Alden Bates (abates) wrote,
Alden Bates

ST:E, Carbon Creek

Carbon Creek: T'Pol tells how her great-grandmother was once stranded on Earth.

They're drinking WINE because it's the one-year anniversary of T'Pol joining the ship. Archer asks T'Pol why she went to Carbon Creek while she was on Earth. Apparently hey great-grandmother visited Earth there long before First Contact. "Would you like to hear the story?" T'Pol asks. Well, it might be a change from Enterprise flying around hassling other races, but will it be *entertaining*?

This isn't a choose your own adventure, so after the theme tune, cut to a Vulcan ship flying over Earth. Gee, T'Pol's great grand ma is a dead ringer for her. What are the chances?! (I know, about as great as one of Janeway's distant ancestors looking exactly like Janeway. On we go!)

The Vulcan ship crashes. Noooooo, they'll be taken to Area 51 and dissected! Vulcan captain is teh ded.

Trip asks T'Pol how old she is. How wude. Archer says that's classified information. Ha!

A week after crashing, the Vulcans have run out of food. They start eating each othercontemplating eating deer. They debate going to a nearby town for food. Granny T'Pol and one of the others steal clothing and mosey on into town. They're not going to get far without bling. Granny T'Pol wants to do the talking. Hope they have a universal translator.

They realise they have no bling and get pretzels. One of the Vulcans plays a game of pool with a human in order to get teh bling, and wins, allowing them to get bling and therefore food. Granny T'Pol seems irked he keeps conversing with people.

Trip starts making fun of T'Pol's story, and Archer has to placate her. T'Pol continues:

The Vulcans start getting work to continue living. Hmm, a dwelling. How quaint. One of them is annoyed because his hair resembles that of one of the three stooges. Granny T'Pol complains that one of the other Vulcans watches too much TV, and is not impressed with the humans. The TV-watching Vulcan goes back to the ship to get a waveform discriminator so he can get better TV reception.

Oh no, TV-watching Vulcan is socialising with a human female. He is in danger of sexing! She asks what's under his cap (his head, obviously). They snog. His reaction surprises her, and then they spot granny T'Pol frowning at them. He says they'd been to a baseball game, and Granny T'Pol tells him to stop fraternising with the locals. He points out they might be stranded there perminantly.


Granny T'Pol finds out about libraries from a local youth. I think he fancies her.

There's an explosion down t' pit, and TV Vulcan, who was working there, goes back to the ship to find a particle weapon. Granny and the other Vulcan tell him they shouldn't contaminate the human culture. Granny helps him anyway, and he assists in freeing the trapped miners.

Three months later, they get signal. Someone set them up the bomb! No, wait, they get a transmission from a Vulcan ship which will arrive in three days. TV looks a bit depressed. The local kid tells Granny he can't go to college because he doesn't have enough money, despite a scholorship.

OK, what now? Granny's taking a train ride? Oh, she's inventing velcro. o.O

She takes the velcro money and gives it to the local kid so he can go to college. Fab. TV says he wants to stay.

The Vulcan ship lands at night, and meets T'Pol and the other Vulcan, who say the captain of their ship and TV both died in the crash. TV changed his name to Leonard Nimoy, and got a long-running role in a science fiction TV series.

Archer and Trip scoff and ask if it really happened. T'Pol refuses to tell them, goes back to her quarters and looks at a purse. Teh end.

Sometimes Trek boggles the mind.
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