"Broken Bow" - "Enterprise" series premiere
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Story by: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga
Teleplay by: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga
Directed by: James L. Conway
After decades of being held back from deep space exploration by the Vulcans, the human race makes its first venture into interstellar travel with Captain Jonathan Archer at the helm of the Enterprise NX-01. The Enterprise crew's mission is to return an injured Klingon - the first the human race has ever encountered - to his people. But when a villainous race of aliens called the Suliban kidnap the Klingon, Archer and his crew must make an unexpected detour into another world to retrieve their precious cargo - and stave off a dangerous diplomatic interstellar crisis. ~ StarTrek.com
One of the most important things about a new show is whether the cast is likable and has chemistry. Stories can always be improved upon, special f/x enhanced, action heightened but the cast remains the same.
The Cast and Crew:
Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer
When I first heard that Bakula was going to be the new Trek Captain, I was disappointed. I never liked "Quantum Leap" or the actor. Seeing him last night in the premiere show of "Enterprise," I have to say I've changed my mind. I like the man and the character. Captain Archer is smart, strong and focused. He is definitely a leader type and I am convinced Bakula will do justice to the role.
He's extremely attractive and that scene in his quarters as he records his log wearing nothing but his underwear had my undivided attention..........heh. I like him, plain and simple and strangely enough, I already care about what happens to him.
Jolene Blalock as Sub-Commander and Science Officer T'Pol
Blalock fits the role of a Vulcan perfectly. She is cool but not cold; smart but not a smart-ass; logical but not overbearing. She is certainly eye-catching in that catsuit and although it is revealing, it doesn't detract from the character. She works well with the Captain and will be a great First Officer. Moreover her relationship with the Captain is believable.
Connor Trinneer as Chief Engineer Charles (Trip) Tucker, III
The first thing I noticed and liked was his Southern accent, reminiscent of our beloved Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) of TOS. In fact, it seems to me that a similar TOS triumvirate of Kirk, Spock and McCoy is being set up here with Archer, T'Pol and Tucker. I think this is a good