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Star Trek Enterprise: Season Two

The bridge set has 80 plasma screens built into it.

Scott Bakula has a certain sci-fi pedigree coming from the classic cheese fest that was Quantum Leap.  Filling the shoes of the Captain of another Star Trek series (this time piloting the Enterprise NX-01) was a big, ahem, "leap" for Bakula.  Bakula portrays Captain Jonathan Archer, the leader of a crew tasked with exploring space and settin ground for what would eventually be the Federation of Planets (yes, it's a prequel to the original series).  You get to see a lot of Star Trek origins in this season including humans meeting Vulcans for the first time.

The show is ok but isn't that great, to put it bluntly, but it's good for a watch if you are a fan of the Star Trek canon.  But that isn't what this review is about.  This review is about the blu-ray transfer.  If you know the show, you know the show and my analysis of that isn't going to change anything.  If you haven't seen it, then get a few episodes on Netflix or Amazon first because this isn't your parent's Trek.


The sound is pretty fantastic. With surround sound turned on properly, it feels completely lossless, something that is technically impossible for a 10 year old television show but the quality is near perfect.

The picture is another story. It's good but it's far from the great you would expect from a sci fi set, especially one that is merely a decade old. "Friends" blu-ray transfer is better than this, even in it's older seasons. It gets grainy at times and the space scenes aren't quite dark enough, even when adjusted properly. It's disappointing since the Star Trek canon has been released with pretty good quality in these blu-ray years. I haven't had a chance to check out season one on blu-ray so I can't compare but hopefully you can get a chance to see it before you buy it.


26 episodes on seven discs
Commentary by Michael Sussman and Phyllis Strong on Dead Stop and Regeneration
Text commentary by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda on Stigma and First Flight
Enterprise moments: season 2
Enterprise profile: Jolene Blalock
Levar Burton: Star Trek director
Enterprise secrets
Inside "A Night in Sickbay"
Photo gallery
Deleted scenes

Peter Oberth
Review by Peter Oberth
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