Very, VERY late…
Cast & Crew
Director: David Straiton
Written By: Ken LaZebnik & Michael Bryant
Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer
Connor Trinneer as Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as T’Pol
Dominic Keating as Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery as Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Hoshi Sato
John Billingsley as Dr. Phlox
Bill Cobbs as Emory Erickson
Leslie Silva as Danica Erickson
Donovan Knowles as Quinn Erickson
Noel Manzano as Ensign Burrows
Originally Aired: January 14, 2004
The crew welcomes aboard Emory Erickson, the inventor of the transporter device, set to conduct a series of experiments to test a radical upgrade to the technology. However, once Enterprise reaches the test site, Archer realizes that his old family friend has lied and is using the ship to search for his son, lost years before in a transporter mishap.
It wouldn’t have been so bad if they weren’t trying to go up against a much better Battlestar Galactica. Reviewed on its own, it’s merely mediochre with the plot simply dressing for some strong dialogue.
Trip coming to terms with his idol. Not edgy stuff, but satisfying.
So Starfleet just hands over their flagship without any tested proof this thing works?
Originality: This has been done before. A lot. 2 out of 6.
Effects: Nothing that interesting. The “manifestations” were pretty lame. 4 out of 6.
Story: Banal shell for “morality” dialogue. Great title. 4 out of 6.
Acting: Not a bad delivery. 5 out of 6.
Emotional Response: You know what’s coming. 2 out of 6.
Production: Same old, same old. 4 out of 6
Overall: A dry, but not lifeless episode. I know the arcs are a lot of work, but can we stick to those? 3 out of 6.
Total: 24 out of 42
Next Week on Enterprise (January 21, 2004)
After Hoshi and Trip contract a deadly virus while exploring a planet, two ghostly aliens possess the bodies of various Enterprise crew members to observe humanity’s reaction to imminent tragedy. As the aliens secretly jump bodies to observe, Phlox strives to cure the stricken pair, but with his efforts failing, Archer must make a difficult decision in order to shield the rest of the crew from this growing biohazard.
Additional Notes and Comments
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