Date: March 24, 2022
Season 1, Episode 26 and Season 2, Episode 1
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Interstellar News: I sincerely apologize for my lack of writing. I’ve been caught up in life, seasonal depression, being overworked, and just general stress and anxiety. I haven’t been coping real well and I need to get back to writing because it makes me happy. I also REALLY want to get into new Trek, and this is what’s got to be finished before I get there.
On that note – I think I’m going to do some more “round up” posts and change it up starting with the rest of Season 2. I do hope you’ll enjoy it.
TL;DR: Enterprise inadvertently causes the decimation of a colony and then they find out their five-year mission has been cancelled. There’s a ton of time travel nonsense, including Archer and Daniels getting stuck in an alternate 31st century. T’Pol and the crew cause some havoc for the Suliban, Archer gets back to give a speech about a gazelle, and then the mission is reinstated and I had to sit through the stupid intro again.
Doctor’s Orders: “I understand how uncomfortable his behavior must be for you, but trust me, it would be unnatural for the Captain not to be affected by grief under these circumstances. It’s, er, human nature. He’ll be fine.”
“Anyone who tries to bad-mouth Captain Archer in front of me is going to get an earful in any language they want.”: Part 1 was quite interesting. The colony they’re going to visit is a matriarchal one and it’s probably the first episode in which anyone dies. Archer and the crew show grief and sadness and remorse – which is not usually something we get “treated” to in Trek. Then there’s the whole time travel mishegoss – which just hurts my head. I did like T’Pol, Tucker, and Archer going on their stealth mission and then it all goes awry, because it’s a nice way to get excited about Part 2 and leave people wanting more. If I wasn’t doing this watch-through, however, I’m not sure if it would be enough to have me watch past episode 1 in the next season. Also, poor Porthos was told he couldn’t have any more cheese – poor boy!
“We’re going to stumble, make mistakes, I’m sure more than a few, before we find our footing. But we’re going to learn from those mistakes. That’s what being human is all about.”: Part 2 has its moments – like the library having actual books was quite funny for me. T’Pol and Archer communicate in a very Wizard of Oz or Star Wars way, which was also entertaining. Sato shows us what early not-quite Jefferies tubes were like (or maybe why they were invented) and the rest of the crew does well in Archer’s absence. The “gazelle” speech is a little much and then all of a sudden everyone is like “okay go back on your mission” – like we all didn’t know that was happening. It was very disappointing, well except for when T’Pol dressed down her superiors. Overall, it’s 5 goldfish crackers for Porthos – because it isn’t really cheese!