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Title : United Rating : 4
First Aired : 4 Feb 2005 Stardate : Unknown
Director : David Livingston Year : 2154
Writers : Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Judith Reeves-Stevens Season : 4
Rating : 4.0000 for 2 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Ben Rating : 4
Review : Overall this was a good episode; decent action, political tension, watching the series edge closer to the founding of the Federation, and a remarkably touching scene between Shran and Talas (though later in the episode, he seems relatively unaffected). Although the intrigue with the meddlesome Romulans is cool, the whole drone concept is pretty weak. The ship itself seems waaaaaaaay too agile, especially since it seems to be well-armed and well-armoured. The thing jumps and twists around like the flea it resembles. Makes for cool CGI battles, but it's a little hard to swallow. This combined with the technical improbabilities (the amount of energy required to get the controlling signal from Romulan territory to the drone would be huge, and yet it seems to be controlled from a nondescript tower on a Romulan planet - why not on a space station or array? And how did they manage to create self-repairing technology so easily? Where did the metal to repair the huge cracks in the hull and systems come from?) stretches this concept toward the absurd...I'll give it high points for being interesting though.
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 4
Review : Another decent episode. They managed to balance the two stories effectively, giving roughly the same weight to each one. The drone ship was possibly too advanced to be believable, especially the self-repair ability, but I still like the idea. Interesting to see what is obviously supposed to be the beginnings of the Federation. It's an odd way to start, but seems to be working. Archer and Shran's duel was curious (Archer won a fight!) and adds another stage to the filling-in of the Andorian culture that has been going on for some time. On the subject of Shran, Jeffrey Combs once again gave a more convincing performance than the main cast. The revelation at the end was curious, but I imagine we will find out more next week.
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