Monday, December 11, 2023

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 2

Episode 44 The Crossing


Another, almost copycat episode.  This Enterprise episode is similar to Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Power Play.   On Enterprise a bunch of incorporeal aliens start possessing the crew and taking them over.  They claim to be nice but really they’re jerks.  On TNG a few of the crew get their bodies abducted by some jerk aliens who claim to be former federation souls who want to free their souls but it turns out they’re trying to escape a prison.  


While the Enterprise episode isn’t bad, it’s redundant.  When countless shows tackle these problems and beat them to death, it’s not very exciting.  The creators of Enterprise stated it ended before its time because of fan fatigue.  But when creators keep rehashing episode gimmicks from its prior shows, what’s supposed to be a fresh take on the franchise becomes tiresome.  


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