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horatio 08-12-2009 10:44 AM

A Night In Sickbay
 
ENT's "Trouble With Tribbles" or the moment when it did jump the shark (nuke the fridge in modern English ;))? Whatcha think folks?

chator 08-12-2009 11:05 AM

No. How does this episode qualify as causing ENT to jump the shark? It's just one story. I think a "jump the shark" moment has to involve something like creating a season-long story arc, or re-writing the basic characters/relationships.

NCC-73515 08-12-2009 04:08 PM

It was the funniest one. I liked it a lot :D

Captain Tom Coughlin 08-12-2009 04:24 PM

I liked it too, it was a good stand alone episode. I like Phlox in general.

Roysten 08-14-2009 06:02 AM

Phlox was definitely not the second Neelix some fans initially feared he might be, one of favourite character. A night in sickbay and Dear Doctor are both episodes showing what a good character he is.

I agree the ep is one of the funniest of the season, was cool to see how all the crazy creatures were fed and looked after.

chator 08-14-2009 11:41 AM

I suppose if you want to say "A Night in Sickbay", jumped the shark on something, it jumped the shark on the Freudianism that characterized much of the episodes on Voyager, by doing an episode that gives us a brain chemical explanation for the crew's odd behavior-neuroses.

horatio 08-15-2009 01:30 AM

Brain chemical, nice euphemism for horny. :D

I like the episode very much, not merely because of the over the top humour, but also because we learn something about Phlox and see how isolated and vulnerable Archer is.
No more uber-human captains, back to Roddenberry's "ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances".

FanWriter45 08-31-2009 05:40 AM

Oddly, most of the Phlox-centric episodes are my favorites of Enterprise. A Night in Sickbay was one.. and the one where Phlox is the only one up and around on the ship while the rest of the crew was sedated was one too. MAJOR character building episodes. (Which is really what Trek is all about, if you ask me... NOT just starship battles.

horatio 08-31-2009 06:52 AM

One of the great thing about Phlox, besides his bright attitude and Billingsley's superb performance, were the little species-typical things like three wives, three husbands or the strong sociability of Denobulans which lead to his loneliness and hallucinations in that episode.

Captain Tom Coughlin 08-31-2009 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by horatio (Post 252070)
One of the great thing about Phlox, besides his bright attitude and Billingsley's superb performance, were the little species-typical things like three wives, three husbands or the strong sociability of Denobulans which lead to his loneliness and hallucinations in that episode.

He is probably my favorite character from Enterprise, they should have had more episodes that focused on him.


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