Season 2 was speeding ahead at Warp 2 with
improvements over season 1. The first glimpse of Romulan ships in MINEFIELD. Plenty of Vulcan-centric episodes like CARBON
CREEK, THE SEVENTH (which looks a little into T'Pol's past), STIGMA (mind melders are shunned and T'Pol's career is in danger
when Vulcan doctors discover that she has a disease linked to mind melders), and CEASE FIRE (the Vulcan conflict with Andorians
continue). COGENITOR offers one reason why the Prime Directive was eventually formed. The corrupt Klingon justice system is
shown in JUDGMENT while FIRST FLIGHT has Archer tell a story about his past in the Warp flight test program and REGENERATION
features the Borg. THE CATWALK is one of the most interesting episodes of the
season as the first half doesn't rely on any conflict with aliens. The Temporal Cold War continues on in the season opener,
FUTURE TENSE, and the season finale (THE EXPANSE) which sets up a season long arc for season three.
Watching this show again after so
many years make the best season two episodes glow while the crappy ones like PREVIOUS CARGO are still stinkers. The quality of the video and audio is excellent on blu-ray.
DISC 1- IN CONVERSATION: THE FIRST CREW
(HD- 93 minutes)-
The cast, guest actor Jeffrey Coombs, and
Brannon Braga talk about the series as Braga apologizes for the series finale, how the show keeps getting discovered by the
fans since it went off the air, and where the show might have went in season five (if it wasn’t cancelled).
CARBOBN CREEK audio commentary by Chris
Black and Mike & Denise Okuda
Season 2 Promo
Ported over from DVD set-
DEAD STOP audio commentary (2005) by Michael
Sussman and Phyllis Strong
ENTERPRISE MOMENTS: SEASON TWO
has the cast and writers talk about CARBON CREEK, SHOCKWAVE (Part 2), DEAD STOP, VANISHING POINT, THE CATWALK, FUTURE TENSE
(the original plot idea is similar to a season four episode), BOUNTY, FIRST FLIGHT, and THE EXPANSE.
PROFILE: JOLENE BLALOCK has Jolene Blalock and other members of the cast (and writing team) talk about the character of T'Pol
in the first two seasons. You even get a glimpse at a modeling shoot that Jolene is in. LeVar Burton- STAR TREK Director focuses
on LeVar with his thoughts on directing FIRST FLIGHT.
Deleted scenes from NIGHT IN SICKBAY and
a featurtte are ported over from the DVD.
INSIDE "A NIGHT IN SICKBAY" is a look at
how they did certain things in the episode with thoughts from Scott Bakula (and various crew members).
A deleted scene for DAWN and a deleted
scene from STIGMA
STIGMA text commentary (2005) by Mike &
Photo gallery also from the old DVD set.
Deleted scene for CEASE FIRE
SHOOTING FUTURE TENSE
ENTERPRISE SECRETS is all about how they
built the Klingon prison for JUDGMENT and make it look like it was in STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY.
REGENERATION audio commentary by John Billingsley
and Bonita Friedericy
REGENERATION audio commentary (2005) by
Michael Sussman and Phyllis Strong
FIRST FLIGHT audio commentary by Chris
Black and Mike & Denise Okuda
FIRST FLIGHT text commentary (2005) by
Mike & Denise Okuda
STAR TREK DIRECTOR
The 11 minute outtake reel consists of
Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) being a comedian while Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) bursts into laughter in several of them.
UNCHARTED TERRIORTY retrospective documentary:
PART ONE: DESTINATION UNKNOWN- how season
two went through a change of writers and UPN execs try to interfere with it as Berman and Braga
tried to make the show the best series they could. The writers state their frustration
how none of the crew was killed and how they wish it was more like the original pitch of The Right Stuff in Space.
PART TWO: FIRST CREW- the cast and guest
star Jeffrey Coombs talk about season two. Scott Bakula was the only one vocal
about the scripts where other actors didn’t speak up much with suggestions about their characters.
PART THREE: COURSE CORRECTION- this part
of the documentary focuses on how they build up the season long arc for season three as Berman and Braga
acknowledge ENTERPRISE would fit serial storytelling more than episodic.
Deleted scenes for THE EXPANSE feature
lost character moments involving Archer’s girlfriend.
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FINAL ANALYSIS: STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE is an underrated Star Trek prequel series which had
The video presentation for Blu-ray is a little better than the DVD presentation, but it doesn’t give that telltale
difference you see between DVD and Blu-ray for newer shows filmed in HD that were shot in the years since ENTERPRISE went
off the air in 2005. The new extras give a great look back at the series.
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