||I'm beginning to like this new Enterprise. We're getting a string of decent episodes, and they're finally beginning to get the 'feel' right. Having eliminated a lot of the dross from the last three years, they begin producing decent episodes that develop on ideas that date back to TOS and TNG. We see an exaggerated version of Khan and his people here, aggressive and rebellious, but without his steady, calculating mind. Khan liked to plan things carefully, only using force when needed, these people use force first, but use it hard. Dr Soong made an interesting character as well. I suppose he must be an ancestor of Data's creator, and you get some idea of the drive behind creating a better form of Human that might lead to that. Maybe he's yet another mad scientist, but I hardly ever thought of Data when watching him (which says a lot for Brent Spiner). The Orion slave traders did indeed seem like padding, although it made for a dramatic half-hour and gave Soong an excuse to send his message. Still, it might have been better to come up with something else and add one scene of him sending a message from the ship. Verdict, a decent episode. Enterprise is getting more like Star Trek.