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?


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander 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 ... Captain Korok
Wayne King Wayne King ... Klingon #1 (as Wayne King Jr.)
Peewee Piemonte ... Klingon #2


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 (

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

30 October 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The black walkways seen in the village are standard interconnecting rubber mats used in bars and restaurants. See more »


After Trip welds the curved plate over the pipe in the montage, the crewman holding it down dislodges it when he removes his hand. See more »


[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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Not very believable and not that exciting
18 May 2014 | by cheesustoastSee all my reviews

I do not think this episode was terrible; it was just not a very convincing set of events. The acting was good enough and the setting was believable. The situation itself was convincing enough but when the story progressed there was a very "family oriented" and lacklustre feeling to how things turned out.

I understand that care has to be taken to make sure that the wrong message is not given. I do not feel that gratuitous violence and payback is a valid solution. Unfortunately, the way that events unfolded near the end made it appear that they were playing it too safe.

I would have liked it to have been a little more dirty and untamed.

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