Enterprise Anyone??

  1. Anybody here like the series Enterprise. Anybody hate it? I expected not to like it but I was wrong. The original Star Treck came out when I was 17. I was nuts about it. None of the movies or follow up series ever really moved me that way. Interesting enough the new Enterprise comes close.
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  3. by   oramar
    Nobody like the new startrek series, Enterprise??? No one else thinks Conner Trinneer and Dominic Keating are stealing the show?(Trip and Malcolm)
  4. by   Stargazer
    oramar, I had high hopes for this series that were very quickly dashed.

    I DO like the characters Hoshi, Reed, and Phlox. And Porthos (the dog) is adorable! But I'm finding the writing atrocious. I can't stand how Capt. Archer is being written (and portrayed by Scott Bakula) as this yippee-ki-ay space cowboy with WAY more bravado than common sense. Trip irritates the crap out of me. (Not sure why.) And Jolene Blalock's idea of acting seems to consist of sticking out her boobs and pursing her lips. Aaaargh.

    I'm a Trekkie from way back. (Hell, I'm going to my first official ST convention this weekend--woohoo!!) I really, really want to like this show. But I'm afraid that giant sucking sound I'm hearing isn't coming from a black hole.
  5. by   OC_An Khe
    Hit or miss so far...some episode I have enjoyed and others well better not to mention others. It is to soon to tell and will continue watching. It has taken time for the other Trek spinoffs to gather steam and following. L do enjoy Andromeda more though.
  6. by   aimeee
    Well...we watch it. Kids like it. I can't say Scott Bakula does it for me as a captain though.

    I would like to rent tapes of the original series so my kids could see it. They did enjoy the movies. Nothing can compare with the way Spock raises one eyebrow.

    Next Generation wasn't bad either. I liked Picard as the steady intellectual captain.

    Stargazer--A trekkie convention! Wow! I wanna see pictures!
  7. by   Zhakrin
    I personally have never seen a single episode of the orginal series, however a grew up watching ST:TNG. It was the only SciFI that I have ever liked. DS9 took me awhile to get into, but I became addicted. I tend to wait until a new series has been on long enough that they have enough episodes to be on TV more than once a week.

    Voyager I have barely watched, however I would like to start. Voyager just cannot seem to keep my interest.

    Enterprise. . .well I think I am an addict again. As with any new show there will be growing pains. If you watch TNG episode #1 - 25 the characters change alot until they get a sense of who they are. I have even heard that in the orginal series pilot Kirk was not the Capt and Spock was not a Vulcun, Lol.

    Give it time. It will be fun to see how they get photon torpedoes, tractor beams, phasers, and Gaack. As well as the whole Klingon thing.

    Live long and give me Dr Crusher, PLEASE!!!
  8. by   oramar
    Let me answer some of the things I see here. Original Star Trek repeats on Sci Fi channel weekdays at 6 or 7pm. Jon Archer is a nice guy who I think I would love having for a boss. His tendency to put his people in harms way in his search for adventure is inexcusable but makes for interesting stories. I confess to liking Trip. True he is overly excitable but I think he is cute. The guy has a Bob Hope ski jump nose. It makes me laugh. Lot of blatent scientific errors in the writting and the people on the Trekie message boards are really screaming about it. I think it is OK to bend the laws of the universe in order to tell a good story. Story tellers have been doing it since the beginning of time.
    Last edit by oramar on Feb 23, '02
  9. by   semstr
    the only thing I can say to these series:

    Scotty, beam me up!!

    Hate them, Husband and daughter love them!!

    Take care, Renee
  10. by   Stargazer
    Well, I attended the convention this weekend. Let me just start by saying that some people just shouldn't wear tight-fitting Lycra ST uniforms. And if you're going to wear prosthetics (Vulcan ears, Klingon forehead), then the color should approximate your own skin color or should be blended with makeup. That is all.

    Sorry, aimeee, no pictures! But we had fun. The day we went (Saturday) was devoted to Classic Trek. As we were walking in, we passed Nichelle Nichols (Uhura). She looked beautiful. We just smiled and weren't going to say anything, but she smiled very warmly and said "hello" so we said hello back. Very gracious. We missed her Q & A which had been earlier. There was also a joint panel with some bit players, like Lee Meriwether and Lesley Parrish, who was in "Who Mourns for Adonis?"; and the usual assortment of musical tributes and blooper reels.

    The big highlight of that day was a rare joint appearance with Shatner and Nimoy. The format was VERY loose and they basically just clowned around and took a few audience questions and told some funny anecdotes and insulted each other for 90 minutes. Clearly they are good friends. Bill Shatner brought his daughter Elizabeth, who apparently just redesigned his website, so she got on stage and pimped the website for about 10 minutes.

    Nimoy was just very loose and relaxed. Shatner, I swear to God, was drunk. Or just very goofy. He was really hyper and when he laughed, his entire face would turn bright red. They told some of the same stories that were in each of their books. Shatner kept referring to the Sea-Tac airport as "the Ticky-Tac airport" and to Pike Place market (Seattle's renowned Farmers' Market) as
    "Pike's Peak." Someone mentioned that James Doohan (Scotty) was in the hospital recovering from pneumonia and neither of them seemed to know much about it.

    Creation Entertainment is having a "Grand Slam" ST convention at the Star Trek Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton in August. There are going to be a LOT of ST actors there, and of course, they have the shuttlecraft Sim ride, the museum and Quark's Bar there already. Could be fun! Last time I was there, someone was having a ST wedding--with all the guest in costume. It was wild.

    ocankhe and Zhakrin, you may be right about Enterprise getting better as it goes along. I hope so--it's the only thing that's keeping me watching.
  11. by   NurseDennie
    I don't like Enterprise. It just jangled my nerves. LOL

    I guess Nimoy just so set in my mind what a Vulcan is that I can't deal with the Vulcan on Enterprise. Spock was entirely dispassionate and logical, and that's what (to me) a Vulcan IS and SHOULD be. The one on Enterprise always seems either angry or at least a little bit pi$$ed off.

    I met Nimoy in the 60's in a studio doing a ... ah pooh, I can't remember what it's called. Blast this old-timers disease.

    You've seen a film done for a company's convention or stockholder meeting or something like that. There's a name for them, but I can't remember at all. Oh well, it doesn't matter. Production values like a cinema movie, but privately run and shown. ANYWAY, he was great, wonderful and fantastic.


  12. by   4XNURSE
    Originally posted by NurseDennie

    ....I met Nimoy in the 60's in a studio doing a ... ah pooh, I can't remember what it's called. Blast this old-timers disease.....


    [FONT=century gothic]You're in good company there young lady, lots of it. Careful how you talk about me and my friends. LOL

    I've never been able to get used to anything since the orriginal, but then I've been accused of being a stone relic at times. I wouldn't want to argue about that either.
  13. by   NurseDennie
    LOL 4x

    I'm probably older than you are! I exemplify old-timers, so I'm allowed to be the poster"child" for the disease.!

    See my new avi? That's me - taking an impromptu nap!



    PS - impromptue? I've had a bit to drink. It doesn't look right, but I can't think of a righter way.
  14. by   oramar
    I really appreciate everyone who responded. I don't why but I really need to talk about these things. I to was a teenager when the original series came out and I was a big fan. I also followed Next Generation and Voyager. Saw all the movies of course. For some reason I get a kick out of Enterprise that reminds me of being a kid. I think it is the eagerness to explore that both Enterprise and original Star Trek shared. Where as I never did figure out what Next Generation mission was and Voyager was just lost.