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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Episode credited cast:
Sim Trip at 8
Shane Sweet ...
Sim Trip at 17
Maximillian Kesmodel ...
Sim Trip at 4 (as Maximillian Orion Kesmodel)
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Breezy the Beagle ...


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 »


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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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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