Enterprise tries to find out what happen on Terra Nova, the first colonization attempt outside Earths solar system.



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Enterprise is en route to Terra Nova, a planet twenty light years from Earth. Over 70 years ago Terra Nova was chosen to experiment with colonization outside Earth's solar system and a ship was sent on a nine year journey. The new colony was a success, but when Earth announced 200 more colonists were to be sent, Terra Nova angrily refused. After a while all contact was lost and the crew of Enterprise is anxious to find out what happened. But all they find on the planet's surface is a deserted town and quite some radiation. Then Reed sees an alien flee into a cavern. Archer decides to follow him. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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24 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Erick Avari, who plays Jamin, previously played B'iJik in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Unification I (1991) and Vedek Yarka in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Destiny (1995). See more »


Archer overlooks aid which the ship could beam down to help rescue Akary from the fallen log, such as ropes for descent and tools for cutting. See more »


[first lines]
Ensign Travis Mayweather: This was their first view of it.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: If you didn't look too close you'd think it was Earth.
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References Star Trek: Miri (1966) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Unoriginal Episode
3 November 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Enterprise reaches Terra Nova, the first planet in the deep space colonized by humans in the beginning of the human colonization in a project called "The Great Experience". Due to the long round trip of eighteen years, the explorers have been forgotten by Earth. The Enterprise scans Terra Nova and finds fifty-eight humans living in the underside. When Archer, T'Pol, Malcolm and Travis reach the planet, they are treated as if they were hostile aliens by the locals. However, they find that Nardet, the mother of the leader of the human mutants, has lung cancer, and they bring her to be treated in Enterprise. But Dr. Phlox finds that their water is contaminated by a poison rain. Captain Archer suggests the relocation by force in the non-contaminated south hemisphere of the planet, but T'Pol advises that this procedure would destroy the Novan's culture. However fate helps Archer to find a solution.

"Terra Nova" is the weakest episode of this series up to this moment, with a non-original. It is amazing the silly and quite stupid decision of Captain Archer, believing that he could bring a breed of mutants to Earth without thinking in the consequences of his unreasonable act. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Terra Nova" ("New Land")

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