Originally Posted by HDMe2
The Prime Directive didn't exist... they even talked about it during the first season... how they might need to come up with some rules for interacting with other alien worlds...
Except for the overly-long Xindii plot, I actually liked Enterprise a lot. I think a lot of the flaws are from people who were burned out from seeing Star Trek non-stop and multiple shows since 1987 after being deprived of it on tv for over 20 years prior.
Yes I know it didn't exist yet, that's why I mentioned it. That was kinda my whole point.
I honestly believe it wasn't really burnout (by the public) because the reboot movie wasn't that many years after Enterprise ended and it's really revitalized Trek. It was really just lack of imagination. The reboot movie was treading on old territory too but it did it in a kind of non-trek way. It was Star Trek but less...geeky. More modern and "realistic" from a character and world standpoint. That's why I liked it so much. I think that's why everyone else did too. Sometimes it's hard to remember that to the typical non-trekkie a lot of Star Trek can be really nerdy. This is what I mean when I talk about Enterprise. They should have approached the franchise from a different point of view. Less about the technical crap and more about making it seem somewhat believable for once. They actually did a fairly decent job in the first season at times but once the show got going and they had to one-up themselves to keep it interesting it just seemed to fall into the same old Star Trek trap. Upgraded weapons to seem more powerful, go to war and last seasons on end, Mirror Universe, Time Travel, alien of the week, etc. etc.. Blah. That to me is why it failed.
Anyway enough about that, I'm assuming the BD will be a somewhat decent improvement over what I've seen on HDNET and other channels?