And now, the conclusion…

The Augments

Cast & Crew

Director: LeVar Burton

Written By: Michael Sussman

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
Mark Rolston as Captain Magh
Adam Grimes as Lokesh
Kristen Ariza as Augment #1
Dayna Devon as Engineer
J.D. Hall as Klingon Com Voice

Episode Information

Originally Aired: November 12, 2004
Season: Four
Episode: Six
Production: 082

What Happened

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

Review

All right! A 3-part arc that was worth watching front-to-back. I mean, you can just see the “Under New Management” sign on every scene. Tightly written, well thought out and just plain worthwhile stuff. Let’s hope the next arc holds up.

High Point

While Soong’s “Cybernetics” speech stands out, I’ll have to go with Archer’s Klingon impersonation.

Low Point

How freaking strong are grappler cables? Daaaaaamn!

The Scores

Originality: Straight forward save-the-world before the nutjob kills them all. 3 out of 6.

Effects: Some good fight scenes and all-around well done effects. 5 out of 6.

Story: Well written and tight. Even manages to throw in a decent scene between Trip and T’Pol to maintain that storyline. 4 out of 6.

Acting: The Augments are better and everyone else is great, especially Spiner who’s having nearly all the fun. 5 out of 6.

Emotional Response: Good humor and tension. I got a smile out of the Briar Patch reference. At least someone’s paying attention. 5 out of 6.

Production: I’d be more impressed with the Augments if they could figure out how to make/repair their own clothes! 3 out of 6

Overall: A standout arc that (I hope) signals new and exciting things for Enterprise. 5 out of 6.

Total: 30 out of 42

Next Week on Enterprise (November 19, 2004)

The Forge

The Earth embassy on Vulcan is bombed, killing 31 humans and 12 Vulcans. Enterprise is called to the planet to help investigate, but the Vulcan High Command already suspects a dissident religious faction known as "Syrrannites." T’Pol learns from her husband Koss that her mother T’Les has been forced into hiding to avoid arrest – because she is a Syrrannite. Koss also brings her a mysterious heirloom containing a map. Believing this is a message from T’Les, T’Pol and Archer set out to follow that map across a treacherous desert, without the High Command’s knowledge.More from StarTrek.com

Additional Notes and Comments

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