Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Enterprise follows a lead and discovers a Xindi lab that refines Kemocite, the key ingredient in the weapon being built to destroy Earth. An away team of Archer, Reed and Hayes confront the... See full summary »

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Gralik Durr (as John Cothran Jr.)
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Enterprise follows a lead and discovers a Xindi lab that refines Kemocite, the key ingredient in the weapon being built to destroy Earth. An away team of Archer, Reed and Hayes confront the lead researcher, Gralik Durr, who was employed by Degra to refine the Kemocite but was never told what it would be used for. When Gralik realizes it was his research that contributed to the 7 million deaths on Earth, he agrees to help Archer prevent further loss of life. Meanwhile, on Enterprise, Phlox and Tucker study the weapon they seized from the Xindi and find an organic component, a life-form serving as the rifle's power cell. Despite T'Pol's objection, Tucker tests the weapon. Written by Meribor

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John Cothran makes his third outing in the Star Trek franchise, this time as Gralik Durr. Fans will recognize his distinctive voice from his appearance as Captain Nu'Daq in ST TNG's season 6 episode "The Chase" where he challenged Lt. Cmd Data in Ten Forward to the B'aht Qul challenge and lost. He later appeared once again as Klingon Warrior called Telok in ST DS9's season 2 episode "Crossover" See more »

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Lieutenant Reed removes a canister of Kemocite from the box on the lab table and shows it to Captain Archer. When he does, there are clearly three canisters to the right of the open spot left by the one he removed and all canisters in the box are aligned perfectly in the same direction. In the subsequent shot of the box, there are now only two canisters to the right of the empty spot, and the canister on the left of the open spot is now rotated at an angle, clearly showing that this scene was done in multiple takes with a different canister being used in each. See more »

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Degra: We're preparing to test the weapon on an uninhabited planet in the Calindra system. But we're going to need another shipment of kemocite - at least one hundred kilograms.
Xindi-Reptilian: I'll contact Gralik. If the test is successful, how long before we can deploy the weapon?
Degra: A matter of weeks.
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Features Star Trek: Enterprise: Exile (2003) See more »

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Where My Heart Will Take Me
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Russell Watson
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Archer finds someone who is among the blameless....
31 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Enterprise is looking for the dreaded Xindi. After all, this group of aliens just destroyed part of the Earth--killing 7,000,000 people!! SO it's not surprising that the Captain is mad as a hornet and looking to punish those responsible. With very few clues, they go looking for the people responsible for making the probe that killed all these humans---and their clues lead them to a planet which manufactures the Kemocite in the weapon. There is no doubt that it originated here and Archer is more than ready to kick some butt and destroy the facility. But then something odd happens....the guy in charge, who Archer is set to kill, seems very surprised when he learns about the dead humans...and genuinely sorry!! How can Archer kill the guy when he probably didn't realize that the Kemocite would be used in this manner? What's next? See the show yourself.

This is a nice episode because it's thought-provoking. You understand BOTH the Captain and the alien. You also appreciate the working relationship they forge. Well worth seeing.


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