Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Terra Prime 

Paxton threatens to destroy Starfleet Headquarters if all aliens don't leave Earth. Enterprise must shut down the verteron array on Mars, but it is extremely well defended.


Marvin V. Rush


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 7 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Harry Groener ... Nathan Samuels
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Eric Pierpoint ... Harris
Adam Clark ... Josiah
Peter Mensah ... Daniel Greaves
Johanna Watts ... Gannet Brooks
Derek Magyar ... Cmdr. Kelby
Joel Swetow ... Andorian Ambassador Thoris




With T'Pol and Trip hostage, John Frederick Paxton demands that all aliens leave the solar system or else he will destroy Starfleet Headquarters. With that warning and the clock counting, Starfleet orders Archer and the Enterprise to Mars to take out the weapon threatening Earth. Meanwhile, the cloned baby of T'Pol and Trip is getting sicker and time is running out for her as well. Imprisoned, Gannet Brooks reveals to Travis that she is a secret member of Starfleet Intelligence. She has been assigned to find a Terra Prime operative working undercover on the Enterprise. With the clock ticking, the future of the planned Federation lies in the balance. Written by timdalton007

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The scene in which Trip is trapped in a small room in Paxton's ship and must use only a rudimentary tool to escape is very reminiscent of MacGyver (1985). In fact, the music that accompanies this scene is similar to music used in MacGyver (1985); in any case, it's definitely different from any other normal musical cue heard in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). See more »


When an engineer in engineering reports back to the bridge, an insect can be seen flying past the lamp. See more »


Captain Jonathan Archer: [speaking to the alien delegates] Up until about a hundred 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 ...
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References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »


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"Your not only a terrorist, you're a hypocrite."
22 August 2018 | by sugarmountainfSee all my reviews

The "Terra Prime" episodes are a fitting, prescient, concluding commentary on American society from 2008-2020. The Terra Prime organization is a glove-like fit to the current Marxist Party of Hate that fosters an apocalyptic revulsion of conservative Americans. While the Terra Prime people use weapons of mass destruction to achieve their xenophobic goals, the Party of Hate uses its Brownshirt thugs to attack patriots and destroy American culture by burning books, shutting down free speech, and destroying monuments. "War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength," shout the Brownshirt terrorist hypocrites! "We've seen what humans can be at their worst," says Nathan Samuels.

Beginning with TOS, the writers tried to comment on social issues, and by accident they nailed it in this two-parter. It even contains the mandatory white-woman-lusting-after-a-black-man. (It's never a black woman desiring a white man.)

Even so, I believe this Star Trek franchise series has the most dislikable crew of all of them. Yeah, McCoy was irritating with his whining, but Enterprise has an arrogant, narcissistic, hot-tempered jock for a captain; a hot-tempered good 'ol Floda boy for a chief engineer, a whiney communications officer, and a seedy, whiney British tactical officer.

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