The final episode of ‘Enterprise’ the intertextually entitled ‘These Are The Voyages…’ has come in for a lot of flack, odd given that the episode’s authors called it a ‘valentine’ to ‘Star Trek’ fans.
Chock full of great character moments, astounding production design and fantastic special effects ‘In A Mirror Darkly – Part II’ both ruthlessly parodies and sincerely reveres the series of which it is a part.
We live, as anyone with the slightest grasp on pop culture knows, in an era of Shatner renaissance.
It’s been a long road, as the (always frankly brilliant) theme song to ‘Enterprise’ goes, but the fifth ‘Star Trek’ TV show is finally something to write home about.
What rocked Shiny’s world in the last twelve months? The answers are unlikely to surprise you.
I come to bury ‘Enterprise’, not to praise it.
It’s ‘Star Trek’ meets ‘Animal Hospital’ as Dr Phlox fight to save SpaceDog (aka Porthos) from a vile alien pathogen.
This week: ‘Enterprise’ tries to lull viewers into a false sense of security with a good episode, but I urge you not to fall for this vile subterfuge!
A rather sparky little episode that nonetheless harks back to the rather hackneyed method of character development pioneered in the first season of isolating two characters in a stressful situation so that they can bond.
‘Civilisation’ is not exactly vintage Trek. Not a true turkey either, mind you, but certainly little to write home about. Captain Archer and co arrive above a planet which is populated by bumped…
Previously, on shinyshelf’s reviews of Enterprise, we encountered a wannabe gritty, primitive ancestor of ‘Star Trek’ attempting to couple high quality US SF of universal appeal with a fanboy’s in-joke fantasy.
When an away team find themselves stranded on a seemingly harmless planet during a storm, hallucinations and paranoia begin to set in…
A lighter and more inventive episode than the last couple, ‘Unexpected’ sees macho man Trip impregnated after an encounter with some hitchhiking aliens…
The worst episode of the series so far, ‘Terra Nova’ is earnest, worthy, and various other kinds of dull.
So. The big one. The end of season cliff-hanger. And very impressive it was too, primarily because of the way it tied together three disparate – and often barely hinted at – plot strands into a coherent whole and then threw in a dash of utter lunacy.
Not to be confused with a similarly titled Harrison Ford/ Anne Heche pirate romp this week’s episode sees Archer and his crew toy with the genre of light comedy. It’s a not entirely unsuccessful effort that rattles along nicely.
Utterly dispiriting. A recent rise in quality has acted only to create a false sense of security, before the vicious one-two punch of this episode.
A decent enough episode this, with two curiously disparate story strands. Perhaps an attempt to emulate the stronger continuity of Buffy or Roswell, and not just a case of lazy writing. Despite this another strong instalment of an increasingly
This week Enterprise takes the rather dubious refuge frequently favoured by American TV shows, the Latin title. However, pretentious naming aside, Lone Voice actually turns out to be rather good – and indeed contributes to the impression that t
Shock! A rare sight in these troubled times, an unequivocally good episode of Enterprise. One not just decent in its own right, but which also takes the neglected, and still thoroughly baffling, ‘temporal cold war’ story arc into account
Mark reviews the new Trek and likes what he sees…
14 January 2002, Sky One
After ‘Broken Bow’ its unsurprising that the series’ first normal episode is a little low key.
You can see the pitch meeting for this episode easily enough. One of the writers is sitting across the desk from (Executive Producer) Brannon Braga, and he grins and says excitedly ‘It’s set in a Vu
A meteor, a vulcan ship, and a recorded message to a class of school kids – for most of its running time, ‘Breaking The Ice’ is about as low key as it gets. It also *works*, and works well.
What could be more exciting than a space opera about freight? Almost anything, you might say, and usually you’d be right.
Finally we get back to the arc set up in ‘Broken Bow’, and learn a little about the ‘Cold War across time’ that everyone was going on about. In this respect ‘Enterprise’ is craftily taking a le
At last, a pay off to all those gantries and gunmetal – ‘Silent Enemy’ is the spaceship-as-submarine drama those militaristic sets promised, and has all the atmosphere and tension such a premise de
For much of its length ‘Dear Doctor’ is a fairly successful stab at the kind of morality play which some seem to think Star Trek was invented for…
Gasp! Enterprise demonstrates continuity shocker!