A little late, but here nonetheless.
Cast & Crew
Director: Mike Vejar
Story By: Rick Berman & & Brannon Braga
Teleplay By: David Wilcox
Written By: Mike Vejar
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
Larry Cedar as Tessic
Jesse James Rutherford as Q’Ell
Robertson Dean as Korok
Bari Hochwald as E’lis
Steven Flynn as Maklii
Wayne King, Jr. as Klingon #1
Peewee Piemonte as Klingon #2
Originally Aired: Oct. 30, 2002
In need of fuel, the crew of Enterprise befriends a mining colony that
are beset by Klingon marauders. Rather than just getting their fuel and going,
they stay behind and train the colonists to defend themselves.
After relocating the camp and setting traps, the colonists send the Klingons
packing and give an additional 1900 litres to the crew for their help.
It’s almost comical now. If anyone other than Berman and Braga write
an episode it’s palatable. If the dynamic duo are behind it, pee-eww! This episode
just never gets above banal and obvious. Sadly the next one is written by these
clowns as well. I’ll try and keep an open mind but not my hopes up.
Anyone else find it unnerving that the communications officer is that
good a shot? Could be something cool down the line.
“And it’s not fit for a garbage scow.” line. When did Klingons stop
being macho cool and turn into sissy whiners? The Klingons I know and love would
have beamed out of the circle of fire and beamed back in behind the colonist,
slit their throats and mounted their heads on top of the pumps as a warning
against future reprisals.
Originality: Hmm, can we say every freaking episode of “A-Team”?
I kept expecting to see Mr. T pop his head up and shout “I pity the foo’
that picks on deuterium miners.” 1 out of 6
Effects: Low end at best. Not that they were low-quality, just not that interesting.
And may I just add: That is one ugly Klingon ship! 3 out of 6
Story: Thin at best. Yes Starfleet’s trying to make an impression, but is this
what we’ve come to expect? 3 out of 6.
Acting: The regulars were just fine, even good in some places, but the guests
really stunk. 4 out of 6.
Emotional Response: Nada. A slight giggle perhaps at Hoshi’s weapon prowess,
but nothing beyond that. 2 out of 6.
Production: Some minor flubs here. Normally they are quite good with the sets
(and by and large they were). Once or twice though you could see through what
was supposed to be a door into a building when the door just led…nowhere.
4 out of 6.
Overall: C’mon. Klingons are so much cooler than this. 3 out of 6.
Total: 20 out of 42
Cool Web Site
Be the life at your next party, learn Klingonese at the Klingon
Next Time on Enterprise (Nov. 6, 2002)
T’Pol brings Archer with her on a top-secret mission when she is dispatched
by the Vulcan High Command to capture a fugitive that has eluded their authorities
for nearly two decades. Meanwhile, T’Pol reveals to Archer a dark and violent
secret that she repressed, and Trip, who fills in for Archer while he is away,
finds the weight of being the Captain hard to bear. [Video