Monday, June 10, 2024

Episode by Episode - Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 3

Episode 70 Azati Prime


Enterprise arrives where the Earth destroying weapon is being built.  They investigate the area and Archer decides to pilot a shuttle to the area to destroy it himself.  The mission will be a death sentence.  He doesn’t want to order anyone else to die.  


Archer then gets transported 400 years into the future by recurring time travelor friend Daniels.  Daniels tells Archer the Sphere builders are the real big bads and are defeated in the future in a unified effort of many aliens including humans and Xindi.  Archer tells Daniels to stuff it, returns to his own timeline, and pilots the shuttle anyway.


Archer gets to where the weapon is but the weapon is gone, he is captured by the Xindi and interrogated.  He starts talking to the Xindi and somewhat convinces Degra (the creator of the Xindi weapon) that if humanity is destroyed, Sphere Builders will destroy the Xindi.  Basically Archer starts spewing the Daniels time travel mumbo jumbo. 


While Degra is investigating his claims, the Reptilian Xindi attack Enterprise and do serious damage to the ship.  End of episode


It’s a solid episode with a lot of tension and great plot reveals.  If you’re invested in the overall plot of season three, this is fun.  But it took a long time to get to these moments and there is a lot more of season three left to unfold. 


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