Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 1, Episode 10

Fortunate Son (21 Nov. 2001)
"Enterprise" Fortunate Son (original title)

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Enterprise is sent to help the freighter Fortunate after an attack. Its first officer, Ryan, is hiding something however.

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Admiral Forrest orders Enterprise to turn back to answer a distress call from the cargo freighter Fortunate. They have been attacked by Nausicaan pirates. Upon entering the vessel, captain Archer learns first officer Matthew Ryan has taken over since the captain was injured in the attack. He seems very reluctant to accept any help however and Archer must insist before Ryan agrees on Phlox examining the captain and engineers making repairs. Ryan seems to hide something and T'Pol will soon find out as she detects an alien life form. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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[Ryan is having a look at Enterprise's warp five engine]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Once they get installed in the next generation of freighters, they'll change a whole lot of things.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Even with a warp three engine you'd be able to cut a five-year cargo run down to six months.
First Officer Matthew Ryan: Our warp 1.8 works just fine for us. Any faster, and there'd be no time to enjoy the trip.
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A Matter of Revenge
19 November 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Captain Archer is contacted by Admiral Forrest asking him to turn back to investigate a distress call from the cargo freighter ECS Fortunate. Archer finds that the freighter had been attacked by the Nausicaans, a race of space pirates. Archer provides supplies, manpower and medical assistance to First Officer Matthew Ryan, who is in command since the captain is injured. When T'Pol detects an alien form in the ship, the reaction of Ryan is violent and the Enterprise discovers that the officer is plot revenge against the Nausicaans, jeopardizing the space route for other freighters.

"Fortunate Son" is the weakest episode of this good series so far. The story of revenge of Officer Ryan is silly and pointless, since the guy is not totally wrong. The Nausicaans are pirates and attack the freighters, and the Starfleet does not take any action, therefore his attitude of despair seems to be very reasonable. The moral message of this episode in the end is blurred. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Mercadores do Espaço" ("Merchants of Space")


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