week's Enterprise is pre-empted by the brand new show,
Star Wars: The Series. While many fans are disappointed
by the lack of Yoda Muppets, half the episode takes place
on an alien swamp.
in the Han Solo role is Commander Trip. His brash cowboy-like
behavior puts him in the wrong place at the wrong time. A
crew of aliens carries a princess across the cosmos, against
her will. But since she is frozen in carbonite - or "cryogenics"
- she can't ask for help. The aliens trick Han into fixing
her stasis chamber, but when she suddenly wakes up, the two
of them are held hostage.
the Princess that they need to escape from their captives.
She's not used to crawling through tubes, or dealing with
villains, so she fights Han the whole way through the ship.
Once underway in their escape, the sexual tension keeps pulling,
and as the Princess points our how she's lonely at the top,
we see a glimpse of next week's series premiere, Aladdin:
The New Adventures In Space.
in Yoda's swamp, their bloods really start to boil as the
Princess has to collect fire wood and tend to Han's wounds.
When Han/Trip takes one too many risks, the Princess actually
says, "You are my only hope for survival." She must
have him confused with Obi Wan, quite possibly played by Captain
they kiss, but we never find out if she has a twin brother.
o ver the entire episode are deep sweeping 1970s like music,
long oboe solos, and dramatic strings. And to complete the
retro Star Wars feel the Princess's make-up was thick
and layered in blues.
to be retro. And maybe some day we can have an actual Star
Wars TV show. (Actually, Kevin, we will on Cartoon
Network next year.-- Derek) Until then we have these fun
retro episodes on a series inspired by a retro show.