I really Like "Carbon Creek"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by Mike Have-Not, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. RichMerk

    RichMerk Captain Captain

    Apr 24, 2007
    Southern California
    I generally dislike ENT, but Carbon Creek is one of my all-time fav Trek episodes from any series. The story was warm and human and you really got to care about the characters by the end. Wonderfully written.
  2. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 5, 2007
    Between the candle and the flame
    Really? One of my favs from SNW! Stuck with me long after I finished it! Good job! I was going to mention it here until I got to the reference!

    Agreed. And, FYI, I have spelling issues. ;)
  3. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Sitting on a cornflake.
    Fun and heart warming episode. I liked the evolution of T'Mir and Mestrals character and the impact the humans had on them. ( and they on them).
  4. Jeri

    Jeri Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 20, 2001
    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Love the characters and story in CC; music is cool, too.
  5. Mike Have-Not

    Mike Have-Not Captain Captain

    Feb 28, 2006
    SF Bay Area, North American Continent, Earth, Sol
    Interesting, as that pretty much sums up my feelings, too. :bolian:
  6. Brikar99

    Brikar99 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 13, 2002
    Thanks! Glad to hear someone enjoyed it. :) It was fun to write.

    As for the episode itself... honestly I didn't care for it. It seemed silly and ultimately kind of pointless (I felt that way about many season 2 episodes of 'Enterprise'). I guess (obviously) I ended up more interested in what happened after the episode ended than in the episode itself.
  7. el Chalupacabra

    el Chalupacabra Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 21, 2011
    Kuiper Belt, Sol System
    Carbon Creek was my favorite non-arc "stand alone" episode of Enterprise.
  8. EnsignAmy

    EnsignAmy Captain Captain

    Jan 11, 2005
    Atlanta, Ga.
    I really enjoyed this one as well - a nice change of pace compared to the typical Trek episode. Although I have to admit rolling my eyes when they showed the purse at the end - did they really need to hit us over the head with it?
  9. CaptMurdock

    CaptMurdock Commodore Commodore

    Mar 10, 2004
    The future birthplace of Capt. Christopher Pike
    A fun little episode, light and frothy. :)

    It might be nice to see what Mestral encountered in the next hundred years...Woodstock, Watergate, the internet...
  10. The Transformed Man

    The Transformed Man Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 19, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    My favorite episode of the series, and probably in my top five of all Trek. Great story, compelling characters!
  11. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    Me too. Froth but fun. With so many unresolved implications....
  12. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    Not my most favorite episode, but not my least either. I'd say it's a middle of the road type of show.
  13. Volkanismo

    Volkanismo Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Mar 16, 2011
    "Carbok Creek" was a fine episode that added some flavour to the monotonity of Enterprise's voyage. It was well done, and I could see more of this approach in the series. Albeit North Star, another take on the subject, was poorly executed and tedious to watch.
  14. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2008
    Rural North Carolina
    "Carbon Creek" is my favorite episode of Enterprise. If only the rest of the series lived up to the possibility of "Carbon Creek".
  15. Mr_Homn

    Mr_Homn Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 30, 2010
    I liked it, but I can't really think of a solution to the Pon Far problem. If Mestral stayed on earth, he could never go back to vulcan to mate. Doesn't that mean he would die? Keep in mind I haven't watched Voyager, and I know Tuvok is in that, so they probably came up with some new rules or something, since he obviously cant go to vulcan, but I'm unaware of them.

    You would think Spock would have been aware of any other solutions, though....
  16. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Feb 24, 2005
    It's not my favorite episode, but I did enjoy it. Mestral was an interesting character. I agree, though, that they really didn't need to include the ending with T'Pol taking out T'Mir's handbag. That was a little too on the nose, though quite typical for the stuck-in-a-rut writing that typified ENT in its first two seasons.

    I love the blooper scene with Bakula, Blalock and Trinneer all playing their characters as if they were drunk. :lol:
  17. LuckyCharms

    LuckyCharms Ensign Newbie

    May 29, 2012
    Behind the Couch
    Carbon Creek is my favorite Enterprise episode. I like the scenario of T'Pol telling a story to the boys. I actually liked her pulling out the purse at the end, but then I tend to like the subtlety of a hammer.

    I too would love to see a really good novel detailing Mestral's adventures on Earth and how he coped. I love fish out of water stories.
  18. horatio83

    horatio83 Commodore Commodore

    Oct 25, 2009
    After Fusion hinted at T'Pol's interest in humankind Carbon Creek gave a potential reason for it. Like many themes in ENT this is fairly subtle so many people missed it.
  19. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 11, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm truly amazed at all the people proclaiming this entirely average ep to be their favorite. Goofy yet memorable eps like "Twilight" or "The Catwalk" I could understand, but this? :confused:
  20. I am Surak

    I am Surak Captain Captain

    Aug 8, 2010
    This guy drives down the highway and the voice on the radio says to be careful out there as somebody is driving on the wrong side of the road.
    The man shakes his head in disbelief and says: Somebody? There must be thousands.