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Evil Kirk on Star Trek: Enterprise?!


By Robert T. Trate     May 03, 2014
Source: IGN

Is Star Trek done with Shatner?
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Did you know that William Shatner almost made an appearance on Star Trek: Enterprise? Check out this exclusive clip from IGN where Evil Kirk was going to appear in the final season. Star Trek: Enterprise Season 4 Blu-ray set, is on sale now.

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Modo 5/3/2014 8:31:13 AM

Damn.  That would have awesome!  Enterprise really started to get good by Season 3 and was stellar in Season 4 once they brought in Manny Coto and got back to its roots.  The problem in Seasons 1 & 2 was that the show got WAY too complex for a prequel, introducing a complicated temporal civil war that  left the show stumbling out of the gates.  Once they got back to the TOS concepts, it felt more and more like a prequel, and the cast really shined. 

The last two episodes of Season 4 were hideous, but only because they clearly rushed the ending knowing they would be getting the axe.  The Supermen three-parter which featured Brent Spiner as Arik Soong ranks as one of my top five all time great Trek story arc ever! 

I always felt there was ample opportunity to bring in Kirk, Sulu, and even Spock into the show either by Archer & the crew going into the future or via the Mirror Universe.  Had the show been allowed to grow I'm certain it would have happened... 

Redshirt1 5/3/2014 2:39:10 PM

I never had a problem with the temporal cold war, as it was what allowed them to alter things that had been establised in continuity. According to TOS a lot of the technology being used on Enterprise did not exist yet. Everything from view screens, Romulan cloaking devices, to transporters had not been created yet, according to TOS time line. So by introducing the temporal cold war where future races were trying to give themselves advantages by mucking around in the past was a cool concept. However, you are right Modo. Season 4 under Coto's control was the best. Right up untill that last episode, which sucked. They should have ended it on the second to last episode, which was far better, and did not make the characters second string in their own show. 

SarcasticCaveman 5/3/2014 11:16:26 PM

 Yeah, Enterprise didn't even get a season finale, IMO.  Whose bright effing idea was it to essentially reduce the entire show to a holodeck simulation which was a subplot to a so-so Next Generation episode?!  Anyhow, as for this idea, yeah, it would have been cool to see Shatner on Star Trek on television again, but I rather liked what they did with the Mirror Universe anyway...I think I like it even more than the Tiberius idea they explained here.

Redshirt1 - my thoughts exactly on the temporal cold war.  

As for favorite episodes, love the ones with Brent Spiner...I also loved the episodes that explain why the classic Klingons had smooth heads...totally unnecessary to explain, IMO, but pretty cool.



wrrlykam 5/4/2014 12:45:35 AM

Rick Berman and Brannon Braga c-wrote the screenplay. They should given to task to Manny Coto I'm sure it would have been way better.

I still haven't watched the season 4 finale. I just can be bothered, it just felt like the two Bees were just sticking two fingers up at the fans with a TNG episode.

domino2008 5/4/2014 12:53:15 AM

I agree , the 4th season of Enterprise was great , the arc 's in the storylines were great because it revisted things from  the original series  When Manny Coto took over the 3rd season , I began watching again , I liked how they had a elite soldier squad on the Enterprise . The MIRROR episode was awesome , it surprised You right at the begaining  an then the credits was a nice touch . Yeah if they could of had the evil Kirk return it would had perhaps got another season out of the show by bring back loyal fans . Then on another note , if anyone out there read The Ashes of Eden , co wrote by Shatner , would had made a great mini-series. And Red Shirt I agree the last 2 episodes of Enterprise suxed , by killing off the same character twice , but this time for good. Here , Here for the 4th season of Enterprise.

rogue188 5/5/2014 7:32:25 AM

I miss Enterprise and felt very robbed by the series finale. Watching fat Riker and Troi rehash an old episode of holodeck was so damn trite. Berman and Braga literally took a dump on the fans and Coto, and called in televisions. I agree with everyone here that season four was probably the strongest season on the show. The temporal cold war went on for way too long, which is why they long viewers. I would have loved to see Kirk from Mirror Universe.

rogue188 5/5/2014 7:33:52 AM

*called it television

jacobjoseph 5/6/2014 3:25:30 AM

Show should have ran 7 seasons with Coto at the helm, the series finale could have been the declaration of war on the Romulan Empire. Jendrensen's script for Star Trek: The Beginning could have introduced some Enterprise characters and the main character was Kirk's ancestor, Tiberius Chase. But I hear the post-Enterprise novels are very good.



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