Monday, March 20, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 1

Episode 6 Terra Nova


Enterprise goes to visit a human space colony that Earth lost contact with a generation ago.  The mythos is there was bad blood between the colony and Earth.  Enterprise is hoping to mend fences.  Instead they come across a bunch of people living underground who hate Earth and blame them for some sci-fi natural disaster.   It’s just like the Star Trek Voyager Episode “Friendship 1” where Earth was blamed for the destruction of the planet because they wanted to invade or kill everyone.  It’s almost identical with people living underground and a bunch of other tropes involving crew hostages and solutions on how to get the people off the planet but they eventually settle on a solution that lets the people stay on the planet.  


It’s such a recycle, from a prior episode it’s painful to watch.   How was this not caught in the pitch meeting?  Ultimately this episode is a fail and worth skipping when watching the series.  


Written by
Joseph Ammendolea
“I Like To Play With Toys” Productions®