There are fat Vulcans???

Episode 17
"Fusion" Airdate: 02.27.02
Director: Rob Hedden   Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Teleplay By: Phyllis Strong & Mike Sussman

Captain Archer agrees to assist a civilian Vulcan ship with repairs, and learns this group of Vulcans left their homeworld years ago to explore ways to reintegrate emotions into their lives. As the two crews work together and become fast friends, one of the visitors named Tolaris reaches out to T'Pol and urges her to experiment with releasing her own "primal nature."

Source: “Fusion” Star Trek. Com 22 Feb 2002. 24 Feb. 2002 {}

Popcorn's Rating TBA
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Episode 18
"Rogue Planet" Airdate: 03.15.02
Director: Allan Kroeker   Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Chris Black
Teleplay By: Chris Black

While exploring an uncharted planet, Enterprise crew members encounter a group of aliens who are hunting down indigenous creatures for recreation. During their exploration, Archer is mesmerized by visions of a woman desperately attempting to communicate with him. The woman's ethereal distress signal informs Archer that she and others like her are actually the prey of the alien hunters. Heeding her call, Archer levels the playing field against the alien hunters.

Source: “Rogue Planet” Star Trek. Com 12 Mar 2002. 15 Mar 2002 {}

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Whoa, this creature has bigger ears then we do!!!

Episode 19
"Acquisition" Airdate: 03.27.02
Director: James Whitmore, Jr.   Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Teleplay By: Maria Jacquemetton & Andre Jacquemetton

When the Ferengi, a group of intergalactic thieves, stun the Enterprise crew and try to rob the ship, it's up to Trip to work covertly to stop them. After the Ferengi awaken the Captain to force his assistance in pillaging his ship, Trip secretly reveals to Archer that he has inadvertently escaped the effects of the noxious gas and they work together to try to surreptitiously thwart the robbery and save the crew.

Source: “Acquisition” Star Trek. Com 16 Mar 2002. 27 Mar 2002 {}

Popcorn's Rating 7/10
Popcorn's Comments: While I enjoyed the Ferengi's presence in ST:DS9, I was a bit concerned about their appearence on Enterprise. While Star Trek has long been known for its toying with chronologies (ie: Chekov remembering Kahn and Scotty thinking Kirk were alive in Relics) I do believe as the fan base grows and the chronology becomes more comprehensive, that there should be a little more of an effort to remain faithful to events of other shows. This may demand more creativity from the current writing staff, but that is the risk of doing a show when the future has already been determined (and it is for this reason that I believe The Highlander TV series and subsequent sequals paled in comparison to the original). Now that being said, I do think that the writers did handle Enterprise's run-in with the Ferengi just vague enough to believe that Picard and Co. would meet them, yet Kirk and Co. had not. I also enjoyed the guest spots from Star Trek alums like Clint Howard.

You know some say I look like Odo, others say Col. West, but I think I look more like the guy from BENSON

Episode 20
"Oasis" Airdate: 04.03.02
Director: Jim Charleston   Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Stephen Beck
Teleplay By: Stephen Beck

While exploring a crashed vessel on a desolate planet, the Enterprise crew is haunted by some ghostly figures, and they encounter an alien race that has survived despite insurmountable odds. Trip helps repair their derelict vessel and is befriended by Liana, an attractive humanoid alien who develops feelings for him.

Source: “Oasis” Star Trek. Com 30 Mar 2002. 17 Apr 2002 {}

Popcorn's Rating TBA
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Al, does Ziggy have any clue why I am here?

Episode 21
"Detained" Airdate: 04.24.02
Director: David Livingston   Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Teleplay By: Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong

While exploring a planet, Archer and Mayweather enter a "military zone" and are detained in an internment prison by an alien race called Tandarans, who are at war with the Suliban. While the Enterprise crew's previous encounters with the Suliban have been disastrous, Archer and Mayweather find themselves sharing a cell with some Suliban detainees who they believe may be wrongly imprisoned.

Source: “Detained” Star Trek. Com 17 Apr 2002. 19 Apr 2002 {}

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"...You can't be afraid of the wind..." Jonathan Archer

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