Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Dr. Emory Erickson comes aboard to supposedly conduct tests for subquantum transportation. However, he seems to have a different agenda.


David Straiton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 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
Bill Cobbs ... Dr. Emory Erickson
Leslie Silva ... Danica Erickson
Donovan C. Knowles Donovan C. Knowles ... Quinn (as Donovan Knowles)
Noel Manzano ... Burrows


Dr. Emory Erickson, the father of transporter technology and old friend of Archer's father tricks Enterprise into helping him retrieve his son, Quinn. The crew reluctantly follows Erickson's lead as he tries to re-materialize Quinn from a phantom-like state stemming from a transporter accident 15 years ago. Written by Meribor

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The making of this episode followed the release of the non-canon WildStorm Comics graphic novel "Forgiveness", which also involved the inventor of the transporter. See more »


Emory Erickson uses an old-fashioned manually operated wheelchair, yet the design of the Enterprise's doors (whose openings aren't flush with the floor) makes the entire ship wheelchair inaccessible. How does Erickson move from one compartment to another if his wheelchair cannot go through doors? See more »


Capt. Jonathan Archer: Maybe you should start thinking more about yourself.
[Danica gives him an awkward look]
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I know, it's hard taking advice from someone who used to chase you around the backyard with a plastic laser pistol.
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Archer's Theme
Written by Dennis McCarthy
[Closing credits music]
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Awfully melancholy....and only about average at best.
2 May 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In this episode of "Star Trek: Enterprise", familiar character actor Bill Cobbs stars as Dr. Erickson. Erickson is aboard to the ship for a stated reason...but really is there to try to correct a transporter accident many years ago. It seems that in these early days of transporters, accidents were common and Erickson's son was lost during this time. His plan is to try to get his son back...but is it possible if he's been lost all that time? As for Trip, he's worried about Erickson's experiments and the Captain is all for letting the old guy give it a go.

This is an amazingly bland and adequate episode. While there was nothing particularly bad about it, there wasn't a lot right--other than getting a chance to see a guy whose face is a bit scrambled due to the transporter! Fair to middling at best.

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14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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