Enterprise started out cool, but then the story line just went bad.
I only like futuristic star trek, because it can open your eyes to new possibilities.
I think 7 of 9 is way more cooler than Sub-Commander T'Pol.
The story did
go bad. I'm with you there. I liked it best when it was still a bunch of innocents bumbling around in their naive way. I wasn't bothered that they became the heroes of the universe or whatever, but what did bother me is that captain what's-his-face
didn't strike me as much of a leader.
When John Chrichton of Farscape turned into Mr. GalacticSuperhero, I dug it. He started off without a clue as to what was going on, but had a knack for herding cats that eventually
him the role of a leader.
But Captain BlueTrousers... not so much.
If they hadn't done the stupid Xindi story, the series would have continued to rock. But the reptilian Xindi looked like they had just walked off the set of Michael Jackson's "Rock with You" video, except that Michael Jackson looked cooler in his sparkling
However, I totally disagree about "futuristic star trek." I used to play a lot
of chess, and every so often I met someone who told me that chess was a simple game, and that
thinkers play go.
It astounded me - it implied that these guys had chess figured out. Given the kind of money that can be made for having an expert understanding of the game, I'd expect someone who found it so simple to be able to live off of it.
Had another friend who once told me that there were no new songs that could be written with a guitar because they had all already been written. His guitar might have been missing a few strings and frets, but I'm pretty sure there are still songs to write with
Similarly, the universe in which Enterprise was set was so much more advanced than the one we live in that there are many, many more stories to be told there, and the options were just as plentiful as they would have been in a "futuristic star trek."
They just didn't touch the interesting storylines. The Expanse could have carried the show for another couple years, as it gave them an excuse to try things you wouldn't have seen on another Trek show. Instead, they wasted the opportunity by telling the same
old humans-save-the-universe story.
I guess they made quite a few mistakes.
But Jolene Blalock wasn't one of 'em! Let us never forget that. I know you didn't contest her greatness - it's just a public service message for anyone who comes by here.