Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 4 Episode 17

Bound

2
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 15, 2005 on UPN
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  • Doesn't make sense.

    6.6
    This episode is yet another fine example of how Enterprise had a great opportunity and screwed it up. This episode could have provided great insight into a long time established but poorly developed species, The Orions. The Orions were seen in the Star Trek TOS original pilot "The Cage" and were mentioned in almost every trek series since but were never really developed. The this episode comes along, a perfect opportunity to take something very old in the series and give it some life. But instead they created a very improbable situation. It had already been established that the Orion women were all slaves and that the Orions as a people are, or were, primarily slave traders. However this episode shows that the Orion females actually have this amazing power to control any men they are near. It doesn't make any sense that a group of people wouls "voluntarily" take such a subserviant position as enslavement. It would seem far more likely that they would not only become the enslavers themselves but would successfully be out conquering nearby races such as the Klingons, Andorians, or maybe even the Vulcans given the extent of thier powers. So to some it all up this episode is completly incongruant with the established Trek universe. Maybe the writers should have tried watching Star Trek before accepting the job.
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