Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Enterprise encounters a hyper-giant star. While there, they make first contact with the Vissians, a technologically sophisticated race with three genders. While making quick friends, and ... See full summary »


LeVar Burton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Andreas Katsulas ... Vissian Captain Drennik
F.J. Rio ... Vissian Chief Engineer
Becky Wahlstrom ... Vissian Cogenitor
Laura Interval ... Veylo, Vissian Tactical Officer
Larissa Laskin ... Calla, Vissian Engineer's Wife
Stacie Lynn Renna ... Traistana (as Stacie Renna)


Enterprise encounters a hyper-giant star. While there, they make first contact with the Vissians, a technologically sophisticated race with three genders. While making quick friends, and eagerly learning about the advanced technology, Trip gets curious about the Vissians third gender, known as the Cogenitor, who is crucial in the Vissian reproductive process. Against the wishes of the Vissians, Trip befriends the Cogenitor and encourages it to defy it's cultural boundaries, which the Vissians are made aware of, and are angered by. Written by Meribor

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30 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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F.J. Rio (Vissian chief engineer) previously played Enrique Muniz in a few Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) episodes, and Joleg in Star Trek: Voyager: Repentance (2001). See more »


Archer tells Drennik that William Shakespeare only wrote 36 plays. Actually, the number usually given is 37 or 38. There is some dispute about this, as it is not always agreed whether The Two Noble Kinsmen, of which Shakespeare only wrote part (and just how big a part is unclear), should be included. In addition, there are believed to be 2 or 3 additional plays that Shakespeare wrote but were never printed and have thus been lost to us. See more »


Captain Jonathan Archer: We're out here to meet new species, not tell them what to do!
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References Star Trek: Voyager (1995) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Boy! People Are Really Emotional About This
21 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I thought this was quite a provocative episode. Archer is being seen by some as lacking in concern for human rights and almost Hitler like. Unfortunately, he is between a rock and a hard place here. He is thrilled that a friendly species has hooked up with Enterprise and is interested in sharing what they have. The problem is that while he is having a great time, Trip is back at the ship, trying to teach a creature whose sole purpose in life is to aid in reproduction. When he realizes that she/he/it has potential to be more than a facilitator of producing children, he disobeys his captain. The problem is that many see Archer as a sellout because he has been rebellious in the past. I think the problem here is the speed with which everything happens. No study of the culture. No more deliberation before entering on disruption. Archer is on a short leash. One thing no one mentions is that without the cogenitor, this race dies. Another question is, give a little negotiating time, perhaps there could be a cogenitor that has other possibilities other than the primary role. Just food for thought.

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