My 5 Unpopular Star Trek Opinions

Enterprise Was Not Really That Bad

Admittedly Enterprise was hampered with some of the least interesting characters on any Trek show (Mayweather, Phlox and Reed were wastelands of dreadfulness) and played fast and loose with established Trek history but if you just watched it with the understanding that it was an alternate reality Trek then it really was not a bad bit of sci-fi TV.
As a Quantum Leap fan I was perfectly fine with Scott Bakula basically playing Sam Beckett on a starship. I found Jolene Blaylock’s T’Pol to be a great character and I liked her sultry Vulcan more than Seven of Nine’s SExBorg over on Voyager. She and Bakula had a very nice chemistry too even better than the chemistry she had with her romantic interest Trip. Speaking of Trip he was a good character…an earthy engineer who seemed like a blending of Kirk and McCoy. And Hoshi Sato was my favorite character of the bunch. The show did some really cool episodes with the Mirror, Mirror stuff being very entertaining.
Enterprise was not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but it was damn enjoyable.


  1. youjivinmeturkey · December 7, 2012

    Dude, I’m In Total Agreement With You.
    Especially The Fact That DS9 Seriously IS The Best Trek TV Production. Period. TNG May Be My Fave Fave, But DS9 Really Was The Best.
    -Crewman BRAD 😉


  2. r361n4 · December 7, 2012

    This post makes me want to go back and watch old star trek episodes now, lol. I actually have barely seen any of DS9 or Voyager, I was much more of a TNG guy at the time. I’ll have to change that methinks


  3. MikA · July 27, 2015

    The only thing I disagree on is Dr. Pulaski. I do agree with your opinion of Crusher, but for whatever reason, I never liked Pulaski. You’re absolutely right about DS9. It was the best of the 5 series. I thought the series finale was meh. They built up some tension for the finale, but I don’t think they executed the finale properly. I think they had too many storylines to wrap up. Both, Enterprise & Voyager are underrated. Janeway is my favorite captain. On Enterprise, I loved that the crew wasn’t bound by the “Prime Directive”. I thought that made some of the stories more interesting, esp. with the Xindi.


    • Derek · July 27, 2015

      I know she is a tough sell but I just love Pulaski to pieces.
      I have been revisiting Voyager and have found myself enjoying Janeway more than I initially did during the show’s original run.


  4. colmdebhailis · January 7, 2017

    Guinan is the stupidiest, most useless character in Trekdom. Just that idiotic costume is enough to deep space her pitiful behind. She is constantly imposed on episodes without advancing the plot in anyway. Compared to Guinan Neelix is a Spock.


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