Mysterious Enemy

Story: Minefield
Written By: John Shiban
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2002

Enterprise enters a minefield (hence the title) set up by a mysterious enemy known as the Romulans. It is pretty cool how they managed to work in the Romulans without breaking the rules and showing the Romulans TO the Enterprise crew.
Essentially one of these mines gets attached to the ship and Malcolm goes out to diffuse it, but gets trapped under. It is actually a fairly decent episode, with the Romulans involved (although not seen beyond their ship) it is pretty cool..not to mention the mines are cloaked...neat idea.

I rather enjoyed this episode, it is vastly better than the two episodes that preceded this season (both “Shockwave, Part II” and “Carbon Creek” were godawful). There was nice character development for Reed, and Archer gets to know him a little better through this situation.

Definitely a step up for this season, but it sadly doesn’t last.

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