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Old January 14 2013, 05:42 PM   #1
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Forgive me if this has already been discussed here. I am just now watching Enterprise for the first time the whole way through. I just finished "Unexpected." Were any of you bothered by the treatment of the Klingons in this episode? I was thinking surely the Klingons would be more interested in the cloaking technology or investigating their weapons systems instead of information about their alien holodeck! And once I got past that, I was expecting them to be more interested in recreating battles on the holodeck instead of seeing their homeworld. I don't know. The Kilingons just really seemed to be written poorly in that episode.
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Old January 14 2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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The treatment of the Klingons was hardly the worse part of this episode. The premise is simply going to remind the audience (of a certain age, at least) of the film Junior, which isn't a good thing.
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Old January 14 2013, 06:29 PM   #3
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My personal canon ending to this episode if that after the Enterprise leaves, the Klingons kill all the aliens and steal everything. Works for me and fixes it.
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Old January 14 2013, 10:20 PM   #4
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My biggest problem with the episode is they pretty much laugh and belittle Trip for the equivalent of getting raped.
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Old January 15 2013, 01:43 AM   #5
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The episode was campy and the Klingons would have been much more aggressive but it was still very enjoyable.
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Old January 16 2013, 07:55 AM   #6
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I'm not entirely sure why I just watched this episode (Other than maybe it was being discussed here), but man what a very immature episode it was. I agree with R. Star, the whole laughing at Trip was bad.
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Old January 16 2013, 08:52 AM   #7
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It was a fun episode.
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Old January 16 2013, 09:06 AM   #8
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One thing this episode deserves credit for IMO is making the aliens seem rather alien.
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Old January 16 2013, 07:17 PM   #9
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My biggest problem with the episode is they pretty much laugh and belittle Trip for the equivalent of getting raped.
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Old January 20 2013, 04:48 AM   #10
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Trip was not forced, nor was he drugged. He was of age and gave consent. He just got knocked up. I think they just dusted off an alternate script of Voyager's The Disease. Since Trip is the White Harry Kim, it worked well enough. The humor is neither sophisticated nor sidesplitting, though.

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