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.
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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!
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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