I recently got in the space opera genre. I started with The Expanse, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica and The Orville and i loved all of them. After finishing The Orville and reading online that it's basically just Star Trek i started looking for a Star Trek show to watch. I wanted to start with a more modern show because i thought that maybe the old effects and bad quality would turn me off. A friend of mine suggested Enterprise and it certainly didn't dissapoint. I even loved the intro theme song for all the season.
Season 3 of Enterprise has got to be my favorite. I really enjoyed overarching storyline about the Xindi conflict and the standalone episodes that season. Some of the standout standalone episodes for me were: ' Carbon Creek', 'Cogenitor', 'Regeneration' (really loved that one), 'First Flight', 'Extinction', 'Impulse', 'Twilight' (also really loved that one), 'Similitude (and also really loved this one!),', 'E2', 'Observer Effect'
I read online that most of the old Star Trek shows are more episodic, but i like my shows a bit more serialized with some standalone episodes in between. Which show should i watch next? I read good things about Strange New Worlds and kinda want to watch that, so i could watch Discovery Season 1 & 2 and then jump to Strange New Worlds, or watch TNG DS9 and VOY, but that would take way more time than just 4 short seasons of Discovery and Strange New Worlds. What would you guys suggest based on my favorite standalone episodes and season 3 of Enterprise?