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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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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On his audio commentary (which was available to download on Startrek.com) writer David A. Goodman mentions that the Skagaran girl, Talia, was named after his daughter and that the princess in his previous writing effort, Star Trek: Enterprise: Precious Cargo (2002) was originally named Talia as well, before it was changed to 'Kaitaama' during rewrites. 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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References The Thing (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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Cute Yes, Buy Why?
24 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As we make our way toward Xindi and their horrors, we suddenly find ourselves in a classic Western. What's the motivation? What's the point in the progression? Anyway, there are two races in a small space on a planet. One is dominant and cruel. The other is the oppressed. They have ties to Earth and have evolved very little. The episode begins with the lynching of one of the oppressed society (called Skags). Archer and the gang infiltrate the town, hoping to keep a low profile. He demands it of them and then becomes the center of attention when he plies his contempt for the baddies. Yes it's entertaining, but it's hardly Star Trek.

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