Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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After helping to repair the warp drive on board of a Xyrillian ship, Trip notices a strange bulging on his arm.


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 8 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
Julianne Christie ... Ah'Len
Christopher Darga ... Klingon Captain Vorok
Randy Oglesby ... Trena'L
Regi Davis ... Klingon First Officer
T.L. Kolman T.L. Kolman ... Alien Man (as TL Kolman)
Mike Baldridge ... Dillard
John Cragen John Cragen ... Crewman
Drew Howerton ... Steward


Enterprise is encountering all different kinds of minor malfunctions. When the crew find out the problem lies with the plasma exhaust, they discover they have a stowaway. The Xyrillians have a problem with their warp drive and by using Enterprise' warp drive they tried to recharge their teraphasic coils. Trip is sent to help fix their engine and meets up with Ah'len, one of their engineers. The two seem to be getting along very well. Trip is able to make repairs, but shortly after the Xyrillians left, he notices a strange bulging on his arm. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Release Date:

17 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?


Julianne Christie who played Ah'Len previously appeared as Dexa, a Talaxian, in Star Trek: Voyager: Homestead (2001). See more »


At 10:30, when the decompression chamber is rotating to release Tucker, the "bulkhead" behind him can clearly be seen to be made of wood that has been painted gold. See more »


[first lines]
[Archer is taking a shower when the gravity suddenly turns off leaving him floating among globules of water]
Captain Jonathan Archer: Archer to the Bridge.
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Lieutenant Reed, sir.
Captain Jonathan Archer: What the hell's going on?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: We are having a little trouble with the gravity plating on E-deck. I hope it hasn't caused you any inconvenience.
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Trip: Sexual Explorer
13 May 2017 | by Samuel-ShovelSee all my reviews

After a few poor episodes my interest was beginning to waver a bit but this episode pulled me right back in. It's got a lot of things that have made Star Trek great over the years: space jargon, encountering new species, a bit of humor, an unexpected twist.

The Xyrillians are a fun, peaceful new race with great technology. I was a little confused as to why they needed Trip to fix their ship, even though they are far more technologically advanced than the humans, but no matter. It's also fun seeing humans encounter other species for the first time, unaware of customs or even how that species' sexual intercourse works.

This was a great episode for getting some more character development for Trip and really the first great ST: Enterprise episode overall.

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