STAR TREK ENTERPRISE - THE
COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (2001)
Star Trek Enterprise - The Complete Second Season
Director: Michael Grossman, Terry Windell
Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Available subtitles: English
Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby
Digital 2.0 Surround)
26 episodes on seven discs
Commentary by Michael Sussman and Phyllis Strong on Dead Stop and
Text commentary by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda on Stigma and First
Enterprise moments: season 2
Enterprise profile: Jolene Blalock
Levar Burton: Star Trek director
Inside "A Night in Sickbay"
Not quite as bad as
many of its detractors may claim, Star Trek -
watchable attempt at doing something fresh and different with
the whole Trek franchise.
Besides, Enterprise didn't feature
any annoying characters of the sort that the Trek TV shows seem to
specialise in (Neelix, Wesley Crusher, etc.) Instead actor Scott Bakula,
best known for his work on Quantum Leap,
has a lazy charm and his starship crew is quite acceptable too.
Set several hundred
years before the Federation, it follows the explorations of a supposedly
more low-tech Enterprise - no teleporter!
- than the one piloted by Kirk,
Spock, Scottie, et al of the original 1960s Star
Trek series. Of course, with the huge advancements in special effects,
Enterprise looks more advanced than any of those old Trek
Original Series cardboard sets, just as the recent
Revenge of the Sith felt more advanced
than the original Star Wars trilogy even
though it's supposed to be a prequel. However, if one is willing to
suspend one's disbelief in this regard, Enterprise can be quite
And if you're less anal
too: Trek fans complained about how
Enterprise's grittier universe was anathema to the liberal
humanistic spirit of Gene Roddenberry's creation. Sure, Enterprise
is flawed: that theme song is just too corny no matter how many times one
sees it, but the show's biggest problem was over-familiarity.
knows how many Next Generation, Voyager and Deep Space
Nine shows, the scenarios and plots just aren't simply that fresh
anymore and when one episode actually digs up the Seven Samurai/Bug's
Life/Magnificent Seven plot template about a lonely outpost being
harangued by some rogue Klingons (with even a kid thrown in for good
measure!), you know the series is basically in trouble.
THE DISCS: Seven
one-sided discs packaged in a snazzy designer plastic container very
similar in concept to the recent Star Trek ? the Original Series
DVD set. There are some not-so-interesting special features on the last
disc usually of the talking heads going ?oh, it was so nice to work with
so-and-so? variety. The set would look pretty neat nestled to your other
Trek sets though.
Enterprise feels less like a soap opera in space than Voyager and
despite The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy's
infatuation with Captain Janeaway there is no bossy school headmistress
type around. Phew.
While not as good as either Firefly or
Babylon 5, both Trek and non-Trek sci-fi fans should
give Star Trek - Enterprise a shot and this DVD set is the ideal
way to go about it.
The episodes included in
this season are:
Shockwave Part II
Archer is taken 900 years into the future by Crewman Daniels and becomes
T'pol tells Archer and Trip about her great-grandmother's accidental
crash landing on Earth in the late 1950's The story is shown in
The Enterprise becomes trapped in an alien minefield later revealed to
have been built by the Romulans.
The Enterprise encounters an automated repair station and when they dock
with it to make repairs, trouble starts
A Night in Sickbay
Archer's dog, Porthos becomes very ill and Archer stays with him in
The Enterprise is low on deuterium fuel and sets down at a station but
the managers say that they don't have enough. It is learned that the
Klingons stole much of it
T'Pol is asked by the Vulcan High Command to locate and capture Menos, a
Vulcan criminal who has been on the run for many years.
When a communicator is left behind on an alien planet, Archer and Reed
are imprisoned while attempting to reclaim it.
While observing a trinary star system, various members of the crew are
working on a variety of tasks from substituting of an ill chef, to
building a new captain's chair.
Hoshi begins to believe that she is dead after using the transporter for
the first time
When a group of aliens bring aboard a woman in a stasis pod, Trip's
curiosity leads him to open it. The woman inside awakens and says she is
A radioactive stellar phenomenon is headed for the ship and the crew
must take cover for more than a week inside the shielded warp nacelles.
Trip is attacked while alone in a shuttlepod and has to land on a moon.
He subsequently gets stalked on the surface
T'pol learns that she has become infected with a communicable disease
that is only spread by mind-melding, a forbidden practice among her
people. Her job is endangered as a result.
The Vulcans and Andorians are involved in a territorial dispute that is
in danger of becoming an armed conflict. Archer is sent in to arbitrate
The Enterprise encounters a small ship with a dead human aboard but the
Suliban and the Tholians both claim it for their own. When it is learned
that the ship is from the future, Archer is forced to stop them from
Archer and Tucker are mistakenly believed to be smugglers and arrested.
They are then put on a ship headed for a penal colony
The Enterprise becomes engulfed in a nebula inhabited by aliens that
want to exchange minds with the crew
Archer is arrested by the Klingons and put on trial facing a life
sentence at Rura Penthe
The Enterprise meets up with the ship that Maywather was raised on and
he spends time on his old ship.
The Enterprise assists in the evacuation of Denobulan geologists from a
planet undergoing a military coup d'etat. Several rescuers become
trapped in the caves with the scientists and the Enterprise has a short
time to leave before being shot at.
The Enterprise is visiting with a group of alien scientists but Tucker
becomes too curious about the species' third gender.
An team of scientists in the Arctic discover the remains of a Borg
sphere and two frozen Borg but they reactivate, assimilates the team and
takes their ship. The Enterprise is called in to stop them.
A Tellarite bounty hunter kidnaps Archer and intends to take him to the
Klingons who put a big price on his head.
After an alien probe launches a devastating attack on Earth killing
millions, the Enterprise is called to search for the attackers. Silik
returns and offers to help Archer find them. It is learned that a race
called the Xindi are responsible and doing so because they were told
that humanity would destroy them in the future.