Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 3 Episode 8


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 05, 2003 on UPN



  • Trivia

    • Though erased when the timeline is restarted, T'Pol becomes Starfleet's first Vulcan captain.

    • T'Pol and Archer have settled on Ceti Alpha V, the same planet Captain Kirk strands Khan Noonien Singh after his failed takeover of the Enterprise in The Original Series.

    • As part of the alternate timeline of this episode, the completed Xindi super-weapon is shown destroying Earth.

    • Nitpick: As with many time-travel type stories, this episode creates a temporal paradox. If, when Phlox destroys the clusters of parasites, they cease to exist even in the past, it would stand to reason that Phlox should no longer have had any parasites to destroy.

    • Nitpick: The Hippocampus, which is responsible for holding short-term memories, is only capable of holding these memories for a few minutes. As such, if Archer is no longer capable of creating new long-term memories, he should only be able to remember things for a few minutes, not a few hours.

  • Quotes

    • Archer: (Archer and T'Pol find out the bridge is destroyed. T'Pol calls Phlox and tells him they are going to continue the procedure) We don't have time to worry about parasites right now!
      T'Pol: That's not necessarily true; come with me, I'll explain.

    • T'Pol: In the corridor, when the anomaly hit, I urged you to leave me behind. If you had, it's likely I'd be the one suffering from this condition.
      Archer: Fortunately, I don't take orders from you.

    • Soval: If you return with me now, the High Command is prepared to reinstate your rank.
      T'Pol: I won't leave them.
      Soval: Them or him?

    • T'Pol: We located the facility where the Xindi constructed the probe, but it had already been deployed.
      Archer: Earth?
      T'Pol: Destroyed.

    • Soval: You owe the humans nothing. They chose to leave Earth before they were ready. If they'd accepted our counsel, this tragedy would've been avoided.
      T'Pol: We could've saved them.
      Soval: How?
      T'Pol: We held back their warp program for one hundred years, a policy which you supported. If we would've helped them develop faster ships, better defenses...
      Soval: Your emotional attachment to Archer is clouding your logic.

    • Phlox: How do you feel?
      Archer: Like a shuttle pod landed on my head.

    • Soval: That uniform doesn't suit you, Captain.
      T'Pol: I doubt you traveled all this way to criticize my attire.

    • Trip: What in world were you thinking when you rammed that ship?
      T'Pol: I chose the logical course of action.
      Trip: Since the captain got sick, this mission's taken one wrong turn after another.

    • T'Pol: The Xindi?
      Reed: We've taken nine prisoners, but the brig was only designed for two. I'm not sure what to do with the others.
      Trip: Blow 'em out the airlock.

  • Notes

    • This episode was chosen as the best Enterprise episode in a Viewer's Choice poll conducted by UPN. It was re-aired April 8, 2005.

    • Jerry Fleck (one of the series' First Assistant Directors) passed away during production. Production was halted for a day as a result. An earlier episode of the season ("Extinction") is dedicated to him.

  • Allusions

    • Battlestar Galactica

      Enterprise leading a "rag-tag" fleet after the destruction of Earth is an homage to Battlestar Galactica. Writer Mike Sussman had read a copy of the pilot script for the re-imagined series prior to writing this episode.