Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 4 Episode 4

Borderland (1)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2004 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Enterprise is pursued by the Orion ships for the second time, the Orion ships are maneuvering at warp, and both sides are firing energy weapons at one another.

      As has been established in Star Trek lore, ship's cannot, whilst at warp, fire energy weapons or perform maneuvers.

    • Trivia: After the two augments have boarded the Klingon ship and reached the bridge, there is a shot of both of them, stood side by side, pointing their weapons at the camera. This shot is reminiscent of the scene where the Klingon Chancellor is assassinated by two Starfleet crewmen, aboard Quo'nos One, in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

    • Trivia: To reflect her new Starfleet commission and rank, T'Pol's uniform is altered in this episode. Blue science stripes are added to the shoulders, commander's pips are added to the chest, and the Enterprise mission patch is added to the arm.

    • Mission Date: May 17, 2154

    • Trivia: Trip mentions that the augments had previously had slaves, and Soong replies that they were actually subjects. This is a reference to Khan Noonien Singh and others like him, who were originally introduced in The Original Series episode "Space Seed". In that episode, it is established that a sub-race of genetically engineered "superhumans" had ruled over large portions of Earth as ruthless dictators.

    • Trivia: The new captain's chair installed on the bridge is previously used in an alternate ending to Star Trek: Nemesis.

    • First Appearance: Orion Syndicate and Orion Slave Girls

    • Trivia: T'Pol receives a Starfleet commission with the rank of Commander, and thus becomes the first non-human officer in Earth Starfleet.

    • Goof: After Malik attacks Archer, the MACO lifts his gun with his left hand. However, in the following shots, he is holding the gun in his right hand.

    • Goof: The Enterprise goes to warp just as soon as it clears spacedock, but this is too close to a planet to go into warp.

  • Quotes

    • Soong: I didn't realize you shared Humanity's reactionary attitude towards this field of medicine.
      Phlox: On the contrary, we've used genetic engineering on Denobula for over two centuries, to generally positive effect.
      Soong: But you don't approve of what I've done.
      Phlox: You tried to redesign your species! The first time that was attempted on Earth, the result was 30 million deaths.
      Soong: We can't let past mistakes hold us back.
      Phlox: It's your responsibility as a scientist to learn from past mistakes.
      Soong: Now what makes you think I haven't?
      Phlox: I can read.

    • Orion Slaver: You are now the property of the Orion syndicate. Break the rules and you will suffer. Obey the rules and you will suffer less.

    • Soong: Your crew cannot take a joke, Captain.

    • Malik: To quote one of your philosophers, Nietzsche... "Mankind is something to be surpassed."
      Archer: You think he was talking about you?

  • Notes

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