Future Tense timeship

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by Listerlad, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Listerlad

    Listerlad Ensign Newbie

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    I'm rewatching Enterprise, just finished 'Future Tense'. I'm taken with the similarities between it and a TARDIS. Did the production team deliberately make it dimensionally transcendental?
     
  2. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yes, I'm sure that's where they got their inspiration from.
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    Wasn't there talk of an ENT/Doctor Who crossover at one time? Or is that just internet BS hype?

    Trek fits pretty well into Doctor Who's world, since The Doctor has visited so many generic Trekish future ships the NX-01 would have fitted just fine. Fitting Who into the Trekverse, on the other hand...
     
  4. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    RTD said he would have liked to have done a crossover, but I don't think it got any further then a wish.
     
  5. Listerlad

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    In my opinion it would have been fun to have the TARDIS dematerialise sound playing when the timeship disappeared.
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

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    There's a fanfic floating around out there somewhere called The Doctor And The Enterprise, in which the Fourth Doctor turns up on the ship. IIRC, it involves the Enterprise crossing over to the Doctor's universe and being attacked by Sontarans.
     
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  7. King Daniel Beyond

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    Nah, the pilot of the ENT timeship knew how to turn the parking break off;)
     
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  8. The Wormhole

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    Writer Mike Sussman is a Doctor Who fan and has admitted the ship in Future Tense is inspired by the TARDIS.
    RTD wanted to do one but abandoned the idea due to Enterprise's cancellation. It was going to involved the Doctor being unable to trust Starfleet, an obviously military outfit claiming to be peaceful explorers. RTD even considered keeping the idea around using an organization similar to but legally distinct from Starfleet, but ultimately didn't.
     
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    Would have made a better Torchwood crossover, except with Torchwood's attrition rate, everyone in Starfleet would have died by the second episode.