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STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE- The Complete Second Season

DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS: 18 1/2 hours (26 episodes on 7 discs), deleted scenes, text commentaries, audio commentaries, featurettes (disc 7), outtakes (disc 7), and photo gallery (disc 7)

STUDIO: Paramount

RELEASE DATE: 7-26-2005

DISC 1: SHOCKWAVE (Part 2), CARBON CREEK, MINEFIELD, DEAD STOP

DISC 2: A NIGHT IN SICKBAY, MARAUDERS, THE SEVENTH, THE COMMUNICATOR

DISC 3: SINGULARITY, VANISHING POINT, PRECIOUS CARGO, THE CATWALK

DISC 4: DAWN, STIGMA, CEASE FIRE, FUTURE TENSE

DISC 5: CANAMAR, THE CROSSING, JUDGMENT, HORIZON

DISC 6: THE BREACH, COGENITOR, REGENERATION, FIRST FLIGHT

DISC 7: BOUNTY, THE EXPANSE, Outtakes, featurettes, photo gallery

ANALYSIS: 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 conlict 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 stes up a season long arc for season three.

VIDEO: 1.78:1 (Anamorphic)

I noticed aliasing in a few episodes while playing it on the DVD Recorder/ VCR Combo. The Compaq DVD-ROM had problems in trying to play some episodes. Could the new copy protection scheme for DVD be causing the problems? The good points are that the colors and blacks are good, and image detail is great.

AUDIO: English 5.1 Dobly Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Surround

Subtitles: English

Dialogue is clear as always and easy to hear. Music and sound effects makemore of an impact on the 5.1 DD. As usual, Paramount doesn't include foreign subtitles (French or Spanish) like they do with the Star Trek movie DVDs.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Yet again, deleted scenes are included for select episodes (the most interesting ones are the lost character scenes for THE EXPANSE that features Archer's girlfriend) and 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.

The text commentaries (for STIGMA and FIRST FLIGHT) by Michael Okuda and Denise Okuda are fun as usual. Facts about the show, Trek's timeline, and what goes into the production design are good to know (for example, three crewmen from the aircraft carrier Enterprise are in FIRST FLIGHT).Michael Sussman and Phyllis Strong are featured in audio commentaries for DEAD STOP and REGENERATION.

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 simillar to a seson four episode), BOUNTY, FIRST FLIGHT, and THE EXPANSE.

ENTERPRISE PROFILE: JOLENE BLALOCK has Jolene Blalock and other members of the cast (and writing team) talk about teh 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.

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.

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).

Rounding out the extras on disc seven are a photo gallery, a BORG INVASION trailer, and three hidden featurettes (Scott Bakula talks about the people who stop by the ENTERPRISE set in one).

FINAL ANALYSIS: The Complete Second Season of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE is another high quality DVD Set from Paramount despite the high price. The extras are welcome and the case design makes sure that the digipack case inside has a lesser chance of being cracked. Bring on season three and four at warp speed.

this DVD Review is (c)7-28-2005 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments to lord_pragmagtic@hotmail.com and look for aditional content at http://www.livejournal.com/users/enterlinemedia