Star Trek Enterprise 2×17 – Canamar Archer and Trip are wrongfully held aboard a prison transfer ship when they have the double misfortune of having their ship hijacked by an Enolian and Nausicaan committed to making their grand escape at
Archer can’t seem to get away with much these days without incurring the wrath of the warring factions of the illusive Temporal Cold War, and as it turns out, recovering a dead body from a 31st century time traveling ship is just the type of thing to set the Suliban (and now Tholians!) on his case.
Archer gets himself pulled into negotiations between the Andorians and Vulcans, a task everyone but the plucky captain himself seems to think is a lost cause. We start to see some tenants of the Federation shine through in this episode. Very exciting!
In this continuation of the arc started with T’Pol’s assault back in episode 17 of season 1, Fusion, we see just how deeply the animosity and disdain runs within the Vulcan culture for those thought to practice mind-melds.
Trip has a not so friendly encounter with an Arkonian pilot named Zho’Kaan while testing the shuttlepod’s autopilot, leading to a short camping trip on the surface of a moon. Not so bad on its own, but turns out it can get to well over 250 degrees in the daylight and both ships were damaged in the descent. Leading to Enterprise’s very own Darmok/The Enemy episode.
The Catwalk ended up being a pretty good Enterprise episode! The neutronic storm gives us some stellar phenomena for the crew to interact with, which is always fun. And there were a number of “Oh crap” moments that were very satisfying. We ended up a bit disappointed and perhaps confused that the writers established the Takret as thoroughly as they did, especially the leader of the Takret Militia we met.. but then we never see the character again. Bummer.
Episode 038 – Enterprise 2×11 – Precious Cargo During a daring escape, Trip once again winds up in some adult situations when he’s forced into close-quarters with a kidnapped Kriosian monarch. Back on Enterprise, Archer and T’Pol have a good
Episode 037 – Enterprise 2×10 – Vanishing Point After an emergency situation forces Hoshi to use the transporter for the first time she begins to feel something is a little off. Turns out she’s phasing–wait, no she’s dying–wait, it’s all
Episode 036 – Enterprise 2×09 – Singularity This episode feels much like an homage to the Original Series and The Next Generation episodes, Naked Time and Naked Now. We get to see a few characters act out of character, and
Episode 035 – Enterprise 2×08 – The Communicator While investigating a pre-warp civilization Reed loses his communicator. He and Archer return to the surface to search for it before it can disrupt the natural progression of this society, but are