Is it good, or just a Memento rip-off? Read on to find out…
Cast & Crew
Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Written By: Michael Sussman
Scott Bakula as Captain
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
Dominic Keating as Lt.
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
as Dr. Phlox
Gary Graham as Soval
Brett Rickaby as Yedrin Koss
Richard Anthony Crenna as Security Guard
Originally Aired: October 15, 2003
After Enterprise is assaulted by severe spatial distortions, Archer loses the ability to form new, long-term memories, causing him to wake up each morning unaware that any time has passed since the day he was afflicted. Despite the crew’s best efforts to keep him involved in decisions, it becomes clear over time that they can’t continue to function in this manner, leading T’Pol to become his caretaker and Trip to take command of the ship.
Ceti Alpha V. I love the irony!
The episode starts to lose steam towards the end. It manages to pick it up, by the conclusion though.
Originality: It’s been done in DS9, but it wasn’t as predictible as we orginally suspected. 4 out of 6.
Effects: Earth blowing up and Enterprise losing its bridge? Cool. 6 out of 6.
Story: Surprisingly interesting, especially the resolution. 4 out of 6.
Acting: Nothing stellar, as everyone’s subdued and depressed. 4 out of 6.
Emotional Response: They manage to make us care about the resolution this time. 4 out of 6.
Production: Nice work for the colony. 4 out of 6
Overall: It doesn’t forward the overall plot, but it doesn’t detract either. All-in-all a worthwhile episode. 4 out of 6.
Total: 30 out of 42
- Archer finds himself suddenly 12 years older
- Archer wakes up in Sickbay after an encounter with a spatial distortion
- T’Pol serves as caregiver to her former captain at a colony on Ceti Alpha V
Next Time on Enterprise (November 12, 2003)
After finding thousands of humans on a Delphic Expanse planet living in settlements seemingly straight out of the Old West, Archer gets embroiled in a dangerous cultural conflict once he discovers that the humans are systematically oppressing the alien race that originally brought them to this world. [Video Preview]
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