So last night I made it back to the hotel room in time to catch the season opener of Enterprise. I have already heard from one rabid Trek fan that they hated it.
I loved it.
Yes, I found the T'pal brief-nudity scene to be gratuitous. But you see, I have no problem with gratuitous nudity, particularly since I think that there is a little bit of tongue-in-cheek humor tied up with it.
But I really liked what I took to be a much darker tone for the series. I think they are trying to break away from the old Ramada-Inn feel of TNG, and are going darker and grittier. When was the last time you saw a military presence on any of the ships?
And I liked the new alien critters. The bugs and the fish-folk. Not so humanoid anymore, and I think that's a good move.
The theme song "update" should be destroyed though. And the person who ever thought it was a good idea should be banished to an eternal hell of making movie deals with Jon Peters.
Jake 2.0 came on next. It was all about the setup of the character, which is pretty much a superhero theme. Did this show come out of a comic book somewhere?
Okay, solid performances, nothing spectacular. The little sound effect before his "super powers" come into play is reminiscent of the six million dollar man. This show could be good, if they deal with character stuff and don't get bogged down in the neat-technology-saves-the-day trap that I think they're going to run into.
I don't think it will survive.