Forget the debate...the real event on television tonight is the long awaited season premiere of Star Trek: Enterprise
. (I'm only slightly kidding here...)
I'm pretty intrigued to see where things go this season for the show. With Brannon Braga stepping back a bit and the installation of self-professed orginal series fan Manny Coto running the show day to day, I have high hopes for this season. If only they can quickly resolve that stupid Nazi-aliens cliffhanger that Braga saddled them with (sorry, but it was still a crappy way to end a great six to eight week run to conclude the Xindi arc!)
So far, I've seen two reviews of tonight's episode. The first, and more positive one, is from Kathie Huddleston
over at SciFi.Com. She gives it a B+ and notes that, "The first part of "Storm Front" changes the direction of the series but continues the heavy focus on action."
On the other hand, you've got USA Today's Robert Bianco who apparently hates tonight's episode
. Here's a sampling of what he has to say: "Enterprise
plods on, despite overwhelming national disinterest, simply because Paramount is determined to keep the Star Trek
name in front of the public. And never mind how much damage this dull, misbegotten enterprise does to the franchise. So tonight the show returns with a ludicrous time-travel story, bereft of both creativity and taste." Bianco has never been a huge fan of the show to start with, so I'm taking his review with a grain of salt. Also, I have to wonder if the reviewers got both parts of "Storm Front" or just the first segment. If only one part, then it might be hard to draw generalizations about the direction of season four until we see how the entire Nazi-alien thing is resolved next week and what impact it has on the show as a whole.
All I know is I'm looking forward to tonight's premiere and I refuse to allow either review to taint it too high or too low...
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/08/2004 10:42:00 AM