Series: Enterprise – Season Two
Episode: “Carbon Creek”
Trek Installment # 27
Grade: B +
Viewing Date: October 7, 2009
I really liked this episode, though I’m having a hard time writing exactly why. It was off the beaten path, for sure. It was down-to-Earth and enjoyable. Actually, I think I liked about 98% of it. But a few things stuck out like sore thumbs – most notably the people in Carbon Creek were extremely generic and the music was terrible.
Other than that, the concept that Vulcans came to Earth in the 1950s and one of them fell in love with humanity so much that he decided to stay here is fairly unique. It plays into the larger continuity, as First Contact
made references to Vulcans finding humanity to being “too primitive.”
Hokey-ness aside, it’s a good episode.