Story: Observer Effect
Written By: Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2005

As Hoshi and Trip are stuck in decon as they return from an away mission having contracted a silicon based illness. Meanwhile the crew is being observed by two alien visitors in the bodies of Reed and Mayweather. These non-corporeal beings are actually Organians, the non-corporeal beings featured in the episode “Errand of Mercy”, which also introduced Trek to the Klingons. I think the episode is really well made and has a decent plot development for the Organians.
It is an interesting episode, which proves that Enterprise can be fascinating and very Trek-like without the need to end the show in a big phaser fight. This series really did improve in it’s final season, and it is shame it waited this long to get on this track.

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