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Star Trek Ent - Season 3 - Episode 11

Star Trek Ent - 3x11 - Carpenter Street

Originally Aired: 2003-11-26

Archer and T'Pol travel back in time to 2004 Detroit to stop a Xindi plot. [DVD]

My Rating - 5

Fan Rating Average - 4.98

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- Leland Orser, who played Loomis in this episode, also played Gai in DS9: Sanctuary, Colonel Lovok in DS9: The Die Is Cast, and Dejaren in Voy: Revulsion.
- According to Archer, in 2061 something important (exactly what he doesn't say) will happen regarding the Earth oil crisis.
- Archer has B-negative blood.

Remarkable Scenes
- Loomis going around abducting people.
- Daniels' appearance.
- Archer and T'Pol walking through a door, suddenly appearing in Detroit. I like how even after that, T'Pol still didn't believe in time travel!
- T'Pol: "Have you ever operated a vehicle from this period?" Archer: "I can pilot a starship."
- Archer hacking an ATM.
- T'Pol: "Were they aware at this time that Earth's supply of fossil fuel was nearing depletion?" Archer: "They had been for 30 years, but it wasn't until 2061 that they finally--"
- Loomis suspecting that the Xindi are Taliban terrorists... hah.
- T'Pol Vulcan Neck Pinching Loomis.
- Archer having T'Pol untie Loomis so he could hit him because Archer didn't feel comfortable hitting a man who was tied up. ;)
- T'Pol: "In one individual we have managed to find the worst qualities of this era. Greed, violence, moral corruption."
- The drive through scene. I love how they kept asking to super size everything. ;)
- Loomis: "Nice ray gun. Am I supposed believe that thing's for real?" T'Pol shoots the wall with it. Loomis suddenly got cooperative. :)
- T'Pol to Loomis: "You've been abducting people for money, and you're questioning our honesty?"
- T'Pol quickly incapacitating Loomis.
- Archer and T'Pol returning to Enterprise.
- Loomis getting arrested and the cops not buying his stories.

My Review
Although the episode was poorly received by most fans, I thought Ent: Carpenter Street was a clever, entertaining episode. There are several nice details going for it. The Xindi bio weapon that was being discussed in Ent: Rajiin is in its final stages in this episode, but the Xindi need samples of the 8 human blood types. This is where Loomis comes in. I found his involvement in the story to be the best part. His nonchalant attitude toward kidnapping and his blatant display of greed was quite realistic; I can see people actually doing this for modern day terrorists if sufficiently motivated as Loomis was. There's a great deal of humor sprinkled about the episode. The fast food scene was probably the most amusing. Finally, the episode featured some interesting camera work. There wasn't anything special in this episode setting too much apart from previous "time travel back to present day" episodes, but it was at least a decent offering.

The following are comments submitted by my readers.

  • From Zorak on 2016-10-09 at 1:23pm:
    I fully agree on this one. Loomis was great. The episode was really funny at times. A fun episode

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