|Series :||Enterprise||Rating :|
|Disc No :||3.5||Episode :||71|
|First Aired :||21 Apr 2004||Stardate :||Unknown|
|Director :||James L. Conway||Year :||2154|
|Writers :||Phyllis Strong||Season :||3|
|Guest Cast :||
|YATI :||Not strictly a YATI as such, but the warp coils of a ship are supposed to be a series of large ring-shaped devices which sit in line along the inside of each nacelle. There shouldn't really be any such thing as a "primary" warp coil, it shouldn't really be possible to take a warp coil from one ship and stick it in another, and if you could then it should be a lot larger than the thing we see in this episode, given the size of Enterprise's nacelles. Of course we could always argue that Enterprise's warp drive operates on slightly different principles than later ships.
We get another speed nit - the meeting is three days from now, four light years away, and the ship is said to need to be able to reach warp 3 to reach it. That would make warp 3 equal to 487 times lightspeed, which is way faster than the ship is stated to be in "Broken Bow".
|Great Moment :||It's good to see that they are keeping the ship in a crippled state rather than have unrealistically rapid repairs. I was also impressed that the repairs involve actual physical work - people welding, hitting things with hammers, etc, rather than just waving glowing gadgets over bits of the ship.|
|Body Count :||Hard to say, really. Reed says that five people are dead, dozens wounded. In the next episode, however, we will learn that eighteen people died in the battle. Presumably many of the wounded are being lost over the course of this episode, bodies being found, etc.
During the attack on the Illyrian ship at least one of the MACOs is injured and at least half a dozen or so of the Illyrians are stunned (at least I presume Archer had his people using stun).
|Factoid :||The Illyrian captain is played by Casey Biggs, who also played Damar on Deep Space Nine.|
It's hard to say that what Archer did was right, but it is also hard to say that he could have done anything else.
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