I loved that episode. It was a good tip of the hat back to the more lighthearted episodes of TOS, a little reminder that Star Trek is supposed to be FUN sometimes!
Naturally all the grey-faced ultra-nerds who think that Star Trek is serious business were outraged that their holy-religion-on-tv dared to depart from 44 minutes of technobabble and repolarizing the harmonics of the inverse tachyon beam to save the day at the last minute, and made a fun episode entirely focused on character. Screw 'em. I'm sure they cry themselves to sleep with tears of impotent rage over how the new film was funny and as well.
And since I think ENT didn't get really good until the 3rd season...
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