When the series Enterprise launched, it had many fans of Star Trek scratching their heads and doing double takes. First, if the ships were meant to be the forerunners of the vehicles in the TOS era, they looked more advanced than those yet too come. By comparison they were much more Next Generation-ish than TOS-ish. And then there were menacing Vulcans, wrong-foreheaded Klingons, and huge plot holes.
What could explain all of these issues? Even the theme music was wrong. Well, maybe there is an explanation, thanks to a new fan theory. As it turns out, just maybe the whole thing was a holodeck story, designed to entertain more than to be factual. And in many ways, there may be some truth to that statement.
Now, don’t get me wrong – I enjoyed watching Enterprise, and would love to see more episodes of any Star Trek show back on the small screen. But if there is any real criticism I have of the show, it is this – did they have to kill off one of my favorite characters at the end? That was disappointing.
While we are on the subject, I think we should apply the “It’s just a holodeck story” theory to all of the new Abrams-inspired movies. Now that works for me, even better than the alternate timeline theory.