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Star Trek: Enterprise - These are The Voyages

Sunday, May 15, 2005

I just watched the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Enterprise signs off after posting record-low ratings for the series and the franchise. Heading into the finale, the four-year-old UPN series has averaged 2.7 million viewers... not too bad I would say, but I guess the ppl at UPN wanted something that can generate more revenue. :P

Meanwhile, the Trek universe doesn't look any brighter. There's no new series in the offing and no new movie in the can. Thus, for the first time since the late-70s, there will be no new Trek episodes on air.

For me, I was drawn into the world of Star Trek when Patrick Stewart voiced over these words, "Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before."

It was probably in the early 90s when TV3 (new station at that time) brought the Next Generation into Malaysia. Thus for an hour, I was drawn into an utopian universe full of adventure, possibility and promises of a better, kinder tomorrow.

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The latest franchise, Star Trek: Enterprise has its ups and downs. When it premiered, IMHO it was the best first season since The Original Series, it held unlimited promise. Then everything fell apart in season 2. It was like a torture watching the series. However, a season long arc helped the third season improve, and when season four arrived, with a new showrunner, it was terrific!

Finally, comes the series finale, ‘These Are The Voyages…’ For me, it's a dissapointing end to the series... it's told in a third-person prespective, like a re-creation of history. Seriously, the story was good, but the way the writers tell the story is utter !$%^&* rubbish. Oh well, after all the trouble building up a great fourth season, everything fell apart in the finale. Sad, but after watching the finale... I'm glad it's finally over.
posted by Ivan, 6:04 pm


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