Star Trek Continues has another good episode out, released online just a couple of days ago, with the awesome title Come Not Between The Dragons. Along with regulars Vic Mignogna (Kirk), Todd Haberkorn (Spock), Chuck Huber (Dr. McCoy), Chris Doohan (Scotty), Kim Stinger (Uhura), Grant Imahara (Sulu), Wyatt Lenhart (Chekov), Michele Specht (new addition for this show, Dr. McKenna) & Kipleigh Brown (Barbara Smith) appears guest guest star Gigi Edgely (from Farscape fame) as Ensign Eliza.
A ‘nomadic extremophile’ called USDI that intruded the Enterprise by causing a hull breach and spreads panic on the ship. No one knows its intentions and the security team chase the sightings; it crashes into the quarters of Ensign Eliza, scaring her. While the crew tries to capture it, a strange pulse keeps hitting the ship that alters the behavior of everyone. As people grow increasingly antagonistic towards each other it is upto McKennah to fix it. Due to the mood altering pulses, Kirk’s more brash side surfaces and he starts sending everyone (Bones and Scotty) to the brig. Spock’s anger comes out as the pulse affects his ability to suppress his emotions (like all Vulcans usually do) and he lashes out; a clash with USDI lands him in the infirmary with broken ribs and ruptured spleen.
Finally Eliza figures out that the creature is scared of something or someone and was using Enterprise as a hiding spot. Eliza realizes that USDI’s father may be abusive due to her own experiences with her father. It is found that the pulses which are affecting the crew are coming from another creature outside the ship. This much larger creature of the same species appears to be USDI’s dad and for some reason he’s pissed off at USDI. The Enterprise crew has figured out a way to be immune to the pulses but the ship itself is at risk as USDI’s dad prepares to ram it. A few photon torpedoes and UDSI himself coming to a rescue of his father avoids a major disaster. Though Kirk does give his child protective services speech which ends awkwardly in silence. He later expresses his doubts about his smooth talking abilities to Spock. After a profound moment of self realization and Spock observes that Kirk may not have the necessary experience in this matter. In the final scene Kirk lets Eliza speak to USDI’s dad and convince him to avoid lashing out to his son. They finally get a positive response from the dad who states he is ready to change.
A simple episode about creatures much larger than humans and the ship coming in contact with our crew and almost causing irreparable damage but the sane choice wins out in the end. Very similar to classic Trek and it fits in easily with stories from the original series. This episode gets a solid 7.5 outta 10 from me.