Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 3, Episode 8

Twilight (5 Nov. 2003)
"Enterprise" Twilight (original title)

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Enterprise is hit with a rather intense anomaly. Refusing to leave an injured T'Pol behind, Archer is struck by the anomaly, leaving his brain infected with parasites, preventing him from making any new memories. Fast-forward 12 years. T'Pol has been caring for Archer since his affliction. As she does every day, T'Pol catches Archer up on the past 12 years, knowing he will forget everything within hours. She was in command of Enterprise after his injury, that the parasites live outside normal space-time and usual remedies never worked, that the Xindi were successful, and managed to destroy Earth and kill all but 6,000 humans. But today is special; Dr. Phlox is ready to give Archer the treatment he has been developing for ten years, which must be performed on Enterprise. Written by Meribor

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This takes place in 2153, 2154, 2155, 2156 and 2165. See more »


When Captain Archer generates a subspace implosion by overloading the reactor, the first explosion occurs at the bow, but engineering and the reactor are in the aft half of the saucer. See more »


Subcommander T'Pol: Captain - I never expressed my gratitude for what you did.
Captain Archer: I suppose there's not much point in thanking me. A few hours from now, I won't remember it.
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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Very similar to a "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode...but not.
31 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In one of the more interesting episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Riker awakens to discover that MANY years have passed. The crew has aged considerably and he's somehow lost his memory. "Twilight" has a similar sort of set-up...but fortunately the secrets to why this has occurred are very different and make both worth your time.

So, in this case, it's Archer who awakens and finds many years have passed--12 to be exact. The last 12 years have been absolutely horrible. The Earth and its major colonies off world have all been destroyed by the Xindi's new doomsday machine. What's left of the humans, just a few thousand folks, are now living on a small, far away planet.

As for Archer, he was injured long ago while trying to save T'Pol's life. This injury, oddly, has destroyed his ability to remember what has just occurred--and his long-term memory is still intact. So everything he experiences AFTER the injury he soon forgets--much like Drew Barrymore in the film "Fifty First Dates". Is there any way Archer can somehow undo this damage and, perhaps, undo the last 12 years?

This is a very intriguing 'what if' episode. Now the audience KNOWS that the human race did not get wiped out (based on the other Trek series' canon)--but how did all this get worked out is what makes this interesting. What's also interesting is Archer's subsequent relationship with T'Pol...fascinating.

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