Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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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 »

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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
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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18 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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A neutronic storm was previously encountered in Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven (2000) and referenced in Star Trek: Voyager: Live Fast and Prosper (2000). See more »


Even if they couldn't outrun the wavefront, it wasn't very high, so they could simply have gone up or down instead of running in the direction it was traveling. This is one of many examples of them seeming to forget they can move in not two but three axes. 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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References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »


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Hanging out in the engines....
27 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When the episode begins, some aliens alert Enterprise to a HUGE space storm that is coming their way. And, since the ship cannot go warp seven, it will need to hunker down and ride the storm--along with this small group of aliens. But, there is lethal radiation coming in the storm and it will kill the crew unless they go to a heavily shielded part of the ship--around the nacelles on a catwalk! It won't be fun but it will save them. But this is not the end of the story. During the storm, members of the rather nasty Takret Militia board the ship and commandeer it. They are not effected by the radiation and when Archer informs them that the ship ISN'T abandoned, the militia decides to keep the ship anyway! Nice guys, huh?!

I've come to notice that quite a few episodes of season two have very familiar plots. But this one is really unique and that is a huge plus. Plus I liked the way this all played out by the end of the show. Well worth seeing.

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