Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Breach 

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, ... See full summary »


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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
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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This episode was directed by Robert Duncan McNeill, who played Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager (1995). 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: When I was quite young, I wanted to take a... a trip to an arboreal planet, near our system. It was a park of sorts with a... great variety of exotic animal life. Some friends and I had planned the journey for months, but a... week before I was supposed to leave, one of my grandmothers took me aside and told me I couldn't go.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Why not?
Dr. Phlox: She said the planet was tainted. Antarans had lived there once; even though they'd been gone for years, she believed the place had been spoiled by their presence.
Sub-Commander T'Pol:
Dr. Phlox:
Sub-Commander T'Pol:
Dr. Phlox: [...]
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References Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Intolerance and Ethics
22 January 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dr. Phlox receives a message and asks Captain Archer to rescue three Denobulan researchers from the underground caves in planet Xantoras since the government decided to expel all the aliens due to a civil war. Trip, Reed and Travis travel to the planet with a schedule of three days to bring the scientists to the Enterprise. Meanwhile, the Enterprise helps a ship with a breach in her reactor, and Dr. Phlox faces an ethical dilemma when an Antaran patient, a race enemy of the Denobulan, does not accept his treatment.

"The Breach" is an episode divided in drama of intolerance, ethics and action. Dr. Phlox faces the order of Captain Archer, based on the human Aristotelian ethics code, and his beliefs on the Denobulan ethics code, based on the will of the patient. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Ruptura" ("The Breach")

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