:: Friday, May 13, 2005 ::
End of the beginning of the line
entertainment: I just finished watching the final two episodes of Enterprise. It was good. Lots of emotion as the birth of the Federation was pending. Subtle or not so subtle nods to the other series.
Best quote: Tripp to Malcolm: "It has been a hell of a run. I never thought it would come to an end..." To which he replied "All Good things..." - which was the title of the last TNG episode. He continues to say that the Captain assumes there will be another Enterprise before too long. Was that Berman and folks taunting us, teasing us? Keeping the door open? Two disappointment were that we didn't get to see Archer's speech, and that one of the current cast didn't get the last word. Though "End program" did have a double meaning I felt.
The final closing sequence was how I would have written it. The French horns of TNG, mixed with those of DS-9, the trumpets fanfare of the movies...
"Space, the Final Frontier... These are the Voyages fo the Starship Enterprise.. It's continuing mission..." said first in voice over by Picard with 1701-D on screen, then Kirk continuing "To explore strange new worlds and seek out new civilizations..." as it transitioned to 1701 flying by. Followed finally by Archer finishing up the well known and nearly 40 year old phrase "To boldly go where no man has gone before..." and NX-01 close up and sweeping by in a slow arc as it headed away from camera towards a blue star cluster and becoming smaller and smaller. The music switching from the instrumental Enterprise title sequence to the main Trek fanfare with the rising cresendo.
Fade to title sequence.
:: Mike Wood 23:25 [+] ::