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
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Sim Trip at 17
Maximillian Kesmodel ...
Sim Trip at 4 (as Maximillian Orion Kesmodel)


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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The model Archer played with as a boy in "Broken Bow" reappears in this episode. See more »


When discussing the larva, Phlox repeatedly uses the word "larvae" in conjunction with the pronoun "it". "Larvae" is the plural form of the noun. A doctor should know this. See more »


Sim: So, what're you gonna do? Drag me down to sickbay? Force me onto a bio-bed at gunpoint?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: If you truly have all of Trip's memories... you know the answer to that. I don't have to tell you what's at stake. I must complete this mission; and to do that, I need Trip. Trip! I'll take whatever steps necessary to save him.
Sim: Even if it means killing me?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Even if it means killing you.
Sim: You're not a murderer.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: Don't make me one.
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References A Night at the Opera (1935) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Absolutely perfect episode
13 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode of Enterprise is absolutely flawless. I've always been a purist when it comes to Star Trek offerings, and have enjoyed every television series except Deep Space Nine, which was more of a sci-fi soap opera. While Enterprise is also a continuing series, being a "prequel" further expounds on the early history of Star Fleet, etc, much to the delight of us Trekkies. The characters are memorable, albeit the series does become rather lackluster at times. This particular episode however, was extraordinary in every way. The writing/story line was well-conceived, and the acting and direction was superb. The continuity of the story was perfect, and the editing was impeccable. I've not seen all the episodes yet (I'm only in the 3rd season) but I doubt I'll see a better one. It is absolutely perfect, and i cannot recommend it enough.

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