Wow. Today I put on eBay two old Thickets demo tapes that I found. They’re already up to $52 US. That’s nutty!

First Flight 050 While Enterprise is investigating a nebula, Archer hears that A.G. Robinson, his old rival in the early days of the NX test program, has died.

Zzzzzzzzzzzz… huh? What?

Bounty 051 A Tellarite bounty hunter captures Archer intending to turn him over to the Klingons for a substantial reward.

Definitely a stronger episode. I liked the bounty hunter – he was a good actor under all that makeup. Boos: I thought the comeraderie between them was a bit much. Also – as if the Klingon’s wouldn’t get wise that the handcuffs were ‘fixed.’

The Expanse 052 When a probe from an unknown alien source unleashes a devastating assault upon Earth, Enterprise is recalled, then sent to search for the perpetrators.

Uh yeah, I never saw this one.

The Xindi 053 Captain Archer and his crew set out to gain information about the mysterious and antagonistic Xindi race.

I don’t like where the series is going with this third season. It reminds me too much of Voyager. Anyway, this episode had a good premise. I’m already getting tired of Captain Archer the stern, focussed, badass.

Anomaly 054 Enterprise starts experiencing effects of the spatial distortions pervading the Delphic Expanse, and falls victim to predatory aliens.

I really liked this one. Can you guess why? That’s right – space pirates! They used their transporters in an efficient manner. I like that, it should happen more often. If it were me I’d be transporting robots everywhere that shoot out transporter beacons (like Star Trek: Insurrection). As soon as you fire on a ship and its shields go down, just start transporting big chunks of the ship off into space, or better yet your cargo hold. And transport the crew into the brig. No fussAlso the anomaly business was well done.

Okay that’s it. We are now up to date. I won’t have anything more to say on the subject of Enterprise until next Wednesday at the earliest, I promise.