Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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"Minefield" is an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise starring Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, and Jolene Blalock. The safety of Enterprise rests on Reed's shoulders when the ship becomes trapped in a Romulan minefield and Romulan ships are closing in on them.


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Episode cast overview:
... Captain Jonathan Archer
... Dr. Phlox
... Sub-Commander T'Pol
... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
... Ensign Travis Mayweather
... Ensign Hoshi Sato
... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
... Med Tech
Elizabeth Magness ... Injured Crewmember


The Enterprise stumbles into an area of space containing cloaked mines. When a malfunctioning, active mine attaches itself to a critical area of the ship's hull, Lieutenant Reed dons an EV suit and attempts to disarm it. Complications arise when the mine's leg penetrates Reed's leg, pinning him to the hull. Captian Archer must find a way to get rid of the mine and save Reed before the Romulans run out of patience. Written by Meribor

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First "Enterprise" episode written by John Shiban, who previously had a long career on the The X-Files (1993). "Minefield" tackled a sensitive subject in the world of Trek continuity, the Romulans. Despite fears, the episode was raved by critics, and fans accepted the complicated continuity as a result. See more »


At breakfast, Archer and Malcolm briefly discuss the soccer/football World Cup. The episode takes place in 2152 and unless there is a change in the current schedule (which is possible considering WWIII was fought in the 2050s) there won't be a World Cup in 2152. See more »


[last lines]
Captain Jonathan Archer: So, how long was it?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I counted ten seconds.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Ten? It was more like twenty.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Respectfully, sir, it was ten.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm not gonna argue with you, Malcolm. It was twenty. That's an order.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Horizon (2003) See more »


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One of the best of season 2
14 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the most well written, well paced and well acted episodes of Enterprise's second season. Unlike the typical episode involving in-house franchise writing, Minefield is story-driven, suspenseful and dramatic. Although it included some of the most annoying and absurd aspects of Enterprise - such as the crew's advanced (pre-Kirk) intelligence concerning cloaking devices - the plot gave the principal cast a rare opportunity to shine. Keating and Bakula do especially well as they work out their personal and professional relationship in the middle of a cloaked Romulan minefield with both of their lives hanging by a thread. Thankfully, the Romulans are not at all rewritten, and are not even seen in person, in this episode. The fact that no Romulan is seen during the episode is important to the fact that Enterprise is supposed to be a prequel for all the other Star Trek series. A lot of story arcs involving the Romulans depend on the relationship between the Romulans and Vulcans being slowly revealed. The Romulans are depicted as belligerent, xenophobic and unreasonable - very consistent with the earlier series.

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