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TrekToday - Tim Lynch Returns To Review 'Enterprise'

Tim Lynch Returns To Review 'Enterprise'

By Christian
September 30, 2001 - 10:03 AM

See Also: 'Broken Bow' Episode Guide

Well-known Internet reviewer Tim Lynch posted a review of 'Broken Bow' yesterday, returning to the Star Trek fandom after two years of silence.

"Hi, folks. I'm back," Lynch wrote in his review, posted to Usenet and at Psi Phi. "I've been debating for a few months now whether to jump back into the online reviewing world with the new series, and decided just a few days ago that, at least for the moment, I'll give it a whirl. Given the fact that I've recently moved (from the Los Angeles area up north to the Bay Area), changed teaching positions, and that I'm now sole teacher of two different classes with all the prep that entails, I make no promises of being able to keep things up in a timely manner. I'll try, of course - mostly because I'm so type-A that I'll drive myself mad if I get too behind - but it remains to be seen how efficient I'll be or how long I'll be sticking around."

Tim Lynch achieved great Internet popularity with his reviews of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager, all of which were posted to the rec.arts.startrek.reviews newsgroup. Lynch stopped reviewing Voyager at the end of its second season, saying that he felt it was a show "no one's taking the time to really examine while creating it - and as a result, it's not enjoyable to review week after week." Lynch did continue to review DS9 episodes, but after analysing 'What You Leave Behind' and DS9's seventh season no new Lynch reviews appeared online for two years.

As for Enterprise, Lynch's initial impressions seemed positive, even if he awarded the pilot a slightly lower rating than either 'Emissary' or 'Caretaker.' "Enterprise could do what I hoped both DS9 and Voyager would do, mainly show us the building of a Utopia rather than one that's already fully formed. Done right, this show really could take fans a lot of places they've never been; I hope that the creators can come up with the right mix of Trek history, creative reinterpretation, and just plain good storytelling. 'Broken Bow' was a mixed beginning, but I'll stick around for now."

In the full review, Lynch awarded the episode a 7 out of 10. The review contained an in-depth analysis of 'Broken Bow' itself, as well as a look at more general aspects of Enterprise itself, such as the show's characters. Click here to read it.

In addition to Lynch's review, several other 'Broken Bow' reviews appeared online over the past several days:

For a full listing of 'Broken Bow' reviews, please visit the pilot's episode guide.

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