Enterprise 03/27/2002

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Francois Caron, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Francois Caron

    Francois Caron Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    2,143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Francois Caron
    I'm watching this week's episode off Edmonton's A-Channel on Bell ExpressVu's channel 222. We get it a day early.
    Two words. Watch it! This episode's actually good! Guest stars are Jeffrey Combs, Ethan Philips, Clint Howard and Matt Malloy. And they're great!
    That's it! Happy viewing! Fellow Canadians, don't spoil the fun for the Americans! [​IMG]
     
  2. Jeremy Illingworth

    Jeremy Illingworth Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2000
    Messages:
    535
    Likes Received:
    0
    It was very good. Was the alien in the red shrit that short bald guy from The Princess Bridge, you know, the one who does the poison switching thing?

    jeremy
     
  3. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2001
    Messages:
    4,951
    Likes Received:
    1
    Jeremy, I haven't seen the ep yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if that's the same actor. He played the Grand Nagus (Ferengi) on Deep Space Nine. A fantastic character actor.
     
  4. Jeff Cooper

    Jeff Cooper Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Messages:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    140
    I haven't seen the episode yet either, but I don't think it's the same actor. The guest actors list Clint Howard, who is a short bald guy, he played the Blalock character in the TOS episode 'The Corbomite Manuever'.

    The princess bride and Grand Nagus actor is Wallace Shawn who kind of looks the same as clint howard.
     
  5. Dan M~

    Dan M~ Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2000
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    2
    I love the preview of the Ferengi's attempting to translate Portos... funny stuff. I think more of these type of "mistakes" are needed in the show... don't make the humans perfect!

    .
     
  6. Paul E. Fox II

    Paul E. Fox II Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1998
    Messages:
    354
    Likes Received:
    0
    It freakin' FINALLY happened!
    THE PINCH!!!!!!!!!!

    This show was excellent! Our entire evening revolved around Trek today as I was checking out the contents of The Next Generation Season One Boxset!
    HEHEHEHE
     
  7. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2001
    Messages:
    4,951
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm in the middle of watching the episode now. Two of the Ferengi actors are familiar. The captain reminds me of the guy that played Neelix, and his cousin reminds me of Way-oon.
     
  8. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2001
    Messages:
    4,731
    Likes Received:
    1
    I'm sorry but even hearing Neelix's voice is too much Neelix for my liking. (Though the actor was good in his cameo on the holodeck in First Contact.)
     
  9. Joel C

    Joel C Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 1999
    Messages:
    1,633
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nerdy continuity problem...

    In season one of TNG, they specify that they were making first Federation contact w/ the Ferengi. What, Archer doesn't do Capt. Log?
     
  10. Ed Jewell

    Ed Jewell Agent

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2000
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    [​IMG] ARRRGH!!
    Stupid Orlando Magic game pre-empted Enterprise! Now I have to wait until Sunday to watch it.
     
  11. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    The dumb cousin guarding Archer was Liquidator Brunt(don't know his name) from DS9, not Jeffrey Combs(Weyoun). They are very similar in features and voice though
     
  12. Jeff Cooper

    Jeff Cooper Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Messages:
    1,518
    Likes Received:
    140
    Liquidator Brunt IS Jeffrey Combs who is also Weyoun and who is also the main Andorian guy in a few previous Enterprise episodes, and who was the dumb Ferengi in this episode.

    The captain of the Ferengi ship is Ethan Phillips who is Neelix.

    As for continuity, Nowhere in the epsiode was the name 'Ferengi' mentioned, Archer didn't have a clue who these aliens were, so of course Starfleet wouldn't have a record of them. The terms Archer set for them at the end of the episode made it sound like they would never come near humans or vulcans again, so that may also preserve continuity. Another cool continuity thing was that the Ferengi actually used the old Electric whips which I think were only seen in 'The Last Outpost' TNG episode where we were first introduced to them.
     
  13. Nigel McN

    Nigel McN Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    0
    I had a great laugh with this episode [​IMG]
    Porthos in a Box!
    'Not that interesting? No sense of humour? Always complaining?'
    'I'll make it up to you'
    'How?'
    '5 bars of gold?
    hahah
     
  14. Nigel McN

    Nigel McN Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    0
    and you know the producers of the show must be having a fun time, to bring ron howards brother back, mind you I also got a laugh out of the balok, blalock thing
     
  15. Jason Seaver

    Jason Seaver Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    9,306
    Likes Received:
    0
     
  16. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 1999
    Messages:
    3,238
    Likes Received:
    1
    Pretty good episode. Still distressed about the Ferengi continuity thing, but the costume choice in the first half made up for that.
     
  17. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2001
    Messages:
    4,951
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trek isn't the only show who recycles actors. Babylon 5 does the same thing. In fact, Jeffrey Coombs was on B5 (as a telepath in the first season), as well as the guy who played Reginald Barclay on TNG, Walter Koenig and Roddenberry's wife herself; not to mention Walter Koenig (Chekov; Bester).

    These are just actors who are reliable and have a good rapport with the production staff. Why scramble to look for actors when you can call on people you know, especially in shows with lots of make-up?
     
  18. todd s

    todd s Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 1999
    Messages:
    7,131
    Likes Received:
    73
    Paul, the (spoiler) was used in one of the early episodes. The one where they are trapped in a cave and they start hallucinating. T'Pol uses it on Trip.

    I enjoyed the episode. But, why are they continuing to use TNG aliens. I mean their are lots of races the that were introduced in the original series that could have played the Ferengi rolse. For example, the Orion Pirates. I think Berman & Braga are not giving Trek fans enough credit in remembering anything from before TNG and even TNG is sometimes ignored (ie-the Ferengi's being new).
     
  19. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 1999
    Messages:
    16,738
    Likes Received:
    129
    Steeerike two!

    Ahh, to be the lone voice of dissent:

    If "I, Mudd" were crossed with "Starship Mine," and then modified to Voyager specifications, last night's Enterprise would have been the result. Sorry, but, chuckle-inducing though it may have been, the episode was a cop out.

    We need the humor-based episodes, but this one was aS flat and derivitive as day-old American beer.

    Not as bad as last week's, but certainly not good.
     
  20. Francois Caron

    Francois Caron Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    2,143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Real Name:
    Francois Caron
    One of these days, I'm hoping there will be a Trek episodes where the aliens look a lot like those DAMN DIRTY APES!!! [​IMG]
    The species will turn out to be highly civilized with an excellent sense of humour. When they ask the crew why their appearance has startled them so much on their first encounter, that's when the reference to the Apes movie should be mentioned.
    Later on, they watch the movie and can't stop laughing! [​IMG]
    At least that's what I'm hoping to see one of these days... The Star Trek franchise needs to relax a bit from time to time. Right now, they're still so tight-assed that it's no wonder you don't see any of them use the bathroom!
     

Share This Page