Archer and T'Pol travel back in time to Detroit in 2004 to stop three Xindi-Reptilians from constructing a bioweapon.


(as Mike Vejar)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Phlox (credit only)
Ensign Travis Mayweather (credit only)
Ensign Hoshi Sato (credit only)
Prostitute #2
Officer #1
Officer #2
Prostitute #1


2004, Detroit. Loomis works at a blood bank and he's doing something rather shady. He kidnaps people and delivers them to someone who keeps a low profile for money. In the 22nd century Archer gets an unexpected visit from crewman Daniels, the time traveler. He tells three Xindi Reptilians have traveled back in time to Earth. He tells conflict between the Humans and Xindi is already a corruption of the time line and these Reptilians must be stopped to prevent further corruption. Archer takes T'Pol to travel back to Earth in 2004. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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This episode does not feature any scenes shot on the bridge, in sickbay, or in engineering. See more »


In some scenes between Archer and T'Pol which take place in the stolen truck, the rear-view mirror is noticeably missing. This is a common technique when filming television shows or movies, so the camera and filming crew do not show up in the mirror. See more »


Sub-Commander T'Pol: We just traveled 90 light years back to Earth.
Captain Jonathan Archer: And 150 years into the past.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Forgive me if I'm not entirely convinced.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You will be.
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References Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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While fun to watch, ample evidence that the series had lost its way
4 April 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

rubbery pipes on roof

While I liked some aspects of "Star Trek: Enterprise", as I re-watch all the Trek shows I notice that the plots on the show are really contrived--mostly, I assume, because they'd simply run low on ideas. After all, the original series ran three seasons, and "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" and "Star Trek: Voyager" all ran seven seasons each! So, by now, originality and semi-plausibility were becoming difficult. So, when you see Archer and T'Pol go back to Detroit circa 2000, you know that they are running low on ideas.

When the show begins, the temporal agent tells Archer that he needs to go back to Earth in the early 21st century to stop some Xindi plot to destroy the planet. So the pair go back to stop the reptilian Xindi and their human scum helper develop a killer virus.

The show is exciting at times and it's a bit fun seeing them going out for fast food, but the show also makes you wonder just how much further the series will go after it's lost its way--and with weird shows like this one, it does seem like they lost their way.

By the way, if you do watch this one, watch carefully towards the end when Archer jumps and grabs some metal pipes. In a case of poor editing, you can actually see the stuntman hit RUBBER pipes as they bend in a ridiculous fashion and then are completely normal in the next cut! Kinds funny.

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