Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Fight or Flight 

Captain Archer wants to convert curiosity into deeds and decides to enter a ship floating in space. Hoshi has trouble adjusting to life on Enterprise.


Allan Kroeker


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 ... 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
Jeff Ricketts ... Alien Captain (as Jeff Rickets)
Efrain Figueroa ... Translator Voice (voice)


Enterprise is in a region of space with no inhabited worlds and so there's not much exploring to do. Lieutenant Reed is trying to align the targeting scanners with Ensign Mayweather and Dr. Phlox is taking care of a slug that Ensign Hoshi took aboard, but isn't faring too well. Then Enterprise stumbles upon a ship adrift in space. T'Pol and Captain Archer discuss if the crew should enter the ship to provide assistance if needed, but Archer and mankind's curiosity wins. The captain decides to take Reed and Hoshi with him. Hoshi however is having trouble adjusting to the life on the ship. Earlier she complained about her quarters not being on the port side and this time she tells Archer that she'd rather help from him the bridge because she's claustrophobic. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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This takes place in May 2151. See more »


When the camera pans past the suspended Aliens, a standard rubber bungee with 'S' hooks are visible. See more »


[first lines]
[Hoshi is trying to animate a slug-like creature, tutting]
Dr. Phlox: I didn't realize you spoke slug.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Desert Crossing (2002) See more »


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Poor Female Representation
21 October 2019 | by nmjoeSee all my reviews

The story is decent and back to the basics of Star Trek. The series is still at the point of getting to know the characters, so that will probably be the primary focus early in season one. Unfortunately, it is already clear that the representation of women in this series is taking some huge steps back from Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Voyager.

After seeing some very strong female characters in the previous two Star Trek series (Captain Janeway, 7 of 9, Torres, Jadzia Dax, Kira, etc.), Enterprise appears ready to go back to the weak female characters (with the possible exception of Uhura) in the original series. Yes, Enterprise does take place prior to the events of the original series, but it is still set in the future and one would hope that female characters would be depicted in a much more positive light.

With all the males being characterized as brave and curious adventure seekers, T'Pol has been limited to being a killjoy. Hoshi is whining and complaining about everything, even the location of her room, is on a space mission in spite of being claustrophobic, and is unsure about her own profession. She is given some confidence but only after the encouragement of male characters. Her screaming upon boarding the alien ship was more appropriate for a teen slasher film then for a Star Trek series.

For its time, the original series had some fairly positive and strong women. The Next Generation took that a step further and Deep Space Nine and Voyager did an excellent job of it. Hopefully, as Enterprise evolves, it will get back on that trend.

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3 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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