Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Breach 

Enterprise is asked to evacuate a group of Denobulan geologists from a world that has been taken over by a militant faction.


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 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
Henry Stram Henry Stram ... Hudak
Mark Chaet ... Yolen
Laura Putney ... Trevix
D.C. Douglas ... Zepht
Jamison Yang ... Crewman


At Dr. Phlox's request, Enterprise attempts to retrieve 3 Denobulan scientists from the planet Xantoras, where the Goverment has ordered all off-worlders to evacuate within 3 days. Tucker, Reed, and Mayweather navigate a series of labyrinthine underground caves in search of the scientists. Meanwhile, Enterprise lends assistance to a damaged ship fleeing the planet. Doctor Phlox faces an ethical dilemma when one of the refugees of the ship refuses life-saving treatment. The patient, an Antaran, holds a grudge against Phlox stemming from a war between their races that ended 300 years ago and would rather die than be treated by a Denobulan. Phlox defies Archer's direct order to force treatment because it goes against the Deobulan code to yield to "the will of the patient." Written by Meribor

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The style of backpack used by the Enterprise crew members in the caves was the Boblbee Megalopolis backpack. See more »


At about 39:10 timing, when the camera panning across a window looking into Dr. Phlox's sick bay, several unmarked jars and bottles can be seen on a shelf. At the end of the camera pan (and obviously not intended to be seen) is a 1.5 liter bottle of "Crystal Geyser" brand bottled water, with the distinctive red and blue label. See more »


Dr. Phlox: You wanted to know what my children would think if they were here now. I can tell you what Mettus would think: he would be happy to have me grant your request - and let you die. But that is not the example I tried to set for my children. Why not live? Set an example for yours?
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Face Off of Species
21 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Two significant plot elements. There is a takeover of power on a planet and the new power has decided that anyone but his race will be eliminated. There are scientists on the planet and Archer and his men need to get them out. Travis, Tripp, and Malcolm have three days to get these geologists out from the bowels of the planet. They risk their lives. On board the Enterprise are beings who have been caught by radiation. Phlox treats them but then runs across a man who is of a race that fought his people in bloody battles some 300 years previously. These two societies despise each other and this comes into play in sick bay. Phlox, a moral man, wants to save this man, but the man would rather die than be treated by a Denobulen. This soon gets us into a classic argument about bigotry and xenophobia and old grudges.

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23 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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