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



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Ensign Travis Mayweather
Ensign Hoshi Sato
Orion Slaver #1 (as Big Show)
Ensign Jeffrey Pierce
Klingon Captain
Klingon Tactical Officer


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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Executive Producer Manny Coto originally wanted to use the original series character Colonel Green (who appeared in Star Trek: The Savage Curtain (1969) as the main villain for this story arc. When he learned that 'Brent Spiner' was available the link to the Soong family was established. See more »


The Augments are supposed to possess superhuman intelligence, yet Malik and Raakin fail to recognize they're being played off against each other by Persis, even though she almost tells them in so many words and it's among the oldest tricks in the book. See more »


Dr. Arik Soong: [on genetic engineering] I didn't realize you shared Humanity's reactionary attitude toward this field of medicine.
Dr. Phlox: On the contrary. We've used genetic engineering on Denobula for over two centuries, to generally positive effect.
Dr. Arik Soong: But you don't approve of what I've done.
Dr. Phlox: You tried to redesign your species. The first time that was attempted on Earth, the result was 30 million deaths.
Dr. Arik Soong: We can't let past mistakes hold us back.
Dr. Phlox: It's your responsibility as a scientist to learn from past mistakes.
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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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