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Star Trek Ent - Season 3 - Episode 04

Star Trek Ent - 3x04 - Rajiin

Originally Aired: 2003-10-1

Synopsis:
The NX-01 gets closer to a showdown with the Xindi when Captain Archer takes on an enigmatic passenger: a beautiful slave named Rajiin. [DVD]

My Rating - 4

Fan Rating Average - 3.21

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Problems
- Reed refers to the "smaller" Xindi ship, but they were both identical in size.

Factoids
- Randy Oglesby, who plays Degra in this episode, played Trena'L in Ent: Unexpected, Kir in Voy: Counterpoint, Silaran in DS9: The Darkness and the Light, the twins in DS9: Vortex, as well as one of Riva's chorus in TNG: Loud as a Whisper.

Remarkable Scenes
- Archer still suffering from his experiences in Ent: Extinction.
- Archer winning a fight!
- Trip and Reed trading Earth spices to the chemist for the Trellium-D formula. I loved his silly little laugh.
- T'Pol, observing the destroyed lab: "Some of our calculations may have been slightly off."
- Rajiin's interesting athletics in the engine room.
- The Xindi boarding Enterprise.

My Review
Ent: Rajiin was a better episode than I thought it would be. But this is largely due to the parts of the episode that didn't deal with Rajiin. She seemed largely unnecessary to me. If the Xindi needed scans of humans, why didn't the reptilians and the insectoids just abduct one, then scan it all they wanted? They certainly seemed more than capable. Some things I liked were the Xindi and their unique weapons when they boarded Enterprise. I also enjoyed the scene when T'Pol and Trip tried to synthesize Trellium-D. Finally, the chemist on the trading colony was just great. These are the details which make a Trek episode great. They do a lot to enhance this rather ill conceived episode.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From fan ive on 2009-12-26 at 6:31pm:
    you asked why didn't the reptilians and the insectoids just abduct one.
    probably because they didn't wanted to be exposed, and so they tried to do it in more discrete way

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