Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Silent Enemy 

After an attack by a mysterious ship, Archers orders Enterprise's return to Jupiter to install phase cannons; Hoshi makes plans for Malcolm's birthday.


Winrich Kolbe


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




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
Jane Carr ... Mary Reed
Guy Siner ... Stuart Reed
Paula Malcomson ... Madeline Reed
John Rosenfeld ... Mark Latrelle
Robert Mammana ... Engineer


The crew of Enterprise is installing a subspace amplifier when an unidentified ship drops out of warp. No contact is made and the ship disappears as suddenly as it came. But the mystery ship returns and this time it's a lot more hostile; Enterprise is severely damaged. Archer is sick of being constantly left at the mercy of alien ships. Despite the objection of Reed and Tucker who think they can do it themselves, he orders Enterprise to return to Jupiter station to install phase cannons. Meanwhile Hoshi must find out the favorite food of Reed. Archer wants to surprise him on his birthday party. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Mark Latrelle's contention that Reed dislikes fish is later disproved by a scene in Star Trek: Enterprise: Shuttlepod One (2002), in which Reed's first choice of emergency ration is sea bass. See more »


Trip is disappointed that his long-distance relationship is over; however, he previously told T'Pol that all of his relationships "went bust." See more »


Ensign Hoshi Sato: Breaking a Vulcan encryption code would be easier than this.
[on her attempts to find out about Reed's favorite food]
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References Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow (2001) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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A minor episode
21 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is an episode of "Star Trek: Enterprise" where not a lot of consequence occurs. This isn't a complaint--more a comment that you shouldn't expect huge changes in the overall theme of the show.

The main plots involve Archer's annoyance at how crappy Enterprise's weapons are. When they are once again attacked with no provocation (a common theme in the earlier shows), he is mad because they are so defenseless. So, unfortunately, he plans to return to their home and get a refit. At the same time, Malcolm and Trip work on the systems to try to see if they can create better and stronger weapons. The other plot is about Malcolm's birthday and the crew's attempts to find out what he likes to eat so they can throw him a dinner.

While this one is worth seeing, it's also worth skipping. Not bad at all...just very slight.

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1.78 : 1
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