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|First Aired :
||16 Oct 2002
||Brannon Braga, Rick Berman
|Guest Cast :
||There seems to be an oddly high level of compatibility in spare parts in the Trek universe. For instance, here Enterprise is trying to buy a new plasma injector for its warp drive. There's no indication that they have given the Kreetassians a set of plans to build a new unit from, they seem to be just buying an off the shelf unit. It seems incredibly unlikely that the Kreetassian plasma injectors would just happen to fit Enterprise - it's like taking your car to China, buying a spare carburetor at random from a shop, and expecting it to fit into your engine.
|Worst Moment :
||Archer is badly out of character for this whole episode. He's never shy about getting angry, but he never loses control of himself to the extent of ranting at subordinates like he does in this episode. And where did the whole T'Pol thing come from? We've seen hints that Trip and Reed might have some attraction for her. But never Archer. But the single worst moment was the decontamination room scene. I'm getting really sick of this thing as an excuse to show the actors in their underwear. This one was so silly that it was actually hard to watch.
|Body Count :
||Longtimer Vaughn Armstrong chalks up yet another Trek role...
This episode is a nominee for the DITL "Worst of Trek" award.
When Porthos falls ill after a visit to the Kretassian home world, Archer spends a night in sickbay watching over him.