Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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While attending a conference on a proposed interplanetary alliance, Trip and T'Pol find out from a dying woman that they have a baby. Investigation shows the woman was a member of the xenophobic organization Terra Prime.


LeVar Burton


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Harry Groener ... Nathan Samuels
Eric Pierpoint ... Harris
Peter Mensah ... Daniel Greaves
Patrick Fischler ... Mercer
Adam Clark ... Josiah
Steve Rankin ... Colonel Green
Johanna Watts ... Gannet Brooks
Tom Bergeron ... Coridan Ambassador


Enterprise is back on Earth where the crew visits a conference led by minister Nathan Samuels. Humans, Vulcans, Andorians, Tellarites, Denobulans, Rigelians and Coridanites are discussing the formation of an alliance. Suddenly a woman bumps into T'Pol, telling her to prevent the death of somebody. She hands her a vial with a hair before dying of a phase pistol wounds. Dr. Phlox finds out the hair belongs to a child of Trip and T'Pol, but T'Pol claims never to have been pregnant. Archer asks Samuels about the investigation, but senses he is withholding something. He orders Reed to contact Harris. Harris tells him the woman, Susan Khouri, was a member of the xenophobic organization Terra Prime. Meanwhile Travis meets an old friend, reporter Gannet Brooks. She wants to restart the relationship they had. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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The events of this episode take place exactly a day after those of Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II (2005). See more »


When Paxton injects himself with the hypo, the liquid in the vial is at the bottom with air in the space above it. When he pulls the trigger, we hear the injection, but no liquid is transferred. As is, he would have injected himself will an air bubble which can be fatal. See more »


Nathan Samuels: Having endured a catastrophic world war, Earth's governments came to this city for the purpose of creating a just and lasting peace among nations. Today, we have assembled here again representatives of numerous worlds to forge an unprecedented alliance. With this coalition of planets, we seek to strengthen our bonds of friendship, render permanent the peace that now exists among us for the ongoing exploration of our galaxy. Let us dedicate ourselves to these worthy goals so that future ...
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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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Strong themes in a clichéd story saved by Peter Weller's performance
6 January 2021 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

A child is discovered matching the genetics of Trip and T'Pol.

I enjoyed this one for the performances and plot themes, but I thought parts of the script used pretty hackneyed formula.

The story was very interesting from a thematic perspective, as xenophobia in relation to the Federation of Planets is an excellent idea. It stands to reason that this would be a natural occurrence in this type of situation and the show actually underplays the divisions in humanity. At the time of writing, only 35 years away from the Enterprise era, nation-states are deeply divided with Earth as a whole nowhere near the type of unity that would make people identify as 'humans' rather than members of a group based on factors like ethnicity, gender, sexual persuasion, political ideology, social class or geographic location. Nevertheless I thought this was a strong theme to address at an important point the development of the Trek universe.

Performances were all great with the regular crew doing well in combination with some strong guest characters. Peter Weller is excellent as John Frederick Paxton, looking, sounding and acting the part perfectly.

I found the script very heavy on exposition and littered with cliches, particularly the scenes involving Paxton and Terra Prime. It's testament to how good Weller performs that he made the dialogue sound good and scenes that feel like they have been lifted from a first draft script of a bad bond movie work. Everything in relation to Mayweather and Gannet Brooks is so predictable that the build up scenes feel pointless other that to give Anthony Montgomery a love scene with a hot girl after years of character neglect by the writers.

For me it's a 6.5/10, but I round upwards and hope for a strong conclusion.

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