[ENT] Detained

[ENT] Season 1, Episode 21 (Netflix: S1 E20): Detained
Rating: 2
This episode is a little too on-the-nose with its message. Too much time is spent with the blatant “look past your preconception” moral which makes it like watching a children’s show. The end is fun, and it introduces the Tandarans, which will make another appearance. This episode should probably be watched for the interesting way it’s referenced later, but it’s still only worth a 2.
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Notes:

An intriguing opening scene. Suliban! And they aren’t wearing those gross skin tight red things!

File under: Suliban

It’s the guy from those non-Star-Trek shows!

The Tandarans are also fighting the Cabal. They capture Archer and Travis because of a misunderstanding and will let them go on the next transport, in 3 days.

But the Tandarans are imprisoning innocent Suliban! Brace for some IMPORTANT THEMES.

Grat wants information! Archer doesn’t like him anymore though.

Archer explains that what’s going on here is the same thing that happened during WWII with the Japanese interment camps. He might as well have looked directly into the camera while he said it.

Tandaran ships are cool

Reed pretends to be a Suliban

Travis wants to back talk to the guards about food. It wasn’t any kind of distraction, or buying time for anything. I guess he was just really upset about the food.

The break-out is exciting

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  • Shatner’s Bassoon

    Was always a bit disappointed that THIS was the episode with Dean Stockwell. If they were going to make a point of having him in the show they should have had a better character than General Rent-a-baddie of the week.

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

      Yeah I agree. Kind of a waste