Jeffery Combs returns as Shran in this week’s new episode. Check it out!
Cast & Crew
Director: David Straiton
Written By: Chris Black
Scott Bakula as Captain
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
Dominic Keating as Lt.
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
as Dr. Phlox
Jeffrey Combs as Shran
Suzie Plakson as Tarah
Gary Graham as Soval
John Balma as Muroc
Vaughn Armstrong as Admiral Forrest
Zane Cassidy as Andorian Soldier
Christopher Shea as Telev
Originally Aired: February 12, 2003
A military conflict erupts between the Vulcans and Andorians over a small terraformed
planet that both sides make claim to. In the midst of the skirmish, the Vulcans
announce they wish to discuss terms for a cease-fire, but Imperial Guard officer
Shran believes the only one he can trust to mediate such a negotiation is Jonathan
Archer, so the captain and his ship are called into the fray.
Even though the ending was a little predictable, the episode was fairly enjoyable.
I particularly liked the way the slow dialogue pieces were kept moving with
The magnitude of Vulcan hypocrisy is starting to diminish here, after being
severly inflated last week. I’m glad we have some continuity in the storylines,
and I’ll never say no to a Jeffery Combs guest spot, so, thus far, we have two
pretty good episodes in a row. Maybe there’s hope. Just maybe…
I had a great laugh with the flame retardent underwear line. Only an engineer
could come up with something like that.
The end of the episode seemed rushed, but I think that was a time constraint
problem, not really something we can dump on the writer.
Originality: Sure it’s nothing new to have Starfleet intervene in a dispute,
but it is new territory for Enterprise. 3 out 6.
Effects: As always, nice clean effects. Those new Andorian ships look pretty
cool. 5 out of 6.
Story: A good outing with some good plot points and dialogue. 4 out of 6.
Acting: Combs rules! Everyone else is sharp as well. 5 out of 6.
Emotional Response: Some good humor and strong emotions coming from both sides
of the negotiating table. 4 out of 6.
Production: Hey, maybe it’s hard to make convincing debris. At least it’s not
a cave. 3 out of 6.
Overall: Let’s here it for continuing storylines and interesting characters.
4 out of 6.
Total: 28 out of 42
finds himself in a tricky situation
and Archer are reunited once again
episode preview (QT, WMP)
Next Time on Enterprise (Feb. 19, 2003)
Far beyond where any Earth vessel has ventured before, the Enterprise crew
is shocked to find a small craft adrift in space that contains what appears
to be a human corpse. Trip Tucker and Malcolm Reed discover the craft holds
some strange secrets, and the mystery deepens when the Suliban arrive making
claim to the salvage. On top of that, Captain Archer is confronted by the Tholians,
who also aggressively try to procure the enigmatic vessel.