Enterprise: Belated Respect for Tradition

I just watched the “United” episode of Star Trek: Enterprise: the sequel to “Babel One,” making for a memorable two-part story arc. It’s my thought that if more episodes of the first two seasons had been like this one — with as much respect for the history of the Trek storyline as Archer’s respect for Andorian tradition — the series would not have been cancelled just yet.

That said, I’m eagerly looking forward to the rest of this last season of Enterprise: there’s a clear focus on restoring Trek continuity with multiple references to events and personalities in other series, and for the upcoming “Mirror Universe” episode, even a complete rebuild of the USS Defiant, the TOS-era Constitution Class vessel from “The Tholian Web.” Too. Cool.