Capt. Archer recounts the story of a Warp engine test to T'Pol.



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Episode cast overview:
Dr. Phlox (credit only)
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed (credit only)
Ensign Travis Mayweather (credit only)
Vulcan Advisor #1
Flight Controller
John Moody ...
Security Officer (as John B. Moody)


Enterprise receives word that Captain A.G. Robinson died in an accident. Archer and T'Pol take a shuttle to confirm a dark matter nebula that has yet to be discovered. Enroute to the nebula, Archer recalls the beginnings of Starfleet's NX program, including an unauthorized adventure with Robinson, Tucker and himself. Written by Meribor

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14 May 2003 (USA)  »

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This episode was directed by LeVar Burton, who played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »


When T'Pol states she's never read anything about 2 Starfleet pilots stealing the Warp 3 prototype, despite the history of their early warp flights being well-documented, Archer says it's not something Starfleet Command wanted to advertise. However, when they returned from the flight and were chewed out by Commodore Forrest, there were Vulcans present, who would have reported the incident to the High Command. See more »


A.G. Robinson: Hey - I'll see ya out there.
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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Enterprise finally starts to deliver on its potential
25 May 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

This character development episode provides insight into Jonathan Archer, the early faster-than-light space program, and even T'pol. Emotionally disturbed over the death of a colleague, Archer descends into one of his occasional moods and clams up. For completely logical reasons, and also because she has begin to think of the captain as a friend, T'pol forces him to take her along on what he had intended to be a solo away mission. And Archer tells her a story to assuage his grief.

This is one of the best episodes of Season 2. It is expertly directed by LeVar Burton, and features an interesting and original premise. Recommended!

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