They address the foreheads issue in the fourth season, and T’Pol is the best Vulcan since Spock!!
Braga posted this, on-line.I saw a video the other night saying that the original plan was to have the entire first season set on earth meeting a new member of the crew each week, then the season finally would be the ship launching.
Kind of what we got with Picard.
That would have been fun - kinda leaning into the Earth: Final Conflicty vibe of the human/Vulcan relationship, maybe.Yes, there were limitations — or opinions would be a better word — placed on us during the show’s development. But that’s part of the process. Paramount was understandably worried about protecting their huge franchise. You know, Rick’s initial idea was to play the first season on Earth as they were building the very first warp ship. But that was way too off-concept, I think, for the studio. Maybe they were right, who knows. Remember that the previous Trek shows were very successful for the most part. It’s a balancing act when you try to “reinvent”. So we ended up with Enterprise, an excellent TV show, if you ask me, but also with its share of compromises and problems. And yes, writing was a large part of it. I think we did some superb work, but there were times that we did things that felt too familiar. Sometimes without realizing it. Quite a strange situation, working on the fifth incarnation of a series. Quite a challenge, as you can imagine.
Agree. I also like how McNeil kind of sits there and lets Wang go on and on and on, seemingly amused at his babbling the way listeners might be. He is our surrogate.I just have it on while I work. In the Caretaker part 2 one to avoid copyright infringement Garrett acts out a scene doing all the voices.
Robert McNeil’s a lot more interesting since he’s directed and produced shows at this point.
You're just a few episodes away from the ~that directive~ speech!Civilization - Captain Archer decides to visit an M-class planet that is home to an alien civilization. It's pre industrial, and T'Pol points out that it would be a bad idea to go down there and interfere with the natural evolution of the species (apparently Starfleet doesn't have any protocols on this stuff yet.)