Enterprise Theme Actually, my initial reaction to the Enterprise theme was that I didn't care for it at all. Like Xelios, I was adamant that we should keep with a theme similiar to the other series. But, I have a dear friend who is a avid and rock-solid Star Trek devotee (I don't really care for the word "fan"). He and I got into some deep, thought-provoking, and mind-bending discussions as he pressed me for an answer. I couldn't tell him I didn't like the actual song itself because I do. And I also appreciate the talents of both Russell Watson and Rod Stewart. The only thing I could say was that I didn't think it was like any of the other theme songs. After a couple of months, that was sounding lame to me (no, I'm not saying you sound lame, just my own opinion to myself). Then I realized that this is a big break in the direction of the Star Trek saga. From TOS to Voyager, Star Trek was always moving forward through time and it was under the guiding influence of its beloved creator, Gene Roddenberry. It was his baby and he nurtured it until he died. When Roddenberry passed on and the powers that be decided to forge ahead with yet another series (thank Gods!), it was decided that we would go back to the "beginning" (and wasn't there enough indignant backlash about that). To put it simply, it was a time of major change in Star Trek. For many people, change carries a negative connotation and such was the case in this instance. I've heard this same thing from other Star Trek lovers in both my online and "real" life; either they didn't like the idea of the show, they don't like the theme song, or both. It begins to take on the sound and feel of separation anxiety. Something they knew and loved and were comfortable with was suddenly no longer there. Anyway, to sum up, I look at these changes, both in the direction of Star Trek and in replacing the theme song with something more contemporary, as positive steps. We now have words to put to the Star Trek dream, words that are synonomous with what Trek stand for. And now, every time I hear that song, I don't see the face of Rod Stewart or Russell Watson. I see Mr. Roddenberry, Kirk, Spock, Picard, Sisko, Janeway and the myriad of other characters that comprise the Star Trek Universe. Now THAT is awesome.