Yeah, you've hit the nail on the head with your analogies of the different series.
Enterprise, your right its hard exactly what to put your finger on as far as what went wrong. To be honest I didnt feel the same connection with the
characters as I did with all the other series.
Probabley the character I felt the best with is phlox, I didn't really like T'pol at all and not really with Reed either.
The way it was filmed was different too, there was something clean and subtle? about the other series. Enterprise was very sharp, possibly something
with the set design that I wasn't too fond of.
The actual shows were ok, what they did was rarely boring. Although some did just fall off the boring train, but TNG had that problem too and it did
ok, (wesley crusher focused episodes used to drive me nuts! Still do with re-runs).
I also think Enterprise didn't really have enough of a, facinating "weird guy", like I said before, Data, Odo, kes, seven of nine. T'pol wasn't
interesting enough, and phlox was only just making that impression.
I also noticed most series have a tough guy too:
DS9: Worf, and sisko at times
VOY: seven of nine, bellona torres, I guess tuvok too.
I actually came up with the Idea of a 29th century series in voyagers 7th season, but I never sent anything off.
Time-travel episodes were always my most favorite! No matter what series it is, time-travel is the best. Biggest favourites gotta include, voyagers
one were they get the mobile emitter, DS9 with the tribbles and another voyager one with seven of nine trying to get captain braxton.
So a series thats probabley 85%+++ based on time travel would be nice..
Star trek does have inconsistencies though, such as klingon heads, not travelling higher than warp 7 etc..
Something which would be good to write out or just forget about is "temporal psychosis".... It was a good idea for the particular espisode of
voyager mentioned above, but it would ruin a series about time travel if people were constantly getting temporal psychosis, maybe you can have it
present for the first series but find a cure lol. I dunno that just bugged me.
[edit on 2-9-2005 by Vorta]