Thread: First Flight
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Old September 19 2012, 08:32 AM   #9
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Re: First Flight

This was easily one of the best episodes of the second season, and the series overall, as it sticks to the premise so damn well. Enterprise's oft-forgotten mission statement, or at least a large part of it, was to show us the history of Earth, Starfleet, and the Federation, and First Flight did a great job of contributing to that.

It just makes me wish there were more episodes like this. Perhaps even without the framing device... In a Mirror, Darkly worked exceptionally well even without any of the show's primary characters; a few more stories like First Flight comprised entirely of flashback material with none of the current day shenanigans? I would've eaten that up with a spoon.

Also, I'm a sucker for historical flight stories, fictional or otherwise. Voyager's episode about the lost Mars mission, From the Earth to the Moon, even that dumb CBC docudrama about the Avro Arrow, whatever. Giving us more of that, maybe with Stephen Root talking about hitting baseballs with rocks...
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