Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 2, Episode 21

The Breach (23 Apr. 2003)
"Enterprise" The Breach (original title)

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At Dr. Phlox's request, Enterprise attempts to retrieve 3 Denobulan scientists from the planet Xantoras, where the Goverment has ordered all off-worlders to evacuate within 3 days. Tucker, ... See full summary »

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At Dr. Phlox's request, Enterprise attempts to retrieve 3 Denobulan scientists from the planet Xantoras, where the Goverment has ordered all off-worlders to evacuate within 3 days. Tucker, Reed, and Mayweather navigate a series of labyrinthine underground caves in search of the scientists. Meanwhile, Enterprise lends assistance to a damaged ship fleeing the planet. Doctor Phlox faces an ethical dilemma when one of the refugees of the ship refuses life-saving treatment. The patient, an Antaran, holds a grudge against Phlox stemming from a war between their races that ended 300 years ago and would rather die than be treated by a Denobulan. Phlox defies Archer's direct order to force treatment because it goes against the Deobulan code to yield to "the will of the patient." Written by Meribor

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This episode marks the first chronological appearance of a Tribble in the Star Trek saga. It is being fed to another unseen animal by Dr. Phlox in the opening scene. See more »

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[Dr. Phlox takes a ball of hair out of a small cage]
Ensign Hoshi Sato: What is that?
Dr. Phlox: It won't bite. It's called a tribble.
[he hands the tribble to Hoshi]
Dr. Phlox: It was extremely difficult to acquire. They're outlawed on most worlds.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Why? Is it dangerous?
Dr. Phlox: Oh, far from it. All it's capable of doing, really, is eating and breeding. The problem is, they breed quite prodigiously.
[Phlox takes the tribble and feeds it to one of his other creatures]
Dr. Phlox: The only thing that keeps their population in check is the abundance of ...
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Intolerance and Ethics
22 January 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Dr. Phlox receives a message and asks Captain Archer to rescue three Denobulan researchers from the underground caves in planet Xantoras since the government decided to expel all the aliens due to a civil war. Trip, Reed and Travis travel to the planet with a schedule of three days to bring the scientists to the Enterprise. Meanwhile, the Enterprise helps a ship with a breach in her reactor, and Dr. Phlox faces an ethical dilemma when an Antaran patient, a race enemy of the Denobulan, does not accept his treatment.

"The Breach" is an episode divided in drama of intolerance, ethics and action. Dr. Phlox faces the order of Captain Archer, based on the human Aristotelian ethics code, and his beliefs on the Denobulan ethics code, based on the will of the patient. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Ruptura" ("The Breach")


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