ENTERPRISE - Season 3 Review
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It is partially repaired but needs a major overhaul. It has a warp coil
from the Illyrians ("Damage"). Still no shields although Reed was
supposed to be working on them in season 1's "Vox Sola".
Overall, this has been a great season. The show has improved a great
deal over season 1 and 2. The Temporal Cold War has been put on hold
but we did get to see some glimpses of Daniels here and there. Archer
is important to the formation of the Federation so what has happened to
him in "Zero Hour" will no doubt be resolved. The Xindi arc was
interesting enough although the finale was a bit rushed. We saw a lot
of growth in the characters save for Mayweather. The writing has much
improved. The direction was for the most part great this season as was
We didn't see much of the Vulcans except for the zombies in "Impulse".
No Klingons of course but we did see the Andorians and the glorious
Shran (Jeffrey Combs of DS9 fame). Last we saw, Shran said Archer owes
him. I love it as most likely we will see Shran again. Let's put it
this way, we better! Then there are the Illyrians. I hope Archer makes
some sort of restitution to them. Ok, I'd like to see Casey Biggs
again. We met the Xindi and they were surprisingly well fleshed-out in
the end. Randy Oglesby's death scene is unforgettable. A great
dramatic scene of the Shakespearean kind. Scott MacDonald as Dolim is
also to be commended for creating a great villain.
There is still no Prime Directive and no Federation of course. Still,
we saw a glimpse of the future where Archer is at the signing of the
charter and the formation of the Federation. From the "Zero Hour"
synopsis: " Archer finds himself in the future with Daniels. They are
at Starfleet. Daniels tells him they are seven years into the future.
He adds that the Vulcans, Andorians, Tellarites and Archer himself are
all there to sign the charter that will create the "United Federation of
Planets". Archer tells Daniels he needs to get back. Daniels tells
Archer to let Reed or someone else go to the control platform. He adds
that the formation of the Federation won't happen without him. Archer
doesn't listen and insists that Daniels send him back to Degra's ship."
Continuity within the series is excellent. What happens to a character
is not forgotten and events from previous episodes are relevant and
referred to in later episodes. Character development is good although
mostly reserved for the triumvirate of Archer, T'Pol and Trip.
Still, I don't have any desire to re-watch it all as much as I enjoyed
it immensely. Unlike DS9, which even after having viewed the episodes
umpteen times I am still more than interested in watching it over and
over again. Ditto for TNG and even TOS. Can't say the same for Voyager
or Enterprise. I'm not sure why other than to say that I grew attached
to the characters and actors in DS9, TNG and TOS and don't have those
feelings for the Voyager or Enterprise characters. The characters of
DS9, TNG and TOS to me are like family. They are lovable.