- Episode aired Apr 15, 2011
The USS Enterprise is under attack from a long lost Federation ship, the USS Eagle, now commanded by the evil yet alluring Alersa.The USS Enterprise is under attack from a long lost Federation ship, the USS Eagle, now commanded by the evil yet alluring Alersa.The USS Enterprise is under attack from a long lost Federation ship, the USS Eagle, now commanded by the evil yet alluring Alersa.
As I sad in my review of the series, each episode gets more polished than the previous.
Everything about this - from the (HD!) NBC color peacock opening to the depth of the script was top-notch.
Ms. Luna certainly gives William Shatner a run-for-the-money n scene-chewing here. She has (obviously) a lot of fun making this (her 2nd appearance n the series - so far. Keep coming back, Ms. Luna!), in which she guest stars as the villainous Alersa.
really enjoyed the premise: aliens who managed to acquire a Starship have backwards-engineered t, and have made a fleet's worth of vessels - incorporating their technology (and at the same time, not fully understanding 'ours').
I think that idea alone was interesting enough that it should be furthered in another episode.
The rest of the episode was pure 'classic' Star Trek.
Each of the main characters grow more comfortable in their roles with each episode (I know he knows this himself, but, the resemblance between Brandon 'Mr. Spock' Stacy and Zach Quinto s eerie!).
As Stacy himself said in a Star Trek: Phase II interview (about getting the role), he wants to give the fans 'what they want' and he also wants to give them a 'good mix' of 'Nimoy and Brandon Stacy,' which I think he does quite well.
And I think that can be said for the rest of the main cast as well.
I know I will continue on Phase II's '5 year mission' - and if you've not seen t before I recommend t highly. it's a lot of fun, and you'll feel like you're back with your old space friends, too.
- Feb 19, 2013