us on humanity's first steps into deep space and shows us the beginnings of the Star Trek universe imagined by Rodenberry all those years ago.
We travel with the crew into the early and largely unkown start of the federation-to-be and meet klingons and countless other new species along the way. Some wonderfully alien. Beautifully scripted, thought provoking at times, light hearted and good natured this is typical trek universe with a few nice twists and new ideas thrown in where-ever possible. Of mention, Scott Bakula (Capt Archer), Jolene Blalock (Science Officer T'Pol) and Conner Trineer (Chief Engineer Trip) are magic together. Bakula in his portrayel of Archer is passionate, conflicted and righteous - he nails the role and i couldn't imagine anyone else doing as great a job. Blalock and Trineer work wonderfully with Bakula and they create the same bond of that famous trek trio: Kirk, Spock and McCoy. Enterprise is really an achievement. The show follows the traditiinal story telling methods of the previous trek shows and pioneered CGI special effects for TV programming. This combination of tried and tested story telling with ground-breaking CGI (used to bolster the story, not make up for the lack of one), brings a new level of excellence to Trek and continues the tradition of quality tv we have come to expect from modern trek.
A truely under-appreciated show, Enterprise failed to look at its competition and sadly lost to the likes of Stargate Atlantis (a great show in its own right). The introduction, while informative and positive, was slow, compared to the action packed introduction of SGA. The song itself is beautiful but was a gamble i have seen taken and lost on too many shows (like Firefly)! I cant stress this enough - people leave their tv's running in the back-ground so music intro's are key to getting audiences into a show. That song is enough to get most people scrambling for the remote to change the channel. Many of the support cast were also poorly chosen - some were just boring, others looked camera shy or perhaps over-awed by Bakula. Perhaps, even, over-shadowed by Bakula. In particular, Ensign Mayweather seemed robotic, distant and frozen most of the time. While Ensign Reed was far too aloof to allow character sympathy. At times i felt that Blalock's direction was poorly judged and her timing too rigid. Trineer was illuminating and endearing and John Billingslly (Dr. Phlox) is entralling. For someone who's only ever been to one trek convention, 18 years ago, i'm keen to go to one just to speak with John Billingslly. Overall i gave the show 75% purely based on the final season. Dont get me wrong, i found the storys in every season excellent, but the way the show was wrapped up is quite pitiful. Peter Weller makes a guest appearance in the double episode prior to the finale. My advice, stop watching here. This double episode is a worthy finale of an inspiring series and deserves to be remembered this way. If you keep watching, you will be left with a horrible taste in your mouth. Minus the finale, this show gets 85%.
After missing a great deal of Enterprise during it's initial run due to UPN's constant preempting and rescheduling I finally got the DVD box set. Watching the episodes in order really shows how consistent and well-written the scripts were. Especially seasons 3 and 4. Scott Bakula and Conner Trinneer both sold their roles, most especially Trinneer with his very human approach to humor, grief, and anger. Season 2 was slow, but when the show hit its mark by the 3rd season it was dead on. Very underrated cast and underrated visuals. With the release of some of the potential story lines for the planned Season 5 - I am very sorry the shows run was cut short. I've enjoyed to varying degrees other trek iterations, but this one really nailed it. Wish there'd be more.
Star Trek: Enterprise began as a decent, interesting show, propelling Trek fans into a not so distant future, full of strange new worlds and alien creatures.
Season One began on a high. The two-part pilot episode kick started the new series with a great story, fantastic effects and a diversity of character's. However, this soon started to change as the writer's began adding familiar enemies and species from other series', breaking Trek continuity.
At first, there were subtle references to alien species that had been met in TNG, VOY and DS9 but these soon changed into full-blown inconsistencies. The likes of ENT 1x19: Acquisition, the Temporal Cold War arc, 2x02: Minefield, 2x23: Regeneraton, and the Xindi arc, sent Enterprise into a downward spiral from which it could not recover.
The series finally came crashing down with Season Four, which contained a plethora of contradictions and inconsistencies. The several story arcs - the Augment's, Vulcan Awakening, the Romulans, the Xenophobes - were poor last ditch attempts at reigniting the series and rekindling fan's interest.
Overall, Enterprise wasn't a bad show at all. The first season was pretty much excellent (bar one or two episodes), and the second season was very similar. In my view, the real problems started from season 3 with the Xindi arc, and from thereon Enterprise viewer ratings slowly declined, until, half way through the fourth season, the show was cancelled. As I said before, it had the potential to be a great show, had it lived up to established Star Trek canon and events.
In the 22nd century, before Kirk and Spock, and before the founding of the United Federation of Planets (or the establishment of a "Prime Directive"), humans are just beginning to explore the universe in mankind's first warp 5 vessel, NX-01 Enterprise...
In the 22nd century, before Kirk and Spock, and before the founding of the United Federation of Planets (or the establishment of a "Prime Directive"), humans are just beginning to explore the universe in mankind's first warp 5 vessel, NX-01 Enterprise. It's captain, Jonathan Archer, has the heart of an explorer, but soon learns the hard way that not all new species are friendly, and eventually finds himself more of a military commander than anything else. He makes some mistakes along the way, and at times is forced to make questionable decisions from an ethical standpoint, but his actions nonetheless help pave the way to the founding of The Federation and the concept of a "Prime Directive." His crew consists of a female Vulcan science officer (t'Pol), who helps him overcome many of his resentments towards the Vulcans as the series progresses. His second in command, Charles Tucker, is a brilliant engineer (and quite a Southern-charmer), although he sometimes lacks good judgement in his dealings with alien species. Lt. Malcolm Reed, the British-accented chief weapons officer, is disciplined and reliable; Ensign Travis Mayweather is the brilliant, young space-boomer pilot; Ensign Hoshi Sato is the gifted Asian female linguistics expert and communications officer. Dr. Phlox is the always cheerful, exotic and brilliant alien chief medical officer. As far as Star Trek series go, this one is at the top of the list. Most episodes are above-average, several are truly superior sci-fi adventures, some are simply average, and a very small handful are a little corny, to be sure. But all in all, it's a truly great series, and some of the episodes generate as much thought-provoking adventure and excitement as could ever be expected from television. There are also some genuinely frightening moments, and at times, a level of tension that will have you biting your nails. All the characters are likable and believable, and Scott Bakula turns in an especially magnificent performance as Captain Archer. The special effects, set designs and make-up are exceptional. Even some recurring secondary characters are developed quite effectively and add brilliance to the show. One of the best sci-fi series ever created.
I watch Enterprise, heck I just love Star Trek, but in my opinion its the worst of the lot. All the other Trek series are brilliant, and then there is Enterprise.
The opening theme music from the very first episode thats what got me. I was just sitting there, after waiting so long for the next Trek series and hearing that song, I knew something was out of whack. And sure enough it was.
The whole series kept the same vibe with me. Things were just out of place. From casting to storylines it was off. I believe this put off trek fans as well as any newcomers.
If your looking for great sci fi may I point you to Star Trek Deep Space Nine.
Season 3 did pick up the pace and I enjoyed 4 equally as well, if not more. Seasons 1 and 2 were tough to get through with Dr. Phlox being the only character that was worth anything.
Its watchable and I watch the show but a different cast, better storylines, and cutting out that song would have put this series up to par.
Attempting to create a show set chronologically earlier (in the eyes of the characters in the show) than the original series leads the end results to be detrimental to what the original attempted to do. With the example of Star Trek: Enterprise, I was left confused and inevitably annoyed at everything it attempted to do since it is set in the mid 22nd century and Star Trek: The Original Series is set in the 23rd century. The difficulty in keeping track of the mythological information that the original series and this series explains is mind-numbingly impossible. It feels as though the creators of this shows did not even bother watching any of the other series to try to ensure some kind of continuity with the time line already set in its place.
Going beyond that point, it feels as though science and tackling philosophical issues in the dialogue of the star trek world has apparently been left behind and in its stead has been replaced by pathetic attempts at titillating the viewer with alien sex and nudity. This of course wouldn't be shown, but sex is only weapon they've got and they are selling it in the place of what usually makes a star trek series worth watching.
Boy I thought this might get back on track with the OS but boy was I wrong. Never found it interesting. The Federation was pretenous and lilly white. So many rules and regs on this Enterprise it was like a uptight subdivision. The crew had no guts. I found the aliens better to ship out with. It would nice if we could have a captain that likes girls for a change. Picard now this Jackass. I don't get it. We don't eat meat, we dont hunt, we don't drink, or do the nasty. Man I am sick of the Federation. Who wants that future we are above it all. I thought the next gen was bad then the boring DS9. When your bad guys are more interesting than the heros with valor your off the track. Kirk took on 3 Romulan battle crusiers. These cats are running all the time from everyone. First the Cardasians, the Borg, the Jemini, the Swarm, and on and on. The Fed blows the Marqui was right. Of course the Fed tries to crush them.
The series got better towards the end, but it has to be the worst Trek series created. It had action and drama but it lacked substance and is a great example why on going series like Star Trek should not try to go back and setup the past. I found it left many things unanswered at the end of episodes and failed to portray an accurate time like in the Star Trek universe. I can not say it was all bad. There were some very nice scenes of Jolene Blalock, but the writers tried to stress to much sex appeal.
I give this show a 0.0 for the show itself and a 10.0 for the Vulcan hottie. On average I guess its about a 2.0. Seems kinda like a waste of a Star Trek show but I guess their expectations were low. The acting is fairly lame, but the bare stomachs of the female officers are yummy, so its not a total waste. There isn\\\'t much of a story here, but the worst part is that they have tried to recycle old Star Trek characters. So not only do we get a crappy show, but we get the old burned out actors for their last appearance. Sad. Could have been so much more.
A show that was before Kirk, Picard, Janeway, Sisko. Doing a show like that was stupid. The graphics made it look like it was after Janeway, when it was suppost to be before Kirk. No wonder the show got cancelled!
The graphics made it look like it was after Janeway, when it was suppost to be before Kirk. When it came on the air on UPN on September 26, 2001, I was happy. My favorite Star Trek of all time, Voyager, ended and a new Star Trek came on! Yey! My Yey want to a nay in an instant. The show was disgusting. Paramount trying to do a show that was before Kirk, WRONG IDEA! Most people don\\\'t agree with me, but TV does, UPN and Paramount, for when the show GOT CANCELLED!! If I had a choice between watching this or watching the original series, I would watch the original series!
Seriously, with the exception of maybe two or three scenes, this show was just a turgid mess from beginning to end. I mean literally from the beginning. Who came up with that theme song? And the montage of the opening credits, what's going on with that? They jump from the distant past to the recent past to the far future, back to the present day, then off again to the recent past, then back to the future. Just a sloppily done, half-hearted effort all the way around.
And the needless soft-core-porn subplots. Why not just have Blalock show up stark nekkid and have done with it? No, no, they've got to make it look science fictiony. So let's have Trip and T'Pau start smearing what looks like lubricant all over each other while they're wearing something from an underwear catalog.
And the plots. Or should I say non-plots. A frequent problem with Star Trek. For instance: The Xindi construct a weapon that performs a terrorist-like attack on Earth. But wait, it's even worse. Apparently, the Xindi are working on a bigger, badder, more destructive version, with which they intend to destroy the whole freaking planet.
Then why tip your hand in the first place with some prototype? Were there NO other planets to test the device on? You know, back in your own territory? Do you think the Earthers aren't going to say "Gee, we'd better find out where that came from!"
And the actors. I couldn't get that much wooden acting if I casted trees.
Oh, just awful. The absolute antithesis of enjoyment.
Enterprise was designed to take the franchise into a new direction, unfortunately that direction meant the end of a franchise. The first problem with Enterprise was the characters, they were not particularly inspiring. First you have Captain Archer who often reminds me of a child who has found his dad's gun. Scott Bakula who plays the character seems to be unable to give Archer any sense of gravitas, charisma or respect other Star Trek Captains have. All he seems to be able to do is shout in a vain attempt to establish himself, and since the captain is the heart of any Star Trek show this is a major disappointment. Archer's crew consists of some of the dullest characters ever to appear in Star Trek, Mayweather the helmsman is a perfect example of everything dull. The only character who seems remotely interesting is Doctor Flox who actually seems to have a personality. When you compare characters in Enterprise to those in the next generation or Deep Space nine you realise how poorly conceived they are. The characters in DS9 are vibrant and interesting and are developed so well they make Enterprise characters look like permanent cardboard cutouts. This meant you never really cared about the characters regardless of the situation they were in.
Unfortunately the problems with the characters are only just the start. First of all we need to think about the writing, the concept itself could and should of worked in the right hands. Indeed for the first time a Star Trek show was running a continuously main story arc with minimal stand alone episodes, a step in the right direction.
The Problem was it had moved too far away from what Star Trek actually is. It was never about exploration, it was about conflict. It rarely presented you with morality stories that made you sit back and think, no, simply, it was not Star Trek anymore. The Temporal cold war story which spanned the first 3 seasons was gathering pace and was developed quite well. The Studio decided to axe this story because of the low ratings causing the show to take a nose dive into oblivion. The Studio probably did not realise that it was not the story which was turning people off it was the fact that the world of television had changed and left Enterprise behind the times, Enterprise was never innovative like Lost or 24, or cheap to make like American Idol. It was expensive and was not delivering. The final season was a hash of badly written and unconvincing story arcs achieving a whole new dimension of boredom. Never before have i been so bored watching Trek and finally i was glad it ended.
This show sheds light on early starfleet history before the federation charter was signed.For the most part this show is rather entertaining showing the endearing qualities of humanity.Even though alot of the advance tech we have gotten used to in the other star trek series like shields or phasers that doesnt make the battles any less excitment ,well in fact it actually made it much more exciting.You are left wondering will they survive but to be honest since its a prequel that thouit would quickly leave your mind since you already know how it turns out. The only time doubt was in my head was in those instances that time travel was introduced.On the whole this show is not a bad addition to the startrek franchise and i have promptly added it to my connection.
What exactly makes this episode so bad? Is it the fact that it's not exactly an "Enterprise" episode, but in fact more of a TNG ep? Is it the fact that the writers chose to completely ignore certain events and character development that happened during the final season? Maybe it's the fact that everyone in it behaves completely out of character. Let me just say that the idea of having Riker and Troi in "The Finale" was not all that bad, but the execution was down right embarrassing. For one, they both look way too old for the timeframe in which they were put in. How the hell was anyone supposed to buy this? And what exactly was Riker hoping to learn from Commander Tucker's suicide? Oh yes, and they (Riker & Troi) usurp way too much screen time! And why would a man like Tucker ever do something stupid like killing himself like that? Hi didn't look suicidal to me! And what about his relationship with the Vulcan chick? Did the writers really expect us to believe that they just 'broke up?' After all the sh*t they've been through together? Come on! I can go on with these questions forever, but instead I'll just forget I ever saw this horror.
Vogues of NX 01 enterprise captain Jonathan Archer with Sub-commander T'pol, commander Charles 'trip' tucker iii, lieutenant Malcolm Reed, ensign Hoshi Sato, Dr. Phlox and ensign Travis Mayweather. In there space travels.
Star trek enterprise. NX-01 enterprise is the first warp five star ship to go exploring in outer space from earth. Join captain archer, T'pol, Trip, Malcolm, Mayweather, Hoshi and Dr. Phlox in there adventure in space. All the 83 member of the crew will to explore along with Porthos the Archer dog. 81 humans 1 Vulcan 1 Denobulan and 1 dog will explore space the final frontier to boldly go where no one has gone before. First mission April 16 2151 away 3 weeks before it was ready to lever in space 10 years with most of the crew alive. 10 years after it first mission Starfleet is form. It was form cause of what enterprise did do out in space.
Star Trek Enterprise is a prequal set before the adventures of James T Kirk.
It brings a fresh idea to the Star Trek Franchise
A team of mid 22nd century humans excluding 1 Vulcan and 1 Denobulan.
As this series is set earlier in the history of Starfleet the characters are more relatable to most people at the time Enterprise aired.
Trip Tucker and Jonathan archer are prominantly noted for using colorful metaphors, and being rather laid back.
Captain Archer is like Kirk and Picard, he does get in Kirk-esque brawls with Aliens, but rest assured you it's usually him sitting in a chair getting a beating from alien interrogators,
Captain Archer is a very believable Captain the others in the cast are no exception,
My favorite would have to be Doctor Phlox, he shows more charisma than any previous Doctor from any Star Trek series, a medical genius who literally uses leeches, and using natural alternatives to synthetic medicines.
Something Dr Mccoy would find repungant but hey Phlox is an alien too!
Unfortunately this series was short lived due to a drop in ratings and the UPN networks low appreciation for the show.
Seasons 1-2 deal more with adventure and are very lighthearted and enjoyable
Season 3 is very dark lots of character development goes on throughout the Xindi story arc, and there are some episodes that can be heart wrenching if the characters grow on you.
one such episode "Similitude" i cannot watch because it's plot is too painful in that sense.
Season 4 is debatably where the most interesting story arcs are, it is the most entertaining, but however it abandons the earlier peaceful exploration theme, and there are only 4 standalone episodes "home" "Daedelus" "the observer effect" and "Trappings"
Its interesting story arcs could be criticised for their heavy condensation and apparently forced attempts to draft out plots that happen in TNG and TOS
Such as Dr Arik Soong deciding on the spot to build androids (hence the creation of Data and Lore)
And the "Augment Virus" which wiped out the Klingons cranial ridges.
It felt more like it was being rushed, you would believe the UFP would take a long time to develop and grow naturally.
All the same those are my personal opinions.
Star Trek Enterprise is Very different compared to previous Trek, but if you watch it you will find it's actually not that different after all but still unique and worth watching.
The first starship Enterprise, its crew and missions. Its captain is Johnathon Archer. He's kind of a mix of captains Kirk and Picard. Ready to fight but knows that diplomacy is also important. The crew is comprised of sub commander T-Pol, a female vulcan officer, Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker, Lt Malcolm Reed, Dr Phlox, and ensigns Hoshi Sato and Travis Mayweather.
Enterprise is Earth's first warp 5 space vessel. Earth is eager to explore space and make contact with new species. Standing in the way are the Vulcans. The Vulcans feel that Earth is not yet ready for this mission, they feel that humans are still "too primitive". But Archer and Starfleet are determined to make this mission work.
Along the way they deal with established Star Trek beings, the Andorians, Klingons, and Tellartes. They make contact with many new species, including the Xindi (major players in s3) and the Suliban. We also see the appearance of the Borg, who in the past made first contact with TNG's Enterprise. Captain Archer also has experiences with time travel. A Starfleet officer from the future contacts him on occasion regarding Enterprises impact on history.
It's kind of weird to see an early version of of the Star Trek universe with more advanced technology that that of the future. Of course you have to account for the fact that the original series was produced in the 60's. But still, it's still a little strange. I didn't start watching Enterprise until it was canceled and being shown in reruns. The special effects are good. I liked the storylines. One of the best was the explanation of why the Klingons ridges are missing during the original series and their reappearance in TNG. There was a virus that affected the Klingon race and it erased the ridges. T'Pol is an interesting character. She's Vulcan and they pride themselves on being able to supresss their emotions. T'Pol however, was very emotional, for a Vulcan that is. She fell in love with Trip and was very attached to him. Trip was my favorite character. The relationship between him and T'Pol was that of love/hate. He distrusted all Vulcans but respected her and he turn fell for her as well. In fact, he made his feelings for her known before she admitted her feelings for him. I was very sad when he was killed off in the series finale. :(
Dr Phlox is an alien called a Denobulan. His race's marital practices include polygamy. Every man and woman have three spouses each. Phlox is eccentric and amusing. The armory officer is Lt Malcolm Reed. His family has made the navy a career for generations and enterprise is just a different kind of ship. Hoshi Sato is the linguist specialist and communications officer. Archer hand picked her for this mission because of her uncanny ability to decifer and translate all kinds of languages. Travis Mayweather is the helmsman. A big part of the storyline of the series is the progression of tolerance of alien species by humans. At first, earth was reluctant to accept their new friends and allies. It took a lot of work to establish trust. Eventually, during the series finale, the Federation charter is signed. Captain Archer was it's architect hundreds of species are united in friendship and peace.
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