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Title : Precious Cargo Rating : 2
First Aired : 11 Dec 2002 Stardate : 12-Sep-52
Director : David Livingston Year : 2152
Writers : Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Rick Berman Season : 2
Rating : 1.5000 for 2 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Tyyrlym Rating : 2
Review : The princess and the commoner. It's been done before. Then again, what hasn't? Personally I don't knock something for being unoriginal if its done well. In this case it was done passably well. The opening was telegraphed, from the outset it was obvious that the two Retellians were up to no good. It wasn't a shock when they turned out to be up to no good. The only real contrivance seemed to be the warp 2 freighter's ability to escape the warp 5 Enterprise. Which brings up a YATI moment. The freighter was able to leave the Enterprise's sensor range in approximately ten seconds, giving the Enterprise's sensors a maximum range of about 100 light seconds. To put that in perspective, the Enterprise couldn't track a ship around Venus while in Earth orbit. It could be passed off as the side effect of what disabled the warp engines, but there was no mention of that. After that the episode followed the princess and the commoner trope rather conventionally. It was nothing spectacular but it was entertaining. It was nice to see Trip get a chance to stretch his legs outside the ship after several episodes of trying. Of course it wasn't a traditional away mission by any means. A decent episode overall.
Reviewer : =NoPoet= Rating : 1
Review : While watching this episode, I couldn't believe the crock of shash that was happening on screen. The plot is one tremendous cliche from start to finish. I remember thinking, "There's a brand new Star Trek prequel series carrying the franchise alone, and I have had to wait a week for an episode like THIS?" The alien Selma Kayek was lovely to look at and Trip is as funny as ever, but come on. Who exactly do episodes like this appeal to? Why is this ancient, cliched stuff still even being considered, let alone written, filmed and presented to a modern audience? I remember reading about how meticulously planned episodes of Trek were: they had to fit continuity, they had to make sense, etc etc. What happened to THAT?
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