It's odd for me, as Enterprise isn't a Trek that I've committed to memory completely. Growing up with TNG, DS9 and VOY I committed them to memory and could probably recite a lot of the TNG script! But when Enterprise came my interest was waning. My writing about Star Trek was coming to an end (Anthony Montgomery and John Billingsley were some of the last interviews I did) and it never got into my memory like the others did. In fact I never watched all episodes on the first run through, and I rewatched it all completely for the first time a number of years back but have since forgotten it! I think also as an adult the brain doesn't quite commit to memory like it does when you younger. Anyway, that's a long winded way of saying I am a HUGE Star Trek fan, but Enterprise I have not got memorised. So it was a real delight to turn on Enterprise again for a re-watch this week. Life is tough, and I just need something that is the equivalent of a sci-fi hug! Broken Bow I remember thinking was good, but I still think it's a pretty damn good episode. It feels like Star Trek, but you can see Braga and Berman were trying to reinvent it a bit too. They were held back by UPN a lot, but the result does straddle both. The concept I was a bit wary of at first, but it makes even more sense to me now - that kind of exploring, slightly wild west vibe... just not knowing what's around the corner. The sense of vulnerability in BB and Fight or Flight was tangible. Bakula is a real delight and that's probably more evident in the face of new so-called Trek on the air. To be CAPTAIN MATERIAL and believe in that character. All of the cast seem to just naturally go together very well, I think probably helped by the fact that even if the cast was new they were joining a well oiled machine with established crew. Fundamentally it's nice to watch a Trek again that just feels uplifting. I don't want to go into a Discovery rant but I do feel Star Trek in name has given up on being hopeful, of being uplifting. It's great to pop into Enterprise and immediately get that vibe again. Like missing an old friend. I gotta say, even the theme. I know the theme is hated, and I have always been one of about three people worldwide that didn't mind it. But seeing the scenes of exploration, and the uplifting lyrics, it's like YEAH! Fuck yeah! Soul food. I'm not entirely sure the point of this other than to say I'm watching Enterprise again, thankfully I don't remember every scene and while it didn't get the ratings back in the day... god this is the sort of show that I need right now, and I think the world needs too.