Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Chosen Realm 

Enterprise is taken over by religious zealots who want to use the ship in a war against heretics.


Roxann Dawson


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 ... 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
Conor O'Farrell ... Pri'Nam D'Jamat
Vince Grant ... Yarrick
Lindsey Stoddart ... Indava
Taylor Sheridan ... Jareb (as Tayler Sheridan)
David Youse ... Nalbis
Gregory Wagrowski Gregory Wagrowski ... Ceris
Matt Huhn ... ND Triannon
Kim Fitzgerald ... Crewman (credit only)


Enterprise answers the distress call of a Triannon ship. After taking them on board, D'Jamat, their leader, tells they are religious people visiting a sphere. They believe the Expanse, the Chosen Realm, and the Spheres were created by the Makers a 1000 years ago and that the anomalies are their breath. It soon becomes clear that these people don't have the best intentions. They take control of Enterprise and want to use it in the war against heretics. D'Jamat also orders the death of one crew member because Enterprise desecrated several spheres. Archer must choose. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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This was the seventh of ten directing credits for Roxann Dawson on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). See more »


D'Jamat learns the history of Archer's mission by reading the Enterprise computer files. The files are written in English, a language with presumably no correlation to the written language of D'Jamat's people. While the Universal Translator lets someone understand unfamiliar speech, it cannot teach someone how to read. See more »


Sub-Commander T'Pol: We've determined that there are 59 spheres in the Expanse.
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: I think your estimates are a bit low.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: That's doubtful.
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: With the Makers there is no doubt.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Doubt is the basis of all scientific progress.
Pri'Nam D'Jamat: Scientific progress has led many people to stray.
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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Thoroughly enjoyable!
11 August 2020 | by warlockofliechtensteinSee all my reviews

This episode is very consistent with some of Roddenberry's key themes for Star Trek. It reminded me a lot of several of TNG's prime episodes where the dangers of extremely dogmatic and "one-truth" based faiths are laid bare.

I'm sure some religious people who aren't open minded will be offended by parts of it. Personally, I found it fabulous and a welcome break from the Xindi arc.

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14 January 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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