Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Fight or Flight 

Captain Archer wants to convert curiosity into deeds and decides to enter a ship floating in space. Hoshi has trouble adjusting to life on Enterprise.


Allan Kroeker


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Jeff Ricketts ... Alien Captain (as Jeff Rickets)
Efrain Figueroa ... Translator Voice (voice)


Enterprise is in a region of space with no inhabited worlds and so there's not much exploring to do. Lieutenant Reed is trying to align the targeting scanners with ensign Mayweather and doctor Phlox is taking care of a slug that Ensign Hoshi took aboard, but isn't faring too well. Then Enterprise stumbles upon a ship adrift in space. T'Pol and captain Archer discuss if the crew should enter the ship to provide assistance if needed, but Archer and mankind's curiosity wins. The captain decides to take Reed and Hoshi with him. Hoshi however is having trouble adjusting to the life on the ship. Earlier she complained about her quarters not being on the port side and this time she tells Archer that she'd rather help from him the bridge because she's claustrophobic. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Release Date:

3 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jeff Ricketts (Axanar Captain) also played Keval in Star Trek: Enterprise: The Andorian Incident (2001). See more »


When the Enterprise crew re-board the Axanar ship to figure out the language, Hoshi says it sounds 'bimodal'. Bimodal bilingualism refers to an individual or community's bilingual competency in at least one oral language and at least one sign language - oral and sign so for any language to 'sound bimodal' is impossible. See more »


[first lines]
[Hoshi is trying to animate a slug-like creature, tutting]
Dr. Phlox: I didn't realize you spoke slug.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Desert Crossing (2002) See more »


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Will someone just slap Hoshi?!
16 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is not a particularly great episode because it mostly focuses on Hoshi--and she is a particularly weak and hard to like character. Having her being a bit uncertain would have worked but having her being THAT indecisive and filled with neuroses was NOT a good thing at all. At every turn, she's annoying the audience with her stupid fears. One minute she's afraid she'll be space sick, another she's upset her cabin faces the wrong direction, another she's worried about going into a confined space and another she's worried about her linguistic skills during a first contact. I felt like yelling 'man up' or something like it during so much of the show. On a planet with billions of people, couldn't they have come up with someone more qualified, less stupid and more capable than this mess of a woman?! Plus, I am sure a lot of women cringed to see such a weak female leading character and she's nothing like any of the much more capable and less annoying guys!

The purpose of the episode is to show Hoshi evolving very quickly (and a bit TOO quickly) to become more confident on the ship. While an interesting episode in most ways, she isn't. Perhaps she'll get better--I'll have to revisit this in future episodes.

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