Re: Is this the Enterprise theme that could have been?
I suspect anything but an insturmental opening would have displeased a portion of the fanbase. I don't mind the song as it does suit the theme of getting to the stars.
But at the end of the day it's the opening credits, ENT had far bigger concerns than the opening credits. I watch a show for the show itself not what music they play during credits.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.