Eight Days in a Nacelle

Story: The Catwalk
Written By: Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2002

About to be consumed into a neutronic storm, and is warned so by an alien, they take the alien aboard and the entire crew is forced up into the one place they can be protected...in a nacelle. It is an interesting premise, but I once again wish it had done more with the material.
Why do I always feel as if the show is only about meeting bad aliens. The Original Show was so much more. Not everything has to have a villain, sometimes a threat should be nature itself. But the aliens of course pose a sort of threat here, because this show is xenophobic and anti-Trek until the fourth and final season.

I would’ve liked a show about the stress eight days of in confined spaces. But these writers are too lazy to do a bottle show that actually focuses on character development...how will character development end in a phaser fight?

Shame, this series always takes the laziest route possible.

NEXT TIME: Tucker Crashes