What is the best enterprise season and why?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by Jaffa_Trek, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Jaffa_Trek

    Jaffa_Trek Ensign Red Shirt

    Sep 30, 2017
    Earth, Melbourne, Australia
    Despite the fact that most people find the later seasons better i think the first two are best simply because i hate the long drawn out temporal cold war with the xindi. It seems to just be over the top.
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  2. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in it's final stage
    The third. I loved the Xindi arc, it was the first time in a long time I couldn't wait for the next episode and it felt like anything could happen!
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  3. Yanks

    Yanks Commodore Commodore

    Jul 6, 2011
    NX01 Bridge
    The 4th in my book. IMO, the best season of trek.
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  4. Boomstick

    Boomstick Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 7, 2017
    Season 4 is the best one I think.
    The Xindi arc gets a bit repetitive in season 3, but season 4 has some great three episode arcs. I realise there's a lot of hate for the finale, but it terms of a good to middling to bad episode ratio season 4 has some of the highlights of the whole of Enterprise.
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  5. Michael

    Michael *:・゚✧ . ゜・ Moderator

    Jul 10, 2007
    Aloha Quadrant
    The third season all the way. Like all the seasons to some degree, but season three is where I first felt that the show had found its own voice, purpose and raison d’Être. They did well (albeit not completely flawlessly) on creating an interwoven storyline for the season, which was a first for Trek on that scale. I also thought the Xindi were a wonderfully creative idea and I really liked their designs.

    Season four on the other hand, despite being hailed as the best season most of the time, wasn't that satisfying to me. It relied much too heavily on blatantly referencing Trek lore to the point of fanwank. I don't fucking care, for example, about explaining Klingon makeup changes or a lame story about the guy who invented the transporter. :lol:
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  6. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    I'm going to go with the 4th, with the 3rd season in second place.
  7. BillJ

    BillJ The King of Kings Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    Probably season four.

    But I find enough enjoyable episodes in each season, that I find they are all worth watching.
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  8. Lucky

    Lucky Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 20, 2004
    I think the fourth is the best. It is really what the show should have been all along. Many episodes were focused on the necessary steps that led to the Federation.
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  9. Quinton O'Connor

    Quinton O'Connor Commodore Commodore

    Apr 3, 2010
    Durham, NC
    The third. I adore the Xindi arc, specifically the final eight episodes.
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  10. LunaGrace

    LunaGrace Cadet Newbie

    Oct 5, 2017
    I did love the Xindi arc when I first watched it, but as far as a season that I can go back to I'd definitely pick Season 2. By the personality and dynamic among crew members was more established, and those episodes are all good stand-alone episodes to go back to. I don't necessarily feel like I would want to go watch a single season 3 episode without going back and watching the whole Xindi arc in order.
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  11. Lt. LaForge

    Lt. LaForge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 7, 2012
    Klingon High Council
    Without a shadow of doubt, I'd pick season 3. As others have already said, the Xindi arc is amazing. The lengths Archer and his crew went to protect Earth were very admirable and entertaining. The Xindi are actually my favourite "enemy." The fact that they had different species Xindi with different characteristics made it all grander if that's a word.
  12. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    Season three because that was the most character development this series had. What it did for everyone is something I have come to appreciate over the years.

    Also I really want to see the xindi in discovery.
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  13. somebuddyX

    somebuddyX Commodore Commodore

    Nov 14, 2014
    I like this question. I think Season 3 is amazing when it commits to the main storyline, I think 4 is the most fun for the smaller storylines it attempts and just overall vibe but I think 2 has the most amount of my favourite individual episodes in it. So really all I can say is I like 1 least.
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  14. jespah

    jespah Taller than a Hobbit Moderator

    Jun 21, 2011
    Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
    I put them in this order: 3, 4, 1, 2.
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  15. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    I like season 3 it was my favorite I likes the Xindi arc alot. also season 1 .4 and 2
  16. Prax

    Prax Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 1, 2017
    Season 2 or 3, I think that's where everything peaked. The acting can feel awkward in the first season and I didn't like the Suliban very much. most of my favorite episodes are in season 2, and many in 3. The acting and stories in season 4 got really over the top. The Vulcans became emotionally unstable and crazed in every scene in the Vulcan 3 parter. Although "Home" is one of my favorite episodes. I also like the united arc, and who doesn't love the mirror episodes.

    I'm gonna go with season 2. There are so many gems.
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  17. Trek Survivor

    Trek Survivor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 12, 2009
    Season 3, though I liked season 1 a lot as well.
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  18. arch101

    arch101 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 1999
    Quincy, MA
    Series 3 for me! Loved how they took their sweet time unfolding the Xindi story. I always looked forward to scenes in the war room where Archer and crew would fit the next couple of puzzle pieces together.
    Series 4 is my next fav.
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  19. Apollo7

    Apollo7 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 23, 2017
    Waverly, OH
    Season 4. All of the mini-arcs were great (especially the Augments arc and Romulans arc). I wish the series could have more seasons after 4 as this was the series at it's best.
  20. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Commodore

    Sep 6, 2007
    Germany, EU, Earth
    The 3rd season is the best, the Xindi arc was great.
    The 4th season was the worst, I'll never understand all the praise it gets, I've said it before, it became the TOS/TNG reference hour. These are the Voyages is actually a fitting finale because the entire season wasn't really about Enterprise and its crew anymore, it was about the larger Star Trek universe.