Star Trek: Enterprise (season 1)

{4.5/5} “You have yet to embrace either patience or logic. You remain impulsive carnivores.”

Star Trek: Enterprise season 1, aired in 2001-02

It’s been 100 years since Vulcans landed on Earth. Now Earth is heading out to the stars, with a ship called Enterprise that can go warp 4.5. Captain Archer reluctantly takes a Vulcan named T’Pol on his first mission to return a Klingon to his homeworld. With his friends Trip and Hoshi aboard, he’s optimistic about his chances.

This show was foolishly called Enterprise until season 3 when they corrected it and started calling it Star Trek: Enterprise. As for the theme song, it grew on me the 1st time so this time I already had a positive association with it.

The premiere and finale are terrific. In between the standout is “Fallen Hero” in which we meet an unusual Vulcan ambassador.

In “The Andorian Incident” we find out that the Vulcans of this time aren’t quite the same as the ones we know.* The way humans and Vulcans interact at this time isn’t the way I would have done it, but it did at least go somewhere and end up making sense.

Most episodes I had completely forgotten, so it was a bit like watching new episodes.

There were some times when things didn’t make sense and some times when they could have gone farther, but on the whole the episodes are quite enjoyable. Perhaps I enjoyed it more this time because I know where the series is going.

T’Pol’s attitude is annoying at first, but she almost makes up for it by eating her breadsticks and celery with a knife and fork.

My favourite character is Dr. Phlox.

Crewman Elizabeth Cutler could have become a more important part of the show but the actor who played her, Kelly Waymire, passed away at a young age.

The premiere contains a brief special appearance by James Cromwell as Zephram Cochrane. Gary Graham guest stars as Ambassador Soval, and Jeffrey Combs plays Shran. Ethan Phillips, Clint Howard, and Rene Auberjonois also show up.

Stars Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, and Jolene Blalock.

Created by Rick Berman (Star Trek: Voyager) and Brannon Braga (FlashForward).

This is the 2nd time I’ve watched it.

Spoiler alert

*The Vulcans were spying on the Andorians, in contravention of their treaty.

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