Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 4, Episode 18

In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 1 (22 Apr. 2005)
"Enterprise" In a Mirror, Darkly: Part 1 (original title)

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The Mirror Universe crew is at war with rebels of the Terran Empire when they discover the Tholians have captured a vessel from the future.

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Another Enterprise is traveling in a mirror universe where everything is a great deal different. Zefram Cochrane shot the first Vulcan setting foot on Earth and mankind went the aggressive way. Today humans have formed the Terran Empire, assimilating many other species, but there's a devastating war with rebels going on. First officer Jonathan Archer disagrees with a decision Captain Forrest is making. He decides to take matters into his own hands and starts a mutiny. In command of the Enterprise, Archer sets course for Tholian space. Reports have shown that the Tholians have captured an Earth ship that might have come from another universe. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Malcolm Reed was originally written as a Major in the (never seen) Starfleet Marine Corps. Also, plans had been made to include at least one Starfleet Marine in all away missions but this was also dropped. However, in the evil parallel universe of "In a Mirror, Darkly", Reed did hold the rank of Starfleet Marine Major. See more »

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When we first meet the mirror T'Pol, she wears the rank insignia of full Commander. Then, in a subsequent scene with Archer, she has the rank of a Lieutenant Commander, but she was never shown as being demoted. See more »

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Vulcan Captain: Live long and prosper.
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The opening sequence is replaced with footage of various battles and a different theme song to reflect the fact that this is an alternate universe in which the Terrans are a warlike species. See more »

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A Parallel Universe of Tyranny and Betrayal
1 May 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On 5 April 2063, in Bozeman, Montana of a parallel universe, Zephram Cochrane kills the Vulcans in their first contact. On 13 May 2155, the humans are part of a dark Empire that uses force and torture to subdue other species and they are near to be defeated by the rebels. In Enterprise, the First Officer Archer leads a mutiny against Captain Forrest and travels to the Tholian space to take the Earth ship Defiant that has come from the future of another universe and has been captured by the Tholians that intend to use reverse engineering to research the advanced technology and weapons. In an environment of betrayal and mistrust, Captain Forrest and most of the complement of Enterprise are destroyed in an attack of several Tholian ships. Archer, T'Pol, Trip and a small group try to activate the Defiant to battle against the enemy ships.

"In a Mirror, Darkly: Part I" is a weird episode of Enterprise in a parallel universe where tyranny and betrayal rule. The characters have basically the opposite behavior of the regular ones and Hoshi surprises with a sexy performance that seems to be inspired in Mata Hari. The best part of this show is the excellent music score that replaces the annoying and out of context theme of Enterprise. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Reflexo Sombrio" ("Dark Reflex")


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