Enterprise is something
different. As stated by many reviewers over the last four years, it's not
your father's Star Trek. I've been looking foreward to the end - not because
I don't like the show. I love the show! It's because after Enterprise is
finished I'm sure that all the bashers will warm up to it. What a better way
to signify Enterprise than the Denobulans. Something different.
The Denobulans are probably the oddest species we've ever seen or heard of
on a Star Trek show. That includes the Pakleds and even the ones with the
transparent scalps. For one thing, their mating rituals are not very usual.
Every man has three wives. Every woman has three husbands. It sort of
interlinks the society into one large family. If that's not odd enough, then
consider the following.
The Denobulans have to shave their tongues, so that their tongue-hair
doesn't get too long. They have to clip their rather horn-like toe nails,
which are great food for some creatures. They can stretch their muscles so
that their smiles are ten inches wide. On top of it all, as a instinct in
times of danger,
their heads puff up to twice their normal size.
This is a very short article, but it signifies what I will remember the most
about Enterprise - Phlox and his puffer fish species. Don't get me wrong, I
will also miss the continuity, the humor, the actors, characters, guest
stars, and Vulcans, Klingons, Xindi and sphere builders. It's just that
Denobulans come to mind whenever I think of Enterprise.