Mr.Borg rates the episodes from one (very bad) to five (very good) Borg Heads
SimilitudeFirst there was Tuvik (Tuvok and Neelix) now Sim (a blob and Trip). Will this madness ever stop. The Episode Pictures
North StarArcher and crew find an earth colony of cowboys on a planet in the expanse. Special message to Captain Archer...try wearing some body armor when visiting planets with people carrying guns. (Review coming) The Episode Pictures
The ShipmentReview coming The Episode Pictures
ExileHoshi finds a friend in space as a very lonely spike faced alien makes a pitch for her companionship. The tradeoff is his ability to use part of the Xindi probe to give Archer the directions to a Xindi weapons factory. Meanwhile, T'Pol determines there are many spheres out in the expanse creating the distortions. Archer and Trip fly off to explore a new sphere and almost strand themselves when Trip shorts a wire and fires a port thruster. Luckily the dynamic space cowboys fire the shuttle down to catch a ride home. Back at the ranch, Hoshi figures out the companion deal and forces the alien to release her. The alien pulls the old "I will shut down the Enterprise to get my way" so adeptly done in the original series. The conclusion of the episode includes Hoshi making tracks off the planet and subsequent reunion on the ship where the Xindi weapons planet coordinates are revealed. The Episode Pictures
ImpulseThe crew finds a ship of Frankenvulcans floating in an asteroid belt in the expanse. Seems the coating used to stop the anomalies in the expanse also has the magical power to make Vulcans turn into Frankenvulcans. Looks like this crew was on the lower end of the Vulcan IQ scale and did not perform their due diligence in testing the material before applying it. So, the away team spends the episode being chased by Frankenvulcans while T'Pol starts to feel the effects herself. I guess after T'Pol showed resistance to the spores that hit Trip in season 1, you knew she had to be in line for a similar episode in the future (and her it is). This includes a repeat of the scene were one crew member pulls a weapon against their fellow crew members. In the end...the away team makes it out of the ship before the asteroids use it for target practice and we bid a fond goodbye to the Frankenvulcans. The Episode Pictures
The Original Series (TOS) Award for Scantily Clad Alien Women goes to the Love Connection Bazaar Women (multiple recipients).
The Terry Farrell Award for Alternate Lifestyle Acting Scenes goes to Rajiin and T'Pol for the Alien/Vulcan MRI scene in T'Pol's cabin.
The Wilhelm Conrad von Roentgen best use of an X-Ray award goes to Rajiin for her ability to perform multiple scans of crewmembers with a single hand.
The Charles Babbage Computational and Storage Award goes to our double winner Rajiin for her ability to scan and save the images for future recall.
The Season One Politically Correct Starship Captain Award goes to Archer for his "I will correct all social evils at all costs" in saving Rajiin from the Alien Love Connection Merchant.The "I'm an Idiot Alien" Award goes to the reptilian Xindi who have superior weapons and body armor to just take Enterprise back to their home world for research but insist on a gun fight with the crew to abscond Rajiin. It may be a Borg thing but I would have just harvested some real people for my evil alien laboratory than waste my time on some scans. The Episode Pictures
The XindiSeason 3 continues the saga of the Xindi and the travels of Archer, and crew, to find and destroy the new enemy of earth. Stop one is a mining planet complete with a full set of caves. If you remember season one, you know Mr. Borg thought the use of caves was overdone and here we go again. The action was great and the inclusion of the new space marines will add an interesting twist but caves? Caves are easy sets but make for very dark episodes. Let's hope this does not continue in future episodes. The Episode Pictures
ExtinctionLil' MrBorg Lyrics To: Da Loque-eque [Lil' MrBorg]
AnomalyIn this episode, we see the further development of the hard driving, no holds barred, kick Klingon that we use to know as "save the whales" Captain Archer. Like the space marines and was interesting to see more t-shirt shots being used to spice the episodes up. The Episode Pictures