Read on or not, I don’t care. I have the Temporal Police and I’m not afraid to use them!
Cast & Crew
Scott Bakula as Captain
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
Dominic Keating as Lt.
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
as Dr. Phlox
November 28, 2001
While visiting a stellar nursery, the Enterprise encounters a freighter
ferrying passengers to an 11-year cosmic event, "The Great Plume."
The passengers are pilgrims from various worlds that all share a common faith.
But all is never as it seems in Star Trek. One of the passengers is Silik (the
dreaded Suliban agent) in disguise. While touring the ship, he rips some conduits
out, conduits that would later come into play by stopping a power surge to the
More perplexing in one of the ship’s waiters (or is he a cook?), Danials, reveals
himself to be a 29th century security agent, sent back to capture Silik and
stop the "Temporal Cold War." Archer is skeptical at first (but not
a bad as T’Pol) but allows Daniels to use the ship’s sensors to find Silik.
They locate him in short order, but not before blasting Daniels into several
million temporal bits and then running off. The captain later runs into Silik
in his quarters, only to have him shoot and steal a device Daniels was using
for tracking and referencing time. What follows is (literally) a chase through
the ship that ends with the captain destroying the device, but Silik escapes.
The captain orders Daniels’ quarters locked down and off-limits to everyone.
I know what you’re all thinking: "Was there a cave?"
No, but we wouldn’t have noticed.
I was all excited about the Suliban’s return, hoping for a little bit
more information from what we learned in "Broken Bow." Well, we got
some information, which only raised more questions. But sadly, I’m just a bit
confused on the whole thing right now.
We’re pretty sure that the Suliban are the bad guys, but we don’t know what
their plans are. We also don’t know who these 29th century guys are. Starfleet?
Probably not, though we do know they exist in the 26th century.
All-in-all the episode was OK, but I hope for better from this story-arc in
Trip’s demo of the warp core was funny. He thinks he’s got a captive audience
to teach warp theory to, but instead they’re just as competent as he is.
Another nice bit was the pan-in of Daniels’ locked-down quarters. It was a
blunt, but cool way of telling us that none of this is really over.
I didn’t really care for the actor who played Daniels. A little too sissy and
weak to be a Temporal Agent, don’t you think?
Originality: Not really, but with some new elements. 3
Effects: The stellar nursery was very well done, as was all the Suliban morphing
Story: Not bad, but it could have given us a little bit more from Silik and
Acting: Not much from anyone except the doctor, whom I’d like to see more of.
Emotional Response: Nothing nailbiting about this one, I pretty much had the
resolution pegged pretty early on.. 2
Production: We did get to see some new interior shots of Enterprise
(namely the hanger and flight deck), but everything else was older interior
Overall: An obvious bridge piece, but it needs more depth. 3
Total: 23 out of 42
- The Suliban
Silik encounters the Enterprise for the second time
catches his breath
on the hunt for Suliban
or Flight (Rerun: Original Airdate: 10-03-2001)
As they continue their deep space exploration, the Enterprise crew comes across
an alien ship where they discover 15 humanoid corpses that seem to have been
part of a scientific experiment. The horrific sight inspires Hoshi to panic
and demand a return to Earth, but Archer insists on continuing the mission and
finding out more about the abandoned dead. Trouble comes calling when the aliens
that were conducting the gruesome experiments return and begin attacking Captain
Archer and his team.