Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 3, Episode 10

Similitude (19 Nov. 2003)
"Enterprise" Similitude (original title)

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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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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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This is the first time the term tricorder has been used to reference any scanning devices used by the crew. Phlox mentions that Sim took apart his medical tricorder out of curiosity. Until now, the devices had been referred to as "scanners." See more »

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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 »

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Sim Trip at 8: How long have I lived here?
Capt. Jonathan Archer: You were born only four days ago.
Sim Trip at 8: I feel older.
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References A Night at the Opera (1935) See more »

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The best episode of Enterprise
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It truly seems a shame that Enterprise only had four seasons-- there were still many stories left to tell and the actors had very much grown into their characters. Yes, every series has its ups and downs, filler episodes, etc. and STE had its share. However, Similitude is a clear example of true character depth and development by the writers/directors/producers and of the cohesiveness and combined energy of the ensemble cast.

It was easily the best episode of Enterprise and yes, possibly the best of any Star Trek ever. The script and directing were excellent, and the acting incredible-- possibly the best performances of the entire series by John Billingsley, Connor Trineer, Jolene Blaylock and Scott Bakula. I was deeply moved from beginning to end.


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