Star Trek: Enterprise ended a long era of Star Trek on television, closing a run of almost two decades that began in 1987 with Star Trek: The Next Generation. Instead of furthering Star Trek into a post-Voyager future, Enterprise brought it back to Starfleet’s early days with a prequel.

From the beginning, Enterprise was fraught with issues. It suffered from a myriad of creative strife between production crew and studio executives. Producers and writers struggled to meet studio demands and match the success of their immediate predecessor Voyager.

Baffled by the low ratings, producers and studio executives did everything they could to make it more appealing, leading to some dubious creative decisions.

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