On Tuesday evening, I finally finished watching Star Trek: Enterprise (the finale of which is, well, a rather impressive number of bad decisions for a series finale). This was a bit of a personal milestone for me, as it was the first time where I had watched all of Star Trek’s canon at least once. Some, of course, I’ve watched many times, but ENT was the last series I’d never gotten around to watching.
Of course, that milestone only lasted for roughly 36 hours, since as of midnight this morning, the latest episode of Lower Decks went live, and I won’t get to see it until tonight. But I’m not about to complain that my milestone didn’t last long because we’re in the midst of almost six months straight of new Star Trek coming out each week!
So what now? Well, keep going, of course!
As long as I’ve just finished ENT, which is chronologically the first series, it just makes sense to continue on with a chronological re-watch. Using the list from the Star Trek Chronology Project as my guide, I’m rolling right in to the first two seasons of DIS (which, admittedly, will be a little weird for a bit once S3 of DIS starts broadcasting, but crossing time streams is pretty normal for Trek, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to cope), and then it’s on to TOS, TAS, TNG, LDS, DS9, VOY, PIC…and then we start all over again, right? ;)
Right now, I’m particularly looking forward to the TOS/TAS/TNG re-watches, both because they’re the ones I’ve last watched least recently, and because for each of them, though I picked up the remastered sets on Blu-ray for my personal collection, I’ve not actually taken the time to do more than sample a few bits here and there. It’ll be nice to finally see the restorations that have been patiently waiting for me to get around to them.