Originally Posted by horatio
Yep, that was "First Flight", IMO one of the memorable episodes of ENT.
I stumbled over it on Memory Alpha
, who linked to an interview with Mr.Braga by trekmovie.com
In comment #124 Braga wrote: You know, Rick’s initial idea was to play the first season on Earth as they were building the very first warp ship. But that was way too off-concept, I think, for the studio.
Thanks!! I really like this interview. He mentions how bad UPN was for ENT!!! he also mentions the gay and lesbian topic!!! I found this part about the potential lesbian relationship between Seven of Nine and Janeway to be rather funny: "Plus it would have been dangerous for Janeway…you don’t know what kind of borg implants are down there."
I think having the entire first season set on Earth while the ship was being built would have been a BAD idea. I think a few episodes would have been great though.