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 »

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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
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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Release Date:

24 April 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


During two scenes in this episode, Grat is shown operating a PADD similar to a handheld computer known as a handlink; which Dean Stockwell's character, Al, used in Quantum Leap (1989) to communicate with the show's artificial intelligence, Ziggy. See more »


Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: [on Mayweather's battered face] You look worse than I do.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Desert Crossing (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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Kind of preachy but good.
24 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, Archer and Mayweather are in a detention facility. Apparently they wandered into the space of some folks who are at war with the genetically enhanced Suliban--the same ones who have been attacking Enterprise. At first, the people holding the two seem pretty reasonable and their interrogator (Dean Stockwell) is all smiles. However, over time two problems develop--the Captain spends a lot of time with other Suliban in custody and soon realizes that they are harmless and have nothing to do with the evil Suliban AND the interrogator is a total #&$%! He is not the nice guy he seem like when the show began and is more than willing to use torture to get information. Negotating with these people just doesn't seem possible and the Captain is not about to leave all these innocent folks in custody as well.

The only problem I saw about the show is that it was an obvious parallel to interred Japanese during WWII. This was fine...but then having Archer talk about this seemed preachy and unnecessary. I think many in the audience got the parallel and didn't need the history lesson. Otherwise, quite interesting and it was nice to see Dean Stockwell playing a jerk-face.

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