The story of Enterprise is an interesting one, as it was one of the few Star Trek shows engineered to appeal to mainstream audiences in an effort to re-energize the franchise. So what did producer Brannon Braga find so “strangulating” about the series?
As we know now, Enterprise pretty much failed to bring in non-fans (and alienated quite a few of the faithful), and now the team behind the series has opened up about the troubled development and how network involvement played a key role in some of the problems.
Released as part of the season two Blu-ray release, the interview shows Braga and the cast and crew getting very candid about what went wrong. One of the biggest problems? An early series mandate to tell self-contained stories, which Braga apparently despised. In the special features, Braga called the approach “strangulating,” as he talks about the decision to bring in some long-term arcs in the final few years.
Check out the interview clip above. It’s a fascinating watch.
So what did you think of Enterprise? A total mess, or misunderstood awesomeness?
(Via Ain’t It Cool News)