Archer and his crew go under cover to study a pre-Warp civilisation
and discover a strange plague that looks like it could be
caused by contamination from a technology that the planet's
inhabitants have not yet invented...
is once again plot-lite, following on from the previous two
episodes' increasing reliance on characters rather than action.
And although the outcome of the episode is clear - there's
another visiting alien on the planet - the drama unfolds at
a steady and satisfying pace.
Earth freighter comes under attack from some Nausicaan pirates,
leaving the ship's captain in a coma and an increasingly paranoid
second in command looking to seek revenge for the unprovoked
assault. But when the Enterprise crew discover that the freighter
has a new alien passenger aboard the skirmish threatens to
escalate out of control...
Son attempts to provide some back story to humanity's
early attempts at space exploration - not everything that
travels at warp is a Federation starship. The conflict with
the Nausicaan pirates is used to demonstrate the fragility
of early intergalactic trade and put the role of the Enterprise
into perspective... which it does, albeit in a rather forced
a great episode but it does manage to avoid labouring the
pioneer spirit angle too much.
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