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25- 2 Days & 2 Nights
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28- Carbon Creek
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30- Dead Stop
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32- Marauders
33- The Seventh
34- The Communicator
35- Singularity
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39- Dawn
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43- Canamar
44- The Crossing
45- Judgment
46- Horizon
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48- Cogenitor
49- Regeneration
50- First Flight
51- Bounty
52- The Expanse
53- The Xindi
54- Anomaly
55- Extinction
56- Rajiin
57- Impulse
58- Exile
59- The Shipment
60- Twilight
61- North Star
62- Similitude
63- Carpenter Street
64- Chosen Realm
65- Proving Ground
66- Stratagem
67- Harbinger
68- Doctors Orders
69- Hatchery
70 - Azati Prime
71 - Damage
72- The Forgotten
73 - E2
74 - The Council
75- Countdown
76- Zero Hour
77- Storm Front 1
78- Storm Front 2
79- Home
80- Borderland
81- C-12
82- The Augments
83- The Forge
84- Awakening
85- Kir'Shara
86- Daedalus
87- Observer Effect
88- Babel One
89- United
90- The Aeanar
91- Affliction
92- Divergence
93- Bound
94- In a Mirror Darkly Pt 1
95- In a Mirror Darkly Pt 2
96- Demons
97- Terra Prime
98- Trip Dies in Riker's Holodeck!

Enterprise Characters
Breakdown of who's who.

Enterprise Actors
Breakdown of who's ugly.

Star Trek History
Quick summary of what came before.

Detachable Saucer
Classify this under "What If?"

Letters
What other people think.

Voyager "Endgame" Review
Their last episode. Our first review.









Enterprise Letters!


T'Pol
T'Pol.
"Rick:

I feel compelled to send you an e-mail.

I am an affecionado of all things Star Trek. I loved TOS - I grew up on it for heavens sake. I also loved TNG, though it took me several episodes to *REALLY* get into it. DS9 was also OK, after you deep-six all the Ferengi episodes. Voyager was harder to like, but I managed.

Then comes Enterprise. At first, I thought your reviews were actually kind of humorous - a "misanthrope's take" on Star Trek, perhaps. Now I realize that you speak the truth and nothing but the truth. So much so, that I've stopped caring about the new Star Trek (excuse me, I mean Enterprise (based on Star Trek)). Brannon Braga and Rick Bermen truly are the "Mutt and Jeff" of Star Trek. Or Lenny and Squiggy. (To borrow a phase of yours, "whatever".)

(Thank the GODS for syndication. At least I can get my TNG fix on TNN.)

I think that I'll stop watching the episodes, (it's actually painful to see them destroy a wonderful franchise) and keep reading your scathing reviews on the subject. At least your writing is interesting.

I wish you well in your endeavors toward producing your series (either one)."

- Peace (and sadness) - RJeff
September 25, 2002


T'Pol
T'Pol.
"In your review of "Civilization" you wrote:
"As I said in my review of "Terra Nova", if you were going to spend all of that time and energy into building a Warp-Five capable starship, you would have already had a prioritized list of where you wanted to go before it was even launched."

This is exactly what I have been arguing on Star Trek groups myself. The idea that they would just be bumbling through space is absolutely ridiculous. They aren't on a road trip, they're on a probably very expensive government-supported mission."

- Mary Frances Folz-Donahue
March 21, 2002


T'Pol
T'Pol.
Re: Love, totally love the Enterprise reviews.

"They have made my day on many a, uh, day.
Keep them going -- you're brilliant.
"

- Carole Johnson
March 21, 2002


T'Pol
T'Pol.
"Hi Richard,

I can't even begin to describe how much fun I have with Enterprise. I can't wait to see what happens next.... in your website!!! This is absolutely great! I *love* your stuff!

StarTrek was dead for me since I saw the first chapter of Voyager. Talking about a space soap-opera. Then we got DS9! Wow, at least it had a few characters that were kind-of sort-of acceptable. But then we had the revelation: Enterprise!

Now, correct me if I am wrong, but I seem to understand that Roddenberry was all about human drama, that, happened to take place in the future. Human spirit, in summary. This was true in ST as well as TNG. What the heck is Enterprise all about!!!??? It is not human drama... OK... it is not entertainment.... OK.... it is not a soap opera.... OK .... not a western, not even a spagetti western... OK... then what the heck is it??? It beats the heck out of me!!

Anyhow, I just wanted to let you know I *really* truly enjoy your well developed (and too polite, if I may) critique of the show.

Best of lucks with your projects! I hope they become a reality. I am a scientist and a hard core fan of SF. SF, I said, not crapola.... Can't wait for something good!"

Take care,
NR
March 11, 2002


T'Pol
T'Pol.
"Sorry, but this was making me nuts. The singular form is "nebula.""

- Michael Felmar
February 4, 2002


I admit it. I have been mispelling Nebula as "Nebulae", with an "E". On occasion I'll correct some of them, so you'll still see them around. Sorry.

- Richard Whettestone.


T'Pol
T'Pol.
"I love the ENT episode summaries. I guess I might have to start watching the show so I know what they're about."

- Julie
March 6, 2002


T'Pol
T'Pol.
"I just wanted to get your attention since I think you hit the nail on the head with firsttvdrama.com! Archer is the wrong captain at the wrong ship at the wrong time.

This show is poorly acted, written, and cast. Only the die-hards are pleased, but I find it a corrupt, greedy, and venal version. I had problems with all the series except the original - TNG - secular humanism, copy of STI, perfect Picard; DS9 - Ferengi storylines, L. Troi, soap opera plots with Odo and Kira; Voyager - lack of continuity starting with "Dark Frontier" - which set the standard for continuity blunders, teenage Borg nursery, too many time-travel stories, and "Endgame" I found out was a repeat of "Timeless" and "All Good Things..." But Voyagers were elite professionals with a sense of exploration.

Archer is like an overgrown teenager with no sense or responsibility. I don't care about this crew and ship! This series just leaves me cold! Have you seen the next 6 episodes - it is like B5/Crusade redux with venal and racist commander and Trip and a bland by-the-numbers for plots and characters. I was a ST fan since 1966 but I have disowned this farce and no parsing or elaborate twisting of canon or continuity has made me "see the light!"

That's my rant."

- Zahgon01.
January 24, 2002


T'Pol
T'Pol.
"dear richard

my name is niv, i'm from israel. been a trekker for a long time. i've seen your site and i love it, i think its great and important. i'll tell you why: i've rarly seen private sites about trek that lack the sh*tti stuff (news, word from paramount, star-dust...)

what i like about the site is that its critisizing everything - well i gotta tell you at first i didnt like it because i'm a very positive man but then when i read it all i thought it was brilient and smart.

we in israel are getting ENT soon in a new channel coming to air. but i've already seen the 1st eleven epis' and decided with a friend of mine to build an israeli site for ent'- there we want to put our thoughts and observations about the show- all in hebrew.

then i went to the net and found your site when i searched for enterprise when i saw the saucer-sep' page in your site- truely amazing- where did you get it from??? did you come up with it?

so- what i wanna do in my site is to put a link to your site- i will rate it a "must see" site- as i believe it is."

- Niv Calderon.
Israel.
January 19, 2002


The Saucer Separation Page is Here.

- Richard Whettestone.


B&B Letters


Braga & Berman
Braga & Berman.
"That's the problem with fans, they're more intelligent and better writers than B&B so B&B are afraid of us. Hence mediocre episodes.

To add my two cents:

I have a friend who is not quite as hardcore a trek fan as I am and he likes Enterprise a lot so obviously Berman is suceeding up to a point, but he still likes to thumb his nose at the original series.

Enterprise so far is all style no substance. Whereas Voyager had neither."

- Mike Orsoe.
November 29, 2001


Braga & Berman
Braga & Berman.
"First off, love your page. It is the first website I have seen in over 5 years that actually has information! The information in your site has finally convinced me to turn off the television. Good Sci-Fi is where it has always been, in books.

[....]

Also, about Voyager, I feel your pain. I believe that (for the first time perhaps), they finally cast a good show. But it was B&B that did that show in. The only principle those losers followed from Gene was the "no conflict" rule, which was bizarre, considering that the crew was one big conflict. The only character that was developed was the "Doctor", and I felt that the only episode that Jeri Ryan really was sexy was "Equinox Part 2" when she was in that red dress. That cat suit was too much (or not enough). I was most pissed about "Equinox Part 2" because it was a chance to bring new life into Voyager with the addition of another stray crew, but instead of developing them, they dissappeared. Olivia Birkelund would have made an excellent addition, but she was quickly forgotten.

Anyway, its just not worth it. Constantly, B&B contradict themselves, ignoring their best episodes for doctrines to only produce the worst. "Enterprise" is a prime example of that. No continuing storylines (didn't they forget the "hooked" audience from DS9's two arcs?), more catsuits, and more of the same Gilligan's Island bullsh*t, where every episode ends as it begins. And in art imitating life imitating art, this series looks to be more like "Galaxy Quest" than any previous Star Trek series. But one final word about Voyager: it was contimated [contaminated?] from the get go. In NYC, the market I live in, when "Voyager" premiered on UPN, the executive schmucks put it against the same time slot as "Deep Space Nine". Of course, by this time, DS9 finally got interesting. I don't [know] what the network suits are smoking, but for them to believe that the possible star trek viewing population is big enough to float two competing Star Trek series is delusion, at best. And it was fitting that Janeway did fly her ship home via a plot hole, after all. I still don't know what happened in the finale, and I guess I never will. Maybe Voyager will be concluded in ST:X, when Admiral Janeway (hm hm) gives the Enterprise-E (or is that F, as in B&B F*cked up, and Forget the original Enterprise?) an official sendoff.

Cheers."

- Kurt.
January 25, 2002


The great Science-Fiction magazine called "Sci-Fi Universe" actually had a brief mention of a New York station that secured broadcast rights to Deep Space 9, beating out a competing station that was airing The Next Generation. To combat this, the station airing TNG broadcasted opposite DS9's premiere the two-part "Best of Both Worlds."

- Richard Whettestone.


My Voyager "End Game" Review


Captain Janeway
Captain Janeway.
"I think you overlooked the most glaring crime of all; what about all the people that Admiral Janeway MURDERED-- without a thought-- by altering the timeline: beginning with Naomi Wildman's daughter? I didn't see anyone asking what happened to the child when Janeway ERASED her? Must be a "pro-choice" audience, i.e. "she was never born, so she never died."

As a certain pointy-eared icon would say, "Illogical.""

-- "The Bermanator" (Brian Armstrong)
September 9, 2002


Captain Janeway
Captain Janeway.
"I love it. I thought it was really fresh. Better than anything that Sellout Berman could put together. Keep up the good work!!"

- Feyd.
August 8, 2001


Captain Janeway
Captain Janeway.
"How did you sit through a two hour Voyager without killing yourself? Just curious."

- AP Champagne II.
September 28, 2001


Captain Janeway
Captain Janeway.
"what you say is all true! voyager writers definitely suck"

- T-Online.
December 10, 2001


Captain Janeway
Captain Janeway.
"Hey --
Just read your review of ST:VOY:Endgame.
The cliff's notes, it was great. Pretty much all that I said.

(as for my .02, I don't know why there couldn't have been some use of 'the' wormhole, with some trip back to DS9 to say hi to some of the folks.)

Let's just hope that 'enterprise' doesn't forget to incorporate section 31."

- Steb Cale.
July 25, 2001


Captain Janeway
Captain Janeway.
"Phew!
Sca-hay-thing!
I didn't see "End Game" but I still would like to see it (for the masochistic thrill of disappointment, I guess).
What a GREAT review!

They all deserved having a new a-hole ripped. I can't wait to be let down by "Enterprise".

Thanks."
- Dan Miller
August 16, 2001


Captain Janeway
Captain Janeway.
"I take it you don't think I'll miss much if I give this episode a miss?"

- David R Perry.
England.
August 1, 2001


Hate Mail


Neelix
Neelix.
"look mate i went on too your site in hope to find some one else who loved the episode as much as i did but instead i found some one who either hates star trek in which case its beyond me why you would create a site devoted to voaygers final mission or secondly you just take it too seriously in that case you need help..

Well i gues what i am saying is if you can do better write something send it to paramount or who ever and wait for a responce but i do beleive you site sucks ass"

- Martyn Wedge.
March 23, 2002


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