Monday, April 1, 2024

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise


Season 3

Episode 60 Twilight


One of the best episodes Enterprise ever made!!! This episode is pure brilliance start to finish.  It tells the story about how Earth loses in their fight against the Xindi and is destroyed.  Antics ensue and time paradoxes allow for an alternate course of events to take place.  

Despite the inevitable cheat that resets everything at the end, the story is so well told and interesting.  The episode is a true highlight in a season that could become tedious at points.  


One of the better meta references in the episode is how the remaining humans settled on Ceti Alpha V.  It’s the same planet Captain Kirk would leave Kahn, in the original series.  The events of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn reveal that Ceti Alpha VI was destroyed and shifted the orbit of Ceti Alpha V killing almost all life on the planet.  


Therefore if the timeline created in this episode played out indefinitely, mankind would have been completely wiped out based on the planet destroying events described by Kahn in Star Trek II.  


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