Poor story lines, weak characters or is it just past it's sell by date. I have been really disappointed by the new series, being a prequal it has given itself far to many constraints with regards new story lines. It still seems to be stuck in a time loop, just the same old thing being recycled with an ever more mediocre character line up backed by formula script witers just going through the motions. Voyager had to introduce 7 to inject a bit of life but I can't see where this would help what is a lame duck in my opinion. Please give Archer a dress, I always think of Scott Bakula in drag, it's a quantum thing. At least it would give us some controvesy to hide the mind numbing lameness of the scripts. Is it time to enforce the retirement age laws I wonder? Has Star Trek come to the end of it's life cycle?