Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
Voyager and Enterprise really both suffer from the same problem in the end. They both have very interesting premises, but neither show was willing to take the risks necessary to push the limits and get the most out of those premises. Wasted opportunities really. And it was that lack of risk taking that nearly killed Trek.
I don't think it was about risk...just imagination.
And I would point out that ...serialized shows almost have to have turn into progressive plot stories because there is only so much single contained stories you can do.