ENT: As bad as advertised?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
02-17-2011, 07:51 PM
I agree that Enterprise had its own problems but it did not help that the TNG movies (with the exception of First Contact) were so incredibly lame. One of the things that helped TNG and DS9 was the fact that at least every other TOS movie was good. This in turn helped create audiences for the programs.
There was a kind of symbiosis between the series and the movies, creating a positive feedback loop where both drew in audiences and built upon each other. By the time Voyager was done that symbiosis was clearly broken, the feedback loop had become negative with both the show and the movies driving off all but the most hard-core Trek fans.
Enterprise was good, but it needed to be great to overcome the accumulated negativity, and it just did not have what it needed to do that.