Okay so I watched the first one or two episodes of Enterprise. Overall I like it, I think it has promise. I do have some problems with it though.
First problem (and biggest) is the really blatant sexual content they are trying cram into the show. It’s really ridiculous and contrived and so very very blatant.
In these pictures two of the crew are “decontaminating” each other…
The U.S.S. nippleship!
“Here, let me ‘decontaminate’ you, heh heh heh”
I don’t think they need to show this much, but if they are they don’t try and hide it behind some weakass plot device (decontamination gel my ass! or the vulcan’s rather), or if they are going to hide at least try and do it better. I mean they got Jolene Blalock because she is hot, no criticism to her acting skills or anything (I actually enjoy her as T’pol in the little bit of the show I have seen) but she was cast/they are using her as eye candy, if you’re going to have eye candy why would you make it the character least likely to behave as such? Ever heard of a vulcan strip club? This was the same thing with voyager, the hot new female is a borg. Why cast the “eye candy” as the cold, logical types who can only be seen showing skin through some twisted plot contrivance? It’s stupid.
Point is, if you are going to cast people to try and use sex to sell the show, then at least cast them as an appropriate character, and if you are going to force sexual content into a show where it doesn’t have much place try not to hide it so poorly, or better yet don’t force it in the first place. Seriously, the decontamination scene (this is in the 1st/2nd episode btw) was so forced and cheesy I felt embarrassed and I had nothing to do with it.
Other than that no real problems at the moment, but from what I have read (beware other people’s opinions ) it seems I am going to like the show less and less as it goes on because of the time travel stuff (seriously, sci-fi people, could we just stop with the time travel crap for awhile? How about a 10 year moratorium on the use of time travel in science fiction?), and apparent deviations from cannon/continuity for the sake of “we need better ratings”. We’ll see if I make it through the whole series.