Well, at the very least it killed an hour of waiting for Friday.

Enterprise LogoPrecious
Cargo

 

Cast & Crew

Director: David Livingston
Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Teleplay By: David A. Goodman

Starring
Scott Bakula as Captain
Jonathan Archer
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles 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
Padma Lakshmi as Kaitaama
Leland Crooke as Firek Plinn
Scott Klace as Firek Goff

Airdate Information

Originally Aired: Dec. 11, 2002
Season: Two
Episode: Eleven
Production: 037

Precious CargoWhat
Happened

When Trip rescues an exotic alien woman from her kidnappers, they find themselves
on the run from her captors and, in the process, on an unexpected romantic adventure.
Meanwhile, Archer holds one of the alien kidnappers captive on Enterprise and
devises a scheme with T’Pol’s help to pressure the reluctant prisoner to help
them locate Trip.

Review

Chant with me people: "Nemesis premiers tomorrow. Nemesis premiers
tomorrow. Nemesis premiers tomorrow.
" Feeling better? Good.

It was funny, but not that funny. It was never tense, and certainly never surprised
you. I’m not sure what they were trying to pull off here. I wonder if all the
non-B&B episodes are being held till the end of the season, when we can
forget this trash at the beginning. Just a thought.

High Point

"We started off with 83 crew members…we’re down to 76." Sick, just
sick.

Low Point

Princess pouting. Leia was cool, sexy, and tough when she did it. Take lessons
lady!

The Scores

Originality: Good lord no! Berman and Braga need to be sued for plagurism.
Just once. 1 out 6.

Effects: Pretty good stuff. New ship, escape pod and various stuff. 5 out of
6.

Story: It was fun, but a bit obvious in a lot of places. 3 out of 6.

Acting: Trineer is good, but the guest cast doesn’t help out a whole lot. 4
out of 6.

Emotional Response: It’s funny in a few places, there’s no tension or anticipation
with the outcome. 3 out of 6.

Production: Good makeup and sets. 4 out of 6.

Overall: It’s a funny attempt at an episode, but it doesn’t hold up. 3 out
of 6.

Total: 23 out of 42

Episode Media

From StarTrek.com

Next Time on Enterprise (Dec. 18, 2002)

Next Time on EnterpriseThe
Catwalk

When a deadly radioactive storm threatens Enterprise, the entire crew must
take refuge for eight days in a small maintenance shaft. As they weather the
storm, the crew discovers that alien intruders are trying to steal Enterprise
— and may turn the crew’s save haven into a death trap in the process.
In order to stop the aliens and save the ship, Archer and his officers must
battle against time … and the deadly storm.

(I could have sworn I saw a different preview last night, but I can’t remember
what it entailed. At any rate, StarTrek.com says "The Catwalk" is
the next episode.)

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