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Old October 31 2013, 05:17 AM   #1
Rennick
Lieutenant Junior Grade
 
Story Arcs vs. Episodic Stories in ENT

I think story-arcs are a preferred way of showing the theme of a show over the course of a season or seasons. I do not think the story-arcs of Enterprise were all that fantastic, just middle of the road (Temporal Cold War, Xindi, etc.), and I liked Enterprise, more so than the average Trek fan.

The arcs that dealt with the foundations of the Federation and the Romulans were by far more dramatic, mostly because I felt a connection to it and I understood it. Unfortunately, it came too late.

But when the show delved more into simple episodic story-telling, much like how TOS was, I found myself enjoying the premise of ENT far more. Granted, most of the time they did this it fell flat, but there were times where they nailed it (Season 2 comes to mind: Carbon Creek, Minefield, Dead-Stop).

Enterprise, to me, had the best premise of any of the series, it just did not deliver.
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