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
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T'Pol tells the amnesiac Archer that they are "...on the fifth planet of the Ceti Alpha system." This is the same planet on which Captain Kirk left Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek: Space Seed
(1967). At that point, Ceti Alpha V is described as harsh and inhospitable but survivable. Despite the fact that the landscape seen through the windows in "Twilight" seems to be not only congenial but even pleasant (in spite of the fact Trip describes the planet as "barely Minchara-class"), as opposed to merely survivable, this is consistent with what is learned of the Ceti Alpha system in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
(1982). In the film, Khan states that Ceti Alpha V was turned into a wasteland by the explosion of Ceti Alpha VI, which altered the orbit of Ceti Alpha V. Planets don't typically explode for no reason - it is likely that there was an ongoing problem with VI that turned V from the paradise we see in "Twilight", to the "harsh but survivable" world described in "Space Seed", to the wasteland seen and described in "Wrath of Khan". See more
You could have been seriously injured. I told you to leave me behind.
Fortunately, I don't take orders from you.
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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
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