Enterprise 1.12

Starring: Scott Bakula, Dominic Keating & Jolene Blalock
Paramount Home Entertainment
RRP 13.99
Certificate: PG
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The Enterprise picks up a disgraced Vulcan ambassador who appears to have been set up to take the fall for the failure of others. But her arrival on board seems to upset T'Pol and Archer can't work out why...

Fallen Hero features a Vulcan that looks like your auntie Betty. And that's about it really. The entire episodes is so quickly forgotten that it's impossible to say anything about it. There's supposed to be a political conundrum at the heart of the plot but in truth nothing happens for the entire 42 minutes which in itself is note-worthy but it hardly makes for great TV.


Archer gets an invitation to visit a nation of desert-dwelling nomads only to discover that they are outlaws who only invited him down to the planet to help them in their fight against an apparently oppressive regime that wants them killed or in prison. But who are to good guys - the government or the nomads?...

Desert Crossing certainly looks good, it has some strong central performances and a plot that relies on shades of grey rather than black and white. So far, so good. But the desert crossing undertaken by Trip and Archer quickly breaks the action, dissipating the tension. But there's still plenty to enjoy and a nice pay-off that sets up the creation of the Prime Directive.

Anthony Clark

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