Story: Chosen Realm
Written By: Manny Coto
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
The Enterprise encounters a group of Religious nuts who worship the Spheres and call the Expanse the “Chosen Realm,” and believe that being scarred by the anomalies is being touched by the creators. My own personal religious beliefs leave me finding it hard to believe anyone can be fundamentalist in their beliefs and still manage space travel. I think religion holds people back, especially scientifically. But that's just an opinion and doesn’t really have any impact on the actual episode.
So I can’t really get behind this episode. I know what they were trying to do, to create an analogue to the Religious Extremists in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars...in much the same way that the whole attack on Earth was an analogue for 9/11. I just don’t think this group of writers were suited for that kind of story.
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