I grew up watching Trek but ENT is one I have never really seen. But it caught my interest after I attended the ENT cast panel at Mission: New York last weekend. They were just so personable and funny that I felt I had to check it out. I was curious if that camaraderie also comes through in the show. I've only seen "Broken Bow" so far but I'm glad I did. What an excellent pilot. Here's a few of my thoughts on the first episode: The NX-01 is gorgeous. I heard it wasn't well-received by fans when it first came out, so maybe I'm in a minority here. But I think the ship is just beautiful. After seeing this episode, I immediately logged into STO (finally on Xbox!) and bought the NX-01 replica. Jonathan Archer seems like a captain I can get behind. Earnest and optimistic, doesn't like being talked down to, but also has a lot to learn. He has fighter pilot swagger. The way this show addresses the animosity Humans have with Vulcans is expertly done. I found myself agreeing with Humans that the Vulcan condescension is tiresome and Humans need to stand on their own feet, but I also thought the Vulcans have very good reasons to be cautious. I know a Trek episode is good when it pulls my feelings in two directions like that. The uniforms are great. Very different from other Treks obviously, but it's contextually effective. Some of the special effects haven't aged well -- wish they'd used more practical effects. I like that nothing seems to work the way it should. It reminded me a little of Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol -- every piece of tech seemed to malfunction. It wasn't that up front in this episode, but it's cool how the Universal Translator couldn't decode Klingon syntax, and the transporter is still this weird, dangerous new tech. There's some Treknobabble, but it's not like the Enterprise-D where everything works like magic and when something does go wrong, it really confuses everyone, like, "Wait...this is the Enterprise. That shouldn't happen!" But in this, they're still working on ship technology. I like that. T'Pol is just annoying enough to be a good source of conflict on the ship, but not so annoying that she's unlikable. Now I understand the line in Star Trek 2009 when Scotty is talking about beaming "Admiral Archer's" prized beagle. In general, I like the setting and the context for this show. I like that it's pre-Federation and that Humans are still figuring things out and just getting started with interstellar space exploration. It's great. So yeah, those are a few of my thoughts and feelings about "Broken Bow." What did you guys think of the pilot? General thoughts about the show, the pre-Federation setting, the tech, etc? EDIT: Oh, and the opening credits are cool visually -- I like the historical progression theme-- but yeah, that theme song doesn't work. It's not TERRIBLE, but ehhh, no. I didn't care for the Firefly opening credits either, and that's what it reminded me of.