Monday, April 22, 2024

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 3

Episode 63 Carpenter Street


It wouldn’t be a Star Trek series if a few people didn’t travel back in-time to Earth to stop something.  The original series did it three or four times, Next Generation did it once, Deep Space Nine did it twice, Voyager did it once and got some help from Sarah Silverman (sigh of frustration) along the way. 


In this episode Archer and T’Pol travel back to 2004 to stop the Xindi from stealing people to make a bioweapon.  Some sketchy dude kidnaps people with specific blood types and turns them over for experiments.  


It’s a fun idea to have the crew travel back to the year the show was being made.  The original series found great success with those types or storylines and saved the humpback whales in the process.  Carpenter Street was a bit too grim for a time travel episode.  Somehow Captain Kirk letting Joan Collins get hit by a car and die had more innocence and charm attached to it. 


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