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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This is listed as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) in the 2008 reference book "Star Trek 101" by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann. 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 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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Death of a Hero
16 October 2007 | by (Vulcan) – See all my reviews

In the first scene, we see the Enterprise crew attending a funeral for a fallen crew-member, and Archer is giving him a powerful eulogy. As the camera pans, the identity of that crew member is revealed, and it is a real shocker. To avoid a spoiler, I will say no more about the story.

Although the plot becomes somewhat predictable after a short while, what matters is not where it goes, but how it gets there. Once again, Levar Burton's directing talent takes a good script and makes it better. Bakula, Billingsly, Trinnear and Blalock all perform memorably in this ethical exploration and character study. One of Enterprise's best serious sci fi episodes.

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