Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Communicator 

"The Communicator" is an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise starring Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, and Jolene Blalock. Upon returning from covertly observing a pre-warp culture, Lieutenant Reed realizes he lost his communicator somewhere on the planet. Archer and Reed return to recover the lost technology, ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
... Captain Jonathan Archer
... Dr. Phlox
... Sub-Commander T'Pol
... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
... Ensign Travis Mayweather
... Ensign Hoshi Sato
... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
... General Gosis
... Lieutenant Pell
... Alien Barkeep
Brian Reddy ... Dr. Temec
Jason Waters ... Soldier


Upon returning from covertly observing a pre-warp culture, Lieutenant Reed realizes he lost his communicator somewhere on the planet. Archer and Reed return to recover the lost technology, only to find the natives found it first. Captured and interrogated, the crewmen find themselves doing even more damage to the culture, who have scanned the prisoners and know them to be of another race. Meanwhile, Tucker and Mayweather try to figure out how to active the cloak on the Suliban cell ship so they can mount a discreet rescue. Written by Meribor

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13 November 2002 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The civilian costume worn by Hoshi Sato was auctioned off in the It's A Wrap! sale and auction. See more »


Having beamed a communicator into a prison for Archer previously, no one even suggests beaming out the communicator this time. However it was explained that the exact location of the communicator was unknown and unable to be located on sensors which explains why it couldn't be beamed back. See more »


[Archer and Reed are thinking about ways of escaping from the prison they are held in]
Captain Jonathan Archer: An upset stomach? Do you really think he'd fall for that?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Well, it may be an old trick where we come from; but maybe they haven't heard of it here.
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References Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow: Part II (2001) See more »


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A Pretty Good Cliffhanger
16 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

Reed accidentally leaves his communicator behind on a planet they have visited in disguise. It's a pre-Warp planet and this could have devastating results when it comes to the Prime-Directive, which hasn't actually been named yet. Archer and Reed go down in hopes of hunting the thing down, but there is a war on, and the communicator has been found by a leader of one of the forces. The boys are accused of being spies for the other side, the Alliance, and are imprisoned. It is obvious to these people that they don't fit the physiological profile of others on the planet. Also, these guys get their phase pistols and more communicators. I'm really interested in all the criticism of this series that has been leveled in the User Reviews. Have a little bit of heart and some basic enjoyment. If you were to over-analyze any of the Star Trek incarnations, you could dismantle. Did you know that a transporter has not been invented even now?

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