The only thing that got me about the show is, like other prequels before it, it attempts to introduce many staples of the previous (sequel) series all at once.
So we're to believe that the ability to reach warp 5, use phasers, photon torpedos, universal translators, and the transporter all occurred in a 2-3 year period on Archer's watch??
It's like the writers wanted to write for Voyager, DS9, or TNG, didn't want to have to work "in the past", and quickly brought all the ST conventions in so they could use them like they had for the past 15 years on the other 3 series.
The 9/11-inspired season 3 was refreshingly different for ST, but wasn't fleshed out enough as an arc to last the whole season. If it had ended at the season mid-point I think people would still be talking about how great those dozen eps were. Instead, it's remembered as an improvement over the 1st 2 seasons but not enough (as evidenced by the continuing decline in ratings as each season went on).
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