Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 2 Episode 3

Minefield

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 2002 on UPN
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Whilst attempting to explore a new planet, Enterprise triggers a cloaked mine. While the crew deal with the resulting damage, it's discovered that another mine is stuck to the hull. During Reed's attempt to disarm it, a spike is driven into his leg, trapping him out there. While Archer goes out on the hull to help him, the rest of the crew learn they are in a minefield belonging to the Romulan Star Empire, who demand Enterprise leave or face destruction.

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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

Timothy Glenn

Timothy Glenn

Med. Tech

Guest Star

Elizabeth Magness

Elizabeth Magness

Injured Crewmember

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Mark Correy

Mark Correy

Engineer Alex (uncredited)

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Nitpick: As they leave the hull plating, Archer and Reed are moving on different vectors, which the explosion would only have exacerbated. There is no way they would have been picked up at the same point in space at the same time.

    • Goof: When Archer reinserts the relays, there are six in total. All six are out, only four are heard being inserted, but the next shot shows all six fully in.

    • Trivia: This episode is the first Enterprise episode to feature the Romulans. The crew never see their faces as the original Trek episode "Balance of Terror" states that no human saw a Romulan until that point.

    • Nitpick: Archer mentions to Lt Reed that England made it to the World Cup that year. However, the World Cup of Soccer/Football has been held every four years since 1930 (with the exception of 1942 and 1946). Although it's possible that by this time in the future the schedule may have somehow been changed, following the existing schedule, there would not be a World Cup in 2151 (or 2152).

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Reed: (Archer is about to give Reed an anesthetic) I hope that's an anesthetic.
      Archer: Phlox's own recipe.
      Reed: Ahhhh.... Please sir, may I have some more?

  • NOTES (1)

    • In issue 106 of Star Trek Monthly, John Shiban stated that the episode would've just featured "unknown aliens". However, this changed during a staff meeting when (according to Shiban) Brannon Braga suggested using the Romulans instead.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Oliver Twist:
      Lt. Reed said, "Please sir, may I have some more?" when Captain Archer gives him a hypospray for the pain in his leg. This, of course, is a reference to the classic novel/movie, Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens.

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