T’Pol’s Story

Story: Carbon Creek
Written By: Chris Black
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Year: 2002

What a boring episode. Just as dull as you can imagine. During their annual officer’s dinner, T’Pol tells Archer and Trip a tale of three Vulcans that were once trapped on Earth while they were meant to be observing.
Essentially it is a non-entertaining, unfunny version of the movie of “Coneheads”. They are trapped in a mining town, and while one or two attempt to adapt to their lifestyle, one is adamant that they try not to interfere, keep with their emotionless Vulcan roots, and that they will get back home some day.

Three Vulcans are totally uninteresting together on screen, no emotion, monotone voices, very little to grab onto as fun or entertaining in this one…and the fact that it is sort of blurred as to whether or not anything actually happened or no gives it less credibility, and I am even more confused as to why they decided to make a boring episode that barely features any of our main characters. On top of that I hated that the Vulcans invent Velcro…weird and bad all around.

NEXT TIME: Romulans