It’s been a long road getting from there to here.
It’s been a long time but my time is finally near.
And I’ll see my dream come alive at last.
I’ll touch the sky.
And they’re not gonna hold me down no more… No,
they’re not gonna change my mind.
Cause I got faith of the heart.
I’m going where my heart will take me.
I got faith to believe. I can do anything.
I got straight of the soul.
And no-one’s gonna bend or break me.
I can reach any star.
I got faith, I got faith, faith of the heart.
Where My Heart Will Take Me - Theme song of Star Trek Enterprise
Beyond The rim of the star-light My love Is wand'ring in star-flight I know He’ll find in star-clustered reaches Love, Strange love a star woman teaches. I know His journey ends never His star trek Will go on forever. But tell him While he wanders his starry sea Remember, remember me.
“Hey, watch this,” you glanced at Peter to see him smiling at you, nodding toward Sam, the office nuisance, through the open door of the break room, you looked at the marble in his hand and gave him a confused look. He just smiled at you, mouthing ‘watch!’ before reaching his hand up. “I’m going to shoot this at the trashcan. No one’s in the office with him, he’s gonna be so spooked.” You rolled your eyes but couldn’t keep your smile down as you nodded for him to continue, keeping your eyes trained on the trashcan to see whether he’d miss or not. Both of your smiles faltered when you heard the shatter of glass – Peter miscalculated his aim, missing the trashcan by a long shot and hitting the coffee mug on Sam’s desk instead. They only stayed long enough to hear Sam’s booming scream from the impact of the hot coffee and glass shards before jumping to their feet and heading to their respectful cubicle.
“Well, that was an unfortunate use of our lunch break.”
“Yeah, Parker. Your pranks are getting weak. Might wanna use your lunch breaks to try to redeem yourself.” You shoved his shoulder as you teased him, only earning a small laugh and a shove back.
“Alright, (L/N), we’ll go with your genius, master plan next.” You winked as he sat down at his desk and you walked over to take your seat behind the receptionist desk.
tbh you could’ve given me a trailer that was 2 minutes of michelle yeoh and sonequa martin-green running around in footie pajamas with starfleet insignias attached to them, played the theme song, and put the star trek logo at the end of the trailer and i would’ve been just as happy as i am right now
i think we should all give star trek: enterprise another chance.
people talk about it like it’s a giant dump on the trek landscape and that is simply not fair.
there are certainly genuine criticisms to be made regarding the wasting of character development and the first two seasons had their awkward points as the show was finding its feet. also, the finale is generally regarded as a blot and non-canon (i mean trip, really, trip?) but season 3 is actually amazing and season 4 is great as well. the decision to follow the single arc xindi storyline was brilliant.
enterprise is different than the other star treks because it represents a time in starfleet and space exploration where everything was impressive, new and scary. they’re actually excited to see a supernova and the nx-01 enterprise is basically held together with spit and the hopes and dreams of the warp five project. they are not jaded or even experienced at all in space exploration. they dont even have common conveniences we come to associate with trek: transporter technology is new and dangerous, no tractor beams, top speeds of warp five that enemies can easily match, and the only shielding is polarized hull plating.
enterprise also has great characters and is very character driven in a way some of the other treks were not. many have great backstories i wish could have been explored in detail.
archer is great to love and hate, a man who feels the weight of his father’s history and the horror of watching his dreams of exploration turn into militaristic kill-or-be-killed diplomacy. but he’s also a turd sometimes. scott bakula does good work.
t’pol of vulcan is my favorite vulcan, if i had to choose. first of her species to serve on a human starship. jolene blalock seems to be kind of written off as eye candy, but i find her to be a very talented and convincing actress. t’pol conveys many emotions without conveying any. jb has the deadpan down and the chemistry with trip is off the charts esp s3 and s4 fun fact, if you wikipedia t’pol, her spouse is listed as trip tucker. not relevant, but makes me smile, because yeah, technically, they married in the vulcan way.
trip tucker, the brilliant engineer. they turn down the good-old-boy routine quickly enough. connor trineer is a solid comedic player and he does well in a romantic lead in the later seasons. the grieving process for his sister lizzie after the xindi attack is good. trip and t’pol drama is worth watching the show for. it is.
hoshi, malcolm and travis are characters i wish they had the courage to explore a little more. hoshi, the brilliant translator who got basically kicked out of starfleet for breaking an admiral’s arm and is only there on her talent and the mission’s need for it. malcolm is from a british naval family who grew up in malaysia and a former covert operative who has few qualms with flat out murder. travis is a ‘boomer,’ raised entirely in space on a cargo ship and is the best pilot humanity has to offer.
I mean, i want to know more about these people. i want to know more about the earth-romulan war.