Part one of two. Archer and his colleagues at ISIS voyage to the final frontier in an effort to prevent a catastrophe on the Space Station Horizon.
This episode provides examples of:
- Obviously Evil: It's obvious from the start that Drake is unhinged. Most explicitly shown when he asphyxiates Archer to near death.
- Schizo Tech: Possibly the most extreme example on the entire series. The Horizon is a huge space station, far larger than anything possible with present day real world technology. They have more advanced space shuttles, as well as Ray Guns. The overall effect is very similar to the James Bond film Moonraker.
- Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: Actually a valid question, since the M41A pulse rifle can apparently produce an EMP effect it should have been very effective against bionic Barry. Also Forgotten Phlebotinum, since weapons of this sort are never seen on the show again (similar to the lasers used in the above-mentioned Moonraker).