[ This is my commentary on the Enterprise finale. Spoilers may ensue. ]
Finally watched the series finale of Enterprise.
Well. How was I ripped off by that? Let me count the ways…
okay, Shakespeare mode off.
I was only a casual viewer of the show, and I still felt horribly ripped off. I can guess how the die-hard fans feel.
Why couldn’t they have done that same story in “real-time”, instead of in flashback mode 200 years later with the Pegasus fluff built as its framework? It cheapens the finale, and to me, also cheapens what really happened in that TNG episode so many years ago.
We could have seen everyone preparing to say their farewells to each other as they moved on to new assignments; they could have actually shown a little more emotional impact at Trip’s death still reverberating through the crew as Archer prepares for the announcement and speech, and dammit, we’d get to hear at least some of this supposedly historical speech.
Correct me if I’m wrong, because I really didn’t follow this season as I had the first two, but didn’t they spend more time building up storylines and the “human drama” between characters? And they did all of that, set that course for the season, only to NOT explore that last bit of human drama in the final episode?
“To boldly cop out where few cop outs have gone before” wasn’t supposed to be the show’s final note. It’s not very supportive, and to me, it doesn’t respect the fans in any way, shape or form.