Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 1, Episode 5

Unexpected (17 Oct. 2001)
"Enterprise" Unexpected (original title)

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After helping to repair the warp drive on board of a Xyrillian ship, Trip notices a strange bulging on his arm.

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Enterprise is encountering all different kinds of minor malfunctions. When the crew find out the problem lies with the plasma exhaust, they discover they have a stowaway. The Xyrillians have a problem with their warp drive and by using Enterprise' warp drive they tried to recharge their teraphasic coils. Trip is sent to help fix their engine and meets up with Ah'len, one of their engineers. The two seem to be getting along very well. Trip is able to make repairs, but shortly after the Xyrillians left, he notices a strange bulging on his arm. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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[Archer is taking a shower when the gravity suddenly turns off leaving him floating among globules of water]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Archer to the Bridge.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Lieutenant Reed, sir.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What the hell's going on?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: We are having a little trouble with the gravity plating on E-deck. I hope it hasn't caused you any inconvenience.
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Sexual Encounter and Pregnancy
2 November 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

While in deep space, the Enterprise has different technical problems affecting inclusive the gravitational system. Commander Trip and his men believe the reason is the plasma exhaust, and they decide to drop out the warp to explode the residue. While watching the tape of the explosion, Captain Archer identifies an alien spaceship with a stealth device and contacts the captain, asking them to drop the camouflage. The Xyrillian Captain Trena'L explains that they has a problem with their warp drive and are using the plasma released by Enterprise to recharge their system. Trip is invited to spend three days in the alien ship repairing the propulsion system. After a tough adaptation process to the environment of the Xyrillians, Trip works with the engineer Ah'len, who helps him to fix the problem. While waiting for the recharge of the coils, Ah'len shows the landscapes of her planet in a state-of-art alien holographic chamber, and they play a guess game using a box of pebbles. When Trip returns to Enterprise, he is submitted to physical examinations, and Dr. Phlox finds a nipple in his arm. After a further examination, Trip is informed that he had had a sexual encounter in the Xyrillian spaceship, and he is pregnant, developing a life form in his body.

"Unexpected" is a funny and original episode of Enterprise. In the very beginning, when Archer is having a bath and there is a problem with the gravitational system is hilarious. The idea of the pregnancy and the intriguing sexual encounter is very original and also very funny. But in my opinion, the story should show a romance between Trip and Ah'len and a sexual intercourse with the couple aware of what they are doing. The way the author wrote the screenplay, it is very subtle that they really did. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Inesperado" ("Unexpected")


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