I watched the second episode of the second 3 part Enterpise story thread in a row. They seem to be attempting to move to something like I remember Doctor Who was a series of short stories. Of course they do get to do it this with the benefit of the large mythos of the 'Trek universe. A few weeks ago the show added a load of background the "clone" wars over genetics that was originally alluded to in the original series. The even managed a little parody (I hope that is what they intended ;-) of the Wrath of Khan. Now they get to play with the background of the Vulcan's and the formation of the Federation. Epic Stuff!