Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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With Reed and Hayes fighting over a training program and Trip seemingly making T'Pol jealous, Enterprise discovers a dying alien in a pod with technology similar to the Spheres.


David Livingston


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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
Noa Tishby ... Amanda Cole
Thomas Kopache ... The Alien
Steven Culp ... Maj. Hayes


While Lt. Reed (Dominic Keating) and Major Hayes (Steven Culp) are fighting over a new training program and Trip (Connor Trinneer) performing the Vulcan neuro-pressure technique with MACO private Amanda Cole (Noa Tishby) is making T'Pol (Jolene Blalock) feel jealous, Enterprise finds a pod in a dangerous ever expanding gravimetric field. Inside is a scaled alien dying from cellular decay. He claims he is a prisoner promised his freedom if he cooperated in an experiment. Archer knows there's more to it when it is discovered the pod's hull is of the same material the Spheres are composed of. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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The pod is a reuse of the ship in the Season 2 episode Star Trek: Enterprise: Future Tense (2003) and an earlier Season 3 episode Star Trek: Enterprise: Extinction (2003). Each time it has been used, there have been cosmetic changes; however, the top of the ship, shape, and relative size have been consistent. See more »


Major Hayes calls Lt. Reed "sir" multiple times in the manner of speaking to a superior officer. However, Hayes is of a superior rank to Reed and should never do so. They obviously didn't realize that a Navy Lt was inferior to an army/air force/marine rank of major. (However, as two 'martial Gentlemen', he's using it as an 'address', not necessarily rank/status'.) See more »


[Reed and Hayes are in the middle of a heavy fight, when a surprised crewman passes by]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: As you were.
[continues fighting]
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References Star Trek: Enterprise: Similitude (2003) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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This should be entitled 'Turf Wars...and Sex'.
5 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an episode where I felt like yelling at some of the characters to SHUT UP and stop with the hostility! First, Lt. Reed and Hayes are having a turf war where both guys seem to be engaged in some macho theatrics to prove who has a on the ship. Second, Trip begins showing the Vulcan neuropressure to a cute marine--and T'Pol seems a bit miffed. Also, crew members start talking about this as well...and Trip is just wondering why anyone cares. Third, Enterprise locates a capsule in space where there is a dying alien-- and when they rescue him and try to save him, the alien is angry!! What's with all the anger in this episode?!

This is not a particularly good episode. The macho theatrics are, at times, a bit embarrassing. In addition, it's obvious that the show is willing to do anything to get fans--including showing LOTS of skin. The opening scene and a sex scene between T'Pol and Trip (with LOTS of skin on T'Pol's part) make it obvious how desperate the makes of the show have become in order to get folks to watch. The only thing I really liked about this episode was the final scene between Archer and the alien...that was pretty cool!

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11 February 2004 (USA) See more »

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