Enterprise investigates a unknown colony with humans who still live a Wild West life. They seem to be suppressing an alien race.



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Jon Robert Baron ...
Skagaran Boy (as Jon Baron)


The crew of Enterprise is very surprised to find a planet with 6000 humans and around 1000 aliens living on it. Archer, T'Pol and Tucker start investigating. Scans show a settlement was created about 250 years ago and the people are still living a Wild West life. Archer soon finds out the aliens are called Skagaraans and the government of these Skags was overthrown many years ago by a certain Cooper Smith. There seems to be a lot of hatred towards them and they consider them lawless outcasts. Archer makes contact with Bethany, who illegally teaches the Skags in Skag Town. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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"North Star", originally broadcast in the US on 12 November 2003, was the first episode of any Star Trek series to carry a TV-14 rating (for violence). See more »


During the operation to save Bethany's life, Phlox removes a bullet from her right side. Later, when she comments to Archer that she feels fine and doesn't even have a scar, she indicates where she was shot by touching her left side. See more »


[first lines]
Deputy Bennings: Any last words?
Skagaran: Go to hell!
Deputy Bennings: Didn't know Skags believed in hell.
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7 February 2014 | by (WA) – See all my reviews

I liked this episode quite a bit. Although I enjoy the Xindi arc, stand alone episodes are nice too. I think the fact that it is a western should let you know from the beginning not to take it too seriously, but that is why I enjoyed it. Like many other episodes, it does wrap up somewhat quickly, but I thought it was a decent ending. It's worth watching if you enjoy westerns, but if you only care about the Xindi story arc you can skip this one without missing anything. I thought it was good though, a lot better than many other stand alone episodes.

I definitely disagree with others' opinion that this is the worst episode of the season, but that is their opinion and that is fine. I just wanted to agree with the first review to balance out the other two reviews.

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