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Star trek: Enterprise 3.06a - Carpenter Street

Date: 2153 and 2004
Threat advisory: Under evaluation

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Archer (Scott Bakula) receives a surprise visit from Daniels (Matt Winston), the mysterious time travelling operative who has aided him in the past. Daniels tells Archer that three Xindi-Reptilians have somehow travelled back in time 150 years to Detroit, Michigan USA. He wants to send Archer and T'Pol (Jolene Blalock) back in time to investigate. He also gives Archer temporal tags to bring back anything that doesn't belong in the 21st century. After disguising them in clothing from the proper time period, Archer and T'Pol successfully travel 150 years in the past, arriving at night on a Detroit City street.

Using a hand scanner, they find a car to use and take cash from an ATM. T'Pol uses her scanner to search for Xindi bio-signs, and the duo winds up at an abandoned factory on Carpenter Street. T'Pol also notes that there are several humans in the building. T'Pol and Archer search the area and detect a neutronic power source. They also observe a man, Loomis (Leland Orser), arriving. When he emerges from the building, Archer and T'Pol follow him to his apartment and apprehend him.

Loomis assumes they are police officers, so they question him and manage to learn more about the Xindi operation. Loomis is a blood bank worker who has been procuring human victims for the Xindi, one for each blood type. He renders them unconscious and delivers them for a fee. He has no idea as to the exact nature of his "employers", though, as they always appear in the shadows. Loomis tells them that he has delivered six of the eight blood types and only needs two more: B-negative and AB-positive. Hearing this, Archer devises a plan - he will pose as the B-negative victim. Loomis agrees, thinking that T'Pol and Archer will cut him a deal for helping them.

Loomis takes Archer - who is pretending to be unconscious - to the factory. Once the Xindi take his blood and leave him alone, he explores the operation and contacts T'Pol with his findings. Their worst suspicions are confirmed: the Xindi appear to be constructing some kind of bio-weapon using the human blood samples. Apparently, they have travelled through time to use the past as a hiding place for the weapon. Archer considers taking out their bio-reactor, but realises that if he does, he will spread the virus out into the city. T'Pol suggests he try finding and destroying their temporal beacon, to prevent them from returning to the future. Archer succeeds in locating and taking out the temporal beacon and kills one of the Xindi. The other two escape, taking a canister of the deadly virus with them.

Meanwhile, T'Pol subdues Loomis after he spots the Reptilians and tries to attack her. Archer takes down one of the Xindi, and he and T'Pol chase the remaining Reptilian to the rooftops. A fire fight ensues, but Archer manages to corner the Xindi just in time and stops him from releasing the virus. Archer and T'Pol then use the temporal tags to take the three Xindi bodies and the Xindi equipment back to Enterprise.

Back in Detroit, Loomis awakes to find himself being arrested by the police, who have connected him to the six unconscious bodies in the abandoned factory. Loomis tries to explain about the "lizard people" and their "ray-guns," but to no avail.

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
  • Matt Winston .... Daniels
  • Leland Orser .... Loomis
  • Michael Childers .... Strode
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan .... Xindi-Reptilian #1
  • Tom Morga .... Xindi-Reptilian #2
  • Erin Cummings .... Prostitute #1
  • Donna DuPlantier .... Prostitute #2
  • Billy Mayo .... Cop #1
  • Dan Warner .... Cop #2
  • Rick Berman .... Screenwriter
  • Brannon Braga .... Screenwriter
  • Mike Vejar .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report


Security censorship classification

M (Moderate violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental and retail: 15 September 2005 - Box set

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