Enterprise is back, minus the tasty Jake 2.0 chaser.
Cast & Crew
Director: Roxann Dawson
Written By: Manny Coto
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
Conor O’Farrell as D’Jamat
Vince Grant as Yarrick
Lindsey Stoddart as Indava
Tayler Sheridan as Jareb
David Youse as Nalbis
Gregory Wagrowski as Ceris
Matt Huhn as Triannon
Kim Fitzgerald as Crewman
Originally Aired: January 14, 2004
A Triannon crew which Enterprise rescues from a crippled ship turns out to be a group of religious extremists who hijack the NX-01 to eradicate the "heretics" on their homeworld. Furthermore, when the group’s leader, D’Jamat, learns that Archer’s crew has dared desecrate the Expanse’s mysterious Spheres — which the Triannons consider holy shrines of the "chosen realm" — he demands that Archer choose a crewman to be put to death.
Blah. A month-and-a-half recess and this is the best they can scrounge up? What happened to the thread from last episode? Did we just forget about the prisoners and the virus?
Religion is a mixed bag with Star Trek. On one hand, you get stuff like the Bajorans from DS9, on the other you get Star Trek V and episodes like this. Dull and unimaginative. Can we just get on with the story-arc? Please?!?
Phlox’s diversion in Sick Bay. I needed a good chuckle. “Do be careful, we haven’t found an antidote to the venom yet!”
A password! C’mon people, just use a freaking password! And please tell me they made back-ups of their database.
Originality: Religious zealots have been portrayed so much better in Trek. 3 out of 6.
Effects: Some cool space battles and a ruined planet. 4 out of 6.
Story: How these bumpkins manage to subdue an entire ship, crack the ship’s computer in mere minutes is beyond me. 3 out of 6.
Acting: The mains are good, but some of the smaller guest roles are really weak. 3 out of 6.
Emotional Response: Was anyone surprise Archer chose himself? 3 out of 6.
Production: Same old ship, same old sets. 4 out of 6
Overall: Predictable and often irritating script. A little more effort and this could have been far more poignant and enjoyable. 3 out of 6.
Total: 23 out of 42
- D’Jamat is giving Mayweather orders now
- Archer is put in a corner
- Archer and Mayweather take the ship in for a rescue
- T’Pol helps retake the bridge from the Triannons
Next Time on Enterprise (January 21, 2004)
Andorian Imperial Guard Commander Shran and his warship track Enterprise down in the Delphic Expanse to offer Captain Archer help as an ally, and together, the two former adversaries plan to steal a prototype of the Xindi’s planet-destroying superweapon. As a confrontation with the Xindi looms, Lt. Reed gets help fixing the NX-01’s damaged weapons systems from a striking Andorian female, Lt. Talas, a contentious officer with her own agenda. [Video Preview]
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