Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Enterprise has a group of aliens watching a stellar phenomenon on board. When the ship is miraculously saved from blowing up, crewman Daniels has an important message for Archer.


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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
John Fleck ... Silik
Matt Winston ... Agent Daniels
Michael O'Hagan ... Captain Fraddock
Joseph Hindy ... Prah Mantoos
Leonard Kelly-Young ... Sonsorra (as Leonard Keely-Young)
Lamont Thompson ... N.D. Alien Pilgrim (as Lamont D. Thompson)


Archer orders Enterprise to go to a stellar nursery that has ships flying nearby. A group of aliens is on their way to watch the Great Plume of Agosoria, a neutron blast from a protostar that happens every 11 years. Always eager to make first contact Archer invites them to visit Enterprise. When Enterprise is hit by a plasma storm, a miracle happens when a cascade running directly into the warp drive is stopped. Someone disconnected a panel, but who? Suddenly crewman Daniels tells Archer a Suliban entered the ship and that he has come from the future to capture him. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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28 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Several costumes from this episode were sold off on an online auction, including the costumes of Silik and N.D. Alien Pilgrim, as well as an unnamed pilgrim's robe. See more »


Captain Archer tells their guests how long they've been on their mission in terms of months, weeks, and days. That form of time measurement is based on Earth in relation to the sun, and would not make sense to aliens. See more »


Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: I always knew we'd be meeting people from other planets, but... other centuries?
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Detained (2002) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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What Were the Results of Their Actions
9 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

While I pretty much enjoyed this episode, I never really understood the totality of the actions of the Time Traveller. A group of aliens is invited on board the Enterprise. Secrets are shared and certainly the possibility of sabotage is all around. Why is Archer so trusting? Being new to his position, one would think he would have some element of caution with strangers. You can show kindness to them without selling the store. He is really a careless man who often puts his ship and crew in danger. We again have the Suliban, who appeared in an early episode. They can shape shift and seem to sense this time traveling thing is somehow going to harm them. Let's hope things become a bit more secure.

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