RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 141,531
Posts: 5,512,756
Members: 25,138
Currently online: 691
Newest member: Bazzzz85

TrekToday headlines

Two New Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Dec 26

Captain Kirk’s Boldest Missions
By: T'Bonz on Dec 25

Trek Paper Clips
By: T'Bonz on Dec 24

Sargent Passes
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

QMx Trek Insignia Badges
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

And The New Director Of Star Trek 3 Is…
By: T'Bonz on Dec 23

TV Alert: Pine On Tonight Show
By: T'Bonz on Dec 22

Retro Review: The Emperor’s New Cloak
By: Michelle on Dec 20

Star Trek Opera
By: T'Bonz on Dec 19

New Abrams Project
By: T'Bonz on Dec 18


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Enterprise

Enterprise The final frontier has a new beginning in this forum!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 14 2013, 11:56 AM   #16
F. King Daniel
Admiral
 
F. King Daniel's Avatar
 
Location: King Daniel Into Darkness
Re: Was the Xindi arc well thought out?

Also, who writes a plot that has Earth facing the threat of destruction in the prequel when we all know Earth is around later?? With that alone, you kill suspense, and run the risk of driving viewers away.
Much like the last movie, the Xindi arc made a big deal that the timeline had gone horribly wrong and all bets for the future were off. I thought it worked really well, even if they obviously never would have destroyed Earth.

And then, of course, season four decided that those changes to the timeline led to the Treks we know, not away from them.
__________________
Star Trek Imponderables, fun mashups of Trek's biggest continuity errors! Ep1, Ep2 and Ep3
F. King Daniel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 11:23 PM   #17
Gaith
Rear Admiral
 
Gaith's Avatar
 
Location: Washington, DC
Re: Was the Xindi arc well thought out?

DarKush wrote: View Post
And the expanse never turned out to be the wild, crazy patch of space it was advertised to be.
Yeah - it wasn't even purple!
Gaith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 14 2013, 11:30 PM   #18
R. Star
Rear Admiral
 
R. Star's Avatar
 
Location: Shangri-La
Re: Was the Xindi arc well thought out?

Why didn't they just send that huge fleet of ships you see against Earth instead of bothering with the doomsday weapons? 1 NX-class was clearly demonstrated to be unable to stop em.

Gaith wrote: View Post
DarKush wrote: View Post
And the expanse never turned out to be the wild, crazy patch of space it was advertised to be.
Yeah - it wasn't even purple!
And yeah it was! For like 5 or so episodes, until they found the magic metal that protects the ship, doubles as crack and turns you into zombies! That's some good stuff there.
__________________
"I was never a Star Trek fan." J.J. Abrams
R. Star is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 15 2013, 12:06 AM   #19
FFunctionalData
Lieutenant Commander
 
Re: Was the Xindi arc well thought out?

they should have made the xindi arc about half a season.
FFunctionalData is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 15 2013, 12:58 PM   #20
stj
Rear Admiral
 
stj's Avatar
 
Location: the real world
Re: Was the Xindi arc well thought out?

The real reason the "Xindi" attacked Florida was because of 9/11. Of course, the end, where the attack was all about the Sphere Builders' conquest of Lebensraum, had nothing to do with any notion that 9/11 happened just because Muslims hate our freedoms. Dropping 9/11 propaganda instead of self-flattering fantasy a la BSG (BSG finale: It's us that God loves, he smote your sorry asses to death!) is one of the reasons people decided they were dissatisfied with the Xindi arc.

Since they were dissatisfied they tried to rationalize it with a logical analysis. One favorite talking point is the claim that it made no sense for the Xindi to "warn" Earth with an inadequate attack by a single probe. Unfortunately, this is an error. There were at least two aspects in the test that could not be replicated at a testing ground. First, there was making the journey from a secure launch site through the Expanse, through the barrier, then through an unknown (to the Xindi) space to a distant planet. Second, and more important, the probe tested Earth's defenses, as well as the weapon.

Sorry, but the insistence that the Xindi attack makes no sense is an error.
__________________
The people of this country need regime change here, not abroad.
stj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 15 2013, 02:29 PM   #21
The Mirrorball Man
Vice Admiral
 
The Mirrorball Man's Avatar
 
Location: Switzerland
View The Mirrorball Man's Twitter Profile
Re: Was the Xindi arc well thought out?

Had the Xindi season aired before Deep Space 9, I think fans would be crazy about it.
__________________
Check out my deviantArt gallery!
The Mirrorball Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 15 2013, 08:44 PM   #22
RandyS
Vice Admiral
 
RandyS's Avatar
 
Location: Randyland
View RandyS's Twitter Profile
Re: Was the Xindi arc well thought out?

Bry_Sinclair wrote: View Post
Why didn't the Xindi just do something simple and build a dreadnought-type fleet of missiles and blow up Earth. Or open up one of those portal things in the middle of the sun, destablise the star and let it go nova and destroy the system.

I did like the concept and serialised nature of S3 (it's what VOY should have tried, given their circumstances), but the Xidi were a bit too sterotyped, in that the evil-looking reptilians were the bad guys, why not the primates? Also how realistic is it that six sentient species would evolve on the same planet?
It's science fiction. Realism doesn't count.
RandyS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.