The rape, initially a spoil point for Laura's near perfect romance with her teenage husband Scotty, was eventually swept under the rug as the unique chemistry between the actors and the characters came to the forefront.
James Doohan who played Scotty (Montgomery Scott), the miraculous engineer who could always get a little more out of the Enterprise appeared on TNG as his original character who has been promoted to captain.
Abrams Star Trek film, a nod was made to Enterprise when Scotty revealed he was assigned to the backwater station after transporting Admiral Archer's favorite beagle somewhere into the ether.
Going against Star Fleet orders, Kirk , Scotty, Sulu, Chekov and McCoy steal back the Enterprise to go to Genesis, the experimental planet where Spock's coffin was previously dispersed.
One thing is certain, futuristic technology presented on Star Trek decades ago is today's reality and makes viewing full episodes easier and faster than saying, "Beam me up, Scotty."