Enterprise “A Night in Sickbay” (part 7 of 8)
Cut to: The CGI surface of a planet, with an alien city surrounded by pine trees, and a body of water off in the distance. The CGI is nice—I sure hope it was reused later on in this series. I’d hate to think they put this much work into something that would only be used for this one worthless episode.
We sort of zoom in on a stadium-type structure, which very disconnectedly segues to an actual set. Here, we find T’Pol, Trip and Hoshi on one side, while several Kreetassans stand on the other side. And in front of them all is Captain Archer, and he’s…
Oh man. They are trying to punish me personally, aren’t they? Archer is reciting alien words for the Kreetassans, while his hair is done up in crazy braids, with metallic beads on the end of each braid. I guess he’s supposed to look like a Kreetassan here, but he more closely resembles the cover of Hotter than July. And then he’s got no shirt on, and his chest and back are covered in strange, tattoo-like markings. If you think that’s bad, just you wait. It gets worse. Much worse.