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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful:

Timeline Restored

8/10
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
27 September 2009

Captain Archer and Silik organize with the resistance an attack to Vosk's facility to destroy the conduit that he is building to travel back to his century. Silik is killed by a shot of a Nazi and Trip gather to Archer. The Enterprise flies over New York City heading to the plant and firing photonic torpedoes to destroy the time machine. Daniel is alive again and tells Archer that the timeline is restored back to normal, and the Enterprise returns to two hundred years ahead.

Despite the paradoxes, "Storm Front: Part II' is a good conclusion to the last episode. The evil leader of the Temporal Cold War Vosk is destroyed and I believe that if Daniel is resuscitated, the same might have happened to Silik. The Enterprise is back to the normal period of time and ready for a new adventure. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Tempestade Temporal – Part II" ("Temporal Storm – Part II")

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Resetting the time line

7/10
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom
8 May 2010

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This second part of a two part episodes starts with Trip and Travis in the custody of the Nazi aliens and Archer back on the Enterprise along with a resistance fighter who seems remarkable calm considering she has just been beamed to a space ship. Archer manages to negotiate for the freedom of his two but soon finds out that one of them isn't who he seems; instead of Trip he finds he has rescued Silik, a Suliban temporal agent. As Salik has the same aims as Archer the two of them work together to return to the surface and destroy the time conduit being constructed by the alien Nazis.

This was a decent episode with some nice action scenes. It was an enjoyable twist when the person we thought was Trip turned out to be Silik. Of course it is always nice to see Nazis having their evil plans thwarted and if they are alien Nazis so much the better.

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Why do you do this to me, Enterprise?

10/10
Author: Andariel Halo (phenomynouss@hotmail.com) from Here
12 October 2010

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After two years of being as bad or worse than "Voyager", Season 3 of Enterprise pulls the Xindi story arc, a full season set entirely upon the Enterprise going into the Delphic Expanse, trying to contact and stop a race called Xindi from destroying Earth---a race that is surprisingly NOT all evil wicked villains, even the stereotypical bad guys, the Reptilians and Insectoids, though they are clearly the more antagonistic of the five sub-species.

Then season 3 ends with the big resolution payoff and... ALIEN Nazis! And before I can bawl with laughter at the stupid, they put forth a compelling storyline, intriguing characters, and deep layers to the story, including the Suliban.

In the first episode, we are introduced to an alternate timeline, where Nazi Germany has invaded and occupies the eastern coast of the United States, and characters like the stereotypical 30s gangster are now insurgent freedom fighters. A wicked-looking alien race is apparently helping the Nazis, giving them technology and military assistance in exchange for supplies and resources to build a Conduit, to send them forward in time to where they came from.

These aliens apparently went back in time with the intention of starting an actual war from the Temporal Cold War and changing the timeline.

And yet in completely un-Star Trek Enterprise fashion, these "wicked-looking" aliens are not just outright bad guys. Even though they share in common with the Nazis beliefs of racial superiority and purity, they're willing to help Enterprise, and even revert the changes to the timeline in exchange for helping these aliens.

And yet the layers of politics and diplomacy with the aliens, the Enterprise crew, the Suliban Silik, the future-Federation, are so complex (for Star Trek post-DS9) that Daniels' faction of the Temporal Cold War helps the Suliban, and is considered to be tyrannic by the evil-looking aliens for their constant interference and meddling in the timeline, and Archer ends up helping Silik after an agreement with the aliens falls through.

Season 3 was a huge step up for Enterprise, not just in being "not as awful as Voyager" territory, but even coming close to matching the average TNG episode in terms of quality. Hard decisions were made ("Damage" was incredibly blunt in this regard, with Archer forced to attack and loot an unarmed civilian vessel in order to fix his warp engine, stranding these people 3 years from their homeworld), character development evolved even the stupidest, hackneyed characters like Trip "Catfish" Tucker, and Archer became so involved in his mission and so desperate, he becomes prome to fits of anger, he would resort to torture, threats, and as mentioned above, attacking civilians for a greater good.

This is no longer "Voyager"-style Star Trek, where strict adherence to the Prime Directive (or smug referencing of a future potential Prime Directive) is maintained even at the cost of lives and moral decency, with a technobabble resolution or hackneyed plot device to save the crew from making any realistically harsh decisions.

I hope season 4 continues to better itself in this regard. If so, it'd be an immense tragedy that Enterprise fell to cancellation so soon. The first two seasons of Enterprise were truly terrible, however, and apparently they were the deathknell of the series entirely.

Which is a tragedy, given that "Star Trek The Next Generation" had two full seasons of awful episodes before Season 3's vast improvements saved the series and even elevated it to iconic status, or Voyager having all seven seasons of mediocrity continue unabated.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

bad history, big plot holes, but entertaining

6/10
Author: kindofhere from United States
7 July 2011

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Clearly, the writers of the series have issues with their knowledge of history and their "temporal cold war" timeline play. Assassinating V. I. Lenin before the 1917 Bolshevik revolution would probably not have stopped it, and even if it had, precluding the Bolshevik Revolution would likely have drastically altered the end of World War I to Germany's disadvantage, not given Germany an advantage in World War II. Even assuming their treatment to be correct history, however, the writers still failed to explain how the timeline damage done by that particular event (an event that happened 28 years before the time of the episode) was reversed by killing one Nazi commander and a dozen aliens. The only solution I can think of requires about 5 different time-related paradoxes. Still, it made for a very entertaining few episodes, despite the horrific flaws in writing.

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