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The Catwalk 

After receiving a warning about a radioactive storm approaching Enterprise, the crew is forced to take shelter in the ship's catwalk.


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


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
Scott Burkholder ... Tagrim
Zach Grenier ... Renth
Danny Goldring ... Alien Captain
Aaron Lustig ... Guri
Brian Cousins ... Alien Lieutenant
Sean Smith ... Alien Crewman
Elizabeth Magness Elizabeth Magness ... Female Crewmember


A mysterious wave is headed toward Enterprise. An alien shuttle warns the crew that the radiation will kill them and seeks shelter aboard ship. With only hours to prepare, ship's control is rerouted and Enterprise personnel take refuge in the highly-insulated, close-quartered catwalk. Soon it is discovered that the alien passengers are immune to the radiation and lied their way into hiding on Enterprise, which has been boarded and commandeered by aliens who assumed it to be abandoned. Written by Meribor

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This episode is so far the only television episode of Star Trek which featured product placement, the Nike, Inc. logo on Captain Archer's water polo bag. See more »


The wave front is said to be traveling at warp yet it was established in Star Trek: The Next Generation that no natural phenomenon is capable of traveling at warp velocity. See more »


[during a neutronic storm, the crew has to huddle together in the 'catwalk']
Captain Jonathan Archer: You know, there's a bright side to all of this.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Really?
Captain Jonathan Archer: It's bringing the crew closer together. If you forget about the storm outside, this is almost like going on a camping trip.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Perhaps we can sing a few songs later.
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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Decent premise, but inhibited by formulaic plotting and writing
11 March 2007 | by mstomasoSee all my reviews

In Catwalk, one of the more story-driven episodes of Enterprise's second season, the entire crew finds itself accompanying a small crew from an alien ship into one of Engineering's heavily shielded catwalks above the warpcore to ride out a radioactive storm which would - apparently - kill them all if they were directly exposed. Soon enough, aliens from the same species infiltrate the radiation-exposed portions of the ship.

Bottom-line: Archer and the crew must figure out a way to regain control of their ship.

Essentially, this is a subtle recycle of one of TOS' best episodes and a plot that was used in Voyager at least twice. Could have been much more interesting as a two-part arc. Why the first crew of aliens would be seeking protection from a storm which poses no threat to them is not examined, and it is not explained why Archer remains so trusting after having had problems with virtually every alien species he has encountered thus far (are we supposed to simply believe that the entire federation was completely naive before Kirk and Spock?)

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18 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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