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Tucker and Reed return in Shuttlepod One to rendez-vous with Enterprise, only to find evidence that it has been destroyed. An unknown phenomenon, resembling a myth known as a "micro-singularity," damages the shuttlepod, leaving the men only days of breathable air and no way to call for help. Written by Meribor

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This is essentially Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)'s first so-called 'bottle episode'; a low-budget episode made with existing sets and relatively few cast members and special effects, to save money for more expensive episodes. Although the practice itself is older, the term 'bottle episode' actually originated during production of the original Star Trek (1966), where cast and crew referred to them as 'ship-in-a-bottle episodes', since they usually took place entirely aboard the ship. See more »


Malcolm and Trip spend much of their time in the damaged shuttle pod arguing and Malcolm even refuses to sleep. Given their declining oxygen levels, they would have best tried to keep calm and sleep - both states result in less oxygen consumption and could have extended their survival time. See more »


[the shuttlepod's navigation is down]
Commander Tucker: You come from a long line of navy men and you got a real good memory. Look hard at those stars, find something that looks familiar, and tell me which way to go!
Lt. Reed: Sir...
Commander Tucker: That's an order!
Lt. Reed: I don't suppose you have a sextant handy?
Commander Tucker: ...I left it with my slide rule.
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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship
11 August 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This episode is one of my favourites, not only of "Enterprise", but out of all the Star Trek series. It is what can be labeled an 'elevator episode'; one in which the action takes place in a fairly limited area to cut back on costs. But this fact does not detract from it, rather it ensures that more emphasis is placed on the characters and their development.

This episode is very much character driven and really progresses both Trip and Malcom's characters individually, but also helps shape their friendship for the remainder of the series. The episode does not rely on fancy special effects or superfluous action sequences to maintain viewer interest but on the connection that is formed between two people when they face a threatening and stressful situation together. I feel that it is in this episode that Trip and Malcom's friendship first starts.

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