Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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North Star 

Enterprise investigates a previously unknown colony of humans who are living in the fashion of the American Old West. They are oppressing an alien race called the Skagarans.

Director:

David Straiton

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
Emily Bergl ... Bethany
Glenn Morshower ... MacReady
James Parks ... Deputy Bennings
Paul Rae ... Bartender
Steven Klein ... Draysik
Gary Bristow Gary Bristow ... Stablehand
Alexandria M. Salling Alexandria M. Salling ... Skagaran Girl
Jon Robert Baron Jon Robert Baron ... Skagaran Boy (as Jon Baron)
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Storyline

The crew of Enterprise is very surprised to find a planet with 6000 humans and around 1000 aliens living on it. Archer, T'Pol and Tucker start investigating. Scans show a settlement was created about 250 years ago and the people are still living a Wild West life. Archer soon finds out the aliens are called Skagaraans and the government of these Skags was overthrown many years ago by a certain Cooper Smith. There seems to be a lot of hatred towards them and they consider them lawless outcasts. Archer makes contact with Bethany, who illegally teaches the Skags in Skag Town. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Writer David A. Goodman's backstory for the abducted western pioneers was that they were all part of a wagon train when they were picked up by the Skagarans. This was also meant as a reference to Gene Roddenberry's original pitch for Star Trek, which was "Wagon Train to the stars". Also, the bartender's ancestor who rebelled against the Skagarans, 'Cooper Smith', was the name of a character on Wagon Train (1957). See more »

Goofs

During the operation to save Bethany's life, Phlox removes a bullet from her right side. Later, when she comments to Archer that she feels fine and doesn't even have a scar, she indicates where she was shot by touching her left side. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Deputy Bennings: Any last words?
Skagaran: Go to hell!
Deputy Bennings: Didn't know Skags believed in hell.
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Teaching Wrong History
6 February 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Archer, T'Pol and Trip visit a planet with six thousand humans still living in the Wild West style and one thousand Skagaraans living marginally. They disclose that humans had been abducted three hundred years ago to slave work, but they have reverted the situation and killed most of the Skags. The alien survivors presently does not have right to education and they a loathed by most of the population. When Archer and the teacher Bethany are arrested for teaching Skags, he decides to interfere in the society.

"North Star" is so far the most inconsistent and the worst episode of this Third Season. The story is not original, and Archer violates the principle of not interfering in other societies. Further, the writer shamefully forgets the "Father of Aviation" Alberto Santos-Dumont, the first man to build and fly experimental aircraft, giving the credit to the Wright Brothers. Maybe a side effect of the Delphic Expanse. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Estrela Polar" ("North Star")


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