||Whoop-de-doo, another episode of Enterprise that is maligned by the internet in general! Yet again, this is an episode I enjoyed tremendously. If they'd dropped the stupid pineapple sub-plot - yes, you read that correctly - and concentrated on the drama of encountering a frighteningly alien species - we'd have had a proper winner here. ENT doesn't really need any excuses such as weak, unconnected B-plots to set off the complaints. Come to think of it, why do nearly all episodes need a dramatic A-story to be accompanied by a puny B-story? Anyway, Archer realises here that the NX-01 is under-equipped to face a hostile galaxy and decides to head back to Earth, but Trip and Reed convince him the Enterprise can convince itself (using weapons from the future, apparently). The aliens are formidable, infiltrating Enterprise, conducting strange experiments on the crew, then leaving a message for Archer made up of snatches of Archer's own dialogue. The aliens seem immune to phase pistol fire, and it takes Enterprise wiring its new guns directly into the ship's main power (risking an explosion) to see off their ship. The geek in me loves seeing new technology, we never see a main Trek ship being upgraded, so I felt this episode served a number of new things and it remains something I can watch again and again. Aliens never really felt "new" on ENT after this.