Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Dr. Emory Erickson comes aboard to supposedly conduct tests for subquantum transportation. However, he seems to have a different agenda.


David Straiton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Bill Cobbs ... Dr. Emory Erickson
Leslie Silva Leslie Silva ... Danica Erickson
Donovan C. Knowles Donovan C. Knowles ... Quinn (as Donovan Knowles)
Noel Manzano ... Burrows


Dr. Emory Erickson, the father of transporter technology and old friend of Archer's father tricks Enterprise into helping him retrieve his son, Quinn. The crew reluctantly follows Erickson's lead as he tries to re-materialize Quinn from a phantom-like state stemming from a transporter accident 15 years ago. Written by Meribor

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Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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In a bit of irony, many of the protests of the original transporter, as described by Erickson during one of the initial conversations, came true throughout Star Trek lore (psychosis, copies, etc.). See more »


In an early voice-over, the Enterprise is reported to have traveled to "The Barrens, an area of space at least 100 light years from the nearest star system." However, this means the journey from Earth (where the Enterprise picked up Emory and Danica Erickson) is at least 100 light years. In the season 3 episodes "The Expanse" and "The Xindi," it was established that a voyage of 50 light years would take approximately three months. Therefore, the Enterprise must have been traveling at least 6 months at maximum warp to reach this position. But no one on board acts like they have been traveling for at least half a year. See more »


Dr. Emory Erickson: Jonathan, look at you! I always suspected you'd be famous. Just didn't think that you'd be more famous than me!
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Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Fatality too easily forgiven
2 July 2010 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

When Dr. Emory Erickson, the inventor of Transporter technology comes aboard the Enterprise to test his latest idea which, if it works, will make it possible to transport people over inter-planetary distances Trip is keen to meet him. As the work starts however it seems as if something isn't quite right; he is insistent that only he can do the required work and won't even let Trip take a look at his notes. When they enter an empty area of space where they are due to carry out the experiment something strange happens, some sort of entity appears on board and when it comes into contact with a crewman that man dies. It soon becomes clear that the experiment was just an excuse to get Enterprise to that part of space; Dr Erickson lost his son in a transporter accident fifteen years before and he believes that because of the properties of space in that area it will be possible to rematerialise him.

After several multi-part action packed episodes this one felt a little slow. It seemed a little too obvious that the great Dr Erickson wouldn't be quite as great as everybody thought. I was a bit surprised when Captain Archer agreed to continue with Dr Erickson's plan even though he'd lied to him and it has already caused the death of one crewman. The ending wasn't quite as I expected and that is a good thing, although I won't spoil it I think the way it ended was right.

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