And you thought Trek fans were obsessive!
Cast & Crew
Director: Patrick Norris
Written By: Chris Black
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
Matthew Kaminsky as Cunningham
Originally Aired: Nov. 20, 2002
On a “typical” day on Enterprise, the crew finds their routine tasks
turn into uncharacteristically strange obsessions over trivial matters. The
crew’s increasingly erratic and often humorous behavior includes: Archer’s preoccupation
with writing the preface of a biography about his dad; Trip’s fixation on adjusting
the Captain’s chair to perfection; Hoshi’s obsession with her cooking; and Reed’s
concern with a Tactical Alert.
A little humor this time around and, by and large, it works. It’s kinda fun
to watch the crew go OCD on stupid little things. It makes them a little bit
more human and realistic. It was also nice to see the whole crew, rather than
just a small fragment of it.
“Reed Alert.” Hmm.
Archer:: “Could you read it when I’m done?”
T’Pol: “I’d be happy to.”
Hey, Star Trek writers: Pay closer attention! This is a stupid mistake.
Originality: Sure it’s not too original, shades of Amok Time here, but at least
they took a fun tack with making the crew obsessive rather than horny/goofy/violent.
5 out 6.
Effects: Beautiful shots of a trinary star system and the debris field looked
pretty cool too. 5 out of 6.
Story: It’s an important piece in the road, just not handled well. 4 out of
Acting: It’s obvious several of the cast enjoyed making this episode and it
shows in their portrayals. 4 out of 6.
Emotional Response: It felt good to laugh a bit at our intrepid adventurers.
Certainly a nice break from the last few episodes. 4 out of 6.
Production: Nice new set for the galley. Other than that, it’s just the same
stuff. Not that it’s a criticism, the Enterprise set is awesome. 4 out
Overall: I truly enjoyed this one. Maybe it was really good, maybe it just
didn’t suck heinous rocks. 4 out of 6.
Total: 24 out of 42
Next Time on Enterprise (Nov. 27, 2002)
Following her first experience in the transporter, a series of eerie events
leads Hoshi to question whether she is the same person. Feeling fearful and
helpless, Hoshi becomes unsure of herself wondering if she is losing her mind,
or if the transporter has somehow changed her, or if there is an alien threat
behind all of these bizarre happenings suddenly taking place.