ENTERPRISE - Season 3 Review
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that make me cringe. Hoshi certainly has come a long way
since she first boarded Enterprise. She was once afraid of the sounds
the ship would make while here she spits in the face of a ruthless and
scary Reptilian, Dolim (Scott MacDonald). She attempts to kill herself
to prevent Dolim from getting the third code. She certainly has
changed." And: " It's great to see the consequences of war not only in
the damages to the ship or the wounds on the faces of the crew, which
has been great throughout the arc, but also the real cost that is death.
In this case, that of Major Hayes'. We got to know him albeit not that
well but well enough to care about his dying. At least it brought a
tear to *my* eye. I like Steven Culp and he will be missed."
The theme for the show changed in "The Xindi" and it wasn't an improvement.
We get introduced to the Xindi and the Council. From the review: "This
intro-scene was quite efficient in showing the differences between the
species. The aquatic-Xindi and the humanoids seem to be more intellectual
while the insectoids are downright paranoid and extreme. The reptilians
have a decidedly evil persona while the furry ones seem to be more laid-
back. But we do sense the urgency in their deliberations and how perplexed
they are to have discovered an Earth ship being in their neck of the woods.
The Insectoids see it as a prelude to an invasion while others see it as a
coincidence. Having been told that humans are responsible for the
destruction of the Xindi homeworld in the future, it's understandable that
they would be alarmed by the humans' presence in the Expanse." We meet the
MACOs and see what the Expanse anomalies are all about. T'Pol's looks
better in the new uniforms as does her hair. We are introduced to the
Vulcan neuro-pressure treatments, like it or not. Also from the review: "
Unfortunately, this episode is nothing more than a standard, action-
oriented sci-fi show however as nothing really original happens here.
Still, it does set-up some interesting future storylines. The new alien
threat is intriguing, the MACOs are a good addition, the main characters
are changing and growing for the most part, the new command-center is
interesting and all in all the show is looking good."
From my review of "Hatchery": "I loved Bakula's acting and how he was
written. He sounded so *Starfleet* in his defense of the Hatchery and
why they should save the baby Insectoids. The line where he says what
if they were *primate* infants to Trip and would he be so ready to torch
them was effective. At that point, he made sense. I liked how he
gradually became more and more obsessed till he was obviously out of
touch with reality." Also: "We learn some things here about the
Insectoids. They are genderless, reproduce asexually and are short