Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Shipment 

Archer, Reed and Major Hayes infiltrate a Xindi-Sloth industrial colony to learn more about the weapon of mass destruction that will be used against Earth.


David Straiton


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
John Cothran ... Gralik Durr (as John Cothran Jr.)
Randy Oglesby ... Degra
Steven Culp ... Maj. Hayes
John Eddins ... Xindi-Reptilian
Amir AboulEla ... Sloth #2 (as Jack Alsted)
Sam Witwer ... Sloth #3


Enterprise follows a lead and discovers a Xindi lab that refines Kemocite, the key ingredient in the weapon being built to destroy Earth. An away team of Archer, Reed and Hayes confront the lead researcher, Gralik Durr, who was employed by Degra to refine the Kemocite but was never told what it would be used for. When Gralik realizes it was his research that contributed to the 7 million deaths on Earth, he agrees to help Archer prevent further loss of life. Meanwhile, on Enterprise, Phlox and Tucker study the weapon they seized from the Xindi and find an organic component, a life-form serving as the rifle's power cell. Despite T'Pol's objection, Tucker tests the weapon. Written by Meribor

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John Cothran makes his third outing in the Star Trek franchise, this time as Gralik Durr. Fans will recognize his distinctive voice from his appearance as Captain Nu'Daq in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Chase (1993) where he challenged Lt. Cmd Data in Ten Forward to the B'aht Qul challenge and lost. He later appeared once again as Klingon Warrior called Telok in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Crossover (1994). See more »


When Trip and Dr. Phlox say they want to test the weapon, T'Pol says they should pick a better place to test it, and Trip replies that they don't have time to find a deserted asteroid. Apparently they forgot they were behind an uninhabited moon, they could have just gone to the moon's surface to test the weapon and thrown it away when it started to overload. They already know there is no security field to detect them. See more »


[first lines]
Degra: We're preparing to test the weapon on an uninhabited planet in the Calindra system. But we're going to need another shipment of kemocite - at least one hundred kilograms.
Xindi-Reptilian: I'll contact Gralik. If the test is successful, how long before we can deploy the weapon?
Degra: A matter of weeks.
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Archer finds someone who is among the blameless....
31 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Enterprise is looking for the dreaded Xindi. After all, this group of aliens just destroyed part of the Earth--killing 7,000,000 people!! SO it's not surprising that the Captain is mad as a hornet and looking to punish those responsible. With very few clues, they go looking for the people responsible for making the probe that killed all these humans---and their clues lead them to a planet which manufactures the Kemocite in the weapon. There is no doubt that it originated here and Archer is more than ready to kick some butt and destroy the facility. But then something odd happens....the guy in charge, who Archer is set to kill, seems very surprised when he learns about the dead humans...and genuinely sorry!! How can Archer kill the guy when he probably didn't realize that the Kemocite would be used in this manner? What's next? See the show yourself.

This is a nice episode because it's thought-provoking. You understand BOTH the Captain and the alien. You also appreciate the working relationship they forge. Well worth seeing.

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