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AdmiralScreed July 3 2013 04:40 AM

Dare I Continue? (please avoid spoilers)
 
So last summer I started Enterprise. This was coming off watching all of TNG, all of DS9, over 5 seasons of VOY, and a couple dozen or so episodes of TOS. Enterprise felt a little stale to me at the time. The writing didn't seem to be any better than what I'd been getting on VOY, and the cast seemed rather bland. So I just kind of drifted away from it. Anyway, in the year since then I've finished VOY and decided I don't like TOS enough to watch anymore of that show.....but I still want new Trek! Even though ENT wasn't particularly exciting I don't remember it being that bad. I was close to about 20 episodes through the first season when I called it quits. Does the show improve enough to warrant a continuation?

M.A.C.O. July 3 2013 04:56 AM

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Yes it does improve. Stick with it! The first two seasons really are stale. As if there was no incentive after VOY to change things up structurally accept by placing it in a different time. By season 3 a fire was lit under the asses of the producers and the show turns its self around. Admittedly not the best Trek has to offer but better than its first two seasons.

R. Star July 3 2013 05:18 AM

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Well, the first two seasons for the most part are just plain awful. There are a few good ones where they get it right, but overall... meh. Season 3 gets better, and season 4 is actually pretty good with some rather large exceptions.

It's worth watching through at least once if you've exhausted the other Trek material.

teacake July 3 2013 11:14 AM

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Season one and two are pedestrian, though you can work backward and make it full of foreshadowing never intended by the writers.

Season 3 is one long story arc, very exciting.

Season 4 is full of double and triple episodes, very good stuff!

Gird your ears and go for it AdmScreed! You will be rewarded.

MacLeod July 3 2013 11:43 AM

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It definantly gets better in S3 and S4. S4 really starts laying the foundation for how the Federation came into being.

Bry_Sinclair July 3 2013 11:51 AM

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S1 and S2 are terrible, with only one or two alright episodes in each. S3 is where they get going and S4 has a lot of enjoyable fanwank in it :)

Unfortunately Archer still seems to think he can pontificate with the best of them, but grit you teeth and you'll get through them--fortunately none of them are about gazelles.

teacake July 3 2013 11:54 AM

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Hey AdmScreed will you be starting a "Does it get any better" review thread for ENT?

REDrake July 3 2013 12:03 PM

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Season 2 has some good episodes too after a fashion. At least the second half gets it quite right.
All the seasons end in a cliffhanger which is concluded in the first episodes of the following season (except for Season 2 which is concluded by the whole following season).

MacLeod July 3 2013 12:06 PM

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Or to be different you could title it "Please don't tell me if it gets worse". :p

teacake July 3 2013 12:13 PM

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Or you could just call it "I WILL KNOCK YOU ON YOUR ASS". You know, a legacy thread.

Bumbles861 July 3 2013 01:01 PM

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By all means, continue. While season 2 has its hits and misses, the year long arc in season 3 is very good and season 4 is quite fun. The real disappointment in season 4 is the way they ended the series but if you are into the books I would end the last episode right away with book "The Good That Men Do". Go for it and have fun.

AdmiralScreed July 3 2013 03:12 PM

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Quote:

teacake wrote: (Post 8330062)
Hey AdmScreed will you be starting a "Does it get any better" review thread for ENT?

Hmmmmm...........maybe..............:klingon:

Bry_Sinclair July 3 2013 03:47 PM

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Quote:

bbailey861 wrote: (Post 8330191)
By all means, continue. While season 2 has its hits and misses, the year long arc in season 3 is very good and season 4 is quite fun. The real disappointment in season 4 is the way they ended the series but if you are into the books I would end the last episode right away with book "The Good That Men Do". Go for it and have fun.

Or just do what I do when thinking of ENT, after "Terra Prime" there were no more episodes. It makes for a far more fulfilling series :)

R. Star July 3 2013 04:03 PM

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teacake wrote: (Post 8330098)
Or you could just call it "I WILL KNOCK YOU ON YOUR ASS". You know, a legacy thread.

But he was talking to the franchise... and he did it. ;)

REDrake July 3 2013 04:09 PM

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Quote:

bbailey861 wrote: (Post 8330191)
The real disappointment in season 4 is the way they ended the series but if you are into the books I would end the last episode right away with book "The Good That Men Do". Go for it and have fun.

Supposedly it was the missing connection from the start of the whole show. No show can start without a cameo from a show before. They though TNG might be a good choice. It was the worst possible choice.

So I agree, watching the season 4 until the very last episode is a good idea. Skipping the last episode is an even better idea. At least ending the show does not leaves a taste of ashes.


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