Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Almost the entire crew is left unconscious when four Ferengi pirates raid Enterprise. A still conscious Trip is the only one who can get rid of them.


James Whitmore Jr.


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Jeffrey Combs ... Krem
Clint Howard ... Muk
Matt Malloy ... Grish
Ethan Phillips ... Ulis


Four greedy Ferengis have invaded Enterprise while the crew is unconscious. They have already confiscated numerous valuable supplies, but are still interested in more. They wake up captain Archer to get the know the whereabouts of 'the vault'. Another crew member is still awake in the decontamination chamber, Trip. He wakes T'Pol. Since the weakness of the invaders is not difficult to find, the three try to outsmart the Ferengis. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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This takes place in 2151. See more »


The supposed "heavy" pipes that Archer is having a tough time carrying into the Ferengi ship that is looting Enterprise are clearly made out of foam since you can see on the side of one of them that some of the gray paint has shredded off. See more »


Krem: This female... is different from the others. What species is she?
Captain Jonathan Archer: She's a Vulcan.
Krem: Vulcan...
Captain Jonathan Archer: They're really not all that interesting once you get to know them.
Krem: I'd like to get to know this one. Maybe I won't sell her... not right away.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Trust me. She's got no sense of humor. She's always complaining.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Two Days and Two Nights (2002) See more »


Archer's Theme
Written by Dennis McCarthy
[Closing credits music]
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Entertaining if you don't take it seriously but not as funny as it tries to be
26 August 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Enterprise is boarded by a group of Ferengi looking to steal everything they can fit into their own ship.

This is episode has a pretty ridiculous premise but is played out as a comedy. Whether or not you'll find it funny depends on your own sense of humour. It has a similar tone to the original series episode 'A Piece Of The Action' where the protagonist plays along with the antagonist in order to outsmart them and give opportunities for actors to do comical character traits that we never usual see them doing.

My favourite sequence is at the start when we see the Ferengi exploring the Enterprise before the universal translators kick in. There are no words spoken except in the Ferengi language and this allows for some decent visual storytelling to be used.

'A Piece Of The Action' was funny, but this one is less so in my opinion. The charade Archer, Tucker are T'Pol play gets tiresome pretty quickly and you feel like any one of them could swat the Ferengi aside and take back control of the Enterprise.

There are massive continuity issues with the franchise that can be forgiven if an episode is entertaining, which this is mildly, but I suspect the hardcore Trek fanbase probably hate this with a passion. Out of interest though, Vulcans playing along with deceitfulness isn't anything new as Spock sometimes did when Kirk tried to lie his way out of trouble (Example - The City On The Edge Of Forever "Perhaps the unfortunate accident I had as a child" to explain Spock's ears).

All performances are as good as they can be with the material given. It is fun to see Star Trek actors just playing it for laughs and I have to admit I was mildly amused seeing the Ethan Phillips, Jeffery Combs and Clint Howard as Ferengi. If the writing was a bit better this might have been hilarious but I found it moderately funny.

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