It just occured to me that this Monday 5/13/13 will be exactly 10 years since the first airing of "These are the Voyages." I saw this episode in first run, and have to say I was disappointed in that it was the last aired Star Trek episode to date. The plot itself was fine, but very non-finale like. I also felt the inclusion of TNG actors on a series finale sort of slighted the Enterprise actors. I felt that Terra Nova was the true finale of Enterprise, and that while TNG actors showing up in any other episode would have been welcome for me, the series finale was not the time to do it. But most of all, I was sad that this was the last Enterprise episode, and Enterprise fans missed out on the remaining 3 seasons left, traditionally speaking, anyway.
I have always felt that while there were things that could have been better on Enterprise, that it was certainly a good show, especially in comparison with most other TV shows at the time, and even now. The FX were probably the best of all the Trek Series. Personally, I think many people, were overly harsh towards Enterprise, and I liked all the characters. But that is how I feel, and I am curious what others also think.
So, where were you when it first aired?
Did you see it then or later on DVD or rerun?
Did you like it or hate it, and why?
Were you sad that Enterprise was cancelled early?
Are you surprised that the Earth-Romulan war was never depicted in the show, or in a miniseries following the conclusion of the show?
What would you have done differently with Enterprise as a whole?