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Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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A fibrous, web-like alien creature comes aboard the ship and several of the crew becomes entangled in it including Archer and Trip, and it seems Hoshi is the only one who can try to communicate with the creature.


Roxann Dawson


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 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
Vaughn Armstrong ... Kreetassan Captain
Joseph Will ... Crewman Michael Rostov
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Crewman Kelly (as Renee E. Goldsberry)


A group of Kreetassans are on board of Enterprise for a friendly meeting. But they leave rather unexpectedly as they seem very offended by something. The crew have no idea what however. But as their ship leaves an alien gel like creature manages to crawl aboard. The creature is growing and growing and shows rather hostile tendencies as it encapsulates five crew members, including captain Archer and commander Tucker. T'Pol, Hoshi and Reed have to come up with a solution quickly. The lives of the five are at stake as the creature begins a symbiotic relationship that in time can't be reversed. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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When Malcom goes to sickbay to test the lifeform's tolerance to E.M. fields he places a device on the observation window of the creature's enclosure. This device changes position at least once between shots during this scene. See more »


Ensign Hoshi Sato: [analyzing the alien's communication pattern] Our translation matrix isn't designed for this. Look at it: it's more like a calculus equation than a language.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Mathematics is sometimes considered a form of language.
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References The Wages of Fear (1953) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Unoriginal and not enough redeeming qualities to be enjoyable
28 August 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Enterprise encounters an alien stowaway.

This is sort of a nice version of Ridley Scott's Alien. I can't say I particularly enjoyed it but it did have a few redeeming elements.

One of the qualities of Star Trek is the abundance of situations where problems are solved by non-violent solutions and this is one such example.

There are some decent character scenes between Archer and Trip Tucker, particularly them relaxing with a beer watching waterpolo.

It is always refreshing in Star Trek to see a non humanoid life form and this feels like the series creators making an effort to be a bit more creative than usual with production design.

There are a number of problems that drag it down, namely the unoriginal plot, poor CG animation and annoying character moments, particularly Sato whining at T'Pol in the middle of a crisis.

With hindsight I would have skipped this one.

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1 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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