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Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Archer and Mayweather are captured by the Tandarans and placed in a Suliban internment camp.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 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
Dennis Christopher ... Danik
Christopher Shea ... Sajen
David Kagen David Kagen ... Major Klev
Jessica D. Stone ... Narra
Dean Stockwell ... Colonel Grat
Wilda Taylor ... Woman


While investigating a mysterious surge of energy with the shuttle-pod, Archer and Travis are captured by the distrustful and hostile Tandarans and sent to a detention complex in a remote planet. The warden Colonel Grat explains the misunderstanding, explaining that they are in war against the Suliban terrorist organization The Cabal, and that the inmates are pacific Suliban relocated temporarily for their own safety. He claims that he has no authority to release the earthlings and they should be sent to the central magistrate office in Tandar Prime as a simple bureaucratic formality. However, Captain Archer discloses that the interns are held imprisoned due to prejudice against their race and resolves to interfere in the fate of the Suliban. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Grat refers to the events of Star Trek: Enterprise: Cold Front (2001), and states that the incident occurred "approximately three months ago." Although no exact date is given for the events of this episode, this would seem to indicate an approximate date of December 2151. See more »


After Travis is beaten up, there is an obvious gap in his make up between the bottom of his eye and the injury. See more »


[Archer and his men have mounted a prison break, releasing all detainees in the process]
Colonel Grat: You have no idea what you've done. You haven't freed these people. You've condemned them!
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Desert Crossing (2002) See more »


Archer's Theme
Written by Dennis McCarthy
[Closing credits music]
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Sam and Al face off over the Suliban
26 August 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Archer and Mayweather find themselves detained in a Suliban internment camp.

I enjoyed this episode as both a story and social message, although the writers were making some of the dialogue bit too explicit with the episode themes.

Dean Stockwell otherwise known as Scott Bakula's 'Quantum Leap' time jumping guide Al, plays the episode's primary antagonist with a fairly complex moral outlook. The former co-stars work well together due to their established chemistry. At one point I half expected Stockwell to take out his handheld device say "Sorry Sam, Ziggy says there's a 99% chance you'll be stuck in this place till the end of the episode!"

Most characters give a pretty decent contribution to this one. Aboard the Enterprise Trip gives his expected emotional hardline response and T'Pol plays Sub-Commander Sensible as always. I was particularly pleased to see Travis with better material than he usually gets. Anthony Montgomery gives his most accomplished performance of the series so far, particularly in his challenge of the Suliban about their preconceptions of humans.

From a geeky perspective there is some good use of the transporters and no obvious issues with franchise continuity. However there are some continuity issues within the episode itself regarding the physical environment, but you can't have everything.

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