I thought it was fine. OK. Trek. But I found myself wondering why I watch this week to week? It's not that good as far as storytelling goes and the rest of TV has stepped up to try (at least TRY) to match HBO's quality.
Is it just the boy in me that likes the space scenes and the ships and planets? I remember looking forward to seeing what color the planets would be in TOS week to week. OK day to day since I saw them first in syndication.
But as far as Enterprise, there is so much potential...wasted. I am not a hater. This is not a Brannon Braga / Rick Berman hate post. But I feel that even though these episodes are shoddy, I still watch.
OK, episode specifics...
When the Suliban dude brought Archer back with the time travel device, that plot point just hinged on too many coincidences. Why was he so obsessed with communicating with his superior in the future? Are we to believe that Malcolm allowed himself to be captured on purpose to give the time travel device to the Suliban dude? How could they know he would press the right keys / slidey things to make it work? And finally, why does Archer shoot at the platform? And was that the transporter?
The blatant skimpy clothing on T'Pol just bugs me. And it's bad storytelling, takes me right out of the story. On VOY 7of9 was sexy just being in a uniform. Of course she had a waterbra on to help for the first few seasons, but still the sexiness was there without the tight T shirt and nipple and tummy action. Oh wait Jeri Ryan is actually beautiful! I don't think Jonette Nippless or whatever her name is is all that pretty. Complements to her cosmetic surgeon.
So I guess Daniels is pretty much stuck in the 3000th century with no food, water or technology?
And Archer's speech at the end didn't bug me at all. Like I drive to Hilton Head in my car, I am sure with late 21st century / early 22nd century transportation, Africa is just like Jacksonville to HH.
What did bug me was that the Vulcans on Earth do not seem to have any balls. Two little speeches and they are OK with Enterprise's mission. They have made a bunch of mistakes, for sure. That was a real dramatic conflict but instead of letting it flow into real tension it was wrapped up like a gyro. Bad story.
What really bugged me is that I had to watch it at 11pm since FOX and UPN share a station here in Jax now.
All for now,