ST : Enterprise 04x15


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91. Affliction (1) gs: Ada Maris (Captain Erika Hernandez) John Schuck (Antaak) James Avery (General K'Vagh) Eric Pierpoint (Harris) Terrell Tilford (Marab) Kate McNeil (Lt. Collins) Seth MacFarlane (Ensign Rivers) Marc Worden (Klingon Prisoner) Brad Greenquist (Alien #1) Derek Magyar (Kelby)
While Enterprise visits Earth for the launch of Columbia, Phlox is kidnapped and forced to help the Klingons deal with a grave threat toward their species.

b: 18-Feb-2005 w: Mike Sussman s: Manny Coto d: Michael Grossman
NOTE: Explains why Klingons look different during Captain Kirk's day than all the times after and before.

Features the first on-screen appearance of the Rigelians.
Marc Worden was the last actor to play Worf's son, Alexander.
Part one of a two-part arc.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane (who had a brief cameo in "The Forgotten") makes another appearance as an engineer on the Columbia.
The Columbia, NX-02, will be featured in this two-part episode.
James Avery is best known for his role as Philip Banks, the uncle of Will Smith's character in The Fresh Prince.
John Schuck previously played another Klingon, the unnamed Klingon Ambassador in both Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He also played Legate Parn in the DS9 episode "The Maquis, Part II" and a member of the alien Chorus in the Voyager episode "Muse".

having just watched this episode, it's hard to see how anyone watching it would not want to tune into the next epiosde. considering the network is going to cut this series, maybe they should be forced to sit down and watch this episode.

genetic engineering, viruses, conflicting loyalty including possible dishonour and treason, combat in space and boarding parties, ambushes and kidnapping, name dropping of crucial characters within the storyline in the universe it's set in.

all wrapped together very well. there have admittedly been some episodes recently where the storylines did not run fluidly, however this episode is an excellent example of why the show costs so much per episode to create.

6 more episodes to go? and we count down to the loss of yet another scifi series the community looks forward to watching each week.