[ENT] Strange New World

[ENT] Season 1, Episode 4 (Netflix: S1 E3): Strange New World

Rating: 1

Enterprise does a great job of maintaining the sense that the crew is eager to explore and find new worlds in the first season, and finding a new planet fits in with the early episode themes. Of course, once they find a planet, something interesting has to happen. In Star Trek there are typically two roads they’ll take in a situation like this: have a real sciencey episode, or have a character-based episode. Strange New World seemingly took the latter approach, except this is also an episode where the crew acts crazy, and out of character. So aside from Archer, we really don’t get to know the characters at all. We just watch the actors yell at each other.

Read more at Memory Alpha

If you want to read a more favorable review check out Trek.fm, which gave it a 7/10

Notes:

Cool hats, dorks.

This episode introduces us to crewman Cutler. I wish she could have been in more episodes. In general I wish Enterprise would have put more effort into consistent reoccurring minor characters since it’s such a small ship. But they really didn’t do a very good job with that at all.

File under: Kellie Waymire (Crewman Cutler)

A cave! Nothing can go wrong in there!

File under: Cave!

And then a lot of things happen…

…suspicion…

…squinting…

…shouting…

At one point I thought there was gonna be a phaser vs flashlight battle!        …but that didn’t happen…

…there was just more of this…

…and more shouting…

…more squinting…

T’Pol

and Trip

And then it ends

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  • http://twitter.com/wolverettealex Alex Varela

    i wondered about the hats; i figured they would have done away with them by this time haha.

    • Malachi Ward

      I kinda like the hats!

  • http://twitter.com/JackCum Bryan

    Cave episodes are the worst. I’ll fall asleep 9 times out of 10

  • http://twitter.com/Colmh01 Colin m H

    I actually thought of many similar things when I tackled this episode, why run into a unchecked cave?,why are there so many caves in Star trek, why not do a proper survey before landing. Nice blog I like it.

    • http://twitter.com/LetsWatchST Lets Watch Star Trek

       Glad you like the blog! I like your podcast!

      • http://twitter.com/Colmh01 Colin m H

        Thank you for listening if you’d like to come on at some point shot me an email.