Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Stratagem 

Archer and the Xindi Degra are in a shuttle. With Degra suffering from memory loss, Archer tells him they escaped together from a prison and that the Insectoids took power after destroying Earth.

Director:

Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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
Randy Oglesby ... Degra
Josh Drennen ... Thalen
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Storyline

Archer is traveling in a Malosian shuttle with the Xindi Degra, constructor of the Xindi weapon. It appears Earth already has been destroyed and the attack on Earth was used as a decoy by the Insectoids to take over the power. Degra seems to be having memory loss and Archer tells him both were cell mates in an Insectoid prison. They worked together to escape from the prison, are hunted by them and are now looking for a shelter. Is Archer really telling the truth? Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Trivia

In this episode, Phlox refers to Regulan bloodworms as "harmless." Ironically, David Gerrold's rejected "Blood and Fire" script for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) would have included Regulan bloodworms carrying a dangerous and terrible plague, with a social stigma on carriers. See more »

Goofs

In the flashback, there is an external panning shot of Enterprise swooping by the proving ground from the previous episode. The debris from the exploded moon would not be static even days later. Conservation of momentum and gravity dictates it would form a cloud of chaotically moving rocks of varying size. See more »

Quotes

Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: This red giant might be a red herring.
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Connections

References 36 Hours (1964) See more »

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Where My Heart Will Take Me
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Russell Watson
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A Remake of 36 hours with Solid Effects and a one-to-one Role Play in a Star Trek / Xindi Universe
26 December 2020 | by habat4EverSee all my reviews

The episode start is a bit confusing but few explanations come later. Some pretty good artefacts are inserted from time to time (bloodworms, Xindi insectoids ships,

Archer plays a good role but there are details which are a bit odd and I can give an example: why after losing the Enterprise and all the crew (as told in the story), Archer is keeping safe the bloodworm after removing it from the Xindy's enemy arm.

Another example: why going back to the debris field, knowing that an overload can occur with the simulator

Finally, why trying to verify that the destination is the correct one when the Xindi has encrypted the coordinates and also when there is no other course of action for the Enterprise. They frequently say we may lose three weeks but do they have any other alternative, any other direction to go so that to find the Xindi weapon?

Outside of those scenario glitches, the playtime is quite pleasant to look at but I have the feeling that the scenes filmed inside the simulator are a bit too lengthy and that some other characters shall have been more developed with a collateral story, i.e. how they have built the simulator and what did they do with the space shuttle...?

For all the above reasons, I will give a mitigated 7/10 as I was expecting more suspense, more thrilling moments and a stronger consistency for the whole episode. I was also expecting more anger, for instance coming from Trip when detaining the creator of the mass-destruction weapon in their custody, or at least an explanation from the Xindi for why exactly he agreed to create a weapon to kill humans, including children...


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