Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 1 Episode 18

Rogue Planet

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 2002 on UPN
out of 10
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Episode Summary


While exploring an uncharted planet, Enterprise crew members encounter a group of aliens who are hunting down indigenous creatures for recreation. During their exploration, Archer is mesmerized by visions of an elusive, yet familiar woman who needs his help.

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  • No light equals no plants equals no animals

    The planet has been dark for at least hundreds of years, yet there are green plants growing? I can accept the part about it being fairly temperate in spots because of the volcanic venting, but plants need light to make chlorophyll and survive. Now if they were depicted as some type of ghostly fungi, OK, but not green plants! Thus my low rating.
  • Not Frozen?

    This is a rogue planet, as in not around any stars, always dark and yet it's not frozen? And the plants grow there?
  • On a rogue planet the crew encounter a group of alien hunters but there prey is not what it seems


    another episode where nothing really happens

    they arrive on a planet with out a star

    find a small group of aliens on a hunting trip

    Archer is contacted by an apparently human woman asking for help.

    The aliens reveal that thier ultimate prey

    is a telepathic shapeshifter.

    It can read your thoughts and convince you you seeing something else.

    They develop a way for the sentient creature to mask its self from the hunters scanning device

    The aliens are suspicious at their sudden inability to pick up the aliens scent but never outright accuse the humans of interferance.

    The alien thanks archer the end big wow

    Not every episode has to be the end of the world

    for it to be good

    but those that do not have high stakes or high drama

    or serious action

    or should be character driven.

    this is none of the above

    the dream like woman is too unreal and her apearances too fleeting.We learn nothing about the alien hunters either.

    So we have a show with nothing to say for its self

    apart from some half assed moral about hunting sentient beings being wrong?

    Okay ill tell grandma the hunt is off

    (the wheel chair only slowed her down anyway)moreless
  • great episode

    The starship enterprise find a planet worth exploring, but along the way they discover a group of alien game hunters killing indigenous inhabitants of that planet for sport. Archer gets the enterprise into a diplomatic spat with two alien races. But Archer gets into this situation for personal reasons. He sees someone on the planet that looks just like someone who is familiar in his past. It's an exciting episode, the writers came up with another exciting episode. I really liked this one. It's really good, the aliens were interesting. Star Trek makes all weird lifeforms look very interesting, I can't wait for the next one.moreless
Dominic Keating

Dominic Keating

Lt. Malcolm Reed

John Billingsley

John Billingsley

Dr. Phlox

Jolene Blalock

Jolene Blalock


Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III

Linda Park

Linda Park

Ensign Hoshi Sato

Anthony Montgomery

Anthony Montgomery

Ensign Travis Mayweather

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Goof: When Archer is talking to the woman (time index 22:35), he pulls a device out of his chest pocket and starts scanning the area. He even says so to Trip and T'Pol when they find him. Problem is, he is holding his communicator, not his Tricorder.

    • Nitpick: When Hoshi returns to the ship, Archer says in the log report that Trip and Malcolm are taking her back to Enterprise. However, Trip wasn't on the planet; the landing party consisted of Archer, T'Pol, Hoshi and Malcolm.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • T'Pol: (regarding Archer's behaviour) I wonder if you would be so determined to find this apparition if it were a scantily-clad man.

  • NOTES (2)


    • The Song of the Wandering Angus

      The Wraith Woman (Stephanie Niznik) is modelled after the poem The Song of the Wandering Angus by William Butler Yeats from An Anthology of Modern Verse, 1921. It describes an elusive, perfect woman with apple blossoms in her hair.