Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Terra Prime 

Paxton threatens to destroy Starfleet Headquarters if all aliens don't leave Earth. Enterprise must shut down the verteron array on Mars, but it is extremely well defended.


Marvin V. Rush


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 7 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... 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
Harry Groener ... Nathan Samuels
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Eric Pierpoint ... Harris
Adam Clark ... Josiah
Peter Mensah ... Daniel Greaves
Johanna Watts ... Gannet Brooks
Derek Magyar ... Cmdr. Kelby
Joel Swetow ... Andorian Ambassador Thoris


With T'Pol and Trip hostage, John Frederick Paxton demands that all aliens leave the solar system or else he will destroy Starfleet Headquarters. With that warning and the clock counting, Starfleet orders Archer and the Enterprise to Mars to take out the weapon threatening Earth. Meanwhile, the cloned baby of T'Pol and Trip is getting sicker and time is running out for her as well. Imprisoned, Gannet Brooks reveals to Travis that she is a secret member of Starfleet Intelligence. She has been assigned to find a Terra Prime operative working undercover on the Enterprise. With the clock ticking, the future of the planned Federation lies in the balance. Written by timdalton007

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Dr. Peter Weller played Terra Prime leader John Frederick Paxton in Star Trek: Enterprise: Demons (2005) and "Enterprise: Terra Prime". He Also played Admiral Alexander Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013). The 2013 virtual collectible card battle game Star Trek: Rivals uses pictures of him for Card #81 "Admiral A. Marcus" and Card #106 "Rogue Admiral A. Marcus". See more »


T'Pol has short nails while holding the baby in one shot, but in the next shot a few minutes later, they have grown about an inch. See more »


John Frederick Paxton: My father never asked anything from anyone. His mining operations transformed the moon - from a mere colony into a completely self-sufficient world. And *that* is how we should go to the stars - taking the worlds we need and taming them, with Human hands and Human minds and Human souls.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That might have worked for the moon. But the galaxy is a lot more crowded than we thought.
John Frederick Paxton: That's not our problem.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's an opportunity.
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The real Series Finale and a dire warning for 2017, which was ignored.
24 February 2017 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

"These are the fantasy TNG Holodeck Voyages", I don't consider it as part of this show even, it was Braga's final failed attempt to make one more TNG Ep.

So from now on I ignore it. That episode should NEVER have been made. To Blazes with Braga, because of him, many talented people lost their jobs. I'd rather see the cast and crew doing what they are best at: Making TREK shows, rather than remembering Trek shows at Conventions.

I had dismissed and panned this show, mostly cos of the canon- breaking writing and too-human Vulcanians. Imagine the head of the Vulcanian government in collusion with Romulans and acting like one himself? The excess emotions and bombing a sacred temple with people in it not a big enough CLUE? I could not swallow the multiple 24th century anachronisms, the multiplex time paradoxes, although the one on "Carpenter" Street" in Season 3 was great. I thought T'Pol sucked, but that was before I knew she had been exposed to a toxic emotion- causing Trellium-D Overdose. Now that I can see the progression of her Character, Jolene did a swell job at playing a Vulcan on the deteriorating side.

So, I had mostly ignored Enterprise all these years. But that was MY Bad. After Binge Watching the whole show just now, there are many good things about it. "Is it Star Trek?" YES. And this episode here, and the one prior to it, are the appropriate Series Finales this show deserved.

Season 4 was quite a bit different. It was made during the great "Change" - Shows no longer had 26 Eps per season, like Enterprise 1st 2 seasons. Season 3 got 24 Eps and season 4, only 22. But those 22 were not individual episodes, but rather little 2-3 Ep vignettes, which propelled the story toward THIS Ep.

I had trouble with "Arik Soong" and his Mulleted "Arguments" I like to call them, and I had a lot of trouble with the "Vulcanians with Testosterone" Eps. But even those had some good things and some great story elements.

But these last 2 Eps, which are the actual season and series finale, reflect the crappy things that are happening in the US this year, Xenophobia has made it into the White House. These episodes were merely a warning made during the last time we had a reactionary governing us, people forget that this country was almost destroyed that time too. How fast can 8 years of forward progress be eradicated?

So it is best to remember this episode: And also the fact that most decent people in this country won't put up with what John Frederick Paxton (Peter Weller) and the Xenophobe in the White House are pushing.

Ironically, this is not the first time Peter Weller plays a reactionary Meathead in Trek, he was a similar Meathead in "Into Darkness". In Fiction, the reactionaries get their just desserts. Sometimes, they get what they deserve in real life, too.

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