Shockwave part 1 & 2
So the dead colonists dont get any resurrection at the end of the episode? If what happens in the present affects the future then couldnít Daniels and Archer have gone back to an earlier point in time and saved the colonists from being destroyed and the Enterprise crew from suffering at the hands of the Suliban?
I donít particularly mind that the colonists stayed dead since we never saw them onscreen so they effectively remain an entire colony of nameless faceless redshirts. It does really bother me that our regular cast only felt bad about what happened to the colony when they believe they were responsible. They dont have to mope about all depressed and apathetic but they should still feel some sadness at how all those innocent people they were about to meet and befriend on behalf of earth died horribly right in front of them. But no, once its confirmed that it was the nasty Suliban who were truly responsible for the disaster they immediately cease to feel bad and return to their normal chipper selves like someone pressed the reset button on their emotions. Its really annoying how the dead colony is obviously just there as a plot device.
Why didnít we get to see more of Archer and Daniels struggle to communicate with the past? Or more of the Suliban ran ship and torturing random crewmembers for intel whilst our regular crew plotting their escape from their quarters whilst avoiding the attention of the Suliban guards? This could have been a good prisoner of war episode. Also Iím fairly certain that Hoshi was wearing a bra whilst crawling round the crawl spaces and that it magically reappears after she gets the shirt form Reed so why isnít she inbetween? Was that just to give Reed some fanservice? Though Reedís facial expression was worth it. you can see the whole plan disappear for a minute to be replaced with topless woman in my quarters aaargh overload overload emergency reboot!
Theres quite a lot in this two-parter that annoys or disappoints me the main thing being the obviousness that the writers arenít sure where their going with this time travel plot so this Shockwave 1 & 2
only get 2 and a half stars.