Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Stratagem 

Archer and Xindi Degra are in a shuttle. With Degra having memory loss, Archer tells him they escaped together from a prison and the Insectoids took over power after destroying Earth.

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Archer is traveling in a Malosian shuttle with the Xindi Degra, constructor of the Xindi weapon. It appears Earth already has been destroyed and the attack on Earth was used as a decoy by the Insectoids to take over the power. Degra seems to be having memory loss and Archer tells him both were cell mates in an Insectoid prison. They worked together to escape from the prison, are hunted by them and are now looking for a shelter. Is Archer really telling the truth? Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

This was the second episode written by Terry Matalas. The first was "Impulse", in the same season. See more »

Goofs

In the flashback, there is an external panning shot of Enterprise swooping by the proving ground from the previous episode. The debris from the exploded moon would not be static even days later. Conservation of momentum and gravity dictates it would form a cloud of chaotically moving rocks of varying size. See more »

Quotes

[when gas streams out, Archer gives Degra the only gas mask on the ship]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Take it!
Degra: What about you?
Captain Jonathan Archer: You're the one with the family.
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References 36 Hours (1964) See more »

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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Frequently Done on the Old Mission Impossible
25 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a great episode. Not only does it employ deception and creativity, it sets up the next step in destroying the Xindi weapon. One of the chief Xindi engineers is on board a strange shuttle with Archer. Archer tells him that they have been on a prison planet for three years. They form a bond. As it turns out, the entire thing has been orchestrated by the Enterprise crew to get information form the guy. This would be one thing, but the story gets a series of other twists which I won't reveal here. Archer and the gang do some real countermoves. Excellent.


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