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Old 04-03-2009, 05:53 AM
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Default Scott Bakula's Take on the New Movie & Fan Reaction

"The trick is, they've got to bring it up to date and make it hip and sexy and fast and all the things they can do with effects now, and keep the diehard fans in the theater. I'll be curious to see if they'll be successful with that. I hope they are."

"We were trying to make that bridge with our series, and we had resistance. There was no question that some of the Star Trek fan base was not ready to go there (laughs). They just didn't want to do it. A guy stopped me, and he said, 'Oh, I loved that show, I loved it, loved it, ... except for the theme song' (laughs). I was like, 'Man, people should just ...' But they're not willing to give it any slack. If they don't like it, they're vocal about it. But if they like it, then you're made. ... The trailer looks fantastic. And, obviously, [director J.J.] Abrams knows how to make a movie. And, hopefully, he will have succeeded, and the studio will say, 'We shouldn't have canceled Enterprise' (laughs)."


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Old 04-03-2009, 05:56 AM
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He's not wrong about the fans - though unfortunately I was in the first category!!
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:15 AM
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It is no secret that I started out loving Enterprise, then I grow tired of Seasons 2 and 3. But Seaon 4 of Enterprise was one of my favorite Star Trek seaons ever.

My wife and I are amped about the new movie (Although, I am still nervous that it may not feel like Trek.), so I think that this is a very good sign that the new movie will bridge the gap between Trekkies, and other movie-goers.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:39 AM
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It is no secret that I started out loving Enterprise, then I grow tired of Seasons 2 and 3. But Seaon 4 of Enterprise was one of my favorite Star Trek seaons ever.

My wife and I are amped about the new movie (Although, I am still nervous that it may not feel like Trek.), so I think that this is a very good sign that the new movie will bridge the gap between Trekkies, and other movie-goers.
+1, Season 2 was to me the "Abduction-of-the-week" season, and Season 3 was just terrible storytelling beginning to end. Season 4 was what I was expecting and hoping to see in Season 2, but it was too late.

I myself am quite excited about the movie. I have no illusions it's going to feel like the old Trek, because it's a completely different cast and crew, but it doesn't have to be the same to be good, in my opinion.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:21 AM
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"The trick is, they've got to bring it up to date and make it hip and sexy and fast and all the things they can do with effects now, and keep the diehard fans in the theater. I'll be curious to see if they'll be successful with that. I hope they are."

"We were trying to make that bridge with our series, and we had resistance. There was no question that some of the Star Trek fan base was not ready to go there (laughs). They just didn't want to do it. A guy stopped me, and he said, 'Oh, I loved that show, I loved it, loved it, ... except for the theme song' (laughs). I was like, 'Man, people should just ...' But they're not willing to give it any slack. If they don't like it, they're vocal about it. But if they like it, then you're made. ... The trailer looks fantastic. And, obviously, [director J.J.] Abrams knows how to make a movie. And, hopefully, he will have succeeded, and the studio will say, 'We shouldn't have canceled Enterprise' (laughs)."


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Yeah, he knows what Fans didn't like about Enterprise.
You can do flashy and sex but it better be done with taste. Enterprise didn't have that for a long time.

I liked the theme song and the difference they did there but I hated the show's abuse of canon and gratitous naked bodies flying around like this was 902.10 Trek.

That actually sounds pretty good. Star Trek 902.10, That's either a radio station or a course heading.
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I liked the theme song and the difference they did there but I hated the show's abuse of canon and gratitous naked bodies flying around like this was 902.10 Trek.
I liked that they tried something different with the theme song, I just didn't like what they came up with. Of course I never really liked the TMP/TNG Goldstein theme- too martial for my taste. My favorites are Voyager's and TOS'.

The gratuitous naked bodies? They were alright to pass the time till Manny Coto came along.
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I started out not liking Enterprise, but came to enjoy most of it once the reruns began on Sci-Fi (SyFy). I agree that season 4 was probably the best Trek since TNG's All Good Things...
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:42 AM
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I tried real hard to get into Enterprise, I just couldn't hang. The characters and interactions never gelled for me. The only characters I really liked were Phlox and Trip.

Even Scott B disappointed me, I always liked him in Quantum Leap, but he always seemed to be over acting. Just my opinion but I think it failed because it just wasn't very good.
It's not just you.
I got tired of his yelling every time he got fustrated. The way he look down instead of at you when he was angry and pointed at the floor. He seemed to be working the Ham.

I liked Trip...I wanted to Like Mayweather.
Hoshi was barely tolerable. T'pol was an irratant, she didn't do anything powerful, she was an antagonist far too often.

I don't know why I didn't like Phlox. It may have been the mouth.

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I started out not liking Enterprise, but came to enjoy most of it once the reruns began on Sci-Fi (SyFy). I agree that season 4 was probably the best Trek since TNG's All Good Things...
I liked the last season when they started to honor what came before when they tried (a bit too hard at times) to mesh we TOS.
The "Augments" were an amazing series of episodes they should have down the whole 3rd season on while messing with the disaster of the previous century.

You know those special effects for the augments was fantastic when they'd use they're speed.

But it was good they ended the series. They had screwed up too much.
The characters
The tech
The writing
The canon issues.....just put it to sleep and it was the right call.

Edit: Fixing one (the writing) was only the begining and too correct our perceptions as a fan base would have taken the rest of the seven years. That's what happens when something isn't done right from the begining.
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I was a fan of Enterprise from the beginning; I gave them the benefit of the doubt for the first two seasons, since every spinoff series seemed to take 2 seasons to get off the ground.

Third season had good intentions, trying give a "war on terror" analogy, but I think the execution was off. The season wasn't horrible, but wasn't a great third season effort.

Fourth season was some of the best Trek I've ever watched. Well, except for "These are the Voyages..." That was an abomination.

Overall, ENT is second behind TOS for me. (DS9, TNG and VOY in that order)


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