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Enterprise Season Premiere Tonight

CmdrTaco posted about 12 years ago | from the hope-i-can-see-it dept.

Television 391

l0key432 writes "Enterprise, Star Trek's fifth series, begins its second season on UPN tonight at 8pm/7pm central with the episode Shockwave Part II, airing just before the series premier of the new 'The Twilight Zone' show at 9pm/8pm central. Shockwave II is the conclusion to last season's season-ending cliff-hanger, and additional info can be found at this page(possible spoilers!) on StarTrek.com." Of course with my luck, it'll be pre-empted by some sporting event.

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frost pist (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281269)

mad props to all the hurting AC fp'ers out there in TV-land

First season was lame, but TNG's was lamer. (2, Insightful)

Typingsux (65623) | about 12 years ago | (#4281282)

And I'm very happy how TNG came around. As a matter of fact, on TNN at 11PM EDT "Best of both worlds" is on. It seems like I'll have a TV night for once.

Re:First season was lame, but TNG's was lamer. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281390)

you idiot. TNG happenned in the future. Newer tech, cooler, better. This freaking so called "Enterprise" is outdated. Then what else is there to watch in a trek movie? Must be acting! If I want a trek movie, I want to see the the techs! I hope this show die soon.

MY TINY GEEK-COCK (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281420)

..is already feebly enstiffening!

Vulcan luvin... (5, Funny)

override11 (516715) | about 12 years ago | (#4281284)

Hopefully something tragic will happen and they will have to enter the decontamination room and spread goo on each other again!!!!

Re:Vulcan luvin... (5, Funny)

Psmylie (169236) | about 12 years ago | (#4281394)

What would be even better is if they had Seven of Nine do some kinda time warp thing and she can be in the decontamination room with the vulcan chick and they can be spreading goo on each other and and Troi could be there too and for some reason the blue chick from Farscape and ... urgh..

*GASP!*

*INHALE!*

*EXHALE!*

Whew, just had a little ubergeek hyperventilation there.

Re:Vulcan luvin... (3, Funny)

iamsure (66666) | about 12 years ago | (#4281458)

How in the name of geekdom could you leave Skully out of that?

Re:Vulcan luvin... (1)

FigBugDeux (257259) | about 12 years ago | (#4281435)

You need more than getting to see hoshi's boobs?

Re:Vulcan luvin... (2)

sql*kitten (1359) | about 12 years ago | (#4281442)

Hopefully something tragic will happen and they will have to enter the decontamination room and spread goo on each other again!!!!

That Vulcan is one skanky girl. The translator is cute, tho'.

Not that I've got anything against Vulcans, I liked Spock's apprentice in the one where Kirk and Bones get exiled to the prison planet. I am amazed that Kirk never made a move on her, maybe that bit ended up on the cutting room floor.

Re:Vulcan luvin... (5, Informative)

Scutter (18425) | about 12 years ago | (#4281509)

I liked Spock's apprentice in the one where Kirk and Bones get exiled to the prison planet.

That's Kim Catrall, baby! She was a hottie until she started doing "Sex and the City". Now she's just annoying and old-looking. Ahh, how I miss the "Mannequin" and "Big Trouble in Little China" days... *sigh*

Oh, geez, I almost forgot Porky's! w00t!

Bah (0, Troll)

Scrameustache (459504) | about 12 years ago | (#4281285)

Forget preempted, around here you need that fancy digital cable thingy to even get the channel its on.
And digital cable sux0r oh so very much : (

Re:Bah (2)

ChazeFroy (51595) | about 12 years ago | (#4281393)

Taco, the Detroit Red Wings haven't even started pre-season yet, so you don't have to worry about the show being pre-empted on UPN 50 out of Detroit.

Re:Bah (2, Informative)

Bob C. Cock (605290) | about 12 years ago | (#4281450)

I don't think you need to worry about missing it due to a sporting event for 2 reasons.
1) UPN doesn't broadcast sporting events. (Yes I'm aware they broadcast Pro Wrestling but that doesn't count.)
2) The only compelling sporting event on tonight is the A's Vs. Angels game which is being broadcast on ESPN.

So if you're a baseball fan, get some dual screen action going and watch both. I myself am going to be at the game so gonna miss Enterprise.

Re:Bah (2)

ChazeFroy (51595) | about 12 years ago | (#4281544)

UPN 50 out of Detroit broadcasts approximately 30 Detroit Red Wings games annually.

KDE women -- alternatives (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281286)

Since noticing that the KDE project has a special site for the promotion of women, which I see as patronising and sexist (I am a man, btw, and I see it as insulting to both men and women), I would like to stop using KDE.

So, my question is, what would you recommend as a desktop which is Icaza- and stupidity-free? I.e., I want a desktop as I used to have. I guess what I'm really asking is -- what is a good window manager? All the integrated desktops give me (that I actually use) is a pretty task bar..

BTW this is *not* a troll, I just want some advice on a lightweight politics and crud free window manager.

Re:KDE women -- alternatives (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281326)

Grrr, this isn't a troll.. it's quite a simple question and I'm also stating my final straw that brought me to change.

Re:KDE women -- alternatives (-1, Offtopic)

MaxVolume (597522) | about 12 years ago | (#4281357)

XFCE.org

Blackbox? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281361)

Window Maker?
Enlightenment?

You havn't been looking too hard really, have you?

Re:Blackbox? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281422)

FLUXBOX!
better than blackbox

Re:KDE women -- alternatives (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281498)

Gnome, HTH.

English, motherfucker, can you speak it? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281535)

desktop which is Icaza- and stupidity-free

Admittedly that statement is a little redundent, but Gnome is certainly neither Icaza nor stupidity free.

Enterprise sucks ass (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281288)

Everybody should know that by now.

Re:Enterprise sucks ass (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281306)

It can't be worse than DS9, can it ?

That's a tough call (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281347)

But yes I think actually it is.

And this is Stuff that matters ? (0, Troll)

bushboy (112290) | about 12 years ago | (#4281293)

Yes, well it may be airing if your in a certain part of the world, but for everywhere else in the world, it's not.

Oh - but wait - I forgot ! - 99.9% of /. readers are from North America !

Silly me...

Re:And this is Stuff that matters ? (5, Funny)

Party Remover (131980) | about 12 years ago | (#4281372)

"Your" right! How typically arrogant and imperialist of us. As Americans, we must be especially conscious of our status as the lone superpower and make efforts to avoid imposing announcements about our TV schedule on other cultures.

His right? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281382)

What about his left?

The Lone Gunmen are dead, by the way.

Re:And this is Stuff that matters ? (-1, Offtopic)

MaxVolume (597522) | about 12 years ago | (#4281388)

Go back to Russia commie!!!

Re:And this is Stuff that matters ? (2, Informative)

C_nemo (520601) | about 12 years ago | (#4281452)

im not from north-america(scandinavia actually), but i enjoy the bad acting of any star trek show( + TNG is pretty cool too). file swapping /capping/ripping/wathever will enable me to watch this episode in less than a week. so, yes, this is stuff that matters

Hey dipshit (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281549)

have you ever heard of fucking warez, why not jkill yourself fuck you.

First? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281297)

Did I just get the coveted first post? Perhaps not, I have to wait 20 seconds.

Donkey? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281298)

Can anyone put it in the donkey network and post the link here?

Yay already found it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281319)

get it here:
ed2k://|file|Enterprise_S02E01_Shockwave_Pa rt II.FTV.ShareReactor.mpg|436287384|3587476d43bea9ac a5bb0b5629da6653|

Funny... (2, Offtopic)

Adnans (2862) | about 12 years ago | (#4281300)

Just finished watching 2x01! Satellite feeds rock! :-)

-adnans

Bizarre mods (2, Insightful)

91degrees (207121) | about 12 years ago | (#4281537)

Offtopic? Twice? This is a person that wrote about watching Enterprise in an article about Enterprise.

Hardly the most insightful comment ever, but certainly on topic.

Enterprise is boring, sorry it has to be said. (1)

swein515 (195260) | about 12 years ago | (#4281301)

Aside from the "get a life" fanboy/girls at trekbbs.com, does anyone really care about this show? Or find it remotely interesting? I dunno, I watch the occasional episode, and it just doesn't go anywhere. It all feels too calculated. Maybe season 2 will be better.

Re:Enterprise is boring, sorry it has to be said. (2, Insightful)

spagma (514837) | about 12 years ago | (#4281348)

It takes some time for them to work into a groove. I didn't think last season was bad at all, and I am looking forward to each episode this season. Its definitely worth a watch.

I watched it as the lead-in to SU2. (2)

Thag (8436) | about 12 years ago | (#4281364)

Enterprise IS boring.

Plus, the "Dear Doctor" episode really really pissed me off. Leave an entire race to die, get laid! What a great moral...

Frankly, I only really watched Enterprise because Special Unit 2 was on afterwards, and after they took SU2 off the air, there was no reason to watch Enterprise any more.

I'm looking forward to Firefly on Friday. Joss Whedon writing, and Ben Edlund to keep the show going after Joss loses interest.

Jon Acheson

Re:I watched it as the lead-in to SU2. (5, Insightful)

fmaxwell (249001) | about 12 years ago | (#4281514)

Plus, the "Dear Doctor" episode really really pissed me off. Leave an entire race to die, get laid! What a great moral...

I thought that was one of the most thought-provoking pieces of sci-fi to hit television in a long time.

For those unfamiliar with the plot (spoilers ahead):

Enterprise encounters a small pre-warp vessel manned by a crew carrying a fatal disease. Phlox agrees to help their people (the Valakians). When Enterprise arrives at the alien planet, the doctor discovers that the Valakians have a genetic flaw causing them to fall prey to the disease. He concludes that it will eventually lead to their extinction. The Menk, a less advanced humanoid species, are subjugated by the Valakians but show promising signs of intellectual development. Doctor Phlox resists interfering with the natural evolution taking place on the planet, asking Archer what would have happened had ancient extraterestrials given Neanderthals an advantage over Homo Sapiens on Earth. Although it's one of the hardest decisions he has ever faced, Archer agrees with the doctor's reasoning. Even though the doctor has developed a cure for the disease, Enterprise gives the Valakians medicine that will only slow the symptoms and ease their suffering.


I found it to be a fascinating insight into the moral responsibilities that they faced: Cure the sick, leaving them to continue their subjugation of a developing species, or allow nature to take its course while doing what they could to ease suffering.

P.S. No, I did not have the whole thing memorized. I did a bit of web surfing to get the names of the species and some plot specifics.

Re:Enterprise is boring, sorry it has to be said. (2)

Junks Jerzey (54586) | about 12 years ago | (#4281376)

Aside from the "get a life" fanboy/girls at trekbbs.com, does anyone really care about this show? Or find it remotely interesting? I dunno, I watch the occasional episode, and it just doesn't go anywhere. It all feels too calculated. Maybe season 2 will be better.

And the obvious comment--and I know this will tag me as a troll--is "How can geeks possibly stand *any* of the Star Trek shows?" We're talking about people who go ballistic because AMD is not longer stamping MHz values on processors, and these people like B-quality shows with bad acting and ridiculous science at every turn?

Re:Enterprise is boring, sorry it has to be said. (0, Offtopic)

C0LDFusion (541865) | about 12 years ago | (#4281425)

It's not about anything anymore except for the hot alien chicks.

Re:Enterprise is boring, sorry it has to be said. (1)

smd4985 (203677) | about 12 years ago | (#4281378)

i like enterprise. then again, i'm a sucker for anything that takes place on a spaceship. as bad as you may think it is, at least it isn't a reality show. THOSE are the worst....

Re:Enterprise is boring, sorry it has to be said. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281466)

Did you like Pigs in Space.

PIiiiiiiggsss in Spaaaaaace.

Re:Enterprise is boring, sorry it has to be said. (0, Troll)

FyRE666 (263011) | about 12 years ago | (#4281462)

100% agree. Right from the title music I just knew it'd be crap. I gave it a chance, and watched twice, but I realized I honestly couldn't care less about any of the characters, the technology, or the plot. Which doesn't leave much.

At least Voyager had Jeri Ryan as eye-candy...

Re:Enterprise is boring, sorry it has to be said. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281508)

Nope. I could not care less about it. Star Trek is dead -- they're just going through the motions. What's really pathetic is that there are enough zombie fan boys to actually watch this trash.

In my opinion (-1)

Trolling Stones (587878) | about 12 years ago | (#4281303)

Enterprise is Lame to the fourth power. I mean seriously, who watches this crap? The theme song is such an abomination that I couldn't even begin to watch the show.

Has our desire to willingly accept anything "sci-fi" or "trek" completely blinded us to absolute banality of enterprise?

Re:In my opinion (1)

brsmith4 (567390) | about 12 years ago | (#4281521)

Pretty impressive considering the show starts before the theme song. Sorry, but it had to be said.

Well aleast you get UPN (1)

mokapa (261900) | about 12 years ago | (#4281304)

I don't even get UPN. :(

Rick Berman is the Lorne Michaels of Star Trek (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281308)

You ever notice how sometimes an executive producer (like Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live) gets a job and then never leaves?

Wouldn't it do some good for the franchise for some change? Whether you like Rick Berman and Brannon Bragga or not, a new perspective would be nice...

Tonight? (4, Insightful)

Jucius Maximus (229128) | about 12 years ago | (#4281309)

It was on last night (Sep 17, 2002) at 10pm EST (GMT-4) in Canada...

So if you haven't seen it, someone else here probably has. So you don't want to read on if you want to avoid spoilers.

So essentially ... SPOILER ALERT(!!) for this whole story.

thanks, (5, Informative)

Sarin (112173) | about 12 years ago | (#4281312)

Since the television stations in my country haven't even made effort to air the first season this year,
I'll keep an eye out for it on alt.binaries.multimedia.startrek and alt.binaries.startrek , thanks to the people there I've been able to follow the first season.

Already saw it (1)

Franco_Begbie (557200) | about 12 years ago | (#4281313)

It aired last night on an independant station in Calgary, Alberta, Canada last night at 8pm MT. Pretty decent start to a new season IMHO.

Old news ;) (1)

BagOBones (574735) | about 12 years ago | (#4281314)

It was on last night on one of the local networks.. Time cops are the worst thing ever added to the ST universe.
Clearly the new focuse of Enterprise is sex. Then again Kirk was always making out with aliens.. O well.

upn (1)

jfinke (68409) | about 12 years ago | (#4281318)

I didn't realize that upn carried sports... And the way that they having been hyping this, there is no way that it would happen. Are we bitter about someting?

Hmmmm all you unlucky Yanks (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281321)

Well, if you were fortunate enough to live in Canada, then you would have seen it last night.

It was good, VERY good. At least I liked it.

Have fun, I promise not to give anything away here. (Other than the obvious, that they "get out of it" in the end)

botany bay? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281323)

botany bay?

BOTANY BAY ????

oh, GN0 !!!!

we've got to get OUT OF HERE !!!!

quick, hurry !!!!

------

admiral? AD-MIR-AL kirk ?!?!

it is very cold in space

The comercial trailer sold me... (1)

Kith_Me (257285) | about 12 years ago | (#4281327)

If you watch the trailer you see dupall(?) in bed with man, he looks vulcan. But aside from that point, I am curiouse how they are gonig to deal with the whole "Archer Stuck Deep into the futur" problem.

I'm sure if they re-calirbrate the pulse-ION beam into a phase shifted Proton scan they can grab him... Hehehe, God I love that show.

THE LONE GUNMEN ARE DEAD (2)

teamhasnoi (554944) | about 12 years ago | (#4281329)

I mean they are going to be in this episode. I'll be watching with a beer in hand and wishing I had a TIVO. I'm sure they are going to *stuff* the breaks w/ commercials.

I feel bad for those New Yorkers who won't be able to record it. :(

Re:THE LONE GUNMEN ARE DEAD (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281527)

Why won't New Yorkers be able to record it?

Thank you Slashdot! (-1, Offtopic)

Helmholtz Coil (581131) | about 12 years ago | (#4281333)

Sweet Jeebus I totally forgot about that! If it wasn't for Slashdot I'd have missed the first 20 minutes at least, channel surfing until it came up.

Better living through Slashdot...

doesn't cut the mustard (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281336)

I have always liked Star Trek, but I don't like Enterprize. The original series and The Next Generation had something in comon - each eppisode had some kind of philosopherical and interlectual point to ponder in it. The eppisodes were clever and subtle.
This new Enterprize isn't like that. It's part of the mod scene, which means brash, sleezly, violent, and mainly concerned with chest thumping. It's more like rebranded WWF than the Star Trek of old.

Thats what some people like about it (0)

Viol8 (599362) | about 12 years ago | (#4281448)

Not everyone wants to watch the Sci Fi equivalent of a morality play or a sociology lecture. Sometimes its nice to watch some ass get kicked instead of "lets discuss this in my ready room" followed by 10 minutes of interminable hand wringing and "but the prime directive says we can't shoot anyone who's attacking us , we have to feel their pain and understand where they're coming from". Gimme a f*cking break.

Captain Jonathan Archer is Dead (3, Funny)

techstar25 (556988) | about 12 years ago | (#4281339)

It's already been broadcast in the east coast.
Sorry about the spoiler [slashdot.org] .
;-) just having a little fun.

Time to dig out the P2P apps (1)

EkiM in De (574327) | about 12 years ago | (#4281340)

Well it's that time of year; time to dust off the P2P applications and try and hunt down a copy of the show before I leave for work.

Over on this part of the great pond Enterprise is not showing on TV, so this is the only way I can get my fix.
Note to Self: must get to the shops and buy some CD-Rs.

Re:Time to dig out the P2P apps (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281418)

Enterprise season 1 is currently showing in the UK on Sundays at around 1830 on CHannel 4.

A question.. (0, Troll)

unorthod0x (263821) | about 12 years ago | (#4281342)

A question for those that have already seen it: Does it have the same horrific opening theme song?

Re:A question.. (2)

Adnans (2862) | about 12 years ago | (#4281365)

Sadly yes, they didn't change the theme song. But it's starting to grow on me.

-adnans

Already pre-empted... (-1, Offtopic)

(H)olyGeekboy (595250) | about 12 years ago | (#4281349)

Of course, with my luck it will be pre-empted by some sporting event...

Sorry, your story has already been pre-empted by a sporting event. [slashdot.org]

You can blame Michael, CmdrTaco. :)

Re:Already pre-empted... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281444)

Hey wait a minute!! That wasn't offtopic; it wasn't even a troll!

It was a bad attempt at humor, but it sure as hell was on-topic!

Look at my posting history, I do try to keep it ontopic, and occaisionally insightful.

*Pout* Jump the gun moderators...

Thank goodness, no spoilers in the title this time (1, Redundant)

seldolivaw (179178) | about 12 years ago | (#4281375)

I was half-expecting to find "CAPTAIN ARCHER IS DEAD" or something...

trailer nudity (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281386)

From the trailer on Startrek.com it looks like there's going to be some more Trek soft porn (similar to the decon goo spreading scene) - there was like a 3-second shot of Hoshi topless covering her breasts, as if someone walked in on her. Could be interesting - hopefully it also has a decent plot....

Doesn't matter... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281395)

...because a whole mess of us don't get UPN. We missed Voyager and it didn't hurt. We'll miss Enterprise and it won't hurt. What does hurt is we miss WWE [wwe.com] Smackdown! Now _there's_ come compelling television!

Porthos Becomes Sentient Lifeform (5, Funny)

loggia (309962) | about 12 years ago | (#4281396)

If you are wondering where the archetypal "searching for humanity" character is on this show, it is reportedly Captain Archer's dog Porthos.

After having his brain advanced 1,000,000 dog years, Porthos will become an ensign and have to grapple with an Earth that does not grant individual freedoms to dogs. Look for episode "Man's Best Friend" where Porthos is deemed the propery of Starfleet and Archer must argue that Porthos deserves to makes his own choices.

Re:Porthos Becomes Sentient Lifeform (2, Funny)

fataugie (89032) | about 12 years ago | (#4281447)

Uh huh...so after he takes a shit on the captains chair, his name is going to be changed from Porthos to "That fucking dog"...

At least that's the way it works in my house....

Re:Porthos Becomes Sentient Lifeform (0)

Viol8 (599362) | about 12 years ago | (#4281465)

No , don't forget he'll want to "become more human" so he'll get drunk , stagger back to his kennel , throw up , get confused climb onto the captains chair, throw up again , THEN take a shit on it... and promptly fall asleep for 12 hours.

Minor Nit: Spelling (1)

Foggy Tristan (220356) | about 12 years ago | (#4281407)

Actually, shouldn't it be Premiere? (It's the premier episode, but a season premiere.)

Re:Minor Nit: Spelling (1)

Andy Social (19242) | about 12 years ago | (#4281545)

Compared to the usual spelling (or is that speeling?) standards online, that is a pretty minor nit. Want to trade spellings of "your" for a while?

Build your own Warp Engine (5, Funny)

XScB (240898) | about 12 years ago | (#4281410)

Farnell the electronic component suppliers have taken it on themselves to bring the people of Earth into an age of interstellar travel early by having started to stock [farnell.com] Dilithium Crystals. If you go to the Farnell site [farnell.com] , select the UK site, then the Online Catalogue, Electronic components and finally Crystals, you can see them.

Unfortunately they seem to be out of stock right now if you were thinking of building your own Warp engine.

Taco (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281411)

I love hearing Taco whine about sports. Must have gotten laid a lot in high school..

Enterprise's problem (5, Insightful)

Aexia (517457) | about 12 years ago | (#4281426)

Great premise, likeable characters and good actors.

It got off to a great start. The Broken Bow was easily the best of the Trek pilots.

So what's the problem? It almost seems as if the producers want Enteprise to ASPIRE to be as mediocre as Voyager was.

It's stuck in that "nothing can change week to week" mentality that Paramount has long imposed on Trek. Worse, it's not even particularly bad like Voyager was early on... it's just... there. More often then not, it's not good or bad. Just something I could care less about.

The Temporal Cold War is at least a step in the right direction, even if I think they've removed too much of the mystery from it. Compare "Future Guy's" appearance in the pilot to what it was in the finale. Initially, you couldn't tell anything about him and there was that cool distortion effect. Now, he looks like a guy dressed in stage black.

Sullick and Daniels are a little too black & white. I wished they could've pretened for more than a fraction of an episode that the Suliban might actually be the good guys. Or that there were no good guys in this fight.

But the fact that they have an continuing, if infrequently returned to, storyline is a positive step. Having *consistant* internal continuity is generally a good thing for a show. It's an incentive to watch, when done properly.

As it is, I generally don't care about Enterprise.

Enterprise's problem is TIME TRAVEL SUCKS (4, Insightful)

Thag (8436) | about 12 years ago | (#4281512)

One of the major problems with Enterprise is that TIME TRAVEL SUCKS. It's been completely overdone, BADLY, particularly on Trek, and I for one am not going to watch any more time travel eps.

Because they're ALL THE SAME EPISODE: crew encounters time wedgie. Crew solves time wedgie puzzle. Time returns to normal. Teenage son lies to a cute girl at school to impress her, but gets found out and learns an important lesson about honesty. Roll credits.

Jon Acheson

Count your blessings (1)

r_j_prahad (309298) | about 12 years ago | (#4281429)

Of course with my luck, it'll be pre-empted by some sporting event.

That sure as hell beats getting pre-empted by some terrorist attack.

Finally (1, Troll)

Burgundy Advocate (313960) | about 12 years ago | (#4281437)

Some real sci-fi!

I'm so sick of waiting for new episodes. Enterprise is, bar none, the best sci-fi show on TV.

That includes Farscape. "We fired our writers and hired a 6th grade creative writing class!"

I mean come on. Fucking telepathic clams? This is supposed to be quality!??! Not to mention that the alien races look worse than most Halloween costumes! If you think those are good, you obviously haven't been involved in any theater!

I'm looking forward to having some good sci-fi. Fortunately, even when Star Trek sucks (which Enterprise most definitely doesn't), it's better than Farscape, Babylon "We Love Politics" 5, and Star "Overacting is not optional" Wars.

Re:Finally (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281530)

Um. Star Trek is basically just an action show. There's virtually no science in it. If you want to call it anything, call it Techo-babble-fiction.

"With my luck..." (0, Offtopic)

Thenomain (537937) | about 12 years ago | (#4281443)

With OUR luck, the ending will be reported in a Slashdot article on the front page.

Enterprise is it's own nation? (3, Funny)

Torgo's Pizza (547926) | about 12 years ago | (#4281449)

Wow, I knew Star Trek was big, but not so big to have it's own Prime Minister. I wonder who the Premier could be...

Unless of course the editors meant premiere which is the first public performance of something. Nahhh.

Dork alert, dork alert! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281457)

Star Trek? "I hope it doesn't get pre-empted by some sporting event?"

Better change your pocket protector before the show so you don't have to change your shirt if your pens explode!

Nerd. This is why IT professionals are looked at like such dorks. Us normal IT guys get a bad wrap.

Discrepancies (2)

magicsquid (85985) | about 12 years ago | (#4281472)

As further testament of Star Trek's near universal appeal, I read this on ESPN Page 2 yesterday...

Last spring, "Enterprise" wound up with part one of a time-travel cliffhanger. You may recall that in the original Captain Kirk episodes -- which come after "Enterprise" chronologically, since the new series is a prequel -- time travel was depicted as an astonishing discovery.

In "Enterprise," time travel has already happened several times and is practically viewed as common. So how could Kirk, who is supposed to be born years after the era depicted in "Enterprise," not have known that? And how come in "Enterprise," the Vulcans are the big spacefaring power in Earth's part of the Milky Way, their ships and diplomats everywhere -- but in the Captain Kirk episodes, which happen later, the Vulcans are depicted as an insular, technologically modest people, and Spock is described as the first Vulcan ever to explore space.

Re:Discrepancies (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281532)

Um...pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Hey, look over there!!

*whoosh*

Get some priorities! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281483)

The worst terrorist attack in recorded history occurred over a year ago, followed by a Holy War against Islam, and now Israel and the Palestinians as well as India and Pakistan are teetering on the brink of their own war, Argentina is in the midst of a financial crisis, America is considering launching attacks against Somalia and Iraq, and you people have the gall to be discussing the season premier of Enterprise???? My *god*, people, GET SOME PRIORITIES!

The bodies of the thousands of innocent civilians who died (and will die) in these unprecedented events could give a good god damn about the Xandros Desktop, your childish Lego models, your nerf toy guns and whining about the lack of a "fun" workplace, your Everquest/Diablo/D&D fixation, the latest Cowboy Bebop rerun, or any of the other ways you are "getting on with your life" (here's a hint: watching Cowboy Bebop in your jammies and eating a bowl of Shreddies is *not* "getting on with your life"). The souls of the victims are watching in horror as you people squander your finite, precious time on this earth playing video games!

You people disgust me!

Brannon Braga: Farscape is "Whiz Doodle" of Sci-Fi (1)

loggia (309962) | about 12 years ago | (#4281487)

Star Trek executive producer Brannon Braga called Farscape the "whiz doodle" of sci-fi.

What does this mean?!

Re:Brannon Braga: Farscape is "Whiz Doodle" of Sci (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 12 years ago | (#4281539)

Mainly that it sucks total ass.

Three Words (4, Interesting)

serutan (259622) | about 12 years ago | (#4281505)

Time Travel.
Wesley.

Even ESPN can see problems with the timeline (1)

scotay (195240) | about 12 years ago | (#4281511)

I was looking forward to Enterprise and its promise not to use a particle-of-the-week approach to wrapping up each episode. I'm afraid the temporal cold war sounds like another crutch for weak screen writers. Heck, even ESPN's Tuesday morning quarterback is left questioning the situation [go.com] (find near the end of the article).

At the end of the cliffhanger, something goes horribly wrong and Archer and the agent from the future find themselves again in the San Francisco apartment, but 900 years later. All San Francisco lies in smoking ruins; something Archer did in the past has altered the time line, and that's the cliffhanger. But what TMQ noticed was that except for broken windows, Archer's apartment looked exactly the same in the 31st century as it had in the back-to-the-past scene in the 22nd century. Nothing in Archer's apartment had changed in 900 years.

You know your in trouble when the dumb Jocks are smart enough to figure out something is wrong here.

Your luck (1)

Happy Monkey (183927) | about 12 years ago | (#4281518)

Of course with my luck, it'll be pre-empted by some sporting event.

You're a lucky fellow, then?

so when do *we* get it? (1)

splateagle (557203) | about 12 years ago | (#4281519)

OK, Canada saw it last night, those of you in the states with UPN will get it tonight, anybody any idea when it's due to appear in the UK? (any channel, which most likely means Sky 1, right)

Viewing Enterprise in St Louis (2)

bay43270 (267213) | about 12 years ago | (#4281529)

For those of you in St. Louis who don't know, channel 46 (currently home shopping) will become a UPN station next April. The owners were nice enough to strike a deal with HSN to show two hours of UPN a week until their contract runs up in April. Enterprise will run this Friday at 7pm (last years last episode) and 8pm (this years first). Next week, Enterprise will show at 7 and Buffy at 8.

There's an article out on the post dispatch web site, but I don't feel like looking for it right now.

When trouble is near... (1)

OSUJoe (549620) | about 12 years ago | (#4281531)

... the only thing that can save the enterprise now is Ziggy, everyone's favorite time travel probability computer!

Do you think Gene Roddenberry would like this show (4, Insightful)

loggia (309962) | about 12 years ago | (#4281540)

Have you noticed that since Gene Roddenberry's death the franchise has truly suffered?

Sure, the showrunners bristled at Gene's humanist view and various objections to darker themes - but sure enough, since his death the franchise has continually become less-and-less "beloved."

There are so many elements that ignore Roddenberry's view in Enterprise that I wonder if it is the first show that is hardly "Star Trek" at all?

Damn plugins (1)

theefer (467185) | about 12 years ago | (#4281546)

Shockwave ? I already told you that I hate those flash plugins !
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