Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 3 Episode 18

Azati Prime

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 03, 2004 on UPN
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After getting to Azati Prime, the crew discover the almost complete Xindi weapon is on an ocean planet. Their plan to destroy it calls for someone to pilot the recently acquired Insectoid shuttle on a suicide mission, which Archer decides he will do. However, Daniels brings Archer to the future to tell him that he must instead make peace with the Xindi and convince them that they have been manipulated by the Sphere-Builders.moreless

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  • Best cliffhanger of the show and a Star Trek classic.

    10
    This episode is awesome. All parts of it are awesome. The episode begins at a slow, yet intense pace. It picks up speed nicely as Trip and Travis go inside the field, and it gets to full-blown intensity by the time Archer is captured. The scene where Archer ordered the destruction of the outpost was very well acted by Scott Bakula, who continues to do well in his job of showing Archer's conflicted emotions at what he has been forced to do. T'Pol's breakdown plays out slowly through the episode and is amazingly done by Jolene Blalock. This season has proven that she's not just a pair of walking boobs. The CGI in both the cliffhanger and in the future scenes are great, with lots of details. In the cliffhanger ending itself, it's not just the CG that stands out. The acting, the stunts, and the collapse of the set around them is awesome. The acting is great by all of the members of the cast. My hat's off to the guy who was set on fire. That was probably one of the most intense stunts in Star Trek history. But the best piece of the action in the cliffhanger was the set. When the ceiling of the Bridge caved in, you could tell that they were really tearing up the whole set. The fires on set and the explosions of the hull were great. And this episode ends with what could have been the best cliffhanger ever. If it had been a season finale. It was an awesome episode in general, with a cliffhanger that rivals "The Best of Both Worlds" and "Unimatrix Zero".moreless
  • Archer is captured by the Xindi while the Enterprise is attacked...

    9.0
    After some ordinary episodes, this story puts the show back on track. Archer decides to take on a suicide mission to blow up the Xindi weapon. The audience wonder how the script writers are going to get the captain out of this - and he is captured and tortured by the Xindi - so they can find out what the Earth forces are like. This leads to some great scenes between Archer, the Reptilian Xindi and the other more sympathetic Xindi. Back on Enterprise, T'Pol is upset at the possible loss of the captain and is distracted when the ship is attacked. Again this leads to some fantastic scenes where the crew and the ship are attacked from all sides by the Reptilian Xindi. The final scene where the ship is seen drifting downwards with gaping holes is incredible. Well done to all concerned.moreless
  • Probably the best episode in the entire third series. The scenes where Enterprise is attacked by the Xindi ships is superb...

    10
    * The Enterprise crew find the weapon hidden beneath the oceans of the Xindi world ~ Azati Prime. Trip & Travis go down to the planet in the insectiod ship commandeered in the episode "The Hatchery" and discover the weapon is near completion. Archer decides to pilot the insectoid craft on a suicide mission to blow the weapon up but is taken prisoner by the reptilians who torture him in an effort to get information...



    * Using information he gained during an earlier episode, Archer convinces the reptilians to let him talk to Degra ~ the Xindi-humanoid who has designed the weapon. He creates doubts in Degra's mind about humanity being the enemy of the Xindi...



    * At this point the reptilians and insectoids go it alone and attack Enterprise. Hopelessly outgunned, the Earth ship is all but destroyed...



    * There are some great interactions between the cast in this episode, particularly T'Pol & Archer + the battle between the Xindi ships and Enterprise is absolutely stunning with some great CGI effects...moreless
Dominic Keating

Dominic Keating

Lt. Malcolm Reed

John Billingsley

John Billingsley

Dr. Phlox

Jolene Blalock

Jolene Blalock

Sub-Commander T'Pol

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III

Linda Park

Linda Park

Ensign Hoshi Sato

Anthony Montgomery

Anthony Montgomery

Ensign Travis Mayweather

Rick Worthy

Rick Worthy

Xindi-Sloth

Guest Star

Christopher Goodman

Christopher Goodman

Thalen

Guest Star

Matt Winston

Matt Winston

Daniels

Recurring Role

Randy Oglesby

Randy Oglesby

Degra

Recurring Role

Scott MacDonald

Scott MacDonald

Reptilian Commander

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