Enterprise encounters a hyper-giant star. While there, they make first contact with the Vissians, a technologically sophisticated race with three genders. While making quick friends, and eagerly learning about the advanced technology, Trip gets curious about the Vissians third gender, known as the Cogenitor, who is crucial in the Vissian reproductive process. Against the wishes of the Vissians, Trip befriends the Cogenitor and encourages it to defy it's cultural boundarries, which the Vissians are made aware of, and are angered by. Written by
Did You Know?
The board game that Trip and the cogenitor are playing is in fact a real game. Though never mentioned by name, it is the territory-conquest strategy game "Go" that came out of the Orient in the 4th century B.C. and is still quite popular in many circles today. See more
As T'Pol is reprimanding Trip, in a close-up you can clearly see that half of her eyebrow is brown paint rather than hair. Also the color doesn't quite match. See more
Vissian Chief Engineer
It's easy to misunderstand someone, when you know nothing about their culture.
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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