Kizyr wrote:...Enterprise was actually really good. They broke away from the mold of having every member of an alien race act identical (the only other time this was really done was in DS9)--so, you got to see a lot more aspects of the Andorians and Vulcans than you'd get to see any other series. They managed to make it look modern while still having noticeably older technology (polarized hull plating instead of shields, grapplers instead of tractor beams, shuttles instead of transporters). Language barriers were actually an issue, instead of just skirting it with universal translators all the time (Hoshi in particular was my favorite character). They even kept it within established canon--the episodes with the Borg were some of the best in that regard.
Above all, my favorite thing was that there was no Federation, humans weren't some all-powerful faction in the universe. So, Archer and his crew were usually the underdog and couldn't simply blast their way through every situation--same with most humans in space at the time. I also have fond memories of Scott Bakula since I grew up watching Quantum Leap. The only down-sides were a few of the lame story-arcs (the Space Nazi one of course, and, personally, the Klingon Augments arc); but those were outdone by some of the really good episodes.
Okay I will admit that I probably didn't give it much of a chance, but after the first episode and then the later previews it at least didn't appear to be interesting. Maybe one day I'll revisit since like you I also have really fond memories of Quantum Leap, and Scott deserves another chance - he was great in Necessary Roughness afterall too xD
Sisko was bald since the beginning of the series... KF
I am sorry, but I beg to differ
Pre-Baldy Not so Badass: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/266 ... c119e3.jpg
Post-Hair Baldy Badass: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... nSisko.jpg