Written By: Michael Sussman
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
The biggest issue with this Xindi arc is that it is “plot” over “character”, and as such it loses a lot of its suspense. In a prequel your plot is hindered by parameters. When everyone knows the end result, it can take the punch out of certain things. I was never worried Earth would be destroyed...because I know that it is there in the future. What is interesting in a Star Trek prequel is making first contact with familiar races, seeing the beginnings of a Fleet, seeing the origins of several Trek things like people, races, Starfleet, and stuff like Phasers and the Transporter and other things like that.
I just don’t care at this point. The whole Xindi thing feels misguided. The Xindi are uninteresting, the plot is okay I guess, but the execution is far from entertaining or even thought provoking.
NEXT TIME: Tucker and T’Pol Bang