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Star trek: Enterprise 2.01a - Shockwave II

Date: February 2152 & around 3000
Threat advisory: Under evaluation

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Silik (John Fleck) and his Suliban soldiers board Enterprise to search the ship for Captain Archer, who T'Pol (Jolene Blalock) insists disappeared when he left to give himself up. Meanwhile, Archer (Scott Bakula) is stuck in the 31st century with Daniels (Matt Winston), trying to determine why his removal from the 22nd century led to the devastation they are witnessing. Daniels is stunned to discover that a monument commemorating an organisation called the "Federation" was never buiLieutenant The two find a dilapidated old library and begin searching for answers there. On Enterprise, the Suliban re-take the data disks stolen from them earlier showing they were the ones responsible for the catastrophe on Paraagan II. They also detect a temporal signature on board which proves T'Pol was not lying after all about Archer, so rather than killing the crew, Silik confines them to quarters and commandeers the ship. Meanwhile on Earth, Ambassador Soval (Gary Graham) is incensed that Enterprise has failed to follow instructions ending its mission, and tells Admiral Forrest he has no choice but to send the Vulcan ship D'kyr in pursuit.

Having docked Enterprise with a Suliban helix, Silik refuses to destroy it until he can contact his leader from the future for new instructions - because the temporal signature on Enterprise changes the whole scenario. Failing that, he prepares to interrogate T'Pol. In the 31st century library, Daniels reveals in vague terms that Archer was to have played a key role in the eventual formation of the "Federation," and he realises that by removing him from his time, Daniels caused exactly what he was trying to prevent. Therefore Archer must be returned, but since all the time-portal equipment is gone, Daniels devises a plan that involves using parts from the captain's communicator and scanner. Silik drugs T'Pol and questions her about Archer, but though all her answers are truthful, they are of no help. Meanwhile the rest of the quarantined crew finds a way to communicate with each other through the door coms, and they begin plotting against the Suliban. A wobbly T'Pol is returned to her quarters, and while she tries to recuperate from the brutal interrogation she witnesses a blurry visual communication from Archer - he is calling from the future, and he has instructions.

Now that the crew is surreptitiously talking to each other, T'Pol informs them of Archer's message and they set out to execute a scheme to get by the Suliban and retrieve a piece of futuristic equipment from Daniels' former quarters on the ship. Lieutenant Reed (Dominic Keating) finds the device in a dimensional "hole" in the wall, but he is immediately captured by the Suliban and beaten for information. Reed tells Silik that he doesn't know what the device does, but was instructed by Archer, before he left, to hide it so Silik wouldn't find it and use it "to contact someone". This leads Silik to believe the device will help him get in touch with his leader. As Silik returns to his temporal chamber on the helix with the device, Trip Tucker and T'Pol take back control of Engineering and set into motion an apparent reactor breach. Hearing the news of the impending explosion, Silik orders the Suliban forces to evacuate the ship and tow Enterprise away from the helix. They do so, and the Suliban cellships clear out as it appears Enterprise is about to blow up. But then the starship jumps to warp - it was all a fake pyrotechnic display. But the Suliban are quickly on to them and pursue. Meanwhile Silik is trying to tune the futuristic device and contact his boss. A figure slowly takes shape in a column of light, but then to Silik's surprise the figure leaps out and tackles him - it's Captain Archer!

Holding a weapon to Silik's temple, Archer demands the data disks back and takes him hostage as he leaves the temporal chamber, destroying the futuristic device on the way. Meanwhile Enterprise is engaged in a fire-fight with dozens of Suliban cellships, and just when it seems defeat is imminent, the Suliban suddenly stand down and peel away. One final cellship approaches - manned by Archer, back from the future, with an unconscious Silik in tow.

After rendezvousing with the D'kyr, Archer presents the evidence regarding the Paraagan tragedy, and Enterprise is vindicated. Despite that, Soval announces his intention to recommend the recall of Enterprise based on its "reckless" first year in space. Archer finds himself pleading for reconsideration, but then T'Pol steps in and points out in an almost impassioned speech that Vulcans were once very much like the humans now. Apparently she put it over the top, as the decision is made that the Enterprise mission will continue.

Persons of interest

  • Scott Bakula .... Captain Jonathan Archer
  • Connor Trinneer .... Chief Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III
  • Jolene Blalock .... Sub-Commander T'Pol
  • Dominic Keating .... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
  • Anthony Montgomery .... Ensign Travis Mayweather
  • Linda Park .... Ensign Hoshi Sato
  • John Billingsley .... Doctor Phlox
  • John Fleck .... Silik
  • Matt Winston .... Daniels
  • Vaughn Armstrong .... Admiral Forrest
  • Gary Graham .... Ambassador Soval
  • Keith Allan .... Raan
  • Jim Fitzpatrick .... Commander Williams
  • Michael Kosik .... Suliban Soldier
  • Rick Berman .... Screenwriter
  • Brannon Braga .... Screenwriter
  • Allan Kroeker .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

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Security censorship classification

PG (Low level violence, low level coarse language)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental and retail: Undated 2005 - Box set

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