Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 1, Episode 9

Civilization (14 Nov. 2001)
"Enterprise" Civilization (original title)

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T'Pol finds unusual neutrino readings on a planet with a preindustrial society.


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Episode credited cast:
Diane DiLascio ...
Garos (as Wade Andrew Williams)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alien / Akaali #1


Enterprise discovers a Minshara-class planet populated by over 500 million Akaali. The society is preindustrial, but Archer and Trip can't wait to do some exploring. T'Pol strongly advises against it, she fears cultural contamination, but Archer thinks some make-up by Phlox will do the trick. Then T'Pol picks up neutrino emissions from the surface, most likely coming from an antimatter reactor. When Archer, Trip, Hoshi and T'Pol investigate, they meet Riann. She tells people got severely sick one month after a certain Garos started a curiosity shop. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Mission Date: 31 July 2151 See more »


In the beginning, when they discuss current observations, Tucker calls the three observed neutron stars "stone cold". In reality, neutron stars are thought to be very hot, typically 6 x 105 Kelvin at the surface. See more »


Captain Jonathan Archer: We're trying to help these people. What you're doing here is contaminating their water supply.
Garos: There are 500 million Akaali on this planet. A few thousand won't be missed.
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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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First Contact
18 November 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Enterprise finds three different phenomena to research: a supernova; three neutron stars; and a pre-industrial planet with 500 million people. T'Pol is against the exploration of the Akaali planet fearing cultural contamination, but when she scans the Minshara-class planet, she finds a powerful antimatter reactor hidden underground emitting neutrino. Archer, T'Pol, Trip and Hoshi use makeup to resemble the locals and travel to the planet. They meet the pharmacologist Riann and discover that several Akaali have been sick after the arrival of Garos, the owner of an antique shop. Their further investigation discloses that the aggressive race of the Malurians is exploring minerals in the underground, jeopardizing the health of the Akaalis.

In "Civilization", once again Archer uses curiosity against the logic of T'Pol, ignoring her wise advice. However, the menace of the Malurians justifies their action like sheriff and interference in the development of the planet. T'Pol also proves that is a great strategist, using the reactor to defeat the enemy. Archer acts like Captain Kirk, having a first and second contact through a brief romance with Riann. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Civilização" ("Civilization")

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