Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 1 Episode 10

Fortunate Son

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 21, 2001 on UPN

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  • Archer forces his own brand of human morality<br /> on more people who dont want it

    The ship responds to a distress call from the ECS Fortunate.
    Upon arriving the crew seem nervous at first they refuse all help form starfleet. The reason turns out to be a nausican prisoner
    being beaten for information on his friends
    and thier defenses.
    Once archer discovers this the fortunate departs after crippling enterprise.
    The fortunate finds the pirates asteriod base and starts to attack.
    but is quickly outgunned and boarded....

    What we have here is another episode where
    the questionable morality is supposed to be assigned to people other than starfleet.

    the vicous pirates repeatedly attack frieghters
    and when they respond archer deems them the bad guys
    i would have expected any human to have killed the nauscican pirate for his actions
    Instead archer poses and preaches his way througth a situation that required a strong leader
    maybe post season 3 archer should
    have gone back and sorted out the situation properly
    leaving the pirate base intact?
    did he even report it to starfleet?

    A pansey aproach like that probably invites more attacks