Story: Breaking the Ice
Written By: Maria Jacquemetton & Andre Jacquemetton
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Despite some of the common flaws the series suffers from, this one is okay. It is average sci-fi at best, but it isn’t horrendous. Unfortunately, for most of it’s run…Enterprise lives off of mediocrity.
The plot has the Enterprise investigating the largest comet ever witnessed by Humans or Vulcans. There are tensions, however, as the crew feels that the nearby Vulcan ship is breathing down their neck…as if they are waiting for Enterprise to fail. It is a story about the two learning to cooperate better, to create a better working relationship. I don’t know if it accomplishes all that, as I feel like even though the episode manages to show them working together, their relationship is essentially the same following this episode.
The visual effects are actually tremendous, but they don’t save the show from weak scenes like building the snowman or answering the dumb questions kids sent them.
NEXT TIME: Mysterious Disease