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Title : Bound Rating : 2
First Aired : 15 Apr 2005 Stardate : 27 Dec 2154
Director : Allan Kroeker Year : 2154
Writers : Manny Coto Season : 4
Rating : 1.0000 for 2 reviewsAdd your own review
Reviewer : Ben Rating : 1
Review : Well this episode was a disappointment after a run of quite decent episodes. The premise itself has been done to death, and watching men trip over themselves because they can see a little skin gets old pretty fast (how about an episode where beautiful men take over the ship by seducing all the women? At least it would be a twist on the concept). I know the pheromones affect everybody, but the women only seem to get a bit testy and jealous - so why couldn't T'Pol, Trip and the female crew members (assuming there aren't any lesbians on board) stage a temporary coup? Even accepting the plot as it is, it was incredulous that T'Pol, seeing the effects on Archer outside the decon room, would leave two male MACOs to guard them. When Kelby sabotages the engines, why is Trip the only one doing anything? Surely the others would be either working to counteract Kelby's sabotage or trying to incapacitate him. The scene, near the end, in sickbay was a nice touch. Very TOS, right down to the music and poking fun at the Vulcan. 1.5 out of 5.
Reviewer : Indefatigable Rating : 1
Review : OK, I think Manny Coto has let himself down with this. At first, I just thought he was bringing back one well-known TOS feature, the skimpy female costumes, while saying 'slavery is bad'. I'm not entirely sure whether the twist at the end, it's really the men who are the slaves, made up for it. It seems a bit unbelievable, and I find it a bit hard to square it with "Borderland", or even "The Cage". What did partly make up for it is some nice dialogue between Trip and T'pol, with the latter seemingly developing a sense of humour. Basically rubbish, but not a complete disaster.
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