Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 4, Episode 4

Borderland (29 Oct. 2004)
"Enterprise" Borderland (original title)

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After a Klingon ship is attacked, it's discovered the imprisoned Dr. Soongs genetically enhanced humans are responsible. Archer takes him to prevent a war.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Orion Slaver #1 (as Big Show)
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Klingon Captain
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The crew of a Klingon bird of prey is completely overpowered by two humans and the ship is stolen. The Klingons are not amused, a war seems unavoidable. Starfleet has a pretty good idea who might have something to do with the attack; captain Archer pays a visit to Dr. Soong, a genetic engineer. He's imprisoned because of his plans to make genetically enhanced humans, augments. Years ago Dr. Arik Soong kidnapped embryos and raised them ten years before he was captured. No one ever knows what happened to them, until now. They're responsible for the attack. Archer takes Soong to stop them and prevent a war. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Dr. Arik Soong: How can a supposedly intelligent species reject technology that would enhance ability, relieve suffering?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Genetic engineering has caused a lot of suffering.
Dr. Arik Soong: So did splitting the atom. And yet the first ships to colonize the solar system were nuclear-powered. But... you're not here to discuss that.
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Excellent Opening to an Excellent Trilogy
27 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Star Trek: Enterprise's Augments trilogy is a highlight in the many episodes of Star Trek. The three Episodes "Boarderland", "Cold Station 12" and "The Augments" are among my all-time favorites. The trilogy combines 2 elements of lore that fans will love: The Eugenics Wars and Brent Spiner. Spiner steals the show in all three episodes. Basic plot of this episode: A group of genetically enhanced humans left over from the Eugenics Wars take over a Klingon ship. With war looming over the horizon, the STARSHIP ENTERPRISE takes Aurik Soong (Brent Spiner), the man who activated the embryos of these humans, to try and stop them.

If you're new to Star Trek, definitely catch this trilogy first

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