|Series :||Enterprise||Rating :|
|Disc No :||3.4||Episode :||65|
|First Aired :||21 Jan 2004||Stardate :||6-Dec-53|
|Director :||David Livingston||Year :||2153|
|Writers :||Chris Black||Season :||3|
|Guest Cast :||
|YATI :||Not necessarily a nit, but the Xindi prototype seems awfully small. This thing fitted into Shran's ship, and was expected to fit into Enterprise's launch bay. Yet the full weapon we saw in Twilight was huge, much larger than the Xindi ships accompanying it. Isn't a prototype supposed to be a close match to the final product?|
|Great Moment :||Shran's antennae appearing over Archer's head, a laugh-out-loud moment!|
|Body Count :||One Enterprise crewman falls off a catwalk when they hit the anomaly, level of injury unknown; otherwise none.|
|Factoid :||Andorian antennae are remote controlled; the actors have a small unit under the hair on the back of their heads, and two people stand off-screen to move them around.
This is the first episode to show us the inside of an Andorian ship.
There's nothing terribly new or original here. The Xindi weapon arc is trundling along after a couple of episodes where it receeded into the background. The double cross itself was pretty obvious, but then the episode didn't really make a big deal of trying to trick the audience here, showing us Shran's orders in advance. It's nice to see that Archer also anticipated it and had good a counter-plan ready to go.
It's becoming obvious that there is a system governing the behaviour of the Andorian antennae. Normally they point straight up and slightly to the sides. When an Andorian is really interested in something or someone they point towards that thing or person. When they are angry the antennae fold back almost flat against the skull; the latter is presumably so that they are less likely to be damaged in any fighting.
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