Enterprise encounters a hyper-giant, the first to be studied by humans. 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. While intellectually equal to males and females, the Cogentior are not granted the same liberties, such as freedom of travel, education, or even names. Against the wishes of the Vissians, Trip befriends the Cogenitor and encourages it to defy it's cultural boundaries, teaches it to read and shares Earth's movies with it. The Vissians are made aware of Trip's efforts and are insulted. Written by
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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
[... which subsequently leads to the cogenitor's suicide
Captain Jonathan Archer
It's time you learned to weigh the possible repercussions of your actions. You've always been impulsive. Maybe this will teach you a lesson.
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
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