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Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete First Season (2001 – 2002/CBS/Paramount Blu-ray)


Picture: B-     Sound: B     Extras: B     Episodes: B


We last reviewed this series in great depth back in 2005 when it was released on DVD.  The 2001 prequel Star Trek series takes place between the events portrayed in Star Trek: First Contact (when they go back in time) and those events of Star Trek: The Original Series.  The year is 2151 and follows crew members of The Enterprise (the first ship capable of Warp 5) as they explore the galaxy.  The series never struck a chord with Star Trek fans, garnering less than adequate ratings and eventually being canceled in its 4th Season.  The series premiered on UPN and thankfully the network allowed creators to finish the fourth season off before canceling the series for good.


The series was launched after the final season of Star Trek: Voyager and had a total of 98 episodes filmed.  As somewhat alluded to previously the series was canceled, rather than the creators going out on their own terms.  This did allow the writers to wrap up everything at the end of Season 4 (the best they could), but in the end it was a very weak ending and somewhat violated what the series and others had established.  The reason I mention this is to give fair warning going into Enterprise that it doesn’t end nicely like the other series.  It is well worth watching and I am unsure as to why fans did not like the series/why it got such horrible ratings. Enterprise does a very good job of explaining some of the Star Trek mythos that has been ‘taken for granted’ in the other series.  The crew members of The Enterprise are pioneers (even more so then those of The Original Series or TNG) and the series has a very different feel than any of the others.  The series relates more closely to what we know scientifically today and the crew has a larger sense of wonderment and awe.


For a more detailed account of the First Season please follow the link below:



The content hasn’t changed with this release and SADLY neither has the technical features, or at least not much.  The picture is adequate but pales in comparison to TNG Blu-rays.  The special effects are the most notably odd feature.  Whereas it seems Paramount spent a ton of time and money upgrading TNG special effects, here with Enterprise we are left with less than stellar early 2000’s special effects that are distractingly bad with aliasing to boot.  I never found the colors to pop or the blacks very dark; overall having a ‘blah’/muted appearance.  The sound is a DTS HD-Master Audio that (again) doesn’t compare to TNG but is an improvement over the picture quality.  Like the picture I do find the sound is a bit muted and lacks power, but does get the job done and utilizes all speakers.


Most Extras were ported over from the DVD, but also includes some HD exclusive extras as well.  Extras include:

·         Audio Commentaries

·         Creating Enterprise

·         Deleted Scenes

·         NX-01 File 01/02/03

·         Oh Captain! My Captain!: A Profile of Scott Bakula

·         Star Trek Time Travel: Temporal Cold Wars and Beyond

·         Admiral Forest Takes Center Stage

·         Inside Shuttle Pod One

·         Enterprise Outtakes

·         Celebrating Star Trek

·         Audio Commentary (New)

·         Cast Introduction

·         Network Presentation

·         Syndication Presentation

·         On the Set

·         To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise


A good series that should have been given more than 4 seasons to get its footing, as in Season 4 it was finally hitting the mark.



-   Michael P. Dougherty II


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