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Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The men of Enterprise fall under the seductive control of three Orion women. Trip is the only male member of the crew not to succumb to the women.


Allan Kroeker


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... 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
William Lucking ... Harrad-Sar
Cyia Batten ... Navaar
Derek Magyar ... Cmdr. Kelby
Crystal Allen ... D'Nesh
Menina Fortunato ... Maras
Christopher Jewett Christopher Jewett ... Crewman #1
Duncan K. Fraser ... Crewman #2


Enterprise is en route to the Berengaria system, one of the supposed places for a starbase, when an hostile Orion ship approaches. Its captain, Harrad-Sar, agrees to stand down weapons and he has a proposal for Captain Archer. Harrad-Sar wants Starfleet to cooperate in a mining operation. He claims he found a source of magnesite, enough to build a thousand warp drives. To improve relations with the Orion Syndicate, Archer decides to agree with the proposal. Harrad-Sar insists on transporting three slave girls to Enterprise as part of the deal. While Archer tries to convince them they are not slaves anymore, the crew seem to be affected by their arrival. The men seem entranced and preoccupied, getting sloppy with their work, while the women develop headaches. Meanwhile Trip and T'Pol discuss their relationship. Trip feels compelled to tell the truth about his having dreams about her. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Despite being promoted to Chief Engineer with the rank of Commander, Kelby is addressed as "Lieutenant" by Trip in Engineering while giving a tour to D'Nesh. While it's possible that Trip does this out of habit - Kelby was a Lieutenant under him until recently - it's possible it is a deliberate attempt to get Kelby's attention - not to mention put him in his place - while he's distracted with the Orion girl. See more »


During the bridge scene where Tucker is shooting the crew members under the Orion women's influence, he is wearing an Enterprise mission patch on his flight suit. In the rest of the episode before and after this scene, he is wearing the Columbia mission patch. See more »


[T'Pol has told Tucker that they share a psychic bond]
Commander Tucker: So, if we're bonded... what does this have to do with me not being affected by the Orions?
Commander T'Pol: I'm immune to the pheromones because of my Vulcan physiology.
Commander Tucker: And you're making me immune?
Commander T'Pol: Apparently.
Commander Tucker: Well... I don't know whether to be relieved or... really worried.
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References Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) See more »


Where My Heart Will Take Me
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Russell Watson
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Well, at least Captain Pike liked these ladies...
31 May 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This episode hearkens back to the original "Star Trek" pilot--the one with Jeffery Hunter as Captain Pike. In this pilot (later chopped up and re-edited into "The Menagerie"), the Captain is tempted by a green Orion slave girl. Here in "Bound", Captain Archer and his crew come into contact with these Orion ladies--but this time the result is very, very different.

The show begins with a member of the Orion Syndicate who offers to make peace with Earth and go into business with them. To show his sincerity, he gives Archer three lovely (and VERY scantily clad) green slave girls. However, like the Trojan War, you KNOW that this gift isn't what it appears to be...and soon almost everyone on the ship begins acting strangely!

This is a very good episode which will probably annoy some ladies, as the show is much like a male Trekkie's dreams! But it is well made and the twist near the end very nice--so it is worth seeing.

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