After an attack by a mysterious ship, Archers orders Enterprise' return to Jupiter to install phase cannons; Hoshi makes plans for Malcolm's birthday.



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Episode cast overview:
Mary Reed
Madeline Reed
Mark Latrelle
Engineer Eddie


The crew of Enterprise is installing a subspace amplifier when an unidentified ship drops out of warp. No contact is made and the ship disappears as suddenly as it came. But the mystery ship returns and this time it's a lot more hostile; Enterprise is severely damaged. Archer is sick of being constantly left at the mercy of alien ships. Despite the objection of Reed and Tucker who think they can do it themselves, he orders Enterprise to return to Jupiter station to install phase cannons. Meanwhile Hoshi must find out the favorite food of Reed. Archer wants to surprise him on his birthday party. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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16 January 2002 (USA)  »

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When Captain Archer is using the visual sensor array to communicate with the aliens, the sound effects engineers used a modulation device called a Flanger to create the swirling effect of Archer's voice. See more »


When Dr. Phlox allows Ensign Hoshi to view Lr. Reed's medical file and reveals he receives regular injections to deal with his allergy to pineapple (his favorite food), this is a breach of doctor-patient confidentiality, and not even Captain Archer could order Phlox to divulge such information under any circumstances. At the very least, it would get Dr. Phlox's medical license revoked, and, were he a Starfleet Officer, subject to court martial. See more »


Captain Jonathan Archer: You looking forward to seeing Earth?
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Sure. I just... didn't think I'd be seeing it so soon.
Captain Jonathan Archer: This time, we won't be leaving before we're ready.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Are your ears a little pointier than usual?
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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Humans Do not Give up Easily
21 November 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While launching subspace amplifiers to increase their transmission range, the Enterprise encounters an alien spacecraft that does not reply Captain Archer's hails. The craft vanishes and returns blasting Enterprise, and T'Pol realizes that thy do not have suitable armament to face the hostile enemy. Archer orders Ensign Travis to return to Jupiter Station to install three phase cannons in Enterprise. Reed and Tucker object, telling that their men could build and install the weapons, but Archer keeps his orders and authorizes them to begin the work. Meanwhile Archer gives a direct order to Hoshi to find out the favorite food of Reed for his sooner birthday party.

"Silent Enemy" has a good episode, showing an unidentified enemy that attacks Enterprise without any reason. However, the search for the favorite food of Reed is too long, but the conclusion indicates a great friendship among the leaders of Enterprise and works. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Inimigo Silencioso" ("Silent Enemy")

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