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"Star Trek: Enterprise" Canamar (2003)"Enterprise" Canamar (original title)

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Tense Adventure

8/10
Author: zboston3 from United States
10 January 2008

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

One of the more exciting episodes of this series that I've seen so far. Captain Archer and Engineer Tucker are arrested for smuggling when returning from a new encountered planet. Thrown onto a transport bound for a penal colony, they have seemingly dropped through the cracks. As the Enterprise figures out what has happened and then pursues the transport to free them, a couple of prisoners stage a mutiny and take the ship. In order to stay alive, Archer and Tucker pretend to go along and be criminals themselves. Things get dicy as the ships of the law and order crowd pursue them.

It all climaxes in a very good fight between good and bad on a rockin' and rollin' ship headed for doom on the planet beneath.

I often appraise episodes as what they would have been like if expanded to full length movies. This is one episode I would like to have seen done so.

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Rebellion in the Prison Carrier

7/10
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
20 January 2008

The Enterprise locates the shuttlepod one wandering in the space and Captain Archer and Trip missing. T'Pol finds that they have been mistakenly assumed smugglers by a patrol ship while returning from a visit from a trade post at the planet K'et Enol, arrested and set to the penal colony Canamar. A government representative comes to the Enterprise and travels with the crew to release Archer and Trip and avoid other misunderstandings. However, the prisoner Kuroda and his Nausican partner escape from their handcuffs, dominate the guards and take control of the ship.

"Canamar" is a predictable and unoriginal episode, without anything special. Archer uses his intelligence to lure the criminal and control the situation, while the poor Trip has to hear the experiences of the annoying alien. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Canamar"

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A bit predictable but decent.

7/10
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida
27 March 2015

The show begins with Archer and Trip in custody--on their way to a penal colony for something they didn't do. While this isn't a bad idea, this sort of situation has already been done on this same show-- and more than once. Naturally, T'Pol is working behind the scenes to free the pair by working with the local government. She is able to convince them that the pair are NOT smugglers--but by then it's too late--the prisoners on the ship headed for the colony have rebelled and taken the ship. And, the most sociopathic among them is now in charge and Archer is forced to work for him in order to avoid being killed. What's next?

The notion of Archer being in jail is laughable, as he seems to be in this situation too often. But the baddies are pretty exciting to watch and the show worth seeing despite all its weaknesses. Also, while it doesn't speak well of the makeup department, it is funny to watch the annoying guy. If you look closely in a few scenes, you can see that his makeup also has rubber fishing lures dangling off it--bass lures at that.

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