Originally Posted by ScottSF
I'm still new to Enterprise but I feel the series "woke up" at the end of season 3... I feel like Voyager took more seasons than usual to wake up.
I agree. Both TNG and DS9 seems to wake up in Season 3 too (with the introduction of the Borg and the Dominion War respectively.) Their third Seasons then set the pace and style of the rest of the series. To carry on the athletics analogy, Voyager seems to instead have a number of false starts, and in Enterprise the race was just abandoned.