Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 1, Episode 12

Silent Enemy (16 Jan. 2002)
"Enterprise" Silent Enemy (original title)

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After an attack by a mysterious ship, Archers orders Enterprise' return to Jupiter to install phase cannons.



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Episode cast overview:
Mary Reed
Madeline Reed
Mark Latrelle


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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[last lines]
[Reed is cutting his birthday cake]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Pineapple! That's my fav...
[stunned, he looks at the others]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: How on Earth did you know?
Ensign Hoshi Sato: We have our sources.
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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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A minor episode
21 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is an episode of "Star Trek: Enterprise" where not a lot of consequence occurs. This isn't a complaint--more a comment that you shouldn't expect huge changes in the overall theme of the show.

The main plots involve Archer's annoyance at how crappy Enterprise's weapons are. When they are once again attacked with no provocation (a common theme in the earlier shows), he is mad because they are so defenseless. So, unfortunately, he plans to return to their home and get a refit. At the same time, Malcolm and Trip work on the systems to try to see if they can create better and stronger weapons. The other plot is about Malcolm's birthday and the crew's attempts to find out what he likes to eat so they can throw him a dinner.

While this one is worth seeing, it's also worth skipping. Not bad at all...just very slight.

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