STAR TREK ENTERPRISE - THE
COMPLETE THIRD SEASON (2003)
Star Trek Enterprise - The Complete Third Season (2003)
Starring: Scott Bakula
Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Format: Color, Widescreen, Box set
- Available subtitles: English
- Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby
Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- 24 episodes on seven discs
- The Xindi Saga Begins
- Star Trek Enterprise moments: Season 3
- Star Trek Enterprise profile: Connor
- A Day in the Life of a Director:
- Deleted scenes, outtakes, and photo
Number of discs: 7
Trek Enterprise is of course (do I even need to tell you this?) set
hundred years before the events of the original Trek series with
Kirk, Spock et al.
features Scott Bakula of
fame as the captain of the very first Enterprise starship.
Considered by many fans to be the best season of the series, season
three picks up where the cliff-hanging final episode of
the previous season left off, namely the so-called Xindi story arch.
The Xindi story arch is an earnest attempt to expand the by now too
familiar Star Trek universe by introducing a
new set of villains in the guise of a multi-species race known as the
Xindi which attacked the Earth without any provocation. Well, sort of. See
the Xindi is convinced that the Earth will destroy their planet several
centuries in the future and decided to take some pre-emptive action
in the meantime. Whoever convinced the Xindi of this is a mystery, one which the Enterprise crew
must unravel. However,
as the first episode of the new season progresses the viewer realizes that
this is going to be a loooong process since the Xindi story arch seems to
be inspired by
the alien conspiracy one of the X-Files.
Short-sighted and anal Trek fans may dislike Star Trek
Enterprise, but the show was actually an improvement over previous
incarnations of the franchise such as Voyager and Deep Space
Nine. Sure, it has the most annoying theme song in the history of TV,
but thanks to DVD chapter halts one can skip right over it. Also, with the
Xindi storyline it tried to do something more interesting than the usual
Romulan/Vulcan/Borg set of bad guys.
THE DISCS: With packaging virtually identical to the previous
seasons you'd probably have a tough time pulling the right box set from
the shelves! But it isn't only the packaging that remained consistent:
menus structures are also the same, which is unfortunate since mistakes
(or rather weaknesses) are thus repeated, the most notable being
the absence of
a plot summary with each episode.
Framing is however decent and so is the sound and image quality.
WORTH IT? Like all TV shows Star Trek
Enterprise had its ups and downs,
but it remains a very watchable show.
RECOMMENDATION: If you're an anal Star Trek fan who disliked
Enterprise out of principle,
it is time to give the show another chance. Buy it.