Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Enterprise visits a colony with a deuterium trading post. But the people seem to be pretty unwilling to trade. Are they hiding something?

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Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)

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Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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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
Larry Cedar ... Tessic
Steven Flynn ... Maklii
Bari Hochwald Bari Hochwald ... E'lis
Jesse James Rutherford Jesse James Rutherford ... Q'Ell
Robertson Dean ... Capt. Korok
Wayne King Wayne King ... Klingon #1 (as Wayne King Jr.)
Peewee Piemonte ... Klingon #2
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After receiving three new warp injectors by the generous Kreetassans, Enterprise is in need of warp plasma. The Kreetassans give the crew the location of a merchant colony with a deuterium refinery. But after arriving the colonists seem to be very reluctant to trade at all. Enterprise is only able to purchase 200 liters for a ridiculous price and must repair two pumps at the colony. Captain Archer and the crew are beginning to wonder what's going on. The deuterium should have been very profitable, but there's poverty all around. Then Enterprise detects the arrival of a Klingon cruiser. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

Robertson Dean, who plays Korok, also played a Romulan pilot in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Face of the Enemy (1993) and a Reman officer in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). See more »

Goofs

The ignited deuterium is shown having a flame similar to that of gasoline or such, but once deuterium is ignited it burns with a pale blue, almost invisible flame. See more »

Quotes

[awaiting their encounter with the Klingons, Archer tells Tessic about his first run-in with the Suliban]
Captain Jonathan Archer: ...I got shot in the leg. Just before I passed out, I remember thinking, "This isn't what I signed up for. I should be mapping star clusters or... making first contact with friendly species." But when those Suliban started firing at my crew... I knew I didn't have any choice but to fight back. I'm not ashamed to admit I was nervous. I'm nervous now. But I know... we can do this.
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Connections

References The Magnificent Seven (1960) See more »

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Where My Heart Will Take Me
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Russell Watson
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The Magnificent Seven done in the style of The A-Team
2 September 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Enterprise visits a deuterium refinery where the workers are regularly plundered by a group of Klingons.

This episode started off quite well with a decent premise of Archer wanting to help group of innocent people being bullied, but the final act is so laughably bad it drags the whole episode down with it.

The first two acts are perfectly fine, we have the crew sussing out the situation and deciding to help. Then we have a training/siege-preparation montage (something I always enjoy). Lots of nods to The Magnificent Seven with little bit of Shane and a whole lot of The A-Team.

Then we get to the final act where the Klingons come back looking for their deuterium and trouble. What follows is so epically bad it has to be seen. We have more A-Team style action with shots going off and Bat'leth's being swung with absolutely nobody hurt. T'Pol suddenly turns into a ninja version of Vasquez from 'Aliens'. The Klingons (who use a transporter) get trapped by a display of pyrotechnics that would be better suited to the 'Fall of Atlantis' animatronic display at Caesar's Palace. When Archer taps Malcolm Reed on the back for a tactical job well done I was half expecting him to light up a cigar and say "Well done B.A. that was beautiful!"

The reason I have given it a higher rating than it deserves is because it is entertaining in the 'so bad its good' sense.


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Release Date:

30 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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