Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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T'Pol is diagnosed with a possibly fatal neurological disease as a result of a mind meld. Meanwhile, one of Phlox's wives visits Enterprise and becomes very interested in Trip.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 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
Melinda Page Hamilton ... Feezal
Michael Ensign ... Dr. Oratt
Bob Morrisey ... Dr. Strom
Jeff Hayenga Jeff Hayenga ... Dr. Yuris (as Jeffrey Hayenga)
Lee Spencer ... Vulcan Doctor


The Enterprise makes way to a planet hosting the Interspecies Medical Exchanges convention. Phlox seeks to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with Vulcan doctors to learn more about a highly-stigmatized neurological affliction only transmitted through Vulcan mind melds. The Vulcans discover T'Pol is afflicted. Believing the stigma to be unethical, T'Pol chooses not to reveal that her participation in the mind meld was not voluntary but the result of physical and mental assault. Meanwhile, Feezal, one of Phlox's wives is aboard to assist Trip in the installation of a sophisticated medical microscope. Trip is unsettled by her sexual advances toward him and even more so that her husband is little more than amused by her seemingly disloyal behavior. Written by Meribor

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5 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Michael Ensign has played a different character on each of Enterprise, DS9, Voyager, and TNG. See more »


In the CG shot of the Interspecies Medical Exchange venue, just before the two Vulcan scientists are shown entering the room with Dr Phlox, there is another figure walking on the walkway one level down. When that figure passes a big device positioned against the wall, their shadow continues to go across the "ground," instead of trailing over the device. See more »


[repeated line]
Dr. PhloxFeezal: [respectively] My beloved.
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References The Black Cat (1934) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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27 October 2018 | by zitacarnoSee all my reviews

I don't usually watch "Enterprise", but I happened to catch the series one night, and they showed an episode called "Fusion", which dealt with a splinter group of Vulcans known as "V'tosh ka'tur" (Vulcans without logic"). These are the ones who, while they don't reject the teachings of Surak outright, disagree as to how these teachings should be interpreted. They believe in embracing emotions rather than suppressing them, in trying to find a balance between logic and emotion (sounds very human, doesn't it?)---and one of them, a character named Tolaris who apparently had an ulterior motive, persuaded the very logical and dispassionate T'Pol to join him in a mind-meld. But he went too far, and when she resisted and pushed him away he lost his cool, I mean really flew off the handle, and he assaulted her with the result that she ended up in sickbay, in bad shape. She finally recovered, but as a consequence she developed Pa'nar syndrome. It took T'Pau---a familiar figure in Star Trek's "Amok Time" and an expert melder---to remedy the situation and get T'Pol back to normal. Now, it seems that in "Stigma" she did not want to talk about her ordeal. I can understand how she must have felt at being thus violated, and how relieved she had been when those V'tosh ka'tur finally left the Enterprise---no doubt she never wanted to see the likes of them again.

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