Monday, February 19, 2024

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 3

Episode 54 Anomaly


This episode is also a season arc establishing episode.  We learn more about the Delphic Expanse which has weird anomalies.  The crew gets robbed by some pirates and traces them back to a sphere which is generating some type of sci-fi mumbo jumbo energy.  The get most of their supplies back.


Archer gets a little rough while interrogating one of the pirates.  Showing he’s willing to go to extremes to get what he needs.  But Archer doesn’t go over the line.  That’s still pending and the season is still very new.


Ultimately Enterprise gets another little snapshot into their Xindi enemy of the season.  This episode is a little reminiscent of the Star Trek Voyager episode The Void where that team gets trapped in a weird anomaly but works with other aliens to eventually break free.  


This Enterprise episode is different enough that it can’t be called even a partial copy but it has the bones.  A recurring issue with Enterprise was how the writers rehashed similar situations from the prior shows.  Dusting off old scripts and giving them alternate outcomes is not the worst thing if it’s a compelling story but does lack originality.  


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