Favourite ENT story arc

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by FederationHistorian, Jul 8, 2020.


Favourite ENT story arc?

  1. Temporal Cold War

    1 vote(s)
  2. Vulcans vs Andorians

    14 vote(s)
  3. Journey to Risa

    2 vote(s)
  4. Archer’s Klingon tribunal

    0 vote(s)
  5. The Xindi

    18 vote(s)
  6. The Augments

    7 vote(s)
  7. Vulcan Reformation

    24 vote(s)
  8. Romulan drones

    8 vote(s)
  9. Klingon Augment Virus

    3 vote(s)
  10. Mirror Universe

    15 vote(s)
  11. Terra Prime

    12 vote(s)
  12. Romulan Arc

    1 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. FederationHistorian

    FederationHistorian Captain Captain

    Feb 6, 2020
    Hey everyone! I’m doing a poll on what everyone’s favourite story arcs are in various Star Trek series.

    Story arcs qualify if they are two-parters, three-parters, multi-episodes, and non-consecutive.

    This poll will be looking at ENT story arcs. Multiple votes are allowed.

    Vote and discuss your choices.
  2. Kor

    Kor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    The Vulcan arc in the final season, fanboyish as it was.

  3. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 18, 2019
    The whole V'las story was a great way to address Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld
  4. somebuddyx

    somebuddyx Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 14, 2014
    So I voted TCW. I quite liked the stuff with Future Guy, I liked the weirdness of time travel as shown in Shockwave, I thought Silik was a good antagonist and it was interesting how it's he who saves the ship in Cold Front whilst Daniels sat on his hands, and I still adore Future Tense for it's story and bringing back the Tholians for the first time in decades and throwing them at the Suliban with Enterprise caught in the middle. Storm Front was a shit way to go out though. As a teenager in the 90s, before Enterprise even existed, I wondered about a 22nd century Star Trek show and one of the elements that I thought would show up were time travellers from the future, so it was interesting to see that come to life.
    The Xindi should have had some more payoff or references in Season 4.
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  5. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2017
    the vulcan ksharra noe
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  6. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    My favorite Enterprise storyarcs are The Xindi storyline from season 3 and The Vulcan stories with the andorians and the reformation 3 part story and Terra Prime.
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  7. marlboro

    marlboro Guest

    I didn't vote for it as my favorite, but the individual episodes about the TCW are pretty good, imo.
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  8. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 17, 2007
    The Vulcan Reformation was probably the best arc in the show really. But then again, ENT's take on Vulcans was something I enjoyed a lot really.

    I didn't vote for the Temporal Cold War, but I do really love the concept of it. @Christopher really nailed it in his first DTI novel, and that's how I see the TCW. ENT dropped the ball a little bit and did some things with it that made me cringe. A lot.
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  9. Yanks

    Yanks Commodore Commodore

    Jul 6, 2011
    NX01 Bridge
    Tough choice, but I selected the Vulcan reformation.

    Thought it was just fantastic to bring Surak in and T'Pol' mother.

    The highlight of the series for me.
  10. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 18, 2005
    These are some tough choices. My rankings:
    Mirror Universe
    The Augments
    The Xindi
    Klingon Augment Virus
    Archer's Tribunal
    Vulcan Reformation
  11. Emerald of Empire

    Emerald of Empire Ensign Newbie

    Jun 1, 2020
    Everything about Vulcans:adore:, any episode, any arc about them. Especially cool with the Andorians:techman:. Judging by the comments, our dear Vulcans are still at the top of the charts. Long life and prosperity to them! :vulcan:
  12. Michael

    Michael Mooderator Moderator

    Jul 10, 2007
    Aloha Quadrant
    For me, hands down the Xindi arc. While definitely far from perfect, it's still the highlight of the show. There's a lot to love about the first two season, but with season three the show finally came together with a sense of purpose and urgency. Compared to other contemporary shows, they weren't exactly breaking new ground, but for Star Trek they finally helped the franchise arrive in the modern era of television.

    There are some plot holes in the Xindi arc and you can just tell the writers didn't really plan all of it out beforehand, but all in all it fits together pretty nicely. I loved all the storylines they found for the characters: Archer's struggle with maintaining his humanity, Trip's mourning and anger over the death of his sister or T'Pol's drug addiction and experimenting with emotions. All pretty cool stuff. Plus, the Xindi were just a neat concept, with awesome makeup effects and ship designs.

    Just thinking about it makes me want to give it a rewatch one of these days. :)
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  13. Tribble Threat

    Tribble Threat Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 11, 2020
    The storylines about the various sects of Vulcans are by far the best in Enterprise. Nothing else comes close. So Vulcan reformation hands down.
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  14. LastCaress1972

    LastCaress1972 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Aug 22, 2020
    Essex, United Kingdom
    Went with the Mirror Universe. I loved ENT's take on the MU and I'd have been happy to see mirror ENT spun off into its own show.

    The temporal cold war stuff just left me... well, cold.
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  15. dupersuper

    dupersuper Captain Captain

    Jul 24, 2020
    I found the beginning interesting, but it ended with a wimper.
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  16. LastCaress1972

    LastCaress1972 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Aug 22, 2020
    Essex, United Kingdom
    For sure, sir. :techman: I think it had potential but imho it wasn't handled particularly well and, as you say, it all just sort of limped to a stop. I feel in a way that maybe episode one mightn't have been the time to introduce a shadowy, mysterious arc in which nobody in the audience had any investment. Like, maybe if they'd kept the focus more heavily on the characters to begin with and then introduced the TCW elements towards the end of the season? I dunno. That might've kept me more on the hook.

    What I will say is that I liked ENT - which I only saw for the first time a couple of months ago - far more than its reputation suggested that I might. And I think I only realised that once I'd seen it right through to its finish.
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  17. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Can I break up the Xindi Arc and just say the character development that occurred because of the Xindi arc. One of the reasons why I'm appreciating Enterprise a lot more is because there actually was great character development and a lot of that had to do with season 3. You have Archer going from naive captain to someone who has to harden up and he then questions if he's worthy for the actions he had to do. You had Trip who suffered a tragic loss and had to deal with it while the ship was constantly under attack. That scene in The Forgotten where he confesses to T'Pol is one of the most beautifully sad moments in Star Trek and it forced both characters to take a hard look at each other. You could understand why the relationship was the way it was in the first two seasons because of that moment and it was the moment where they actually found common respect for each other. Then you had T'Pol and her drug addiction. The way they handled it was very nice and as sensitive as it needed to be.

    I do think the other characters needed to be utilized a lot more, but if they did focus on the big three, Season 3 was quite a shining moment. I do appreciate they tried to give the other characters an arc in the final season, with Reed being a part of Section 31, Hoshi's role as empress in the Mirror Universe (And her development in the first season was pretty good as well) and Travis's boomer arc and his relationship in Demons and Terra Prime.
  18. TimeIsAPredator

    TimeIsAPredator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 15, 2020
    The one about that guy with the beard in the holodeck from the final season :lol:

    No but seriously non of the arcs really stand out but I have been having my first rewatch in years and am loving the standalones
  19. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2004
    I voted for The Augments. I enjoyed that arc a lot, it was pretty suspenseful, and it was wonderful having Brent Spiner on the show for a bit.
  20. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 15, 2009
    Romulan Arc. well its just Drones up in the poll, but Minefield is probably my most favorite episode. I like the indivuidual episodes of season 1 and 2 most.