Crash Landing

Story: Future Tense
Written By: Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2003

Enterprise finds a small craft adrift in space. The take it aboard and when the open it up, find a long since dead human. This would mean that they are not the first humans out this far...which leads to a big mystery, who is this person? Could it be Zefram Cochrane? If not then who? Trip and Reed then discover the ship is bigger on the inside...making it all even more mysterious.
Both the Tholians and the Suliban come to claim the ship. Screw the Suliban, I wanna see the Tholians, making their first appearance since the original series...and they are never seen outside their ship. Kind of lame. I’ve seen the Suliban, and they suck. Tholians are vastly overlooked, and some time travel hint of the Temporal Cold War junk gets thrown in instead.

The episode is a little disappointing, because it’s mystery is fascinating, but it doesn’t hold your interest. At least it didn’t hod mine. I really want to like Enterprise, honest, but it is so difficult to get into this series.

Oh god and the amount of times in Trek I’ve heard “they are doing this” followed by “lock them out” and quickly replied with “I can’t!” is ridiculous! Starfleet needs vastly better security systems, from the 22nd century all the way onto the 24th.

NEXT TIME: Another Penal Colony