Re: In A Mirror, Darkly: Best cold open ever?
Might be my favorite ENT episode of all time, really.
I love how they used as much footage from ST:FC as possible, and only changed at the last minute. Plus they had that neat trick where, as the humans rush the Vulcan ship, mirror-Cochrane has his fist raised in triumph - obscuring his face, and thus hiding the fact that it's no longer James Cromwell playing the part.
And you can't go wrong with an intro like this:
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.