Mirrors, Tholians, Gorns...Oh My

Story: In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II
Written By: Mike Sussman
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2005

In this second part of the Enterprise mirror story we get to see more of the Tholian, more of the Defiant (interior and exterior), some TOS costumes, Archer fights a Gorn, and it is basically more o f the same from the first episode. It is decent, but the joke starts to get old after a while.
The Gorn looks terrible. After the great CGI for the Tholian, the Gorn looks REALLY disappointing in CGI. Trading in the cheap looking costume for cheap looking CG is no real trade, I’d take the cheap costume any day. Really I just think the Tholian is better suited for CG, maybe the Gorn suit ENHANCED with CG could have worked…but the end result looked like crap.

Really the episode doesn’t go much of anywhere, maybe two parts was two much. It was fun for a while, but I think they just stretched out a one-part story.

NEXT TIME: Xenophobic Humans