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Star Trek: Enterprise 3.15 FAQ

What’s it called?


Who’s responsible?

Teleplay is credited to “Odyssey 5” creator Manny Coto (“Similitude,” “Chosen Realm”).

What does TV Guide say?

“A dying alien (Thomas Kopache) refuses to disclose his motives for exploring a spatial anomaly; Trip's interest in a pretty corporal sparks a heated exchange with T'Pol; Reed quarrels with a colleague over training drills. Amanda Cole: Noa Tishby.”

The big news?

T’Pol and Trip have hot naked sex this week!

Is this a dream, a hoax, or an imaginary episode?

Nope. The chief engineer admits he likes-likes her, the chief science officer takes off every stitch she’s wearing, and the pair bone like bunnies.

How naked precisely does T’Pol become?

We essentially see nothing that’s not in the promos.

Is T’Pol in the throes of Pon Farr?

I – You know, I’m not certain. Do girls get Pon Farr?

Well, does T’Pol battle her earthling rival to the death with large Vulcan weapons that are blunt on end and sharp on the other?

No, that doesn’t happen. But there is a lot of non-phaser-related violence this week.

What else is TV Guide not telling us?

The dying alien actually does eventually spit out a few hints about what’s going on with the spheres and the anomolies and the thing and the other. And there’s a tremendous fight between Reed and the head MACO.

What’s good?

The big fight scene is amusing in its refusal to abate, and Jolene Blalock contributes the best horny Vulcan since “Amok Time.”

What’s not so good?

Aside from all the exciting sex and Reed’s foray into fight club, not much really happens. For all its entertainment value, this episode doesn’t have an idea in its head; it’s one of the emptiest installments of “Star Trek” ever produced.

How does it end, spoiler-boy?

“When the Xindi destroy Earth, my people will prevail!”

Herc’s rating for “Enterprise” 3.15?


The Hercules T. Strong Rating System:
***** better than we deserve
**** better than most motion pictures
*** actually worth your valuable time
** as horrible as most stuff on TV
* makes you quietly pray for bulletins

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