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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The containers carrying the Denobulans' rock samples were actually spacemaker pencil cases used by school children. See more »

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At about 39:10 the camera tracks across Phlox at his station. You can see a Geyser water bottle on his desk. See more »

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Dr. Phlox: The will of the patient is the cornerstone of Denobulan medical ethics.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Don't you believe if you can help someone, you're ethically bound to do so?
Dr. Phlox: Hippocrates wasn't Denobulan.
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References Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) See more »

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Performed by Russell Watson
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The Antaran plot is the best part of this show.
28 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Planet Xantoras is undergoing yet another regime change--and a violent one as usual. However, there are some Denobulan scientists working there and Dr. Phlox has asked the Captain to mount a rescue mission, as the new Xantoran leader vows to capture and most likely kill all the foreigners in three days. However, when the mission begins, they also discover folks who are the dreaded enemies of the Denobulans and there is a bit crisis because an injured Antaran refuses to let Dr. Phlox help heal him because he is a Denobulan.

This is a decent episode. The problems between the Doctor and the Antaran are quite interesting--sort of like between Jews and Germans or Japanese and Chinese folks. But the other plot about the three scientists is actually pretty dull. Overall, watchable but not great.


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