Enterprise discovers a mining colony of the Paraagans. The crew gets an invitation for a meeting on the surface and a shuttle pod tries to break through the atmosphere. All of the sudden just under the shuttle a giant explosion begins and scorches the earth beneath. All 3600 colonists are reported dead. After examination Enterprise finds out plasma leaking from the pod's vents ignited tetrazine in the atmosphere. Lieutenant Reed however ensures he closed the plasma vents before the shuttle went of. After conversations with admiral Forrest of Starfleet Command, captain Archer learns Enterprise' mission is canceled and they must return home, not to return to space for another ten or twenty years. When the ship has altered course, crewman Daniels, a time traveler, pays a visit to captain Archer. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
This episode contains the first use of the word 'cloaked' to describe an invisible ship. All previous references to invisible ships have been 'stealth.' See more
Considering the consequences of plasma interaction with their atmosphere there is no way they would ever allow anything that could remotely produce plasma (whatever it is in the ST Undercover) near their planet. See more
[Enterprise's mission has been canceled
Captain Jonathan Archer
I wish I was simply feeling sorry for myself. But actually I'm feeling sorry for a whole lot of people. Every member of Starfleet, in fact. Their futures depended upon my ability to succeed at this mission.
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more