Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I was very excited to hear at the beginning of the year that CBS were to broadcast a new Star Trek series on TV. Finally Star Trek back where it belongs. The films are okay but I'm not a fan of the timeline they have chosen to use including the destruction of Vulcan nor recasting the iconic characters from the original series though I have seen them.
However, this news inspired me to watch Star Trek in chronological order so I have started with the Enterprise series and am currently in mid Season 2. I realise there are whole sections of Star Trek I have missed as I started watching in the Deep Space Nine era which my Dad got me into and then I continued with Voyager which was my favourite. But I missed the Next Generation series altogether so I have only seen odd clips and it has been many years since I've watched the Original series.
It has been fun watching Enterprise it is far better than I remember it, what I enjoy is seeing the crew using and inventing for the first time many of the iconic elements that make Star Trek what it is today. I also love Porthos, Capt Archer's sweet beagle, and I must also be one of the few people who like the theme song by Russell Watson.
I heard today that the new series will be broadcast here in the UK via Netflix I've put off subscribing to an on demand service before as I have so many shows on DVD and terrestrial TV that I watch already. But it seems I will have to cave in and sign up. What a dilemma!