Episode 4 Strange New World
The crew of Enterprise find an M class planet and in their overzealousness send a landing party on the planet prematurely and the crew gets infected with some pollen that makes them hallucinate and become paranoid. The Vulcan science officer T’Pol tries to caution the captain against diving head first but Captain Archer doesn’t heed her warnings.
The episode has some decent tension and a few good twists. At one point you really think Rock People are menacing the away party. The pollen paranoia is a nice twist. The real issue is humans should have learned this lesson years ago. While the warp 5 engine is new. Warp drive isn’t new. Therefore they were already exploring the galaxy at a smaller distance. Planet exploration protocols should have been established by this point, which just makes Captain Archer a complete moron who ignored them or Earth completely brain dead for not writing a policy sooner.
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