ENTERPRISE - Season 3 Review
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result of the Sphere-Builder's influence. This explains much as to why
there is such an underlying animosity and mistrust between the members
of the Council. Theirs is not a friendly alliance but one of necessity.
It also explains why someone like Gralik, the Arboreal in "The
Shipment", would be upset that his kemocite was to be used to create a
super-weapon and why he would trust Archer and sabotage the kemocite."
Also: " Trip is forced to face and deal with the death of Taylor, one
of his engineers, which causes his unresolved grief for his sister's
death to resurface."
"Zero Hour", the season finale, was a bit of a disappointment in that
happened all too quickly. It would have been better if there had been
26 episodes instead of 24 as that could have added more complexity and
suspense leading up to the climax of the arc. The ending with the Nazi
left me wondering what the heck will happen and while some didn't like
it, I did. Linda Park does a good job here as the distraught Hoshi.
The fight between Archer and Dolim is also good. Kroeker's direction is
noteworthy as the episode is well-paced throughout. From the review:
"I enjoyed this episode although there was nothing really original in it
and it was for the most part very predictable. Nonetheless it was fun
and it certainly leaves us with an interesting set-up for season four.
I just hope that the events of this arc aren't forgotten next year and
that the changes that have occured to the characters don't disappear."
"Rajiin" and from my review: "This episode reminded me of the original
series a number of times. For one, we get to see some sexily-clad,
alien babes. We also see the Captain getting seduced. How many times
did we see Kirk getting seduced by some scantily-dressed alien woman?
Of course this being 2003 and not the 60's, we get to see the alien
babes' behinds although the mini-skirts in TOS came darn close to doing
that too and we see not only the Captain being seduced but female
crewmembers as well. The music in the scenes with Archer and Rajiin is
also reminiscent of TOS. This is all good in my opinion in that the show
is squarely aimed at an older audience much like TOS was and I like it
and any reminder of TOS is fine by me. Some people might be a little
squeamish at letting their kids watch the show what with quasi-lesbian
scenes like we see in this episode but I say, it's about time the
reality of the times be shown to kids as well as adults. It's not like
we saw anything really unusual here. It's been done on shows like
Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and many other prime-time shows as well when
it's expected that kids are watching." Also: "Another thing that kept
running through my mind was the name chosen for the sex-slave. I kept
thinking Rajiin as in *raging* hormones and could just picture the
writing team playing with the name."
From my review of "Countdown": "A well-directed episode that maintains
a good pace throughout although it is mostly a filler setting up the
finale but it is entertaining nonetheless." And: " I don't usually
notice the sound effects but I did this time, most notably the sound of
the drill as it cut a hole into Hoshi's skull. There's just something