1x01/02 "Broken Bow" - Captain Jonathan Archer of the Enterprise NX-01 undertakes his first mission, to return a wounded Klingon carrying vital intelligence back to his people. Archer paces some more so we know how serious he is. As a pilot episode, this one's pretty decent. It has trouble, of course - firstly being that the cast is almost uniformly awful. It also suffers from some not very prequel-like aspects, and some ideas that are just plain stupid, such as the decon chamber rub-down scene. The flashbacks to Archer's childhood are clumsy and not particularly compelling or useful in any fashion. Still, it has a couple of well-made action sequences and some cool special effects. The thing is that for all its flaws, it does show a lot of promise. But we all know how that turned out, right?