Archer decides to make a fast-growing clone of Trip to help save his life while Enterprise is stranded in a dangerous field with nucleonic particles.



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Sim Trip at 8
Shane Sweet ...
Sim Trip at 17
Maximillian Kesmodel ...
Sim Trip at 4 (as Maximillian Orion Kesmodel)
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Trip is injured and fated to die. Desperate to save him, Phlox and Archer agree to use one of Phlox's alien pets to create a clone of Trip to farm for transplant organs. The clone, named Sim, matures to adulthood in mere days, retaining Trip's memories but developing his own personality. Written by Meribor

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Writer Manny Coto had originally meant to make it more clear that the genetic memory of Sim was a property of the alien larva, not a human capacity. However, this information did not make it to the screen. See more »


According to Lt. Reed, the shuttle pod engines are above critical while exerting a force of 2500 kilodynes. Unless there was an unmentioned redefinition of the "dyne", a unit of force in the cgs-system, 2500 kdyn are equivalent to 25 Newton, which is approximately the gravity force of a mass of 2.5 kg on earth - something everybody can exert quite easily using a single finger. See more »


[Sim is eating in the mess hall, when Reed enters]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Key lime pie.
Sim: I suddenly realized it was my favorite dessert. Now I know why.
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I concur: makes Enterprise worth it
7 February 2014 | by (WA) – See all my reviews

This episode wouldn't have worked sooner in the run than it was. At this point, we've been through quite a bit with the crew, and the chemistry in this episode shows how much we care about them. Stellar performances from the cast and superb directing from LeVar Burton. Loved it. My only gripe was the beginning, but once it got going it just kept getting better. A few curve balls were thrown in but the ending was pretty predictable. Like someone else said though, it isn't always where you end up but how you get there, perfectly describes the flow of the story in this episode. Even the kids performances were great. Levar Burton should have won an award for his directing on this.

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