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So last night was the finale of Enterprise. I watched it this morning (god I love DVR) and I have to say I'm really sad to see it go. The finale wasn't as horrible as I had heard it was - but it certainly wasn't one of the better episodes - and it was something of a letdown when compared to the wonderful Mirror Universe stories.

Lately there have been a lot of negative stories about Enterprise, and Trek in general. Personally I think folks were too hard on the series. It wasn't "great" SciFi, but it was a fun show to watch, and had some very strong moments. Not every episode needs to be a work of art (probably the only series that comes close is The Prisoner, although I haven't seen every episode), and I think its only fair if you look at the entirety of a series. In that regards, I think Enterprise was pretty darn good.

This is - most likely - the very last bit of Trek we will ever see - but I hope the books continue at least. I, for one, will miss Trek.

As a side note - I mentioned BlogCFC 3.7 on cf-talk a day or so ago. It is done - just not packaged up yet. I will try to do the packaging tonight.

Oh - and I also bought my new machine. I'm not saying what I bought yet. I want to wait till I can take a few pictures.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Sean Corfield posted on 5/15/2005 at 3:28 AM

Not every episode of The Prisoner was a work of art but, you're right, it came close.

I liked Enterprise as a series. There were a couple of "plot device off the starboard bow, captain!" episodes (something that Voyager suffered chronically from!) but overall it was good and had interesting characters.

My favorite Trek series is still DS9 tho'...

Comment 2 by Calvin Ward posted on 5/15/2005 at 3:58 PM

I wish though, that there had been less Next Generation and more Enterprise (and even the original series references).

Comment 3 by bob posted on 5/16/2005 at 7:39 PM

What about Babylon 5? Now there was a show that had a great story arc to it.

Comment 4 by Christopher Wigginton posted on 5/16/2005 at 8:40 PM

I loved the Prisoner series except for the series finale. It was so surreal that it made Salvadore Dali look like a realist. While the series was always full of 60's counterculture messages, the finale was so full of symbolism that you felt like you'd just dropped a sugar cube and licked a superman stamp or two after watching it. (Not that I'd, um, condone such a thing... cough cough)

As George Carlin put it to Bette Midler in the movie Outrageous Fortune, "Man, the 60's were good to you"

Comment 5 by Rick posted on 5/16/2005 at 9:40 PM

I'm sad about this, because I really enjoyed Enterprise for the most part. I am NOT a "Trekkie" in that I can't name episodes and such, but I've seen all the movies, and watched most of the original series, the next generation, voyager, and enterprise (I didn't like DS9)

I hope that the rights owners will allow someone else to take up the reigns. Sci-Fi makes some cool series, and I can't imagine that Trek on SciFi would be a failure.

I've enjoyed every Trek series except DS9, and I really enjoyed the "early history" from Enterprise, tying in the movies referencing the invention of the warp engine especially, because I really enjoyed the idea of the BEGINNING of true space exploration.

It's not real but it's certainly an enjoyable fantasy, and I will miss Star Trek if it is never resurrected.

Comment 6 by Raymond Camden posted on 5/17/2005 at 6:20 PM

Rick: I agree - I loved the history part - and the whole animosity angle with the Vulcans I thought was wonderful. It gave a whole new twist to the "history."

bob: I never watched Babylon 5, and I know that is a mistake. I've heard nothing but good things about it - but I just never had the chance.

Comment 7 by Nathan Smith posted on 5/19/2005 at 1:17 AM

Is your new machine a Mac G5?

Babylon 5 tops Treck as far as I am concerned. When it started it looked goofy and frivilous, but once the story arc started it became much more interesting and much darker.