Still Not Star Trek

This week’s Enterprise episode literally forced me into a fetal position.

You may recall how I mentioned that a few episodes ago, Archer decided to steal a warp coil from some random aliens, leaving them adrift in space. In this last episode, the writers sort of demonstrated their concept of irony when an alternate Enterprise stole Enterprise’s plasma injectors. Enterprise got them back by beaming two EPS relays off of the old Enterprise and offering a trade. WHAAA????

Emery and I are both fairly sure that they will never address the stolen warp coil, and that it will be a thorn in our hearts for the rest of the series. The only solace we can take is that none of these events occurred in the recorded history of the primary Star Trek timeline, so maybe that warp coil never got stolen in the first place. Maybe.

Up until that theft, Enterprise was somewhere between decent and mediocre. Then they decided to turn the entire morality of the Star Trek universe on its head. I guess I’m proof that they’ve alienating fans, but that said fans still watch the show.

There are a number of reasons we still watch it:

  1. We hope that it will get better.
  2. It is super-pretty (Every week they amaze us with new CG trickery)
  3. We want to know how it ends

Maybe if we sacrifice Rick Berman on the altar of the Great Bird of the Galaxy…

A New Ending” from Star Trek – Nemesis by Jerry Goldsmith

2 comments on “Still Not Star Trek
  1. jere7my says:

    Up until that theft, Enterprise was somewhere between decent and mediocre. Then they decided to turn the entire morality of the Star Trek universe on its head.

    It could be intentional; these people predate the Federation, and should therefore be less morally evolved than the Feds. They’re halfway between us and Roddenberry’s Vision.

    Anyway, there was plenty of moral ambiguity in TOS; remember when Kirk condemned millions to agonizing death and chaos by turning off their war simulation computer? Remember City at the Edge of Forever? Heck, there was even a drug-addicted Vulcan.

  2. Nicolas Ward says:

    I’m too used to the morality exhibited by Picard et al. in TNG. I haven’t watched a lot of the original series, because it’s “history”. I have read all of the novelizations by James Blish.

Nurd Up!