Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 4 Episode 4

Borderland (1)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2004 on UPN

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • Overrated

    Despite Brent Spiner's appearance, I find this episode to be completely underwhelming. The idea for the story is a good one in my opinion and trying to tie Enterprise into TOS is commendable, but this episode falls flat. Maybe it's better watched when you see the trilogy back to back, but right now all I see this as is an average Star Trek episode with stunt casting (not as bad as the series finale though). I honestly don't remember much of the plot already, so it's highly forgettable. I've been mostly disappointed with this season. I highly preferred the Xindia arc.
  • skitish humans deny themselves a better life

    this episode sums up conservative beliefs on
    human genetic research
    and the irrational fear of the common man that
    doesnt know any better

    the only person aurguing FOR genetic modification is soong
    who is alreadly set up as the bad guy so
    no one listens to him

    there no discussion with trip and t pol like in other eps
    when archer has harsh moral judgement to make.
    it is just assumed that the augments are bad by there very nature and that everyone of the crew and audience agree

    of course if you dont youre left with a disturbingly
    racist view of the subject
    these people never asked to augments or even to be born
    but are pursecuted and hated

    the best suming up of the human ideals
    of the era is said by phlox
    it caused a wars that killed millions

    not that it is wrong or immoral
    but that human are too immature or
    predjudiced to accept them