Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 1 Episode 11

Cold Front

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 28, 2001 on UPN

Episode Fan Reviews (4)

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  • A nice, more serious episode.

    After a bad start with the usual Archer stupidness/naiveness that is essential to the plot (I'm starting to wonder if this isn't simply lazy writing... ), inviting a bunch of strangers (who as far as they know might be a serial killer convention) to just take an unsupervised stroll around their ship most sensitive areas (with one of them just calmly walking and sabotaging the warp engine (!!)), besides Trip giving sensitive technological information like if it were talking about the weather, we get to the meat of the episode.

    Daniels (which if we have seen before I don't recall) is actually from the future, and he is here to stop Silik, who just saved the ship. Well, why couldn't he just stop him 1 day earlier and we wouldn't have a show anymore! I think the Temporal Cold War and how it is handled is actually quite cool, even if the future technology seems a bit too magical for me, but I guess that is the point.

    What bothers me is that Archer, as usual, is so quick to pick a side. Come on, I know Silik isn't your best buddy, but he just SAVED YOUR FREAKING LIVES! And okay, Daniels is a human, but he is a spy that has been your ship for ages. Why are you so quick to assume this spy is friendly?

    It is also bothering the usual "hey! Stop! Really, I mean it!". Am I missing something or didn't we see them use stun mode before? Why not just stun him and question him later? Anyway, I know this is an usual TV trope, but do you really have to do it literally 3 times in a row? When will you learn Archer, when?
  • Captain Archer has a tough choice to make when he is advised to capture a time traveling alien who rescues the Enterprise from destruction.

    This episode was the best one so far in season one. I am sure that the Silik character will return again and has the possibility of being as interesting as Q (although definitely not as witty). I am usually a huge fan of time traveling episodes in the Star Trek universe. I thought this episode would have been better, however, if they actually showed the time travel instead of just showing the dangers of it. Oh well. This is still an amazing episode in this Star Trek franchise.

    I almost want to look ahead in the episode guides to see what Silik will do next but I will refrain.
  • great episode

    Applying the temporal plotlines to Enterprise just like it did in Voyager. It's perfect as a subplot for this prequel show. A temporal agent named Daniels come back from the future to deal with Silik, another temporal agent, but an alien one. This episode is action packed, it's really interesting, the writers surely did an excellent episode. The temporal storyline is really exciting, it gave the show another dimension, something we never seen before, something quite unexpected. But this one is really a fine edition to the Enterprise universe. The story was fast paced, the acting was great, it's a great episode.
  • Silik strikes back but so does an inept temporeal agent

    While on a trip to a stellar nursery
    enterpise encounters a group of pilgrims
    who believe this is were the universe began
    unfortunatly silik is among them
    with a mission of his own
    It appears crewman daniels isnt a innocent steward
    but a time agent from the distant furture here to arrest
    silik(good luck getting the cuffs on him)
    siliks plot is eventually revealled to be
    daniels futuristic computer
    he quickly disposes of daniels and archer and silik fight in a decompressing

    An interesting episode tries to round out
    the mystery of the temoral cold war
    We meet another faction
    of the conflict and learn the reason the suliban have been able to carry out the interference with the time line :
    the human agents
    are totally brain dead
    time and again
    they screw up
    thank god archers on the case
    or they would all be talking romulan