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
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
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
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.
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