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 »




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
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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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 »


Captain Jonathan Archer: If you're not going to defend yourself, the least you can do is speak for this minority you're so eager to protect. You said you didn't want to condone the attitude of these doctors. Your silence would do just that.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: You need to understand... I won't tell them how I got the disease.
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'll go along with that. I promise. But *you've* got to understand, I'm not gonna give you up without a fight.
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References The Black Cat (1934) See more »


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volcans showing their colors
9 June 2019 | by lathamvSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this episode. not only does it show tpal using her logic to defend others but it shows the volcan society in general as the fallible beings humans thought they were without any real defense from the volcans.

after seeing prior star trek series, it never occured to me that the volcans ever thought the mind meld was a bad thing. voyager, showed mind melds on a regular basis. we intitially learned of them on TOS. the most respected volcan on TNG used the ability to strengthen his mind. Its something inherantly volcan but in ENT it has been used as a form of mind expansion, rape, and the basis of extreme prejudice. it took another 100+ yrs for the mind meld to be accepted practice for volcans. this series does a good job at showing not only how humans grew from volcan contact but how volcans learmed tolerance from humans... something they never expected to do.

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