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Published at: Feb. 11, 2005, 1:38 a.m. CST by staff

Star Trek: Enterprise 4.14 FAQ

What’s it called?
“The Aenar.”

Who’s responsible?
Teleplay is credited to Andre Bormanis (“Awakening,” “Babel One”).

What does TV Guide say?
“Archer and Shran visit a civilization populated by Andorian offshoots who could gain control of the renegade drone vessels.”

Is the nervous, slug-like albino Andorian an Aenar?
He is. His name is Gareb.

Why are the Aenar so pasty?
They live in the coldest part of Shran’s very cold ice planet.

Why are the Aenar so good at piloting those drones?
Their telepathy puts even the Vulcanians to shame.

What else is TV Guide not telling us?
The Andorians didn’t even know the Aenar existed until 50 years ago. “Blind ice-dwellers,” explains Shran. “For most of our history they were considered a myth, stories we told our children. But 50 years ago they were discovered living in the Northern Wastes. They’re extremely secretive. I can count on one hand the number of Andorians who’ve seen one face-to-face.” There’s only a few thousand of them left.

Any forward motion on the Trip-T’Pol front?
Trip confesses to T’Pol that he thought he was going to die aboard the drone ship last week. He asks T’Pol what was on her mind when she thought she was going to die trying to destroy Sphere 41 last season.

The big news?
The Enterprise never does make it to Babel. And the Tellarites sit this episode out. “A transport ship is return the Tellarite ambassador to his homeworld,” explains Archer early in the first act.

TV Tome says, “This episode ends with a startling twist that has important consequences in later episodes.” True?
There is indeed a twist. It involves the NX-02.

How does it end, spoiler-boy?
“I can’t.” “Alright.” “Thank you.” “Dismissed.”

What happens next week?
SUPERSPOILER! The start of a two-parter that closes out February sweeps. We learn that the Klingons of Kirk’s era all look like Rich Vos because they’ve started injecting each other with Arik Soong’s Augment DNA!

8 p.m. Friday. UPN.

I am – Hercules!!





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  • Feb. 11, 2005, 1:41 a.m. CST

    First!

    by HanFiredFirst

    Finally.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 1:52 a.m. CST

    One of the last nine...

    by Kiyone

    ...episodes of ENTERPRISE, perhaps, but I doubt that the franchise will take another 17 years to return to the tube.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Second ??

    by MasterSong

    Second ?? Seems to be the fad on here

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Cancelled when it gets interesting

    by Heckles

    What the hell is that. Just when Enterprise is showing promise it gets canned. I suppose UPN has more brilliant programming its been waiting to unleash? Is a crappy sitcom from NBC getting axed and jumping ship? Are they adding more wrestling? Yawn. UPN, Rick Berman, you suck.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:24 a.m. CST

    Ds9

    by Fernwick_

    Bring back DS9. I keep watching the reruns. That is one awesome show, and I miss the characters. At least make a Ds9 movie give it a chance. Bring back Sisko, Odo, and Get Q to bring back Jadzia for Worf. That new Dax really sucked.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Fans of the show are trying a "unique" approach

    by thevision

    Heckles and others, I agree...Season 4 has overall redeemed the mess started in the past, but it seems too little, too late. But wait, check out the BBS in Trektoday.com and read "Let the Fans pay for Season 5." 20 pages long and an offshoot site has been set up just in the past few days. Crazy Idea? Maybe...but if any fans can get this done, its Trek fans. Check out the site.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Don't blame UPN. Blame Berman and Braga for holding out until th

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    ...But now it's too late. There's some good to come from this -- now that they know it's over, maybe they will actually take some creative chances in the final episodes of Enterprise.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:31 a.m. CST

    For example: maybe somebody in the crew will actually die by the

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    It would provide a good level of angst/unrequited love between her and Trip....then have Russell Watson guest star singing the theme song at her funeral. :P

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:32 a.m. CST

    too late to inject anything.

    by dr.bulber

    i knew all along ang lee's hulk was really jose canseco.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Hey, I like that super spoiler...

    by Fawst

    Too bad I don't watch the show to know exactly what that object being referenced is. Oh well, they tried something new for Star Trek, it didn't work out too well.. I think if they do make yet another Trek, they have to just move beyond the TNG universe, and leave the past alone. Time to go FAR into the future. Jesus, they could make such an amazing fantascifi series out of Trek. I should start writing it now :P Like a crazy existential fantasy series... yikes.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 8:13 a.m. CST

    For those looking for the "fan pay" site ...

    by chrth

    It's www.trekunited.com

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 8:30 a.m. CST

    STE!

    by Real Deal

    Well at least they're free to add anything to the storyline since it's the last nine. So they can take chances. This sounds like another good episode! I'll be sorry to see the show go.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 8:40 a.m. CST

    The "Super Spoiler"

    by Voice O. Reason

    That doesn't really make any sense...but okay!

  • What, ANOTHER species we've known about for a long time has a mysterious related sub-species? Please. Who's next? The Vulcans?

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Well, the Romulans are a sub-species of Vulcans. Which makes th

    by FluffyUnbound

    Maybe the Remans have a sub-species called Aeaneans or something.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Actually, that name would be too close to this Aenar bunch, so

    by FluffyUnbound

    ...maybe they can call the Reman subspecies "Democrats" or something.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 10:20 a.m. CST

    How come we human's don't get a subspecies.

    by cookylamoo

    Hey, I have the perfect ending for Enterprise. Porthos is alone in Archer's cabin. Suddenly, another beagle appears in a white robe. Porthos reports to the head beagle that their long mission is accomplished, that humanity is finally ready to take their place in the stars. "About fucking time" replies the "Uber-Beagle" and both beagles disappear along with all the other dogs on earth.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Remans aren't a subspecies

    by chrth

    They're a conquered species

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 11:05 a.m. CST

    If someone dies...kill all of them

    by Bong

    Spare us the misery of teir existence

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Humans do have a sub-species.

    by Childe Roland

    We're called Ain't It Cool Talkbackers. And I'll be watching the last of Enterprise. If they can credibly explain the Klingon forehead discrepancies, I'll even forgive them for the last three seasons of poo and remember the show fondly when it's gone.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 11:52 a.m. CST

    cookylamoo...

    by Strabo

    You know, that reminds me of the April Fool's joke startrek.com played on us what, two years ago? Anybody remember "Porker"? I think it's an unfortunate indicator of how bad this series actually is that people BELIEVED the Porker episode synopsis until the next day when startrek.com posted a retraction and explanation that it was "obviously" an April Fool's joke.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Superspoiler

    by rev_skarekroe

    It's about damn time. It's only been, what 26 years with no explanation?

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Ugh talk about stupid talkbackers

    by Falcon5768

    the subspeices of andorians have been known in fandom and the trek books since TOS, its just this is the first time we ever got a name or face to it. PErsonally i wish it stayed in fanon, but the people writing trek now are fanon/litt writers and not B&B so a lot of fanon elements (the TOS klingons being genetically engeneered and such) are being put into the Ent universe.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Having someone say "I WILL PAY THEM TO MAKE ENTERPRISE"

    by scrumdiddly

    has to be the most disturbing thing ever.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Superspoiler

    by Nicky Butane

    Makes perfect sense! What a simple solution to a "what the fuck?" question.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Thank god...

    by Creflo A. Dollar

    ...now they can concentrate on making Enterprise: The Motion Picture. What's Robert Wise up to these days?

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Make a new show about the USS Titan

    by jason john

    Get J Frakes & M Sirtis back ( they would welcome some work ) and make a show about the USS Titan. It would enable guest spots from DS9 & VOY and could even progress with the " alliance with the Romulans " story left off from ST : Nemisis, at least we would get something positive from that bloody film.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I want to see a ST series where the captain is a Horta!

    by cookylamoo

    No namby pamby moralizing from him, just quick decisive action.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Allow me to paraphrase....

    by JAGUART

    If Gene Roddenberry came back and saw what's going on in His name, He'd never stop throwing up

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Quantum Leap 2.0...

    by Childe Roland

    ...is an interesting idea, but they'd have to do it juuuussst right. That series had one of the few really solid and fulfilling final episodes of any non-Trek sci fi show ever. I almost think you'd have to have Sam's now 20-something, multiply degreed son leaping around in search of his father (who I'm pretty sure was technically dead from episode 1), who could show up as a ghost doing the Al thing (visible and audible only to his kid), leading his son like a will-o-wisp to carry on the family tradition of righting wrongs, all with the promise of some eventual reunion. The leaping process could have been perfected so the kid doesn't get swiss cheese memory and he could be in constant contact with Al back in the "real" present via an updated handlink. It would be a great angel on one shoulder/devil on the other (with Sam and Al alternating roles depending on the situation) dynamic for the kid. They'd have to cast that role pretty perfectly, though. Hell, I'd watch.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Prof Pop-Cult- It's not like Barnon/Braga (However you spell it)

    by RenoNevada2000

    It's the fact that they've hired a decent showrunner in the form of Manny Cotto is why this season is so much improved over the last three.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 4:51 p.m. CST

    They're actually doing that...

    by Kid Z

    .... dumb explanation for the differences in Klingons story? This excuse is the best they could come up with?... the proud, human-hating Klingon race becomes a bunch of DNA-drug addicts to become MORE human-looking? WEAK! Okay B&B... why do Romulans have bulgey forheads in the Next Generation era and in the Enterprise era, but not in Kirk's era? How come Andorians had bouffant hairdos and motionless antennae in Kirk's era? Why did Tellarites look like guys in bad rubber pig masks with pig's knuckles stuck to their hands in Kirk's era? Why did all the women members of Star Fleet decide that miniskirts and pantyhose were a more efficient space exploration uniform than variations on a jumpsuit? I would say you've opened a big can of worms, but you morons are soon to be on the unemployment line and no one really gives a rip anyway!

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 5:09 p.m. CST

    How it should end...

    by Buddapest

    There needs to be an explanation that this series was an anomoly and never existed in true Star Trek continuity. A time loophole, a connection with the Bajorian religion from DS9, anything, I DON'T CARE. Just wipe the memory of this abomination from the Star Trek timeline, and start making that damned Captain Sulu show they should have made before VOYAGER was even thought of. LONG LIVE CAPTAIN SULU!

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 5:11 p.m. CST

    KOLCHAK

    by Buddapest

    I love Bruce Campbell as much as the next BUBBA HO-TEP fan, but Steve Buscemi should play Karl Kolchak's son in the new version. Only he would look suitably scruffy enough in that blue suit and straw hat.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Speaking of reboots...

    by Childe Roland

    ...that start and end with K, has anyone else seen or heard anything about Ving Rhames as Kojack?!? I mean, I love me some Ving, but I dunno... Guess I can see him sucking the lolly and still being a bad-ass, but Telly monster left some seriously big shoes to fill. I am digging the Buscemi as Kolchak idea, though. Imagine the facial expressions. Oh, daddy!

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 6:07 p.m. CST

    lynxpro

    by Buddapest

    Not to knock your opinion, and I see exactly what you're saying, but the reason I would go with Buscemi (and I know they wouldn't) is because Kolchak was always kind of grungy...you know? I watched the show every week when I was a kid, and have all the episodes on VCD, and even have the movies they just released on DVD. Kolchak as a character was always someone who didn't quite fit in - he was someone who had once seen brighter days, but in the movies and in the series, he was more likely to pick up a waitress at an interstate truckstop than a casual girlfriend he met through a mutual friend. Some of the Moonstone comics have it right, but if they're going to be fair with the character, they need to make this new aeries a true homage. That's why I think it needs to be more realistic, and why Buscemi would be better suited to play the part than someone with comic book looks like Bruce Campbell - who, as I said before - I like a lot. I personally think that, instead of a complete reboot, they need to pick up in the middle of the life of the son of Karl Kolchak, and have him continue his father's legacy. There need to be references to his father being the inspiration for the X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the actor who plays him needs to be scruffy, a tad unlikeable, and someone who we could easily see being tossed out of a press conference and thrown out of town by crooked cops. I can see Bruce Campbell doing it, but I fear it would be too campy, and I would truly trust Buscemi to be able to pull it off. In my mind's eye, I see it like it's already been made...

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 6:27 p.m. CST

    End it with an all-singing, all-dancing episode.

    by truthseekr1488

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 6:29 p.m. CST

    I hope they answer who FutureGuy is in the final episode...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Thomas Riker? Hmmm.

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 8:24 p.m. CST

    RE : Cookylamoo And Subspecies

    by Real Deal

    Humans do have a sub species. They're the ones who voted for Bush! LOL!

  • Feb. 11, 2005, 10:53 p.m. CST

    William H. Macy as Kolchack

    by Bones

    I would love a new Kolchak tv show with Bill Macy as Karl, the nephew of Darren MCGavin's Kolchak. He could play him similar to the detective in the remake of Psycho.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 1:43 a.m. CST

    I think it should end on the holodeck of the NCC-1701-F.

    by Noriko Takaya

    . . .Where Captain Archer turns to T'Pol and says, "Lieutenant, I've got to level with you: that holosimulation *really* bites the big one." Standing beside him, Captain Riker concurs. "That wasn't even *close* to how things looked in that era. Don't you remember that trip we took to Memory Alpha and the Starfleet Museum? The equipment should look like what we saw there; much cruder. Not to mention the interior decor - I mean, where are all the primary colors?" From the control room Lt. T'Pol protests that sure it might have had. . .issues. . .at first, but it *was* getting better towards the end. "'Better towards the end'" isn't good enough, Lieutenant" says Archer. "It needs to really rip it up right out of the gate or else users won't want to play in it." Her brow furrows in thought. "Perhaps if I rewrite it," she muses. "Later," says Archer as the three of them leave the room. "We've got a meeting in 15 minutes on that refugee situation Fleet HQ mentioned earlier. Two days ago near the Klingon border a rag-tag fugitive fleet of civilian/military vessels just appeared out of nowhere, being chased and shot at by some really ugly customers. Starfleet wants us and the Excelsior III to sort it out." "No rest when you're the best," Riker is heard to mutter as the door slides shut behind them.************************** Well. And with that, I think I'll run away now. ^_^ Toppu o Nerae. Please don't kill me!

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Kolchak...

    by Cadillac Jones

    ...Carl Kolchak is Kevin Spacey. In my mind's eye I see him PERFECTLY in the suit and hat. Steve Buscemi is too garish & weasely, Bruce Campbell is too rugged & handsome, where as Darren McGavin was an everyman. Of course in order to get Spacey you'd have to do a cinematic reboot. But I'll take any Kolchak over no Kolchak. Oh! And the Moonstone books ROCK!

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 2:52 a.m. CST

    STAR TREK IS DEAD

    by Fugazi32

    Doctor Who rules!!!

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 5:18 a.m. CST

    Enterprise vs. Galactica vs. Stargate SG-1 & Stargate: Atlantis

    by Trader Groucho 2

    I'm really all that blown away by any of these programs right now. The writing and acting on Enterprise has come up a couple of notches this season, but where are the morality plays? Real missed opportunity there. Galactica is showing a little paranoia, and the Cylons are more interesting than in the original program from way back in the day, but what's missing is a sense of the siege mentality that should set in on a race reduced in a matter of hours from billions to thousands. The way the humans keep turning on each other leaves a rational fellow thinking the Cylons should finish the job of erasing them from the galactic gene pool. And there's a low-key somnambulant complete and total lack of energy to the whole affair (yeah, I see the post 9/11 allegories, and wish they'd play more directly to them), which makes me miss the energetic out-there insanity of Farscape all the more. As for Stargate, the whole point behind the gates was you don't need a frikkin' spaceship to skip around the galaxy. So what have they added? Spaceships. With force fields and transporters and weapons and uniforms that look suspiciously like Quantum's blue Enterprise jumpsuit (I don't know which came first, nor do I much care). Having only sampled Atlantis, I don't feel qualified to dismiss it out of hand, however, the one ep I saw did not leave me exactly awed. Another small human crew on a ship. Again the with the ship in space thing. Not to rain on anyone's parade here, but none of these shows are exactly on the cutting edge of freshness or relevance at the moment, though I'll give Galactica some credit for at least hinting at something reflecting back on us today. Oh, and one other thing. Is it just me, or is Edward James Olmos (or at least his character Adama) in desperate need of a colonic, a good Thai massage, a happy ending, and a personality hypo?

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 5:19 a.m. CST

    that should be "not" blown away by....

    by Trader Groucho 2

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 8:48 a.m. CST

    re: Kolchak

    by Gislef_crow

    Since the Kolchak stuff seems to have moved over here, I'd still gow ith Nick Nolte. Another thing is that Kolchak was relatively _old_. McGavin was 52 at the time. Granted, Campbell is now 46 and Buscemi is...48. Of course, Nolte is 64. You really want an older, oldish-looking, kinda rugged, stocky guy, and Buscemi and Campbell just don't quite seem to do it there. *shrug* I don't know - there's a mailing list or two whee such discussions come up. I've never really heard anyone satisfactory to my mind.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Kolchak, Star Trek: Enterprise, Dr. Who

    by Buddapest

    Spacey is too effeminate to be Kolchak. Macy could do it, but it would be too cornpone. Nolte would be too well recognized. I still say Buscemi would be the best choice to play Kolchak's son. Not Kolchak, but his son - and the reason I say it should go that route, is because it would be ironic on multiple layers to have Karl's son disinfranchised on an even more dramatic level than Karl was, back in the day. Plus, let's face it, Buscemi's looks are odd, and isn't it the odd that Karl Kolchak was always drawn to? Speaking of that, I always wanted there to be a Kolchak storyline where it was hypothesized that Karl Kolchak was in some way 'drawn' to the things he investigated due to some...I don't know...power. I would have loved for Chris Carter to have tweaked The X-Files in such a way that Fox Mulder turned out to be the love child of Karl Kolchak. When Darren McGavin was on the show, I held my breath waiting for that to happen, and was sadly disappointed. I LOVE the holodec scenario described a few posts back. I would be in throes of ecstasy if the series ended that way... And, yes, Dr. Who rocks. I can't wait to see the newest incarnation, but I guess I'll be waiting for some time...I live in the USA...

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Don't blame Enterprise for the Klingon thing...

    by symphy

    ...Star Trek DS9 opened that door in Trials and Tribblations, when they were looking at 1960s Klingons asking why they weren't bumpy, and Worf acknowledged this, that it was a period Klingons don't like to talk about. That established it as canon trek lore and MUST be explained by Enterprise, because Klingons need to go from bumpy to smooth and back to bumpy in the next 200 years.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 11:52 a.m. CST

    They explained why the Klingons look different....

    by Kauzi Sezso

    They didn't have the money or the makeup technology in the 60's. As for "Enterprise", they explained that the Klingons would have had the bumpy foreheads in TOS if they could have, so they just went with that look. Personally, I'd like to see a story with the Cardassians as a peaceful race, maybe laying the seeds for them as warriors in the later shows. I guess that will never be.....

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Klingon Head Ridges

    by Buddapest

    Gene Roddenberry came from the early school of after-the-fact propaganda that George Lucas later graduated from. His line that the Klingon bumps were always considered to be part of STAR TREK continuity is B.S. I defy anyone to produce hard evidence of this from the wealth of material relating to the behind the scenes history of the series. I've read it all, and the fact of the matter is that Roddenberry was as crooked as the day is long, and would say whatever it took to get a buck in his pocket and to make himself look like he was the "Great Bird of the Galaxy." Another tidbit that wholly contradicts this theory is the fact that, not too many years after STAR TREK was cancelled, Roddenberry kept producing low-budget pilots that were essentially STAR TREK or BUCK ROGERS in alternate dimensions. One of them was called PLANET EARTH - it starred John Saxon, and featured a race of bald, alien drunkards with bumpy ridges on their heads. They were parodies of the stereotypical nazi characters from old war movies, and the name of their race was something like "the Kor;" it began with a "K," anyway. Roddenberry obviously liked the idea and utilized it for the first STAR TREK movie, and then tried to reinvent history to cover his ass. He used the same ideas over and over and over. One of the biggest examples of this was his reinvention of the Questor character from his THE QUESTOR TAPES pilot into Data of STNG.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Human subspecies...

    by Kid Z

    ... those cute li'l hobbit-sized 10,000 year old cavemen they discovered on that Indonesian island seem to fit the bill. Sadly they apparently all died out a couple thousand years back, but that's not so long ago geologically speaking. Sadly, Red-State Bush voters aren't a true subspecies but merely the result of too many generations of Bubbas gettin' it on with their sisters... or moms... or first cousins... or daughters... or...

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 12:40 p.m. CST

    The Kreeg

    by Buddapest

    That was what they were called. And is it not a little too coincidental that Roddenberry could afford the 'oh-so-expensive' makeup effects that were utilized on this much lower budgeted than Star Trek pilot?

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 1:15 p.m. CST

    This Just In!: Fugazi32 types STAR TREK IS DEAD in caps, thinkin

    by Tall_Boy

    Douchebag.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 4:54 p.m. CST

    So is Riker going to be the future guy?

    by warp11

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Glad its Going in the Shelf for a While

    by nexxus7

    Apologies to all the Trek Enterprise fans out there, but really, it's a relief this series is being cancelled. First, they had worn trek to the bone and it was showing...badly. Everyone got tired of the old "we have to have a Trek on the air", which crowded out anything truly fresh. B&B have drained it for all it was worth, and believe me, they will be swimming in money for the rest of their lives. Second, I tried, I really did, to watch some of the shows and give it a chance, but I was never able to sit through an entire episode, or even a TIVOd one -- even the "Manny Coto has saved us" era. C'mon, the problems began with concept, then casting, then art and design, then stories, then continued to go donwhill from there. Third, I'm glad I'll only have four seasons of DVDs to buy. Yep, gonna buy 'em eventually, although still haven't bought STV as I'm waiting for the prices to come down to around $300 for the set, which is all it's worth IMO. I'd put Enterprise at around $150 or so. I'm sure there will be a few episodes that surprise me. Fouth, once the series is on the shelf for say 3-5 years, they can start coming back, first with made for TV/direct to video movies highlighting different takes, crews or concepts, then maybe do some mini series. Then once an idea and a crew really catch on, they can do another series. This is how I think the franchise needs to be handled. Give it a rest and stop squeezing the hell out of it. And for the sake of Pete, stop trying to connect all the dots. It's a TV show for crying out loud. There are going to be continuity holes (there was no Eugenics War in 1999), improvements in makeup design and costuming (Thus the Klingons). Stop trying to patch them all, or you get rediculous explanations like pumping a species full of DNA. Was that really worth it? A better explanation IMO would have been some Klingons volunteered to undergo cosmetic surgery in order to either infiltrate the Federation as humans, or attempted to fool the Federation into believing they were another race at war with the Klingons (pretend to be a friend then turn on them in battle). Anyway, for those few who will truly miss the show, just consider that you deserve better. For those of us who just got tired of this dead horse being brought out for another trot around the track so B&B could keep their jobs, thank goodness, hopefully they'll wait a few years, and maybe next time they'll get it right.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Riker (Thomas or William) as FutureGuy?

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    Personally I think the idea is absurd for him to be either Riker. But what the fuck -- at this point, I don't care so long as B&B resolve it one way or another. If they don't, then one of the Star Trek novelists will probably pick it up as the basis for a new book, which I would predict won't be set in Enterprise's timeline. Still, that would be lame for this arc, which was the foundation really for the Enterprise pilot, to have to be resolved in an off-canon novel. Maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea if FutureGuy turned out to be William T. Riker and the entire Enterprise series was nothing more than Riker's holo-novel/experiment.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 7:26 p.m. CST

    I kinda liked that pale young Aenar chick. You know, Gareb's sis

    by HanFiredFirst

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Other FutureGuy choices...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Russell Watson? Rick Berman, or Brannon Braga? Both?

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 9:25 p.m. CST

    So much potential

    by Subversive01057

    SPOILER (if you even care) ...shot to hell by lazy writing. Yes, early Klingon, Vulcan, Romulans, Andorians, etc., etc., is all great, but it is all for naught with the deus-ex-machina technobabble plots. I enjoyed seeing the Aenar, but having the plot centered around the crews ability to whip together a machine that uses telepathic abilities beyond what they are familiar with in to gain partial control in battle of starship from another species they have never encountered--it's ridiculously amateur. Plots that captivate people and make them want to keep watching place in the center complex and evolving relationships between people. The handful of one liners regarding Trip and T'Pol just don't cut it. If it is the only way to get Berman & Braga away from the Star Trek franchise, then taking a break for a few-to-several years is for the best. Maybe in 2010, fresh hands will be able rework Star Trek and make it grittier, more realistic, and character-driven, as was done with BSG. Or maybe we will have to wait for 2015 or 2020.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 9:27 p.m. CST

    while

    by Subversive01057

    still keeping true to Roddeberry's vision of a bright future, of course.

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 11:16 p.m. CST

    This show needs to be put down....

    by Bootskin

    Seems like ever since Rodenberry died, no one has a clue on how to run this franchise (Except the fans, who keep telling Paramount what they want, only to be ignored.) Kind of stupid to just ignore the people telling you what they will definately watch and be loyal to. GHuaranteed hit, but noooooooooo....we wanna do it our way...idiots...Just Give SULU a damn ship befor he dies, eh?

  • Feb. 12, 2005, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Let me re-phrase that....

    by Bootskin

    Give Sulu a SHOW before George Takei dies. He already has a ship, the Excelsior.....pardon me for that, it was the Newcastle typing...

  • I really like that Weyon is back as Shran. He really holds the episode down? What was up with Shran and that Aern subscies girl or whatever. Towards the end of the ep it was implied that they were going to get together. What was she? 12? Shran is like 40? Blah at least Warp 11 still rocks! Best Star Trek Band ever! follow this link to download their song "Holosuite Woman." Warp!

  • Feb. 13, 2005, 3:40 a.m. CST

    warp!

    by warp11

    http://p087.ezboard.com/fwarp11bbfrm1.showMessage?topicID=838.topic

  • Feb. 13, 2005, 11:44 a.m. CST

    so I decided to do some slumming...

    by Strabo

    ...to find out what REAL Trek fans are saying about Enterpoop's cancelation. So, I headed over to the Trek Today forums. What I found was appalling. ANYONE, and I mean ANYONE who criticizes the show in the least is INSTANTLY reviled as a heretic, and that includes George Takei, as he's apparently made some comments about Enterpoop sucking and being glad it got canceled. To them, this show is GOD'S GIFT. It's really quite sad actually. Hey Cutest, do you post over there? Seems like you'd feel quite at home.

  • Feb. 13, 2005, 11:45 a.m. CST

    It needs to end like Blake 7...

    by Kelvington

    I see T'pol standing over the bodies of fallen crew mates as bad vulcans kills everyone in the room in slow motion. In the background you hear the computer counting down 7...6...5... Fade to black as the last shots kill her, and huge explosion is heard.

  • Feb. 13, 2005, 12:34 p.m. CST

    How it should end...

    by meburma

    I think an orgy centering on Hoshi and T'Pol would be in order. Ahead... maximum warp on Star Trek: Intercourse!

  • Feb. 13, 2005, 1:26 p.m. CST

    More Trolling

    by Real Deal

    Need I say more? The fact that negativity may be critisized on trek forums is indicative of the overkill of such crtisizing. Logical errors have been present in other shows ( a recent episode of BSG comes to mind with SB is piloting a cylon craft back to galactica without training or intrumentation just a slit of window )that would have drawn great critisizim if it had been on Enterprise. The show is dead. Although it has been improving. It's very clear that the diatribe present here and elsewhere is born not of ST fans with hopes of making the show better. It's about ego and trying to look cool ( as has been said by Herc : " Hey look at me! " ). It's little boy bathroom humour is pathetic and disgusting. This kind of critique doesn't further the course of better / quality Science Fiction on Television. It undermines it. Leave it alone and let it's fans enjoy the last episodes.

  • Feb. 13, 2005, 4:21 p.m. CST

    The telepathic device

    by optimus122

    When trip was on the telepath controlled ship him and his buddy got a lot of info on how the ship was being controlled so I am sure that is how they were able to construct something like it. Remember this is a sci fi show set over 100 years from now not some 1990 soap opera. Sure its a stretch but you can pick apart a lot of what happens on all the sci fi shows presently on tv.

  • Feb. 14, 2005, 6 a.m. CST

    Is Manny reading the AICN TBs? TrekWeb reports "Producer Manny C

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    http://trekweb.com/stories.php?aid=421022910049c&topBrowse=all

  • Feb. 14, 2005, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Star Trek's last ever line

    by David Frames

    "Commander they're more beautiful than I ever imagined."

  • Feb. 14, 2005, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Future Guy should be Rasmuessen from the 26th century

    by durhay

    Always good to see Matthew Frewer.

  • Feb. 14, 2005, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Them bumpy Klingons

    by NNNOOO!!!

    Until "Relics" and "Trials and Tribble-ations" established the TOS production design as historically accurate within the Next Generation universe, there was a perfect explanation waiting to be applied to the NextGen discrepancies. If we imagine that the shows are all records of future events, then we should expect them to be carefully censored according to the Prime Directive. Audiences in the 1960s weren't ready to see what Klingons (or digital clocks) looked like, so mid-20th-century equivalents were substituted for those dramatizations. As time passes, more of the future is revealed to us. Imagine what the Kirk/Spock Enterprise could really look like by now...

  • Feb. 14, 2005, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Here's an explanation for the discrepancies

    by jim

    IT'S A TV SHOW THAT WAS MADE IN THE 1960'S! No one had any idea that the show they were doing back then would have any relevance whatsoever almost 30 years later. Doubtful that few even imagined it would be remembered by anyone other than the most dedicated of TV historians. Klingon bumps have never needed an explanation. On TOS they looked one way because that's how they looked on that show. On Next Generation, etc they looked another way because the look had been redefined. Would anyone have preferred if the Klingons on NG, etc. had looked like TOS Klingons? And as for the comments made on "Trials and Tribble-ations" it was a sight gag, a little humour, a wink and nod at the audience. Worf's wanting the rest to ignore it and not talk about it is the way it should be. But that being said, I like PhantomDennis' explanation.

  • Feb. 14, 2005, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Cool way to end the series . . .

    by truthseekr1488

    There was a short story I read years ago in which the characters due to a transporter / spacetime mishap end up beaming onto the set of the Star Trek show (this was during the original series days) and are mistaken for the actors who play them. Of course they realize they're in some sort of alternate universe where their "real" 23rd century is nothing but a 1960s television show. Presumably their alternate selves end up on the "real" Enterprise but only one of the groups is dealt with in the story. I think it was called "Visit to a Strange Planet" or something. How funky would that be as a series ender?

  • Feb. 15, 2005, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Hey Trek Fans!!!!!!!!

    by Real Deal

    Here's the best news I've heard all day! J. Michael Straczynski wants to do Star Trek!!!!!!! Here's the article. http://trekweb.com/articles/2005/02/15/421215b6445e5.shtml Alot of the things he says make sense. I really hope Paramount gives him a chance. Considering what he did With B5 this could be the best news I've heard in a long time For the Star Trek franchise.

  • Feb. 15, 2005, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Signing ceremony finale? Wow.

    by HanFiredFirst

    Yeah, it would be really exciting to watch Federation representatives sitting around a table negotiating balance of multilateral trade technicalities with the Andorians or hammering out the fine details of interplanetary debt restructuring schedules with the Vulcans. That's great t.v.!

  • Feb. 15, 2005, 11:39 p.m. CST

    THE NX-02 ??????? WHAT THE FLYING SNAPPING DOG SHIT FUCK?????

    by TheGinger Twit

    Sounds like A seed for future trek if I ever heard one...

  • Feb. 15, 2005, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Uh, ThePhantomDennis

    by TheGinger Twit

    how much pot you been smoking dude? Either cut back or send some my way. Klingongs in the old series look different because they come from the southern hemisphere. Rigged klingons are the bad buggers from the northern hermisphere. Gene Roddenberry himself explained it that way, and fucking Berman and Braga were too fucking stupid to do their homework "It's something we don't discuss with outsiders." Give me a fucking break!

  • Feb. 15, 2005, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Hey Buddapest... it is explained....

    by TheGinger Twit

    read my last post.

  • Feb. 16, 2005, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Sounds Like A Troll If I Ever Heard One

    by Real Deal

    Running out of material?

  • Feb. 16, 2005, 8:19 a.m. CST

    You Don't Even Know How To Spell.....

    by Real Deal

    KLINGON!

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