Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 4 Episode 21

Terra Prime (2)

4
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 13, 2005 on UPN
8.7
out of 10
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A human isolationist leader threatens to destroy Starfleet Command unless all aliens leave Earth immediately.

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  • Yeah duh!

    8.0
    Well, how did Spock come about if Volcans and Humans were not
  • What should have been the finale

    10
    What a heart breaking, tear wrenching episode. My absolute favorite of the series. Connor and Jolene were absolutely outstanding. He brought tears to my eyes in the final scene. It was almost painful to watch, but left us with a feeling of hope for the future of the relationship between Trip and T'Pol and Earth and Vulcan.
  • What a superb arc!

    9.0
    "Demons" and "Terra Prime" were absolutely incredible. However, I thought the acting in this particular episode was outstanding. Connor and Jolene were out of this world (no pun intended), and I have always liked Peter Weller ever since "Robocop", and I thought he played his character superbly in both shows. This arc is exactly what this show is all about. It lays the ground work for what was to follow in later "Trek" series. I have said it before in previous reviews and I'll say it again. I am really sorry this series did not go on another two or three years.moreless
  • One of the best episodes of this season.

    10
    This has to be one of the best episodes of Star Trek Enterprise to date. It follows on from the previous episode 'Demons' in which T'Pol and Trip find out about having a baby together. It really involves two stories one about Trip and T'Pol and one about Terra Prime which overlap (obviously!). The story with Trip and T'Pol was very moving and watching their baby Elizabeth die was extremely moving.



    The story with Terra Prime just shows the suspicious and narrow-mindedness side of humanity that they could think that a helpless baby could doom the whole of humanity.



    The episode was extremely well written and was one of the best in ages and easy to watch, it makes me wonder why on earth, UPN is cancelling the show as this season has been the best yet and this episode is a good example to point out.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

Peter Weller

Peter Weller

John Frederick Paxton

Guest Star

Gary Graham

Gary Graham

Soval

Guest Star

Harry Groener

Harry Groener

Nathan Samuels

Guest Star

Eric Pierpoint

Eric Pierpoint

Harris

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Trivia: When Tucker went to Phlox for information on the child, Phlox initially reported the baby was a healthy girl with Trip's eyes and T'Pol ears. After Tucker and T'Pol were rescued and it was determined the child was dying, Phlox told them the reason was the Vulcan and Human DNA were not compatible. After the child's death, Tucker went to T'Pol's room to discuss the memorial service and told T'Pol that Phlox finally determined that the DNA was compatible. The process used to combine it was flawed and that a Vulcan and Human could have a child together, which left the door open for Sarek and Amanda to conceive Spock.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Archer: Up until about 100 years ago, there was one question that burned in every human, that made us study the stars and dream of traveling to them. Are we alone? Our generation is privileged to know the answer to that question. We are all explorers driven to know what's over the horizon, what's beyond our own shores. And yet the more I've experienced, the more I've learned that no matter how far we travel, or how fast we get there, the most profound discoveries are not necessarily beyond that next star. They're within us, woven into the threads that bind us, all of us, to each other. A final frontier begins in this hall. Let's explore it together.

    • T'Pol: (the first time she met her baby) Hello. I'm your mother. You're going to need a name. We'll discuss that with your father.

    • Harris: If this coalition of Archer's works, then you'll be busier than ever.
      Reed: Quite right. So I suspect this is the last time we'll ever meet.
      Harris: Always the optimist.

    • Paxton: (T'Pol has the baby in her arms when Paxton comes in) All the rocking in the world will not make that child Vulcan or human.
      T'Pol: Human and Vulcan genes produced this child, which indicates our two species have more similarities than differences.
      Paxton: Don't you realise that baby is, that baby is as much a threat to your species as it is to mine?
      T'Pol: She's not a threat.
      Paxton: That child is a cross-breed freak. How many generations before our genome is so diluted that the word human is nothing more than a footnote in some medical text? The same thing could happen to your people, or don't you care about that?
      T'Pol: Neither of our species is what it was a million years ago, nor what it'll become in the future. Life is change.
      Paxton: Change in this case means extinction, and I, for one, will not let that baby bring humanity to that point.
      T'Pol: I won't let you hurt her.
      Paxton: I won't have to.
      T'Pol: What does that mean?

    • Ambassador Thoris: There are protesters chanting outside the Andorian embassy, and they're using words that aren't in the universal translator.

    • T'Pol: (An emotional T'Pol turns to Mayweather as she's holding her daughter) She's dying!

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Odyssey 5
      Peter Weller's character is noted as having a medical condition called "Taggart's Syndrome". Taggart is the name of Weller's character in the television series Odyssey 5, which Manny Coto created and executive produced before he became executive producer for Star Trek: Enterprise.

    • Carl Sagan plaque and Mars Pathfinder on Mars
      Carl Sagan was the well known astronomer who promoted the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The Mars Pathfinder, an unmanned spacecraft, landed on the planet on July 4, 1997 for an exploration mission. The place where it landed would be renamed the "Carl Sagan Memorial Station" on July 5, 1997.

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