Senior HTF Member
- Apr 11, 1999
As viewers will learn, this is a preemptive strike by an alien race known as the Xindi (that’s Zin-dee), who have obtained knowledge that Earth will destroy their home world 400 years in the futureSo, a previously unheard of species conveniently 100 years a head of the TNG/DS9/Voyager (I consider that the "present" in the Trek universe) decides to try to bomb a nascent space culture back into the stone age for something they MIGHT do centuries in the future. Forget the fact that the Federation, of with Humanity is only one member, (no matter how human centric the stories have been on occasion we have to remember that Humans are only one member species) would not allow such an attack to occur.
So what do they do? Send the Enterprise off to find the new race and either sue for peace or blow them out of the water first. So, Archer will sue for peace with an unknown species in the Enterprise timeline for attacks that will occur from this species in the future.
WTF? What sort of justification would there be for Enterprise attacking them? NONE, these people are Innocent. The Enterprise and the Earth Starfleet would be engaged in an act of genocide on the scale of the future race's acts...
Dumb, dumb, dumb. Stupid even.
An even greater similarity can be seen in the plotlines of the second season (dealing with the Comet Empire) and the Star Trek movie, "The Search for Spock". In these, both the Argo and the Enterprise are threatened with forced retrofits. The captains of both take their ships and break out of their docks on a renegade mission. Further similarities exist between the movies, "Yamato: New Journey" and "The Wrath of Khan", as both ships are caught off-guard with a compliment of unprepared cadets. In each case, the Star Blazers stories preceded the production of the Star Trek movies by several years. - http://www.desslok.com/To make the lift even more obvious, after both ships are stolen by thier crew's, they are forced into a standoff confrontation with the "new more modern ship".
I do love Starblazers/Yamato so I am happy to see it influencing new shows. I figure if they steal from it faithfully enough it could be really cool.