Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Enterprise visits a colony with a deuterium trading post. But the people seem to be pretty unwilling to trade. Are they hiding something?

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Dr. Phlox
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After receiving three new warp injectors by the generous Kreetassans, Enterprise is in need of warp plasma. The Kreetassans give the crew the location of a merchant colony with a deuterium refinery. But after arriving the colonists seem to be very reluctant to trade at all. Enterprise is only able to purchase 200 liters for a ridiculous price and must repair two pumps at the colony. Captain Archer and the crew are beginning to wonder what's going on. The deuterium should have been very profitable, but there's poverty all around. Then Enterprise detects the arrival of a Klingon cruiser. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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This takes place in 2152. See more »

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We learn that Phlox's osmotic eel is a female. In Star Trek: Enterprise: Minefield, however, it was stated to be male. (There are known invertebrate species whose individuals can change gender, but no such example is specifically mentioned here.) See more »

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[T'Pol is demonstrating Vulcan self-defense tactics, using Travis as sparring partner]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: [to Travis] Try to strike me.
[Travis hesitates]
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You won't hurt me.
Ensign Travis Mayweather: It's not you that I'm worried about.
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References The Magnificent Seven (1960) See more »

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Where My Heart Will Take Me
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Russell Watson
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Not good.
26 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

I think Yojimbo-19 was a bit harsh by giving this episode a 1. However, they were 100% right about this basically being a rehash of "The Seven Samurai" (later, "The Magnificent Seven") and shows poor writing. I also think "Star Trek: Enterprise" was not a bad series at all--but because there'd already been a HUGE number of Trek shows*, it isn't surprising that there would be a few klunkers because the idea well started drying up.

The show is pretty much what you'd expect with such a derivative plot. A mining camp is being attacked and mistreated by some nasty Klingons. In the past, the Klingons even killed a few of these folks just to teach them their place! Archer and company naturally don't like this and stick around to show these folks how to fight for themselves. Unfortunately, the ending makes no sense, as they capture the Klingons and then just let them and their ship go. If there is any consistency at all in the series, Klingons won't just disappear and most likely came back and murdered everyone or simply blew up the camp from space. Duh.

By the way, in this and other shows the crew talk about needing Deuterium for its engines. While they make it sound like a mineral, it's actually a liquid--often nicknamed heavy water or heavy hydrogen. And, it's NOT mined but separated from water.

*Think about this. The original "Star Trek" lasted three seasons. "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" and "Star Trek: Voyager" all lasted seven seasons. So, before "Star Trek: Enterprise", you've already had about 24 seasons of Trek shows! No wonder the ideas sometimes seemed recycled or borrowed.


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