Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Future Tense 

Enterprise discovers a pod with the body of a human that seems to be wanted by both Sulibans and Tholians.


James Whitmore Jr.


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
Vaughn Armstrong ... Adm. Maxwell Forrest
Cullen Douglas ... Suliban Soldier


Enterprise discovers a strange pod. After towing it in, the doctor confirms the dead pilot is human. Captain Archer suspects this man may be Zefram Cochrane, who developed the warp drive on earth, and disappeared with an experimental ship. When Tucker and Reed discover a stairway in the ship that is bigger than the ship itself and Phlox finds out the man's DNA contains several alien genomes, they begin to suspect there's something more to it. Then Suliban as well as Tholian ships appear on the scene. They want to have the pod and don't take no for an answer. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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When Enterprise is running from the Suliban trying to get to the safety of the Vulcan ship, they state they are only a few million and then a few hundred thousand km away, yet they are traveling at maximum warp and are a few minutes then several seconds away, respectively. Even at the speed of light, it would take less than half a minute to travel a few million km At maximum warp, it would take them about a tenth of a second. See more »


Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Now, if I had a chance to see the past, I'd jump at it. I always wanted to meet a stegosaurus.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: He'd probably make a quick meal of you.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: The stegosaurus was an herbivore.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: If I could travel back in time, I know exactly what year I'd pick: 1588.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: What happened in 1588?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: England defeated the Spanish Armada.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Oh, I'm sure someone named Reed had a lot to do with that.
[Trip and Malcolm pull a piece off the ship. Time rewinds and they re-enter the room]
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: If I had a chance to see the past, I'd jump at it. I always ...
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Really good but it sagged a bit when things started repeating themselves.
27 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the show begins, Enterprise encounters a very odd space capsule. Inside they find a dead man--and he'd been dead for a long time. However, Dr. Phlox's autopsy discovers something that shocks them all--the human has traces of Vulcan DNA! And, later, Phlox also finds evidence of other alien DNA. Slowly they come to realize that the capsule is from another time--1000 years in the future and the dead man inside was a time traveler!

Soon, Suliban ships show up and insist that Archer turn over this capsule. When he naturally refuses, more Suliban ships appear and begin attacking. Enterprise takes off in space and soon finds that their support, a Vulcan ship, has been attacked by Tholians--and now the Tholians want the capsule as well!! Is there any way out of this mess?

This is a pretty exciting episode and I liked the idea of them finding a dead Dr. Who-like being. But the show also suffers from two things--too many occurrences where scenes are repeated again and again due to 'spatial anomalies' and this is quite annoying. Also, by the end of the show, nothing is really accomplished. Worth seeing but a bit weak.

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