Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 3, Episode 16

Doctor's Orders (18 Feb. 2004)
"Enterprise" Doctor's Orders (original title)

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While in command of Enterprise because the entire crew is in a coma, Dr. Phlox starts hearing some strange sounds.



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While traveling to Azati Prime, the Enterprise needs to cross a trans-dimensional disturbance phenomenon that could kill the humans. Dr. Phlox proposes to put the crew in coma for four days while the Enterprise travels through the phenomenon in impulse. In the middle of the journey, Dr. Phlox hears weird noises and T'Pol helps him to stay in the command of the ship. When they realize that the disturbance is longer than expected, Dr. Phlox needs to activate the warp engines to save the crew. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Dr. Phlox: [reading from the manual on the warp drive] "Output must be confined to within 300 and 312 millicochranes to prevent fusion of the dilithium matrix."
Sub-Commander T'Pol: That seems simple enough.
Dr. Phlox: "... unless the spatial compression index is greater than 5.62 percent, or the ship is within two parsecs of a class-C gravimetric field distortion."
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Humorous and exciting at the same time
26 May 2014 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

No spoilers here. The episode works best if you have no idea of the storyline.

This episode seems to capture humour, creepiness and excitement all in one interesting episode. The main winning point has to be the humour.

The episode mainly focuses on one character and could be considered somewhat boring at times but it does pick up as it progresses. Because the whole episode seems to focus one one character there are obviously limitations but it is carried out well.

The twist at the end makes it a very satisfying episode. It is one the few episodes that I have literally found myself laughing out loud to. It is probably one of my favourites apart from the the fact that it seems somewhat limited in scope (hence the 8/10 instead of 9/10). There is a very similar episode in Voyager. I will not say which one because it could be construed as a spoiler.

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