Part 2 of the 3 part arc aired last Friday. What did you think?

Review for Part 1

Cold Station 12

Cast & Crew

Director: David Livingston

Written By: Ken LaZebnik

Starring
Scott Bakula as Captain
Jonathan Archer
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
T’Pol
Dominic Keating as Lt.
Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
Sato
John Billingsley
as Dr. Phlox

Guest Cast
Brent Spiner as Dr. Arik Soong
Alec Newman as Malik
Abby Brammell as Persis
Richard Riehle as Jeremy Lucas
Kaj-Erik Eriksen as Smike
Kris Iyer as Deputy Director
Adam Grimes as Lokesh
Amy Wieczorek as Female Pilot
Jordan Orr as Young Malik
Kevin Foster as Security Guard #1

Episode Information

Originally Aired: November 5, 2004
Season: Four
Episode: Five
Production: 081

What Happened

Reunited with his genetically engineered creations called Augments, criminal scientist Dr. Arik Soong and his “children” break into the medical outpost where Soong once worked, to steal the embryos of hundreds more potential Augments with plans to build a superhuman army. They will go so far as to release the deadly pathogens stored at the facility, Cold Station 12, if the staff, headed by Dr. Jeremy Lucas, dares impede Soong’s plan. Meanwhile, Archer and his crew search for clues to Dr. Soong’s whereabouts on Trialas IV, the planet where he raised the Augments, leading them to find one of the doctor’s less perfect children who was abandoned by his siblings. More from StarTrek.com

Review

Here we are at Act Two and the story’s holding its own. The final resolution will have lasting impacts on, not only this series, but the rest of the Trek Universe. I think this is what we’ve been waiting for all along.

High Point

The interrogation scene. Damn good stuff and clearly differentiates Soong from his “children.”

Low Point

Why is it so easy to break into Starfleet buildings/ships and damn near inpenetrable to get anywhere else (ie Nazi strongholds)? “Seems like present day medical research facilities have better security than Cold Station 12.

The Scores

Originality: The hostage crisis is a staple for TV, not just Trek. 3 out of 6.

Effects: Cool fight scene and Cold Station 12’s exteriors were very well done. 5 out of 6.

Story: Drives the story forward, fleshes out characters and ratchets the tension one more notch. 4 out of 6.

Acting: Great casting choice for Dr. Lucas. The Augments are better this time around, less pissy, more pissed off. 5 out of 6.

Emotional Response: Very tense, very well done. 5 out of 6.

Production: New interior shots that fit with the Trek Universe. 4 out of 6

Overall: The suspense is terrific. I hope it lasts. 5 out of 6.

Total: 31 out of 42

Next Week on Enterprise (November 12, 2004)

The Augments

Enterprise pursues Arik Soong and his Augments across hostile Klingon space toward a planet where the geneticist intends to go back into isolation and raise an army of genetically engineered superhumans. But Soong’s “children” revolt against him and plan a biological attack upon a Klingon colony, in order to incite retaliation against Earth. More from StarTrek.com

Additional Notes and Comments

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