Is Enterprise picking up Trek mantle

As a long-time Star Trek fan, I have to admit that after Star Trek:Voyager and the last lack-luster film, I have not put much thought into watching Enterprise, the latest Star Trek series. However, a recent article in Salon (yes, you'll have to either watch ads or subscribe to read the whole thing) has me intrigued enough to try watching the series.

According to the article, the series is returning to the roots of Star Trek and covering some of today's social issues in a manner similar to that of its 1960's predecessor (the original series) that covered race relations and other issues. The technique involves thinly veiling today's issues in the future world of Star Trek and then letting the characters play out their parts, either as an example of what the authors would like to see or what they fear.