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Michael Knight

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Star Trek - Enterprise
« on: 18 March, 2017, 04:53:10 pm »
How we doing folks?

Just wondering if anyone else thinks 'Enterprise' is rather underrated? Some episodes featuring the 'Borg' and 'Ferengi' are pretty good I thought having only caught them for the first time recently. Watched the show for first couple of Seasons when it on Channel 4 but like a lot of folk lost track of it during the convoluted later seasons.

Did not however like the Final episode one iota.

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Re: Star Trek - Enterprise
« Reply #1 on: 18 March, 2017, 06:31:30 pm »
Later seasons weren't really convoluted: season 3 was a year-long storyline because one of the incoming producers worked on 24 - I imagine he must have been delighted to leave that show after 7 years only to be told what they'd be doing with Enterprise - though most episodes up until the final third of the season were relatively self-contained apart from the "looking for the bad aliens" premise, while season 4 had a bunch of 2 and 3-part episodes.

I came around to the show many years after it had been scrapped, but I remember originally giving up on Enterprise with the season 1 finale: Captain Archer has been Quantum-Leaped into the future and the final shot is him staring into the camera just like he used to do before the title sequence on Quantum Leap, and he doesn't say "OH BOY"?  At that moment, I knew this show was bullshit.  Later, the writers would admit they actually wanted to do this, but the producers didn't want to end the episode on a light note.  Another thing writers revealed about the "temporal cold war" story arc was that the mysterious figure from the future talking to the space-terrorists was going to be revealed to be an older, nameless character who would also be played by Scott Bakula, and if you look at the design of the "communicator" the future figure used to talk to the space terrorists, it's clearly the Quantum Leap Accelerator with a glass wall around it: the writers had written the main villain of the show to be Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap without telling the producers.  BRASS BALLS right there.
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Re: Star Trek - Enterprise
« Reply #2 on: 18 March, 2017, 08:17:11 pm »
Professor Bear your a great source of info mate. Cracking up about the Quantum Leap links. The mind boggles.