'Anomaly' Ep.#302

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by jefferiestubes8, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. jefferiestubes8

    jefferiestubes8 Commodore Premium Member

    Mar 8, 2009
    New York City
    After only seeing about half a dozen Enterprise episodes ever I've read on TrekBBS how season3 the stories start to get pretty good.
    I have Season 3 Disc1 from Netflix now which has 'The Xindi' Ep.#301 & 'Anomaly' Ep.#302.
    I've just watched both for the first time.

    'The Xindi' was a great season opener by director Allan Kroeker.
    I must say though after just watching 'Anomaly' that it has some great action. A lot of camera shake (in a good way) as it reminded me of great Trek movie action scenes (different than VOY camera shake somehow). The music in Anomaly was also good.
    Good phaser battle inside NX-01, good ship-to-ship space skirmishes, good stuff with crew in Environment suits, good ship tactical maneuvers, alien vessel interiors.

    No comment about the captain's behavior [locking Osaarian prisoner in in a decompression chamber as torture].
    I'd rather not discuss that but the great things that this episode does do.

    As the Treknation review of 'Anomaly' says
    Yes I liked it more too.

    I'm looking forward to more season 3 Enterprise. Actually while watching it I was imagining how much better ENT would be in HD on Blu-ray. Since this was the first Trek series to be shot and mastered in HD it could only add to the presentation. I've not seen any ENT episodes in HD yet on HDNET.

    Hmm 'Anomaly' was directed by David Straiton. Maybe I'll have to see some of the other things he directed.
    He did 10 episodes, 2002-2005 on ENT.

    What do you all think of Anomaly?
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
  2. thew40

    thew40 Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 7, 2003
    The Planet Akron in the Ohio Sector
    Meh. I thought it was okay, but not as good as episodes that would follow it. It's very much more about Archer's struggle to use excessive force than anything else -- though (if I recall) it does establish the spheres, which is key.

    The line about mercy is pretty cool and it's something that gets dealt with later in the season. I did find the episode lacking a little bit at parts, though.
  3. commodore64

    commodore64 Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 28, 2003
    Communist Portland
    Agreed. I thought Anomaly was twice what Xindi tried to be. Sussman had a nice line up in season 3. I was disappointed ultimately with his contribution in season 4.
  4. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 18, 2006
    Flying Spaghetti Western
    Loved it. Absolutely loved it. I agreed with Jammer's take on it. I agree with him that the music, in particular, just rocked!