Monday, March 25, 2024

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 3

Episode 59 The Shipment


Finally an enjoyable episode!  The Enterprise crew tracks down a Xindi settlement which is hooking up the bad Xindi with some sci-fi McGuffins that will help create the device which will destroy earth.  


Archer has to win the trust of the guy running the settlement and learns a valuable lesson that not all Xindi are evil.  It’s an important episode that “humanizes” the people Captain Archer and friends are hating on.  It shows that in any war the bad guys are different than the people they supposedly represent.  


In the broader vein of Star Trek it sets up the possibility the Xindi conflict can be resolved peacefully by the end of the season.  Enterprise started the season alone and has made at least one friend while traveling around the Delphic Expanse 


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