OK, so Star Trek Enterprise seasons has packed up and warped its way on home, and we're all left with a near-universal bad taste in
our mouths. I've slogged through enough harsh criticism (pretty much all of it warranted) for now and I think
maybe we should scrap together the good stuff that we'll remember about a show that perhaps we liked to
criticize more than rave about (again, it was mostly warranted). I mean, hey, I thought it was kind of a silly
show in comparison to other Treks, but I enjoyed it on a simple level and came to anticipate new episodes quite
a bit toward the end, actually.
Having said that, let's list our favorite episodes (and our reasons for ranking them as such so this doesn't
become an inane list thread) of Enterprise. I'll go first:
1. In a Mirror, Darkly - I'm counting this as one episode even though it was a two-parter. This was hands-down
the most imaginative and fun thing Enterprise did during its four-year run, and seeing everyone acting all
eeeee-vil was a hoot. It was far more of a "fan valentine" than the series finale, with the tie-ins to TOS and
the ridiculous but actually somewhat plausible explanation of the Mirror Universe's origin and the Terran
Empire's early history. Plus we got an awesome opening sequence for a chance... and Hoshi kicked ass! What's not
2. Twilight - Even though it was basically a "reset button" episode, this one was high on the "whoa factor" for
me. Right from the scene where Earth blew up, I was riveted. OK, so the idea of the temporal virus or whatever
the hell it was being destroyed for all time when it was destroyed in the future was kind of a deus ex machina
solution. But the depiction of the future crew was much more convincing than it was in the finale, and the way
Archer kept forgetting stuff gave me fond memories of that Voyager episode where Kes experienced everything
backward. This was good drama even if I knew everything would be reset later on. It gave a chilling glimpse into
a possible future (one we didn't know would actually happen, but still it established the threat of the Xindi)
and made the stakes higher than they usually are on the average Trek episode.
Star Trek Enterprise DVD and Star Trek Voyager DVD r my favs
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