'The Xindi', 'Jake 2.0' PreviewedBy Caillan
August 30, 2003 - 10:38 PM
See Also: 'The Xindi' Episode Guide
With the launch of UPN's revamped Wednesday-night line-up less than two weeks away, TV Guide has provided a sneak peek at the season premiere of Enterprise and its new lead-out series, Jake 2.0.
"The Xindi", which will air at 8:00 p.m. ET on September 10, launches the third season with a "new action-oriented style as the Enterprise hunts the Xindi who attacked Earth", according to TV Guide. "But Archer and Trip's zeal to capture a Xindi leads them into a trap." The synopsis also notes that the NX-01's new military contingent, the MACOs, first appear in the episode.
The competition for Enterprise on its first night out of drydock includes only one first-run show: 60 Minutes II on CBS. The remaining programmes at 8:00 p.m. are reruns of hour-long series such as Smallville and Ed and half-hour comedies, including My Wife and Kids, George Lopez and That '70s Show.
Jake 2.0 will debut in the 9:00 p.m. timeslot on September 10, taking over the Enterprise lead-out spot vacated by the axed The Twilight Zone. TV Guide's comments indicated the new action-adventure series is definitely worth viewers' time. "You have to suspend disbelief a little to enjoy this techie adventure series, but the payoff is satisfyingly fun," the publication said.
The series centres around Jake Foley, a NSA computer technician who gains super powers when he is accidentally injected with nanites. "Now just as much machine as human, Jake discovers he has some fantastic powers, and watching him experiment with them is a high-tech hoot. His unintentional upgrade also nabs him a brand new job description: secret agent."
On September 10, Jake 2.0 will have to contend with reality fare in the shape of Big Brother 4, repeats of drama series such as The West Wing and Angel, and comedy reruns provided by George Lopez and Drew Carey. The television networks plan to debut most of their new seasons after the Primetime Emmy Awards are handed out on September 21, which marks the traditional start of fall programming.
The original synopses can be found in TV Guide's listings section.