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Star trek: Enterprise 3.06b - Chosen Realm

Date: November 2153
Threat advisory: Under evaluation

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After coming to the aid of a crippled alien vessel, Captain Archer (Scott Bakula) brings the ship's crew on-board Enterprise for medical attention. The aliens are a deeply religious people known as the Triannons, and Archer invites their leader, D'Jamat (Conor O'Farrell), to dinner. D'Jamat explains that the Triannons regard the Delphic Expanse as the "Chosen Realm" and the mysterious spheres are sacred objects created by god-like beings known as the "Makers." The spatial anomalies, D'Jamat says, are merely "the Makers' breath".

The Triannons' presence seems fairly benign - until D'Jamat approaches Archer and reveals that Enterprise is about to embark on a "glorious mission." D'Jamat explains that his crewmen have taken up positions throughout Enterprise and that their bodies are armed with organic explosives. With a single command, D'Jamat orders one of his minions to detonate his explosive. In doing so, the Triannon sacrifices his life, damages part of the ship and kills one of Enterprise's crewmen. D'Jamat tells Archer that two of his men are positioned next to the ship's warp reactor - the Triannons are hijacking the ship and plan on taking it back to their homeworld. Once there, D'Jamat will use Enterprise's weapons to attack the group of "heretics" that his sect has been fighting for a century.

The situation is dire, but it's about to get even worse: after reviewing Enterprise's records, D'Jamat realises that Archer and the crew have committed acts of "desecration" by flying through the cloaking barriers of several spheres. In addition to wiping out all of Enterprise's research on the spheres, D'Jamat insists that Archer select one crewmember to be put to death. Sensing an opportunity, Archer selects himself, but insists that D'Jamat execute him in the customary way - via the transporter. Now that the Triannons believe Archer is dead, the captain is able to counter their attack. He disrupts the ship's power and covertly contacts Phlox (John Billingsley), who formulates an airborne agent that will neutralize the Triannons' organic explosives. Archer also manages to get through to one of D'Jamat's men, Yarrick (Vince Grant). Yarrick's wife is expecting a baby and Yarrick has come to realise that going along with D'Jamat's plan means sentencing both his wife and future child to death. Yarrick agrees to help Archer, and the duo manages to assist Phlox in delivering the explosive-neutralizing agent.

Meanwhile, a convoy of Triannon vessels commanded by D'Jamat's enemies approach Enterprise, poised to attack. As D'Jamat engages the ships in battle, Archer locates Reed (Dominic Keating) and the MACOs and prepares to re-take the ship. Archer and his team manage to overpower the Triannons in Engineering, and Archer reroutes command functions and takes the ship's weapons off-line. Archer contacts D'Jamat on the Bridge and demands that the Triannons stand down. Even though their organic explosives have been neutralised, D'Jamat is not ready to surrender. As the situation grows more volatile, Reed and the MACOs storm the Bridge and defeat the Triannons in a fire-fight. Archer rushes to the Bridge and asks D'Jamat's enemies to end their attack. Once they see that D'Jamat has been defeated, they move off.

Later, Archer takes D'Jamat and his followers back to Triannon. Sadly, they are in for a devastating sight. Though D'Jamat truly believed that his plan would bring peace to his homeworld, it appears that war has already taken its toll. The fighting has decimated both sides, destroying all major cities and leaving millions dead.

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
  • Vince Grant .... Yarrick
  • Tayler Sheridan .... Jareb
  • Lindsey Stoddart .... Indava
  • David Youse .... Nalbis
  • Gregory Wagrowski .... Ceris
  • Matt Huhn .... Triannon
  • Kim Fitzgerald .... Crewman
  • Conor O'Farrell .... D'Jamat
  • Manny Coto .... Screenwriter
  • Roxann Dawson .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

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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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