This is going to be one of this stories about the first time. Enterprise is
my first Star Trek, so it is only a logical conclusion: it was a great first
time, one of the greatest in my entire life. My first episode was
“Shuttlepod One”. Could there be any better of a start? No way!
Before Enterprise, Star Trek was on my list of things, I never wanted to do
or watch in my life, just after “ I don’t want to get married, ever!” or “ I
will never learn Latin!”. But , as usual, I was lucky enough to meet someone,
who showed me that I was wrong. By the way, I hope, no one will ever show up
to make clear to me that marriage is a good for me too. Please don’t!
In The Beginning...
A long, long time ago, well about three months ago or so, my best friend
told me that I really had to watch this one episode of Star Trek:
Enterprise! Why? It’s an episode with two good-looking guys in them... .OK,
good-looking guys, huh?
But I was not so impressed, and I didn’t like Lt. Malcolm Reed at all. I
made many mean jokes about him the hole week. Sunday, it was always time for
J.A.G, and before that Enterprise is on here in Germany, so I always saw the
end of an episode and a preview for next week. And somehow I was really
impressed by T´Pol, and come on, Trip looks really great, so I wanted more.
And this English Accent – oooooh, Malcolm, you managed to drive me crazy in
The Best Part...
When my best friend left me for a whole eternity (6 or 7 days) all alone and
went to California to visit his Trek friends, he left Season 1 and 2 of
Enterprise with me to watch. And when he came back, a new fan, ME, was
already born. I managed to watch almost all those episodes during that time.
First, he was very happy - then he wanted to send me to this Betty Ford
place he knew from “Murphy Brown”, but a few weeks later I
felt better and only needed one or two episodes to make it through the day.
The Happy End...
Unfortunately, the end of this story is not so happy at all. Enterprise was
already cancelled when I became a fan, but I have a lot other things to look
forward to - TOS, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and just maybe, when
I’m all done with them and still desperate for more, I might even watch
Voyager. I’m really happy about being a Star Trek fan - I can’t quite
understand how I managed to live 24 years without that thrill.