Star Trek: Enterprise

Affliction (1) - S4-E15

Other mistake: When Captain Hernandez gives an order to her helmsman, she says "lieutenant". But the helmsman has only one pip on her uniform, she's an ensign, not a lieutenant.

Divergence (2) - S4-E16

Other mistake: They show the tether and tether anchor fall out of the ship and fall behind, much in the same way as throwing something out of a car. However, it was still in the warp bubble and should have continued to be moving at warp 5 with the ships. We see later Columbia extend its warp bubble around Enterprise and Enterprise remains at warp 5 after cutting their engines. But, if the tether is no longer affected by the warp bubble, it should have been instantaneously out of view.

Bishop73

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Suggested correction: Too much supposition, especially regarding fictional technology.

This correction is too vague and gives no counter argument to support the statement. Either it's affected by the Warp Bubble and stays at Warp 5 or it doesn't. Even with the inconsistency of warp speed, the ship is still traveling 20-30 million miles a second (23.2 million miles a second at standard speed). An object that small would be out of sight within a mile or less (fictional technology or not). Since we know the object isn't traveling at Warp 5 (otherwise it wouldn't fall behind as it did), it would have to be traveling at least Warp 4.99999999 to stay in range as long as it did (a speed never established in-universe). It's also been established in-universe when a ship comes out of warp, it has no inertia so it will not continue to drift. Given in-universe established facts about the fictional technology, there's nothing to support the idea the object is still traveling at Warp 4.99999999 (at Warp 4.9999999 the object would still be out of sight after less than a second).

Bishop73

Affliction (1) - S4-E15

Factual error: In a cutscene showing Enterprise in orbit around Earth, the Great Lakes can be seen below. The video is reversed left-to-right. (00:08:40)

Captain Archer: We should be entering the nebula.
Subcommander T'Pol: The readings could be misleading.
Captain Archer: As Dr. Phlox would say - optimism.
Subcommander T'Pol: Optimism doesn't alter the laws of physics.

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Answer: While ratings did drop, there was a lot going on to cause the rating drops and cancellation. First, "Enterprise" was on UPN, which was dissolved a year after the show was cancelled. At the time of cancellation, it was UPN's highest rated drama. Because they were on at night, they were often preempted by local UPN broadcast of baseball games. And it wasn't even aired in every market. They also lost a major corporate backer early and it was difficult for them to over come that loss. Plus, for season 4, they switched to a Friday night line up, so they were competing against Fox shows, like "The Simpsons" whereas on Wednesdays they didn't have much competition.

Bishop73

Answer: The same reason any show gets canceled, low ratings.

wizard_of_gore

Not all shows get cancelled because of low ratings. Some get cancelled because they're too expensive to make.

Don't know why it had low ratings. IMO it was close to the best of Star Trek franchise.

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