Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Captain Archer orders the crew of Enterprise to save a Xindi-Insectoid hatchery.


Michael Grossman


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
Daniel Dae Kim ... Cpl. Chang
Sean McGowan ... Cpl. Hawkins
Steven Culp ... Maj. Hayes
Paul Eliopoulos Paul Eliopoulos ... Crewman #1


The Enterprise finds a Xindi ship crashed on the surface of a planet, and while the team lead by Captain Archer is investigating, they meet an insectoid hatchery in a compartment protected by heavy and reinforced bulkheads. Reed realizes that the air inside is breathable and the group removes the helmet of the breathing apparatuses, but Archer is hit by a sort of substance on his face and sent to the sickbay. After the examination, Dr. Phlox realizes that no damage was caused to Captain Archer, but the crew notes that he becomes obsessed to save the insectoid offspring claiming humanistic reasons. When he orders to give one third of the supply of antimatter to restart the reactor of the Xindi ship to maintain the life support system of the hatchery, T'Pol questions his command and is confined in her cabin. Then Reed, Trip and Dr. Phlox are successively dismissed, and the senior officers decide that only a mutiny can save the Enterprise. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Steven Culp (Major Hayes) previously played Commander Martin Madden, Jean-Luc Picard's new first officer in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), but his scenes were deleted from the final film. See more »


Because Dr. Phlox has the authority to order Captain Archer to sick bay, it seems strange that the concerned party chose to mutiny rather than exercising that provision. However, Dr Phlox tried to quote Starfleet Regulation 104 section C, giving him authority to medically relieve Archer as unfit for duty. However, Archer threatens both Phlox and Trip with "confined to quarters" and they leave. Now they have no other option but to mutiny. See more »


Major Hayes: [after learning of Archer's neurological condition] Not the sort of thing they trained us for at West Point.
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Decent but with one plot hole...
9 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The Enterprise comes upon a Xindi insectoid hatchery. It's abandoned and the landing party investigate. During this examination, the Captain is sprayed by some mucousy stuff. Soon after, he begins to behave very paternally towards these eggs...sort of as if they were his and not those of Earth's enemy. He seems to forget the mission and wants to spend important resources on protecting these young Xindi. It's so bad that some of the crew begin questioning whether they should mutiny instead of follow his insane orders.

The problem is that every person watching this show KNOWS exactly why Archer is behaving weirdly. However, inexplicably, no one on the ship seems to realize why the Captain is acting strangely until much later in the show--too late to be realistic. A decent but flawed episode.

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