Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Shipment 

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... See full summary »


David Straiton


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
John Cothran ... Gralik Durr (as John Cothran Jr.)
Randy Oglesby ... Degra
Steven Culp ... Major 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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22 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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As of this episode, Enterprise has been in the Expanse for three months. See more »


Lieutenant Reed removes a canister of Kemocite from the box on the lab table and shows it to Captain Archer. When he does, there are clearly three canisters to the right of the open spot left by the one he removed and all canisters in the box are aligned perfectly in the same direction. In the subsequent shot of the box, there are now only two canisters to the right of the empty spot, and the canister on the left of the open spot is now rotated at an angle, clearly showing that this scene was done in multiple takes with a different canister being used in each. 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's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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24 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Archer finds out that there is a planet where Kemocite is being produced. It is a substance that was found on the probe that killed 7,000,000 people on earth and is obviously being stockpiled for the return trip to Earth. Archer meets Gralek, who is the head engineer at the facility. While he produces the stuff, he tells Archer that it is used for many purposes. When he realizes its deadly capabilities, he allies with the Captain to sabotage the shipment. There is a trust issue that is played on here. Archer must make a true leap of faith to move forward. On the other front, Trip is unable to figure out the weapon left behind by the Xindi they killed. Things are getting more and more tense. This is a necessary episode to get us to the final confrontation.

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