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.
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Did You Know?
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
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
Any last words?
Go to hell!
Didn't know Skags believed in hell.
References The Thing
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy See more