The One Thing You Could Change, ENTERPRISE Edition...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by Farscape One, May 14, 2020.

  1. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 15, 2009
    Tripp should have been German, and have a hobby of rebuilding/building clocks/pocket watches, the ones with the tiny tiny screws!
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  2. Oddish

    Oddish Fleet Captain Red Shirt

    Sep 7, 2020
    He could have spoken with an impenetrable accent and always been seen wearing a jeweler's lens...
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  3. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Commodore Commodore

    Oct 19, 2014
    Basically make him Uther from the Simpsons, sitting at his station on the bridge ceaselessly eating chocolate and sweets and trying to befriend T'Pol by offering her some Marzipan Joy-Joys (or to take a bite off his vangelerstrasse bar)
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  4. Admiral Jean-Luc Picard

    Admiral Jean-Luc Picard Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 9, 2020
    Scrap "Bound" so "These Are the Voyages..." can be a two hour finale. Make it fit better with TNG "The Pegasus," make the finale actually feel six years later. Promotions, new hair styles, subtle makeup to suggest a few years of age, wear and tear on the sets, random upgrades that look tacked on, you get the idea. As a two-hour, there's now time to focus on the TNG crossover AND give closure to the show.

    This is my change.
  5. FederationHistorian

    FederationHistorian Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 6, 2020
    Not saying your approach is wrong, but "Bound" wasn’t that bad of a story. Fuse it with the ENT part of TATV and it could have fit it perfectly.

    - Riker finishes his hearing over the Pegasus and goes to the holodeck. He looks to a particular mission in ENT’s history that was similar to his situation, set shortly after the events of Terra Prime.

    - Basically a fusion of the two stories: Shran’s looking for help as he’s in trouble with some criminals while the NX-01 is looking for a location for the first starbase as their new mission.

    - The crew helps Shran and liberates captured Orion slave girls in the process on Rigel.

    - It’s all part of a ploy to capture the NX-01 by Harrad-Sar and the Orion slave girls, who orchestrated the whole thing as a bounty had been out on the NX-01 ever since the events in “Borderland” by the Orion Syndicate. Kelby helps the Orions and the Rigel pirates take the ship.

    - Trip sacrifices himself to help retake the ship as part of the ship’s mutiny, against Archer’s orders, who is not thinking clearly due to the presence of Orion slave girls, as well as T’Pol’s order, who is as clear minded as ever.

    - Riker then takes the role of Chef on the advice of Troi, and learns how the crew dealt with Trip’s death in the years after, and Archer’s decision to divert from their new mission to help Shran. They would clearly go through changes like aging and promotions. And while there would be clear frustrations amongst the crew (with a couple of them wishing that they had never followed Archer's orders), Trip’s sacrifice also becomes a source of strength for them during the Romulan War. And this strength throughout the Earth forces is what encourages the Vulcans, Andorians and Tellarites to join them in the fight and later on form the Federation.

    - Riker leaps ahead to the UFP ceremony, where Shran is present with his daughter (who is gifted Frankenstein by T’Pol), and the rest of the NX-01 crew has been promoted by this time. All wounds over Trip's death have been healed by this point.

    - Riker & Troi leave the holodeck, summoned to the bridge by Data, realizing good will come from the Pegasus incident.

    That's plenty for a 2 hour finale.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2020
  6. WarpTenLizard

    WarpTenLizard Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 7, 2015
    Planet Spaceball
    The captain.

    For all of my complaints, when I attempted to re-watch the series I found that I could forgive all of its faults, even the most laughably absurd, except for Johnathan Archer. Nothing against Scott Bakula, who seems like a likable dude outside that one show. But he and "Star Trek" must just not be a good match. Archer just feels like Dubya and Donald Trump got fused in a transporter accident, leaving us with a dopey faced guy trying to be serious, while openly lusting after his first officer and threatening to "water" the sacred trees of important allies.
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  7. JamesRye

    JamesRye Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 7, 2012
    I loved Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap. But he brought none of that warmth and humanity to Star Trek. He always seemed stiff and uncomfortable, like he was trying too hard sometimes. I remember that as the show progressed, the stand out stars of the show really became Connor Trineer and Jolene Blalock
  8. Admiral Archer

    Admiral Archer Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 28, 2009
    Simple answer: Replace the Xindi with the Romulans.

    Long answer: The Xindi war arc was what killed my interest in Enterprise. If the villains had been a race we knew existed, I probably would have been happier, but it was some no-name race that was never mentioned before or since except in vague passing. Nemesis had just come out, so the Romulan senate set could have been saved and reused for Enterprise, with a different senate and praetor. The whole thing could be done any number of ways, but Enterprise's biggest loss was that it wasted it's war arc on a group of aliens which had nothing to do with anything, instead of introducing us to a known villain in a century when we know they had waged war against Starfleet. Of course, this whole argument only works assuming the show still only features one major galactic war, this time against the Romulans, instead of two wars, one with the Xindi and the other with the Romulans (which would make the show too warlike for my liking), hence my push to replace the Xindi altogether.

    EDIT: Keep the intro music from Season One throughout the show. The Season Three intro music was just bad...