The Enemy brings the mission to life by controlling everything in the game except for the characters’ actions. The Enemy even has the last word on the rules. They play the enemies (or space monsters or anomalies) to the best of their abilities. The fact that the crew working together have special abilities and luck means that they should win most of the time. In this game, there is cloning so even if the Enemy’s forces manage to kill some or all of the crew once in a while, the game isn’t over. Go ahead and play hard. The players deserve your best effort.
As an Enemy you’ll have to oversee every aspect of the rules. Generally, the Enemy is the most experienced Battlestations player but even a novice can referee. As needed, get the help of the other players in running things. See the Enemy section on page 157 for details about playing as the Enemy.