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In a holodeck simulation aboard the ''Enterprise''-D, Commander Riker gains an insight into life aboard the ''Enterprise'' (NX-01), shortly before the starship was decommissioned.
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In hopes of receiving some help before making a difficult personal decision, Commander William T. Riker of the ''Enterprise''-D observes a holodeck simulation of the final mission of the original starship ''Enterprise'', as commanded by Jonathan Archer, in the days immediately preceding the birth of the Federation over two centuries earlier. '''(Series Finale)'''
   
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
 
===Teaser===
 
===Teaser===
In [[2161]], [[Ensign]]s [[Travis Mayweather]] and [[Hoshi Sato]] are on the [[bridge]] of the [[NX class]] spacecraft [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']], discussing Hoshi's plans for her future. From a column near the [[helm]], [[Lieutenant]] [[Malcolm Reed]] approaches and asks if [[Captain]] [[Jonathan Archer|Archer]] is required to give a speech at an upcoming ceremony - the signing of a charter between the members of an interstellar [[alliance]]. [[Commander]] [[T'Pol]], seated at the [[science station]], states that Archer is currently busy writing his speech. With a [[PADD|padd]] in his hand, the Captain enters the bridge from his [[Captain's Ready Room|ready room]]. He asks Ensign Sato how to pronounce the name of the [[Tellarite]] liberator, who he calls "Challash" and she corrects him that the name is pronounced "[[Shallash]]". When Archer comments that his speech always reads like he's trying to take all the credit, Hoshi compares the situation to [[Zefram Cochrane]] denying responsibility for the invention of [[warp drive]]. ''Enterprise'' recieves a message from [[Admiral]] [[Douglas]], who requests Archer's approval of the protocols for the [[starship]]'s decommissioning. Archer agrees to give the admiral whatever he needs after the ceremony.
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[[File:William T. Riker as ensign aboard Enterprise (NX-01).jpg|thumb|Riker at the engineering station of the ''NX''-class ''Enterprise'']]
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In [[2161]], the [[bridge officer]]s of the {{class|NX}} spacecraft [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']] have a casual discussion on the [[bridge]] of their ship, [[Captain]] [[Jonathan Archer|Archer]] exiting from his [[Captain's ready room|ready room]] midway through the conversation. The [[officer]]s mention both an upcoming ceremony &ndash; the signing of [[Federation Charter|a charter]] between the members of an interstellar [[alliance]], for which Archer is busy writing a speech &ndash; and the similarly imminent decommissioning of ''Enterprise'', which Archer intends to postpone until after the charter has been signed.
   
[[Image:William T. Riker as ensign aboard Enterprise (NX-01).jpg|thumb|200px|The bearded ensign, W. Riker.]]
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Following a vocal command that signals all [[senior officer]]s to report to the bridge, a bearded [[William T. Riker]] &ndash; having been quietly sitting at ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[engineering station]], dressed as a [[22nd century]] [[Starfleet]] [[ensign]] of the [[command division]] &ndash; states a directive for a computer to "freeze program"; the environment of ''Enterprise''{{'}}s bridge and the other [[officer]]s therein are actually [[hologram]]s, and Riker's instruction was to the computer of the real ship he is aboard. After Riker saves and ends the simulation, the resultant change in his surroundings and [[Starfleet uniform|uniform]] reveal he is, in fact, serving as a [[Commander]] and is in the [[holodeck]] of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}}, which he promptly exits.
When a voice emanating from an intercom requests all senior officers to report to the bridge, a bearded ensign at the engineering station orders a [[computer]] to "freeze program". Archer and his [[crew]] freeze in place and the engineering officer orders the computer to save and end the program. As the man rises, his surroundings disappear to reveal a [[hologrid]] and an [[arch|exit]] appears. Even the man's [[22nd century]] [[Starfleet uniform]] morphs into that of a [[24th century]] officer. With the [[hologram|holographic]] simulation saved, Commander [[William T. Riker]] leaves the [[holodeck]] to attend to his duties as [[first officer]] of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|USS ''Enterprise''-D]].
 
   
 
===Act One===
 
===Act One===
:''First officer's [[log entry|personal log]], [[stardate]] [[47 references|47]]457.1. With the unexpected arrival of Admiral [[Erik Pressman|Pressman]], my old [[commanding officer|C.O.]], I find myself in an awkward position. [[Counselor]] [[Deanna Troi|Troi]] has suggested I might get a few insights by calling up an [[history|historic]] [[holoprogram]].''
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:''"First officer's [[log entry|personal log]], [[stardate]] [[2370|47457.1]]. With the unexpected arrival of [[Admiral]] [[Erik Pressman|Pressman]], my old [[CO]], I find myself in an awkward position. [[Counselor]] [[Deanna Troi|Troi]] has suggested I might get a few insights by calling up an [[history|historic]] [[holoprogram]]."''
   
In reality, the year is [[2370]]. Aboard the ''Enterprise''-D, Commander Riker and [[Betazoid]] Counselor Deanna Troi are seated at a table in the [[Ten Forward]] lounge. They discuss Riker's personal dilemma, although the first officer reveals that his situation is highly classified. Troi asks about the holoprogram she recommended that details the final mission of the [[Starfleet (Earth)|Earth Starfleet]] ''Enterprise''. Riker answers that he has gained no insight from the program, but admits he has gone back a few days prior to the final mission to get a better perspective. He states he is unsure how the program will help him, but Troi sarcastically assures him that it will. Riker smiles as he takes a sip of his [[foods and beverages|beverage]].
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On board the ''Enterprise''-D, Riker is seated with Counselor Deanna Troi in the [[Ten Forward]] lounge. He is reluctant to speak about his personal dilemma, as it is highly classified. When Troi asks about the holoprogram she recommended, Riker admits he is unsure how the simulation will help him but the counselor sarcastically implies a reassurance that it will, to which Riker smiles.
   
Later, the two officers walk through a corridor aboard the starship. Riker states his surprise that Reed was shorter than he had imagined, explaining that he just expects famous people to be larger-than-life. Deanna suggests that he may want to skip ahead to the scene where an [[Andorian]] contacts ''Enterprise'', as she believes the program becomes more interesting after that point. She also advises Riker to take over the ship's [[galley]], having read that many officers aboard the NX class starship confided in the vessel's [[chef]]. The first officer agrees to try Deanna's suggestion and offers to keep Troi informed of his progress. The counselor accepts Riker's proposal before he steps into a holodeck. Troi continues through the corridor and enters a [[turbolift]].
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While later walking through a corridor, they continue to discuss the holoprogram, Troi advising Riker to skip ahead to when an [[Andorian]] contacts ''Enterprise'' and suggesting that he assume the sociable role of the vessel's [[chef]]. Riker agrees to remember Troi's advice. Arranging to have supper together, the pair depart, Riker stepping into a holodeck while Troi proceeds to a [[turbolift]].
   
[[Image:Shran contacts Jonathan Archer.jpg|thumb|200px|For the first time in three years, Shran contacts Captain Archer.]]
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[[File:Shran contacts Jonathan Archer.jpg|thumb|left|For the first time in three years, Shran contacts Captain Archer]]
On the simulated bridge of the NX class ''Enterprise'', Archer reacts surprised when his Andorian ally, [[Shran]], contacts the ship. Shran was believed to have died three years earlier, but he explains that it was necessary for certain individuals, including Archer, to believe he was dead. The Andorian attempts to persuade Archer to help him. Although the captain agrees that he owes Shran a favor, as the Andorian assisted in the destruction of the [[Xindi]] [[Xindi superweapon|superweapon]], Archer fears that he may miss the upcoming ceremony in three days. Shran angrily shouts that his former associates have kidnapped his daughter, a child that the Andorian had with [[Jhamel]] - the [[Aenar]] female he first met during the [[Babel Crisis]]. He also states that his plan would only take a few hours and requests permission to come aboard ''Enterprise'', so that he can explain the circumstances of his daughter's abduction in greater detail. Archer agrees to rendezvous with Shran's [[shuttle]]. Riker then orders the computer to freeze the program, advance to one hour ahead and to switch to [[objective mode]], removing his presence from the characters' awareness. The holograms change positions and become animated as the computer complies with Riker's orders. The commander leaves the engineering station and heads toward the door to the Captain's Ready Room.
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On the simulated ''Enterprise'' bridge, Archer is shocked when [[Thy'lek Shran|Shran]] signals the ship, as the Andorian was believed to have died three years earlier. He says certain people, including Archer, had to think he was dead and appeals for Archer to repay a favor. As Riker watches from the engineering station, Archer wordily refuses to aid Shran, due to the closeness of the ceremony date, until the Andorian reveals that former associates of his have abducted his daughter. After Archer agrees to rendezvous with Shran, Riker freezes the program, advances it by an hour and switches it to [[objective mode]]. Passing through a door, he heads into the captain's ready room. There, Shran complains to the captain about his predicament, implying that the reason he faked his own death was due to the disreputableness of his former allies, who mistakenly believe he has stolen something of theirs and who have taken his daughter to [[Rigel X]], a trading [[outpost]] with which Archer is familiar. Shran appeals for help with his daughter's recovery.
   
In the Ready Room, Archer and Shran are discussing the Andorian's predicament when Riker passes through the holographic door. As the commander listens, Shran explains that he left the [[Andorian Imperial Guard]] despite being declared a hero because staying with the Guard would have put his wife and daughter at risk. Shran tells Archer that, after leaving the Guard, the Andorian became involved with some disreputable individuals, who ultimately blamed him for taking one of their valuable possessions. Shran adds that faking his own death allowed him to "disappear" with his family for three years without incident. However, the Andorian's former associates became aware of this fact six months ago, forcing him and his family to flee. One week ago, they crept into Shran's house in the middle of the night while he was asleep and abducted his daughter. According to Shran, the kidnappers have threatened to kill the girl unless he returns their valuable item, but the Andorian swears that he is not guilty of the theft. Shran explains that he has managed to determine the location of his daughter's kidnappers - a trading [[outpost]] on the [[planet]] [[Rigel X]], the first place that ''Enterprise'' visited following the starship's launch. The Andorian claims that he can outwit his former associates, having done it before, but that he will need the captain's assistance to succeed. Shran makes a final plea for Archer to help him rescue his daughter.
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In the captain's quarters, Riker witnesses Commander [[T'Pol]] object to the possibility of aiding Shran. Archer retorts to her objections, reminding T'Pol that Shran helped him gain access to the [[Xindi superweapon]] and that she has never trusted Andorians. Ultimately, T'Pol relents. Archer asks her to visit the [[galley]] as the ship's chef is about to prepare the crew's final meal. After T'Pol exits, Archer assures [[Porthos]] that the chef has promised at least six varieties of [[cheese]].
   
[[Image:Jonathan Archer and TPol discuss Shran.jpg|thumb|200px|Archer and T'Pol discuss Shran.]]
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[[File:TPol and William T. Riker.jpg|thumb|As the chef of the ''NX''-class ''Enterprise'', Riker talks with T'Pol]]
Later, Riker witnesses a discussion between Archer and T'Pol in the Captain's [[quarters]]. T'Pol advises Archer not to trust Shran and reminds the captain that ''Enterprise'' must not be late for the ceremony. Archer notes that the Vulcan has never trusted any Andorians and recalls the debt he owes to Shran. Archer feels that he should repay his debt to the Andorian as their relationship is based on friendship and loyalty, the same characteristics that the forthcoming alliance between [[Humans]] and aliens will also be based on. The captain reminds T'Pol that he didn't trust her when they first met [[2151|ten years ago]], but she eventually helped him to see past his prejudice and distrust. Now, a decade later, Archer is asking her to trust him and try to understand the fact that he won't ignore Shran's appeal for help. The Vulcan reluctantly agrees to try. Before T'Pol leaves, Archer asks her to visit the galley, since Chef is planning on cooking one last meal for the crew, and wants to know the officers' favorite food. After she leaves, Archer assures his pet [[dog|beagle]], [[Porthos]], that Chef has promised six kinds of [[cheese]] for the canine's enjoyment.
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[[File:Riker kissing T'Pol.jpg|thumb|left|"''Thanks.''"]]
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Posing as ''Enterprise''{{'}}s chef, Riker has a lengthy conversation with T'Pol, who is unenthusiastic about both selecting a dish &ndash; although Riker has already begun to make [[plomeek soup|plomeek broth]] for her &ndash; and the ship's detour. Riker defends Archer's decision to help Shran, assuring T'Pol that the vessel likely won't miss the ceremony. In response to Riker inquiring if she misses [[Charles Tucker III|"Trip" Tucker]], T'Pol is at first unforthcoming, saying that their intimate relationship has been over for six years, but eventually remarks that &ndash; as a Vulcan &ndash; she does not miss people. She and Riker discuss Trip's loyal relationship with Archer. T'Pol admits that, during her service aboard ''Enterprise'', she has come to embrace the Human crew's illogical favorance for instincts over automatic compliance with orders, an insight for which Riker is grateful; freezing the program, he kisses T'Pol on the cheek and thanks her.
Now in ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s galley, Riker has switched the the program back to [[subjective mode]], allowing him to interact with the characters, and has assumed the role of Chef. T'Pol has arrived and they discuss the meals that Riker is working on. The Vulcan states that she doesn't require a special meal, although "Chef Riker" enthusiastically insists, as he has already begun working on the [[plomeek broth]]. Chef tells her he has heard a "rumor" that he may have to cook some [[Andorian cabbage soup]], implying that the meal is for Shran. T'Pol worries that too much time may have been lost by obtaining the Andorian's [[shuttlecraft]], and by now continuing to the [[Rigel system]]. When "Chef Riker" informs T'Pol that Shran's child is in danger, the Vulcan comments that Riker is extremely well-informed of the events aboard the starship. Riker tells T'Pol that she should have expected Archer to help Shran, as the captain is a compassionate man. T'Pol comments that Archer's "compassion" has gotten himself and his crew in trouble on numerous occasions, and expresses fear that the crew may miss the ceremony. Riker advises her not to worry, aware of Archer's role in the historic ceremony.
 
 
[[Image:TPol and William T. Riker.jpg|thumb|200px|As the Chef of the NX class ''Enterprise'', Riker talks with T'Pol.]]
 
"Chef Riker" hands the Vulcan a mug filled with [[tea]] and tells her that [[Phlox]] has given him an [[Edosian suckerfish]]. The creature looks like a [[catfish]] and Riker hopes that the two kinds of [[fish]] will also taste like each other, as Commander [[Charles Tucker III|Tucker]] loves to eat catfish. When Riker asks T'Pol if she ever misses Trip, the Vulcan [[logic]]ally states that she spent that morning recalibrating the [[plasma relay]] with the engineer. Eventually, T'Pol realizes that Chef is referring to their past romantic involvement. She replies that, as a Vulcan, she does not "miss" people. When asked if Tucker is as concerned about missing the ceremony as she is, T'Pol answers that Trip rarely questions the Captain's decisions because he trusts Archer. As she begins assisting Chef in peeling [[vegetable|carrots]], T'Pol reveals that, before she was assigned to ''Enterprise'', her most important concern was following orders. During the time she has spent with Humans, however, she has learned to embrace the illogical human discipline of following one's own instincts. Grateful for the Vulcan's advice, Riker orders the computer to freeze the program. He then kisses T'Pol on the cheek and thanks her.
 
   
 
===Act Two===
 
===Act Two===
Later, in the [[observation lounge|conference lounge]] of the ''Enterprise''-D, Riker uses a wall viewer to search through the crew manifest of the doomed [[USS Pegasus|USS ''Pegasus'']]. Under the command of then-Captain [[Erik Pressman]], Riker served aboard the ''Pegasus'' as a young ensign, newly graduated from [[Starfleet Academy]]. Riker pauses the personnel profiles when Troi enters the lounge, having been searching for the commander. The counselor identifies one of the profiles as that of an officer whom Riker served with aboard the ''Pegasus''. Although Riker states that seventy-one officers from the vessel's crew compliment of eighty were killed, Starfleet has recently learned that the ship was not destroyed. Troi wonders how Riker feels about the discovery, but the commander is still upset by the fact that so many of the ship's crew were killed by an explosion on board. Using her [[empathy|empathic]] ability, Troi detects that the commander is experiencing guilt. Although the counselor initially believes that Riker feels responsible for the incident, she soon determines that he is actually affected by the prospect of seeing the ''Pegasus'' once more.
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In the ''Enterprise''-D's [[observation lounge]], Riker is reviewing the crew complement of the {{USS|Pegasus}} when Troi enters. She soon senses that he is upset about an incident wherein most the vessel's crew died, but he is standoffish until they change the subject, he telling her of his progress on the holodeck. Troi is unfamiliar with the ''NX''-class ''Enterprise'', so Riker invites her to the simulation.
   
Changing the subject of their discussion, Riker notifies Troi that he has witnessed the Andorian visitor arriving aboard ''Enterprise'' and that he left the holoprogram as the vessel was on its way to Rigel X. He adds that the counselor's suggestion to assume the role of Chef was good advice, as the holographic character of T'Pol confided in him. When Troi wonders whether Riker has met the Commander Tucker hologram, the first officer replies negatively as he has yet to visit the starship's [[Main engineering|Main Engineering department]]. Troi tells the first officer that she has never run the ''Enterprise'' holoprogram herself and may have visited the real craft as a child, but tends to get all the [[Starfleet Museum|museum]] ships confused. When Riker invites the counselor to visit the re-creation of the historic vessel and to join him on the holodeck, Troi gratefully objects, afraid that she might miss the appointment she has in an hour. Holding his hand out for her's, Riker insists. Troi accepts the first officer's invitation and they exit the briefing room together.
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[[File:William T. Riker and Deanna Troi on bridge of Enterprise (NX-01).jpg|thumb|left|Riker and Troi tour ''Enterprise''{{'}}s bridge]]
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The couple survey Archer's ready room and the bridge, with both areas empty, the duo commenting on the differences between the vessel and their own ship. As they pace through a corridor, Riker &ndash; much to Troi's approval &ndash; adds crew members to the simulation.
   
Later, Riker and Troi visit the simulation of Captain Archer's Ready Room. Seated at Archer's desk, Riker comments that the room looks even smaller than the [[brig]] of the ''Enterprise''-D. As Riker stands, his head almost hits the room's ceiling, but Troi quickly alerts him and the commander manages to avoid the roof. Riker observes that there is no fish tank in Archer's ready room, whereas a pet lionfish named [[Livingston (fish)|Livingston]] is kept in a tank in Captain [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]]'s ready room. Troi sarcastically wonders how Archer survived without a fish tank as she heads toward the door leading to ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s bridge. She seems puzzled to find that the door does not open automatically, unlike those installed on the ''Enterprise''-D. Riker politely steps forward and presses a control that opens the door. The first officer then follows Troi out of the Ready Room.
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In [[Engineering]], [[Lieutenant]] [[Malcolm Reed|Reed]] worries, to Trip, about the mission on Rigel X. Although Trip is still conducting maintenance tasks, Reed questions the necessity of doing so, but Trip says he wants to. He and Reed nostalgically remark on the end of their assignment. Watching them exit, Troi tells Riker she is saddened by Trip's unawareness that he wouldn't return from the mission.
   
[[Image:William T. Riker and Deanna Troi on bridge of Enterprise (NX-01).jpg|thumb|Riker and Troi tour ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s bridge.]]
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The search effort is then plotted in the ship's [[situation room]]. Shran indicates where his daughter, [[Talla]], is reportedly being held and talks with T'Pol, who has created a fabrication of the [[Teneebian amethyst]] Shran is accused of stealing. Troi freezes the program, opines that Archer is "cute" and leaves for an appointment with [[Reginald Barclay]]. Riker forwards the simulation to when ''Enterprise'' reaches Rigel X. As Archer is about to lead an [[away mission]] there, Tucker tries to convince him to stay aboard, worrying for his safety. Archer insists otherwise, however, noting that Rigel X both was the first and will be the last place visited by ''Enterprise''.
On the bridge, Riker mentions that, although Archer did not have a fish, he owned a pet dog. As Troi walks toward the [[command chair|captain's chair]], Riker remembers that the dog's name was "Porthos". Sitting in Archer's command chair, Troi remarks that the seat is extremely comfortable. As first officer of the ''Enterprise''-D, Riker notes that there is no seat for his position on the NX-01. Troi, now heading toward T'Pol's science station, tells Riker that Archer may have been more liberal than Picard as to who could sit in the command chair. When she presses a switch on the science console, a [[viewer]] is activated and extends from its place within the control panel. Troi remembers seeing a similar device in a [[photograph]], and Riker comments that the [[Constitution class|''Constitution'' class]] [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|''Enterprise'']], commanded by the legendary [[James T. Kirk]], also had a viewer.
 
   
Minutes later, and still on the holographic NX class ''Enterprise'', Riker leads Troi down an empty corridor toward the ship's engineering section. Troi notes that a ship without its crew makes her feel lonely, so Riker tells the computer to add the appropriate crew complement but to remain in objective mode. After several working Starfleet officers appear within the corridor, Troi indicates that she feels better.
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On a [[shuttlepod (22nd century)|shuttlepod]] en route to the planet's surface, Riker listens &ndash; dressed as a [[Military Assault Command Operations|MACO]] &ndash; as T'Pol recounts to Trip that the chef spoke about them. She hesitantly broaches the topic of their former relationship, admitting that she hasn't considered it in a long time. She also worries that they may never see each other again but Trip is adamant that they won't lose contact. With the shuttlepod encountering slight turbulence, T'Pol says that, no matter what, she will miss him. Once Archer &ndash; in another shuttlepod &ndash; reports that Shran has made contact with his daughter's abductors, the [[shuttlecraft]] begin their final descent to the planet.
   
When they arrive in engineering, Riker and Troi observe a conversation between the holographic Reed and Tucker. While the chief engineer works on the ship's [[warp five engine]], Reed expresses doubt that Shran's strategy will be as easy as the Andorian claims. However, Tucker argues that the captain would not put the ship in danger so close to the upcoming ceremony. When Reed inquires as to what Tucker is presently working on, the chief engineer replies that he is purging the engine's [[plasma injector|injector]]s. Reed questions the necessity of maintaining the ship, since ''Enterprise'' will be withdrawn from service within a week's time. Trip replies that he practically built the engine and plans on taking care of it until the last minute. He and Reed reminisce over the starship's voyage. The armory officer notes that Archer believes there will be another ''Enterprise'' before long, although the lieutenant comments that it won't be the same. Tucker tells the armory officer that, even so, it'll be okay as the ship will still be called ''Enterprise''. As the two officers leave the engine room, Troi tells Riker how sad she feels that Commander Tucker had no way of knowing he would not survive the mission to Rigel X.
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[[File:Alien Leader.jpg|thumb|The alien leader]]
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Shran and T'Pol later meet with the kidnappers and speak to the group's alien leader, who is highly suspicious of the newcomers. Disdainful of Shran, the alien leader oversees that Talla is brought out, Shran finding that she is unharmed and merely hungry. He presents the amethyst and the leader surrenders Talla, who is excited to be reunited with Shran but &ndash; on his instruction &ndash; accompanies T'Pol away. The [[away team]], having been hiding on catwalks high above, use the fabricated amethyst to dazzle the aliens with brilliant flashes, allowing Shran to flee. A battle ensues, despite Reed warning the aliens to stand still. The leader causes the catwalk below Trip to give way but, while Reed [[stun setting|stuns]] the alien, Trip is pulled to safety by Archer, the pair exchanging friendly sentiments pertaining to Trip's recovery.
   
In the [[situation room]] at the rear of ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s bridge, Riker and Troi listen as Archer, Shran and T'Pol discuss the Andorian's plan. Using a map of Rigel's mining outpost, the Andorian indicates to the building's fourth level, where his daughter, [[Talla]], is being held. Shran worries about the ship's replication of the [[Teneebian amethyst]], the valuable item which his past accomplices believe he stole. However, T'Pol believes the duplicate of the precious gem will appear authentic to the criminals. She guarantees the Andorian that the thieves will need a [[spectral micrometer]] to realize it is a fake. Interrupting the scene, Troi calls for the computer to freeze the program. After the characters freeze in place, the counselor takes a look at Archer and opines that the captain is "cute". Riker tells her not to get any ideas, and Troi laughs. The counselor then leaves for an appointment with her client, [[Reginald Barclay]], although Riker stays on the holodeck.
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===Act Three===
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The team arrives in ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[launch bay]], Archer having agreed to escort Shran and Talla away from the alien pirates. Shran mentions that the aliens' ship can barely maintain [[warp factor]] two and Talla thanks the captain, referring to him as, "[[pink skin]]." Alone together, Trip and Archer humorously allude to Trip's near-fall, both officers thankful that the captain went on the mission.
   
Alone on the holographic bridge, Riker asks the computer to remain in objective mode and advance 16 hours ahead, to when ''Enterprise'' reaches Rigel X. The computer complies and a [[planet]] can now be seen on the bridge's main viewscreen. Archer instructs Mayweather to move ''Enterprise'' into a stationary [[orbit]] of the planet and the helmsman affirms the order. As Archer and Shran head for the turbolift, the captain directs Reed to assemble a team of MACOs and to meet him and the Andorian in the ship's [[launch bay]]. While Shran and Reed enter the turbolift, Trip steps into the captain's path. Tucker worries for Archer's safety and tries to persuade the captain to stay on the ship. Archer appreciatively dismisses his chief engineer's concerns. He asks why Tucker should have all the "fun" and joins Shran and Reed in the turbolift. A reluctant Tucker follows a moment later.
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[[File:William T. Riker talks to Deanna Troi.jpg|thumb|left|In Troi's quarters, Riker finally tells the counselor about the ''Pegasus'']]
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As the ''Enterprise''-D enters an [[asteroid field]], [[Data]] contacts Troi's quarters, eager to continue a discussion. He misinterprets her use of the phrase "rain check" but she explains they will talk later. Troi is visited by Riker, who is worried that the ship will soon find the ''Pegasus'' but that he is still undecided about his dilemma. Confidentially, he confesses that the ''Pegasus'' was equipped with a [[prototype]] [[cloaking device]] (outlawed by the [[Treaty of Algeron]]), that the ship's disaster was due to a test of the cloak and that Pressman, the craft's former captain, intends to continue the experiment. Riker criticizes the project but, sworn to secrecy, he is insecure about alerting Captain [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]] to it. Troi is confident Riker will make the right choice but he is less sure of himself.
   
Aboard ''[[Shuttlepod 2]]'', heading for the surface of Rigel X, Riker has switched the simulation to subjective mode and is now playing the role of a [[MACO]] [[Corporal]]. With him are T'Pol, Trip and Ensign Mayweather, who is piloting the craft. Mayweather warns that the shuttle is passing through the planet's [[troposphere]] and will experience some minor turbulence. T'Pol tells Commander Tucker that she recently visited Chef, who spoke about Trip and the Vulcan. T'Pol reveals that her discussion with Chef made her aware that she may never see Tucker again, as they are taking different assignments once ''Enterprise'' is decommissioned. Trip assures the Vulcan that they will keep in contact with each other and that they will meet again. Still, T'Pol confesses that she believes she will miss the engineer. Piloting ''[[Shuttlepod 1]]'', Archer contacts Mayweather and states his intention to lead Shuttlepod 2 down to the frigid surface of Rigel X.
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Again acting as ''Enterprise''{{'}}s chef, Riker consecutively consults Reed, Ensigns [[Hoshi Sato|Sato]] and [[Travis Mayweather|Mayweather]], as well as [[Doctor|Dr.]] [[Phlox]], asking them about Trip while they help knead dough. At one point, Riker accidentally refers to Archer as "Picard" but then corrects himself.
   
[[Image:Alien Leader.jpg|thumb|The alien leader.]]
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Archer and Tucker are in the captain's mess. They consider the planetary alliance, including its uneasy beginnings, and the upcoming ceremony. With an historically significant bottle of [[whiskey]], the holograms [[toast]] to "the next generation." After the vessel shudders, Archer &ndash; watched by Riker &ndash; learns from T'Pol on the bridge that a small, unidentified craft is attacking ''Enterprise''.
On the planet's surface, Shran and T'Pol cautiously meet with the alien kidnappers. Shran carries a sealed box that he opens with T'Pol, revealing the fabricated amethyst within. In exchange for the gem, the criminals return the Andorian's daughter, Talla, and the girl leaves with T'Pol. From a catwalk above, Archer signals to Commander Tucker and the engineer activates a device in his hand. The replicated amethyst produces a pulsing blue light that blinds the criminals. Shran escapes as the aliens cry out in pain and anger. Although the leader of the alien criminals tosses the amethyst out of sight and leads his men after the Andorian, they are soon attacked by the away team from ''Enterprise''. Reed orders the aliens to stand still, but they retaliate and a battle ensues. The Starfleet officers quickly gain the upper hand, taking out all of the criminals save for the leader, who shoots from behind a wall. As the away team continues to fire at the leader, he shoots the catwalk on which Archer and Trip are standing. A section of the catwalk collapses and Trip stumbles, but the engineer is able to cling to the stable end of the catwalk. As Reed fires a shot that incapacitates the alien leader, Archer helps the engineer back up to safety. Clearly exhausted, Tucker thanks the captain.
 
   
===Act Three===
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Hearing an [[intruder alert]], Archer and Trip rush to confront the invaders: they are the same aliens who captured Talla but have now come for both her and Shran. Archer and Trip are puzzled, due to Shran having said the aliens' ship was extremely slow. The captain claims that Shran has already left but the alien leader isn't fooled by the attempt at deception. Following an order from the leader for Archer to be killed, Trip steps forward, insisting that he can take the alien horde to Shran but asks that the captain &ndash; who struggles to stop Trip interfering &ndash; is quietened, so one of the aliens knocks Archer unconscious with a rifle butt. [[File:Charles Tucker III sacrifices himself.jpg|thumb|"''You can all go straight to hell!''"]] Trip arranges with the impatient and anxious alien leader that he will bring Shran to them. The engineer then leads the aliens into a small room that he identifies as a [[Communications station|comm station]]. Bluntly announcing that they can go to [[Hell]], he connects two [[plasma relay]]s, sparking an explosion that downs the intruders. Archer regains consciousness and works his way through the debris in search of Trip while Riker watches.
Later, in the launch bay aboard ''Enterprise'', both [[Shuttlepod (22nd century)|shuttlepod]]s have redocked and their occupants are beginning to exit the vehicles. Archer and Shran climb out of one of the shuttlepods and start to ascend a flight of steps that lead to a walkway above the crafts. Shran checks with Archer whether the captain will still allow the Andorian and his daughter to stay aboard ''Enterprise'' for a few hours, commmenting that his former associates' vessels can barely reach [[warp factor]] two. Archer guarantees that Shran and his daughter will soon return to [[Andoria]] aboard his shuttle. Shran gives the captain a light, friendly punch on the arm, recalling his promise that the mission to Rigel X would only take a few hours. Interpreting the friendly gesture as a sign of Shran's gratitude, Archer replies, "You're welcome." Shran picks his daughter up in his arms and agrees to allow Doctor Phlox to check Talla's health. Smiling in her father's arms, Talla thanks the ''pink skin'' that helped save her. Both Archer and Shran smile as the Andorian takes his daughter out of the launch bay. The captain waits for Commander Tucker to join him and the two officers walk towards the exit together, each glad that the other survived the mission.
 
   
[[Image:USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) enters asteroid field.jpg|thumb|200px|The ''Enterprise''-D enters an asteroid field.]]
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He continues to observe in [[sickbay]], as a badly injured Trip converses with Archer, apologizing for having had him knocked out cold and expressing enthusiasm for the fact that ''Enterprise'' will make it to the ceremony on time. Thanks to a hurrying Phlox, Trip, giving Archer a reassuring smile, is moved into the [[imaging chamber]].
In reality, the ''Enterprise''-D continues to search for the USS ''Pegasus'' and enters an [[asteroid field]] in the [[Devolin system]].
 
   
Meanwhile, Counselor Troi recieves a call from [[Data]] in her quarters. The [[android]] asks Troi if she is available to continue a discussion regarding the effects of space travel on Data's [[positronic net]]. The counselor quietly grimaces before asking if she could give Data a "rain check." The android, who is apparently unaware of the saying, interprets the phrase literally and assures Troi that is he is not comprised of [[water]]. The counselor tells Data that she will contact him when she is less busy, ending their discussion. Riker enters, worried that the ''Enterprise''-D will soon find the ''Pegasus''. Troi infers that Riker has not yet made a decision.
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===Act Four===
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A somber T'Pol is packing away personal effects from Trip's quarters when Archer arrives, although she politely refuses help from him. Archer lets her know that Trip's parents will be coming to the ceremony and hands T'Pol a figurine of [[Frankenstein's monster]] to pack. T'Pol expresses an eagerness to meet Trip's parents, who Archer describes as eccentric. The [[holographic duplicate]] of Archer nears a mirror in which Riker is reflected but the hologram does not see him. T'Pol and Archer agree that [[T'Les|T'Pol's mother]] was also eccentric. Archer tries to explain to T'Pol the often contradictory nature of [[emotion]]s. He also recounts how, when he took command of ''Enterprise'' a decade earlier, he had the mindset of an explorer, whereas now &ndash; faced with Trip's death &ndash; he has to make a speech about how worthwhile the voyage has been. T'Pol interjects that Trip would be most eager to agree it has been worthwhile.
   
[[Image:William T. Riker talks to Deanna Troi.jpg|thumb|200px|In Troi's quarters, the counselor talks with Riker.]]
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Riker later visits an event that chronologically took place while the ship was heading to pick up Shran, about an hour before T'Pol's visit to the galley; Trip now arrives there to talk with Riker, who has resumed the role of chef. The pair make smalltalk about the crew's final meal. Trip details the extremely trusting relationship he has with Archer. Leaving to do some packing, Trip wonders what the chef will do, following the ship's return to Earth. Riker is unsure but Trip is confident that the chef will make the right choice.
They sit together by a window where asteroids can be seen floating past the ship. The counselor agrees to keep the information Riker is about to disclose completely confidential. She is shocked when the first officer reveals that the ''Pegasus'' was equipped with a [[cloaking device]], in violation of the [[Treaty of Algeron]] that reaffirmed the [[Romulan Neutral Zone]] - which is why Starfleet is so eager to locate the ship before the [[Romulan]]s do. The first officer recalls that a group at [[Starfleet Security]] had secretly developed an [[interphase cloaking device]], [[prototype]] [[technology]] that the then-Captain Pressman was in charge of testing. Riker explains that the accident aboard the ship was the result of a failed test of the device. The first officer is appalled that, according to now-Admiral Pressman, the secret Starfleet group want to resume their tests. Riker wishes to tell Captain Picard the truth about the ''Pegasus'', but is in a most awkward predicament, as he swore an oath of secrecy to Pressman, who now [[Starfleet ranks|outranks]] Picard. Troi implies that she is confident the first officer will make the right decision, although Riker wishes he were as confident of that as the counselor.
 
   
In the simulated environment of ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s galley, Riker has once again assumed the role of Chef. As members of the ship's [[senior staff]] visit and assist him in his cooking, Riker questions each of them on the same subject - Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker. Riker first speaks to Lieutenant Reed, who admits that his initial impression of Trip was not positive. Reed thought Tucker was less than tactful and an incompetent engineer. However, the lieutenant now believes that first impressions are not always an indication of a permanent opinion and finds it hard to imagine serving on the vessel without Tucker on board.
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[[File:Travis Mayweather, Hoshi Sato and Malcolm Reed talk-tatv.jpg|thumb|Mayweather, Sato and Reed attend the ceremony]]
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A large crowd is gathered in an auditorium wherein Reed, Sato and Mayweather have been assigned seats that Reed complains about. The trio discuss the career plans of Mayweather and Archer, after which Reed says he &ndash; like Mayweather &ndash; is planning to stay with Archer.
   
Riker then asks Ensign Sato if she was ever attracted to Trip. Hoshi smiles shyly and confesses that she doesn't believe the engineer to be her type. She explains that he didn't graduate college but learned engineering from working on [[boat]] engines. She also notes that Tucker has no interest in languages and and jokes that he can barely even speak [[English]]. She admits that she still finds the engineer "cute", although she asks Riker to keep that information to himself. He assures her with a smile that he always does.
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[[File:Archer with T'Pol before his speech.jpg|thumb|left|About to give his speech, Archer says a fond farewell to T'Pol]]
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In a waiting area backstage, Archer prepares to present his speech, while both T'Pol and Phlox try to bolster his confidence. Phlox gives the captain a wide grin before heading to meet with his three wives, who are in the audience. T'Pol, on the other hand, prefers to remain backstage, influencing Archer to remark that she has never liked crowds. Just before he heads out to greet the masses, T'Pol comments that he looks very heroic and Archer turns back to embrace her in a hug.
   
Later, Riker talks with Ensign Mayweather. When asked about Archer and Trip's friendship, the [[helmsman]] mentions that the two met some twenty years ago, when Trip instructed Archer how to scuba dive near the coast of [[Florida]]. Mayweather adds that the two officers sometimes use a shorthand style of talking as a result of spending so much time with each other. Riker then asks the ensign if Trip has ever gotten into a fistfight with Picard. Realizing his mistake, Riker quickly corrects himself, asking if Trip ever punched Captain Archer. Mayweather shakes his head, replying that he is not aware of any such altercation between the two friends and that Tucker usually does the right thing.
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As he strides to the central platform, the spectators applaud and Riker walks up to Troi, watching from a balcony above the crowd. They agree that, although Archer is understandably nervous, he will be fine. Troi considers the historical importance of the event, mentioning that the alliance would lead to the [[Federation]], and Riker finally decides that he is ready to speak with Captain Picard, so the pair subsequently leave the holodeck.
   
[[Image:Phlox and William T. Riker cook.jpg|200px|thumb|While cooking with Doctor Phlox, Riker talks with the Denobulan about Commander Tucker.]]
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[[File:Galaxy class aft.jpg|thumb|USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-D)]][[File:USS_Enterprise_(NCC-1701),_ENT.jpg|thumb|USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701)]][[File:Enterprise (NX-01) heads for nebula.jpg|thumb|''Enterprise'' (NX-01)]]
Riker then consults Doctor Phlox. Continuing to relate his impression of Trip, Phlox remarks that the engineer often pushes himself to the point of exhaustion. The Denobulan notes Tucker's initial resistance to receiving [[neuro-pressure]] from T'Pol. Phlox confirms Riker's assumption that Trip and T'Pol's romance began when the Vulcan started to teach the engineer neuro-pressure. The doctor recalls an occasion when the engineer refused to get the prescribed amount of sleep. When Riker asks if Tucker eventually followed the doctor's orders, Phlox replies that the engineer didn't have a choice. In response, Riker quietly murmurs that a person always has a choice.
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Captains Picard, [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]] and Archer can be heard taking turns paraphrasing [[Zefram Cochrane]] as all three ''Enterprise''s each captain first commanded continue their journeys.
   
In the Captain's Mess, Archer and Tucker sit at a table with a bottle of [[alcohol|whiskey]] and discuss the upcoming ceremony as Riker, once again in objective mode, watches them. Trip notes the irony that Vulcans and Andorians, who were once bitter enemies, would endeavor to become allies. Archer reminds his friend that Tellarites were also distrustful of the Andorians. While the captain pours himself and Trip a drink, Archer tells the engineer of the whiskey's significance - it was the same bottle Zefram Cochrane gave to Archer's father, [[Henry Archer|Henry]], when they opened the [[Warp Five Complex]]. Trip notes that he and the captain are now using the drink to celebrate the achievement of warp seven. Inspired by the noted legacy, the officers drink to "the next generation". Their discussion returns to the ceremony and the captain's speech. Suddenly, the entire ship violently jolts. The captain rises from his seat, moves to an intercom and contacts the bridge. When T'Pol reports that ''Enterprise'' is under attack by an alien craft, Riker watches Archer and Trip leave the room while the Vulcan warns that intruders have boarded the Starfleet vessel.
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:"''Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship ''Enterprise''. Its continuing mission: to explore strange, new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before.''"
   
Rushing through a corridor, Archer and the engineer run into the alien criminals from Rigel X. Aiming weapons at the two officers, the aliens demand to know the location of Shran and his daughter. Archer declares that Shran left ''Enterprise'' in his shuttle six hours ago, but the alien leader determines that the captain is lying, since the shuttle is still in the starship's launch bay. The alien leader orders one of his men to kill Archer, but Trip intervenes. Desperate to save the captain, Tucker offers to lead the aliens to Shran. Trip asks for Archer to be absent when the engineer shows the aliens where the Andorian is, but Trip also insists that he will not help them if they kill the captain. When the engineer asks the intruders to render Archer unconscious, one of the aliens uses a rifle to butt the captain in the head and Archer falls to the deck. Although Archer is unconscious, the criminals are reluctant to leave the captain alone. Trip tells the criminals he has an idea that will bring Shran to them and doesn't involve leaving the area.
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==Memorable Quotes==
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"''Here's to the ''next generation''.''"
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: - '''Archer''', during a toast with Trip
   
[[Image:Charles Tucker III sacrifices himself.jpg|thumb|Shortly before causing a huge explosion, Trip insults the alien criminals.]]
 
The engineer leads the aliens to a small room that he identifies as a com station. He disconnects a relay from inside a large wall panel and climbs up to another panel in the ceiling. Removing a relay from inside the panel, the engineer bluntly tells the criminals they can go to [[Hell]]. Trip connects the two relays, causing a massive explosion that destroys the relay station's walls. The screaming alien criminals are thrown into the air and land on their backs in the corridor outside, where they remain motionless.
 
   
With smoke from the explosion circulating in the air, Archer regains consciousness. After acquiring his bearings, the captain runs to the relay room. Archer is horrified when he finds Trip, as Riker watches unnoticed.
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"''You have to help me... it's my little girl.''"
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: - '''Shran''', pleading with Archer to help him rescue Talla
   
Moments later, in ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[sickbay]], Riker continues to observe in objective mode as Doctor Phlox and several [[medical technician]]s desperately work to save Commander Tucker's life. Trip, wheezing and gasping for air, apologizes to Archer for asking the aliens to assault the captain. Tucker tries to explain his actions, but Archer claims he already knows why the engineer did it. Attempting to help Trip relax, the captain assures his friend that everything is alright and that there is no need to worry. When the engineer's condition worsens, Phlox instructs the surrounding officers that Tucker must be placed in the [[imaging chamber]] immediately. Despite being intangible to the holographic characters, Riker moves out of the way as Archer and the technicians lift Tucker from the biobed and carry the engineer to the chamber bed. Phlox orders the officers to clear the area around Tucker. As the bed retracts into the chamber, Trip uses his remaining strength to give Archer a reassuring smile. After the doors to the chamber close, the captain and Phlox exchange expressions of concern and uncertainty.
 
   
===Act Four===
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"''All good things...''"
Later, in Trip's quarters, T'Pol slowly removes a photograph from a shelf in front of her. The image displays a man scuba diving in underwater gear. T'Pol takes a moment to look at the picture before she places it in a suitcase on Trip's bed. Somberly, the Vulcan lifts a folded Starfleet uniform from beside the suitcase and smells it, shortly before Archer enters. The captain asks T'Pol if she is packing the suitcase for Trip's parents and the Vulcan nods in confirmation. Archer laughs when he notices a figurine of the fictional [[Frankenstein's monster]] on the shelf beside T'Pol. He hands the figurine to the Vulcan officer, reminding her to pack the model. While T'Pol toys with the figure, she reveals that she would like to meet Trip's parents, who will be at the ceremony. Archer believes that the Vulcan will find them slightly eccentric, although T'Pol reminds Archer that her mother, [[T'Les]], was also somewhat eccentric. The Vulcan officer stops examining the model of Frankenstein's monster and packs the figurine in the suitcase.
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: - '''Malcolm''', referring to the approaching end of the NX-01's voyages after ten years in space (also a nod to TNG's [[All Good Things... (episode)|last episode]])
   
Taking a seat on Trip's bed, T'Pol remembers that the engineer once assured her she would miss her mother less as time progressed, but the Vulcan has actually missed T'Les more. With a hint of anger in her voice, she asks why the engineer would tell her such a thing if it weren't true. Comparing the contradictory phrases "time heals all wounds" and "absence makes the heart grow fonder", Archer replies that emotions often contradict themselves in a similar manner. T'Pol comments that the truth of Archer's statement is a prime example why Vulcans suppress their emotions. Taking a seat on the bed next to the Vulcan officer, Archer confesses that, when he first took command of ''Enterprise'', he believed that exploration was worth any and all risks. However, now that his chief engineer and best friend is dead, the captain has to present a speech on how worthwhile the ship's voyage has been. When T'Pol states that Trip would have been the first to agree that it was worthwhile, Archer contemplates the Vulcan's statement and smiles.
 
   
Later, Riker visits an event that chronologically took place earlier. In the simulted environment of ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s galley, Riker has resumed the role of Chef. When Commander Tucker enters, he and Trip share a smile. They discuss the engineer's favorite meal - fried catfish and [[hush puppies]]. Riker, who is still to talk with Archer and T'Pol about their favorite foods, tells Trip that he has heard ''Enterprise'' is currently on the way to collect Shran. The engineer states that he could hardly believe it himself, as he and the crew thought that Shran had died years ago. Although Riker worries that Archer could miss the ceremony in [[San Francisco]], the engineer tells Chef that the captain will ensure he is not late. Trip believes that Archer is honored to assist in the formation of the alliance, although the captain would never admit to being proud. Tucker continues by approving of the captain's pride and Riker jokingly remarks that Trip sounds like a devoted member of Archer's fan club. Tucker tells Chef that there are very few people he can honestly trust, inferring that Captain Archer is one of those people. When Trip asks Chef if he has as much faith in anyone as the engineer has in Archer, Riker smiles and replies that he knows a couple of people who he trusts implicitly.
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"''Our brig is bigger than this!''"
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: - '''Riker''' about Captain Archer's Ready Room
   
Trip stands and explains that he has to finish packing his belongings before his next work shift begins. The engineer walks towards the door but stops before he exits. He turns back to "Chef Riker" and asks him if he has decided what he will do. Surprised by the apparent personal connotations of the question, Riker queries Trip as to the meaning of the engineer's words. In an attempt to clarify his question, Tucker asks whether Chef has decided to transfer to another ship after ''Enterprise'' is decommissioned or whether he plans on opening a restaurant in the [[Berkshires]], a prospect that he had previously discussed with the engineer. Riker is relieved when he realizes the question was not directed toward him but to the character he is playing. As Chef, he replies that he has not yet made a choice regarding his future career. Trip turns and opens the door that leads out of the galley. The engineer steps into the corridor outside but turns back again and reveals that he's certain Riker will make the correct decision. After the holographic Commander Tucker leaves, Riker contemplates the engineer's words and realizes that he, like Chef, has a decision to make.
 
   
[[Image:Travis Mayweather, Hoshi Sato and Malcolm Reed talk-tatv.jpg|thumb|200px|Mayweather, Sato and Reed discuss the seating arrangements at the ceremony.]]
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"''No fish tank.''"<br />
In a large, rounded auditorium on Earth, hundreds of people, Human and [[Nonhumans|non-Human]] alike, have gathered to witness the signing of the interplanetary alliance. From a balcony high above and away from the proceedings, Reed, Mayweather, and Sato are seated in a row of the V.I.P. section and are observing the scene below. Seeming slightly disgruntled, Reed complains about the seats they were assigned, stating that their current position is so far away that he is unable to differentiate between an Andorian and a Tellarite. When Sato asks Mayweather if he has replied to Captain [[Stillwell (Captain)|Stillwell]]'s offer of a posting aboard the captain's ship, Travis responds that he first wants to wait until he learns what Captain Archer plans to do. Reed bets his month's wages that Archer will be in command of a new ship, while Sato admits that she has heard Archer may be promoted to the [[rank]] of admiral. Mayweather disagrees with Sato, however, believing that Archer would never accept a desk job. Reed tells Mayweather that he also intends to stay with Archer, a decision he believes is wise. Unbeknown to the three officers, Counselor Troi is watching the ceremony in objective mode and is standing in a walkway behind the V.I.P. section.
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"''How could Archer survive without a fish tank?''"
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: - '''Riker''' and '''Troi''' on the decor of Captain Archer's Ready Room
   
[[Image:Phlox-smiles-tatv.jpg|thumb|Phlox smiles reassuringly at Captain Archer.]]
 
[[Image:archer-tpol-tatv.jpg|thumb|Archer prepares to give his speech, while T'Pol looks on.]]
 
In a conference lounge leading directly into the auditorium, Archer is pacing back and forth and is nervously reviewing his finally completed speech. T'Pol is standing still beside him as Phlox reviews another document nearby. The Vulcan tries to adjust the captain's collar, but Archer attempts to continue walking. Eventually, T'Pol asks him to remain still and he finally complies, still engrossed in his speech. Before Phlox leaves the room to join his three Denobulan wives in the audience, the doctor states that he would wish the captain luck, but won't bother as Archer has always had an ample supply. The Denobulan smiles a grin of inhuman proportions and the captain thanks him. After the doctor leaves, Archer tells T'Pol that she should also join the audience, but the Vulcan prefers to remain in the lounge. Archer smiles and turns away. He begins to exit the room, but turns back to the Vulcan and embraces T'Pol in a warm and friendly hug. Archer frees T'Pol from his grasp and the two take a final look at each other. The captain then turns and, with T'Pol looking on, finally exits the lounge. As he enters the auditorium, applause erupts from the crowd.
 
   
In their V.I.P. seats, Reed, Mayweather, and Sato clap as the ceremony begins to unfold. Troi continues to stand behind them and watches the spectacle as Riker walks up beside her. When she asks if Archer is nervous, Riker replies that most people would be. Troi comments that Archer will do fine and mentions that she had to memorize the captain's speech in grade school. She then admits that she wishes the audience could know that the ceremony they are witnessing will lead to the birth of the [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]], later in the year. Riker tells the counselor that he believes he is ready to confess the truth about the ''Pegasus'' to Captain Picard. When Troi smiles joyfully at hearing Riker's news, the commander states that he should have told Picard the truth long ago. As a second round of applause erupts from the crowd, Riker taps his [[combadge]] and orders the computer to end the program. The ceremony disappears and is replaced by the familiar grid-like pattern of an inactive holodeck. Riker and Troi smile at each other before they leave the holodeck to continue the legacy and traditions initiated by the crew of the NX class ''Enterprise''.
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"''Thanks, pink skin.''"
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: - '''Talla'''
   
:''Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship ''Enterprise''. Its continuing mission: to explore strange, new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before.''
 
   
==Background Information==
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"''Signing documents are easy. Training a new engineer... that can be a real pain in the ass.''"
[[Image:Scott Bakula hugs Connor Trinneer.jpg|thumb|200px|Scott Bakula, the actor who plays Jonathan Archer, hugs Connor Trineer, the actor who plays Charles "Trip" Tucker, on the last day of filming the episode.]]
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: - '''Archer''', to '''Tucker'''
* This is the final episode of ''[[Star Trek: Enterprise]]''. It is the first series finale since "[[The Counter-Clock Incident]]" to not be a feature-length episode.
 
   
* [[Allan Kroeker]] previously directed the final episodes of ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]''.
 
   
*The series pilot, "[[Broken Bow]]", begins with the line "...where no man has gone before." This episode, the series finale, ''ends'' with the line "...where no man has gone before."
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"''This is a special bottle of whiskey. Zefram Cochrane gave it to my father the day they broke ground at the Warp Five Complex.''"<br />
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"''And here we are... toasting to warp seven.''"
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: - '''Archer''' explaining the significance of the drink he shares with '''Trip'''
   
*[[Porthos]] is the only character, besides the regulars, to appear in both this episode and the pilot "[[Broken Bow]]".
 
   
*After the captain saves Tucker's life, the engineer thanks Archer by referring to him as, "boss". "[[Broken Bow]]" is the only other episode in the series in which that word is used. In that episode, a [[crewman]] named [[Fletcher (crewman)|Fletcher]] offers Tucker a seat in the [[mess hall]], but the engineer continues through the room, stating, "Dinner with the boss tonight".
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"''It's sad. Commander Tucker had no idea he wouldn't make it back.''"
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: - '''Deanna Troi'''
   
* This is the second ''[[Star Trek]]'' series finale in which [[Jeffrey Combs]] (Commander Shran) appears. He also played [[Weyoun]] in the ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' series finale "[[What You Leave Behind]]".
 
   
*This episode features five actors who appeared in three previous ''Star Trek'' finales: [[Majel Barrett]] appeared in [[TOS]]: "[[Turnabout Intruder]]" and [[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]", Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner also all appeared in [[TNG]]: "[[All Good Things...]]" and Jeffrey Combs appeared in [[DS9]]: "[[What You Leave Behind]]".
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"''Thanks, boss!''"<br />
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"''Any time.''"
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: - '''Trip''' and '''Archer'''
   
* With the addition of this episode, [[Jonathan Frakes]] has appeared in all of the ''Star Trek'' spinoffs. In ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|The Next Generation]]'' and ''Voyager'''s "[[Death Wish]]", he featured as Commander William T. Riker. In [[DS9]]'s "[[Defiant (episode)|Defiant]]", he reprised his role from [[TNG]]'s "[[Second Chances]]" as [[Thomas Riker]].
 
   
* As of this episode, [[Jonathan Frakes]] (Commander William T. Riker) and [[Marina Sirtis]] (Counselor Deanna Troi) have both played the same character on three different ''Star Trek'' series. The only other actors to do so are [[Armin Shimerman]] ([[Quark]]), [[John de Lancie]] ([[Q]]), [[Michael Ansara]] ([[Kang]]) and [[Richard Poe]] ([[Evek|Gul Evek]]).
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"''It's the biggest day of ''our'' lives.''"<br />
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"''I hate to contradict you, captain. You're the man they're waiting to see.''"
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: - '''Archer''' talking to '''Trip''' about the speech he is preparing to give at the signing of the [[Federation Charter|Charter]]
   
* [[Brent Spiner]] provides his voice as [[Data|Lt. Commander Data]], but does not actually appear in this episode.
 
   
* This episode takes its name from the opening narrations in episodes of ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series]]'', ''[[Star Trek: The Animated Series|The Animated Series]]'' and ''[[TNG|The Next Generation]]''.
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"''Data to Counselor Troi.''"<br />
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"''Yes, Data?''"<br />
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"''I was wondering if now may be the appropriate time to discuss the long-term effects of space travel on my positronic net.''"<br />
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"''Can I give you a rain check?''"<br />
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"''You may... check me for rain if you wish Counselor, but I assure you I have no water in my...''"<br />
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"''Data, I'll get back to you.''"
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: - '''Data''' discusses his issues with '''Troi''' over the com
   
* The episode actually takes place on the holodeck of the USS ''Enterprise''-D in [[2370]], during the episode [[TNG]]: "[[The Pegasus]]."
 
   
*This is the first appearance of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|USS ''Enterprise''-D]] since its destruction in ''[[Star Trek: Generations]]''.
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"''You can all go straight to Hell!''"
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: - '''Trip''' to the alien criminals before he blows them up
   
*[[Rigel X]] was also the first place ''Enterprise'' visited in "[[Broken Bow]]".
 
   
* Insinuates that Archer's speech was actually the opening intro "Space, the final frontier..." to two of the Star Trek series.
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"''Did Trip ever take a swing at Picard?''"<br />
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"''At who?''"<br />
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"''Archer... Captain Archer?''"
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: - '''Riker''' and holographic '''Mayweather''', while cooking in ''Enterprise''{{'}}s galley
   
*The ceremony witnessed at the end of the episode is apparently not the signing of the [[Federation Charter]], as is commonly believed, but rather the signing of the charter ratifying the [[Coalition of Planets]], which soon lead to the formation of the [[Federation]]. This is evidenced by [[Deanna Troi|Deanna]]'s remark to [[William T. Riker|Will]] that "this alliance will give birth to the Federation."
 
   
*The only exterior shot of the NX-01 ''Enterprise'' in this episode is from the closing montage.
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"''Just beyond the next planet, just beyond the next star...''"
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: - '''Archer''' to T'Pol (a nod to Kirk's final words borrowed from "[[Peter Pan]]" in {{film|6}})
   
*An early draft of the script ended with Riker and Troi exiting the [[holodeck]], followed by a shot of the [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|''Enterprise-D'']] moving off into the asteroid field. Writer/Producer [[Mike Sussman]] suggested the final montage sequence as a way of honoring all three Starship ''Enterprise''-based series: ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series|Star Trek]]'', ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|The Next Generation]]'', and ''[[Star Trek: Enterprise|Enterprise]]''. The montage also allowed the prequel series to end on a more appropriate image -- [[Jonathan Archer|Archer's]] ship soaring majestically toward a nebula.
 
   
===Continuity===
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"''I'm sure you'll make the right choice.''"
The second NX class starship, ''Columbia'', had columns installed on the bridge that ''Enterprise'' did not have at the time. In this episode, similar columns can be seen on ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s bridge.
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: - '''Tucker''', to Riker
   
In this episode, Shran has a daughter with [[Jhamel]], an [[Aenar]] female who the Andorian met in "[[The Aenar]]".
 
   
In "[[First Flight]]", members of Starfleet stationed on Earth, including Archer and Tucker, wear a Starfleet symbol on their left shoulder. In this episode, the crew of ''Enterprise'' wear the same symbol on their right shoulder, with the starship's symbol on their left.
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"''I think I'm ready to talk to Captain Picard. I should've done it a long time ago.''"<br />
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"''So I guess we're through here.''"<br />
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"''I guess we are. Computer, end program.''"
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: - '''William Riker''' and '''Deanna Troi'''
   
Also in "First Flight", a flashback scene to [[2143]]
 
shows Archer meeting Tucker for the first time. In this episode, Mayweather tells Riker that the captain and engineer have known each other for approximately twenty years, which seems to correlate with their inital encounter eighteen years prior to this episode.
 
   
Near the end of the episode, T'Pol tries to sort Archer's collar before the ceremony. In ''[[Star Trek: Insurrection]]'', a similar scene shows Counselor Troi attempting to help Captain Picard with his collar before a meeting with an [[Evora]] delegation.
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"''Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship ''Enterprise''. Its continuing mission...''"<br />
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:"''...to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life, and new civilizations...''"<br />
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::"''...to boldly go where no man has gone before.''"
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: - '''Captain Jean-Luc Picard''', '''Captain James T. Kirk''', and '''Captain Jonathan Archer'''
   
===="The Pegasus"====
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==Background Information==
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[[File:Scott Bakula hugs Connor Trinneer.jpg|thumb|Scott Bakula (right), the actor who played Jonathan Archer, hugs Connor Trinneer, the actor who played Charles "Trip" Tucker, on the last day of filming the episode]]
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* This is the final episode of ''[[Star Trek: Enterprise]]''. It is the first series finale since {{e|The Counter-Clock Incident}} that is not a feature-length episode.
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* This episode marked the end of a constant ''Star Trek'' series production run that started with the beginning of ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' in 1987.
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* The 22nd century events of this episode actually take place on the holodeck of the USS ''Enterprise''-D in [[2370]], during the episode {{TNG|The Pegasus}}.
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* This is the only series finale in the ''Star Trek'' franchise where the actual ensemble crew of the series do not appear, but rather, their holographic copies.
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* [[Rick Berman]] described this episode as a "''valentine to the fans''".
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* This episode takes its name from the opening narrations in episodes of ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series]]'', ''[[Star Trek: The Animated Series|The Animated Series]]'' and ''The Next Generation''.
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* This episode marks the first appearance of a Starfleet holodeck since {{VOY|Renaissance Man}}.
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* This episode was reported to have been written as a possible finale for the show's [[ENT Season 3|third season]] should the series not have been renewed. According to ''Enterprise'' producer [[Mike Sussman]], however, while the idea for this episode was conceived during that year, the episode was not written until season 4. [http://www.treknation.com/interviews/mike_sussman.shtml]
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* According to Rick Berman, this episode would have been the fourth season finale even if the series had been picked up for a fifth season. He did state, however, that if the series had been renewed, Tucker would still have been killed off because the episode flashed forward in time and so when the show came back for the new season, Tucker would still have been alive. [http://trekweb.com/articles/2005/05/16/428942ab236e8.shtml] In later interviews, Berman said that if the show had been renewed, several story elements, including Tucker's death, would likely have been changed. [http://www.trektoday.com/news/250705_01.shtml]
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* This is the first appearance of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}} since its destruction in {{film|7}}.
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* Rigel X was also the first place ''Enterprise'' visited in "Broken Bow".
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* The only exterior shot of the NX-01 ''Enterprise'' in this episode appears in the closing montage.
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* An early draft of the script ended with Riker and Troi exiting the [[holodeck]], followed by a shot of the ''Enterprise''-D moving off into the asteroid field. Writer/Producer [[Mike Sussman]] suggested the final montage sequence as a way of honoring all three Starship ''Enterprise''-based series: ''Star Trek'', ''The Next Generation'', and ''Enterprise''. The montage also allowed the prequel series to end on a more appropriate image &ndash; Archer's ship soaring majestically toward a [[nebula]]. (''Information provided by Mike Sussman'')
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* Several costumes and props from this episode were sold off on the [[It's A Wrap! sale and auction|''It's A Wrap!'' sale and auction]] on eBay, including [[Dave Rossi]]'s suit {{stala|9593}} and the [[Teneebian amethyst]]. {{stala|9670}}
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* This episode establishes the NX-01 still exists in the 24th century within a Starfleet museum.
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* This episode contains the first use of remastered footage from TNG, specifically from the episode [[Menage a Troi]], for use during the scene in Ten forward. Also, unlike the remastered collection of TNG which was released in 4:3 resolution, this footage was shown in 16:9.[http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/observations/ent_vs_tng.htm]
   
As noted in the section above, this episode is set during the [[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Next Generation]] episode "[[The Pegasus]]". However, the actors who appear in both episodes - [[Jonathan Frakes]] and [[Marina Sirtis]] - have obviously aged since the TNG episode. As a result, the characters they portray also seem slightly older. Also, Sirtis' character, [[Deanna Troi]], wears a completely different hair style and a uniform that is more blue in the earlier episode and more green here.
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===Cast and Crew===
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* [[Scott Bakula]] ([[Jonathan Archer]]), [[Jolene Blalock]] ([[T'Pol]]), and [[Connor Trinneer]] ([[Charles Tucker III]]) are the only actors to appear in every episode of the series.
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* [[Porthos]] is the only character, besides the regulars, to appear in both this episode and the pilot {{e|Broken Bow}}.
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* This is the second ''[[Star Trek]]'' series finale in which [[Jeffrey Combs]] (Commander Shran) appears. He also played [[Weyoun]] in the ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' series finale, {{e|What You Leave Behind}}.
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* This episode features five actors who previously appeared in a ''Star Trek'' finale: [[Majel Barrett]] appeared in {{TOS|Turnabout Intruder}} and {{TNG|All Good Things...}}, [[Jonathan Frakes]], [[Marina Sirtis]] and [[Brent Spiner]] also all appeared in {{TNG|All Good Things...}} and [[Jeffrey Combs]] appeared in {{DS9|What You Leave Behind}}. Additionally, [[William Shatner]] ({{e|Turnabout Intruder}}, {{e|The Counter-Clock Incident}}) and [[Patrick Stewart]] ({{e|All Good Things...}}) appear through archive voice-overs at the end of the episode.
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* With the addition of this episode, [[Jonathan Frakes]] has appeared in all of the live-action ''Star Trek'' spin-offs. In ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|The Next Generation]]'' and ''Voyager''{{'}}s {{e|Death Wish}}, he featured as Commander William T. Riker. In [[DS9]]'s {{e|Defiant}}, he reprised his role from [[TNG]]'s {{e|Second Chances}} as [[Thomas Riker]].
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* With their performances in this episode, [[Jonathan Frakes]] (Commander William T. Riker) and [[Marina Sirtis]] (Counselor Deanna Troi) join an exclusive club of actors who have played the same character in three different live-action ''Star Trek'' series. The only other actors to do so are [[Armin Shimerman]] ([[Quark]]), [[John de Lancie]] ([[Q]]), [[Michael Ansara]] ([[Kang]]), [[Mark Allen Shepherd]] ([[Morn]]) and [[Richard Poe]] ([[Gul]] [[Evek]]). If you include archive footage (as used in {{e|Trials and Tribble-ations}}) and voice-overs, this episode also adds [[William Shatner]] ([[James T. Kirk|Kirk]]) and [[Patrick Stewart]] ([[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]]) to an extended list that also includes [[Leonard Nimoy]] ([[Spock]]), [[DeForest Kelley]] ([[Leonard McCoy|McCoy]]), and [[James Doohan]] ([[Montgomery Scott|Scotty]]).
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* [[Brent Spiner]] provides his voice as Lt. Commander [[Data]], but does not actually appear in this episode.
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* In addition to the appearances of Frakes and Sirtis and Spiner's voice cameo, background actor [[David Keith Anderson]] appears in Ten Forward. Anderson was a frequent (uncredited) background actor in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'', including "The Pegasus"; his character was named in other episodes as [[Ensign]] [[Armstrong]]. Anderson also served as a [[stand-in]] for [[Anthony Montgomery]].
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* [[Allan Kroeker]] previously directed the final episodes of ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]''.
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* Much of the ''Pegasus'' crew manifest viewed by Riker is comprised of the names and photos of the show's production personnel, such as [[Ronald B. Moore]] and [[Dawn Velazquez]].
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* The attendants at the ceremony seated around Sato, Reed and Mayweather consist of behind-the-scenes personnel dressed in Starfleet or civilian garb. This mirrors the final episode of ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'', in which various cast and crew members made cameos as customers at [[Vic's lounge]] during the celebration of the Federation's victory in the [[Dominion War]].
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* This episode marks the final contribution to the ''Star Trek'' franchise from [[Rick Berman]]. ([[Brannon Braga]] later wrote the story for the comic book series ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation - Hive]]''.)
   
In this episode, Frakes' character, [[William T. Riker|Riker]], frequently visits an historic holoprogram that portrays the final mission of the NX class ''Enterprise''. In the TNG episode, Riker is injured in a holoprogram in which he was fighting [[Worf]] with a holographic [[bat'leth]], although the program is never seen.
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===Dialogue===
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* The series pilot, {{e|Broken Bow}}, begins with the line "... where no man has gone before", spoken by a young Jonathan Archer. This episode, the series finale, ''ends'' with the line "... where no man has gone before", also spoken by Archer.
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* While discussing the decommission of the NX-01 ''Enterprise'' with [[Charles Tucker III|Tucker]], [[Malcolm Reed|Reed]] announces {{e|All Good Things...}} This was a reference to the title of the finale of [[TNG]].
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*While drinking to the warp 7 engine with Tucker, Captain Archer toasts ''"Here's to the next generation."'', another reference to the episode's involvement with the [[TNG]] series.
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* After the captain saves Tucker's life, the engineer thanks Archer by referring to him as "boss". {{e|Broken Bow}} is the only other episode in the series in which that word is used. In "Broken Bow", a [[crewman]] named [[Fletcher (Crewman)|Fletcher]] offered Tucker a seat in the [[mess hall]], but the engineer continued through the room, stating, "Dinner with the boss tonight".
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* The ceremony witnessed at the end of the episode may not be the signing of the [[Federation Charter]], as is commonly believed, but rather the signing of the charter ratifying the [[Coalition of Planets]], which soon led to the formation of the [[Federation]]. This is evidenced by Troi's remark to Riker that "this alliance will give birth to the Federation." Alternatively, Troi's remark may simply be referring to the contemporary, 24th Century Federation, a more expanded, developed galactic union than the one being born &amp; depicted here. From this point of view, Troi is fascinated by the fact that such a relatively small alliance grows into the Federation she knows.
   
The Next Generation episode uses models for footage of the ''Enterprise''-D, but the ship is completely digital in this episode. Also as a result of advances in technology, the TNG episode was shot with celluloid film, but this episode was filmed with high-definition digital video, noticably affecting the episode's look.
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===Sets===
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* The second ''NX''-class starship, {{ColumbiaNX}}, had columns installed on the bridge that ''Enterprise'' did not have at the time. In this episode, similar columns can be seen on ''Enterprise''{{'}}s bridge.
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* Some of the computer monitors on the bridge are showing graphics that resemble more closely some of the computer panels of the [[Star Trek: The Original Series|original series]]' ''[[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|Enterprise]]''.
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* A box-like computer console can be seen on the left side of the [[command chair|captain's chair]], a possible precursor to the [[duotronic|duotronic computer]] consoles found on [[23rd century]] [[Federation]] [[starship]]s.
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* The holodeck, [[Ten Forward]] lounge, senior officer quarters, and a stretch of ''Enterprise''-D corridor were recreated for this episode from scratch. The [[observation lounge]] set is mostly the original set restored to its form as seen in seasons 5-7, after having served, in a revamped form, as the ''Enterprise''-E observation lounge in {{film|8}} and {{film|10}}. The establishing shot of Ten Forward after the teaser was taken from the episode {{e|M&eacute;nage &agrave; Troi}}, as [[Reittan Grax]] can briefly be seen talking to Picard.
   
Both episodes have one [[log entry]] each, both apparently recorded on [[stardate]] 47457.1. However, Riker's log entry in this episode is heard when the ''Enterprise''-D is traveling freely through [[space]]. Picard notates his log entry when the [[starship]] is trapped inside an [[asteroid]]. Riker uses his log to note that Admiral Pressman has arrived on board the ship. Pressman appears in the TNG episode, but does not here.
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===Continuity===
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* In this episode, Shran has [[Talla|a daughter]] with Jhamel, an Aenar female whom the Andorian met in {{e|The Aenar}}.
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* In {{e|First Flight}}, members of Starfleet stationed on Earth, including Archer and Tucker, wear a Starfleet symbol on their left shoulder. In this episode, the crew of ''Enterprise'' wear the same symbol on their right shoulder, with the starship's symbol on their left.
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* Also in "First Flight", a flashback scene to [[2143]] shows Archer meeting Tucker for the first time. In this episode, Mayweather tells Riker that the captain and engineer have known each other for approximately twenty years, which seems to correlate with their initial encounter eighteen years prior to this episode.
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* Near the end of the episode, T'Pol tries to straighten Archer's collar before the ceremony. In {{film|9}}, a similar scene shows Dr. [[Beverly Crusher]] attempting to help Captain Picard with his collar before a meeting with an [[Evora]] delegation. T'Pol also similarly tries to adjust Archer's attire in {{e|Fallen Hero}}.
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* Previous ''Enterprise'' episodes referenced in this episode are {{e|Broken Bow}}, {{e|First Flight}}, {{e|The Xindi}}, {{e|Harbinger}}, {{e|The Forgotten}}, {{e|Zero Hour}}, and {{e|The Aenar}}. In a more subtle reference, Trip's figure of [[Frankenstein's monster]] which T'Pol examines is an allusion to the [[ENT Season 2|second season]] episode {{e|Horizon}}, in which Trip persuades T'Pol to watch various ''[[Frankenstein]]'' movies with him.
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* The holodeck in this episode creates a holographic 22nd century Starfleet uniform over Riker's 24th century uniform. In previous appearances, the ''Enterprise''-D's holodeck is never shown to have this capacity (the ''Enterprise''-E does), and crew are frequently seen dressed in character while on their way to and from the holodeck. When they are interrupted, they sometimes resume their duties while in costume.
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* Riker posing as the [[Chef (Enterprise NX-01)|Chef]] seems to echo several TNG episodes (such as {{e|Time Squared}}) where Riker mentions his interest in cooking.
   
One of the first scenes in this episode is set in the Ten Forward lounge aboard the ''Enterprise''-D. In the TNG episode, Riker speaks to Admiral Pressman in Ten Forward. The admiral tells him that [[Starfleet Intelligence]] is hoping to continue experimenting with a [[prototype]] [[cloaking device]] aboard the starship ''Pegasus'' if the ''Enterprise''-D manages to find the ship. In this episode, Riker tells Troi of Pressman's news in her quarters.
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===="The Pegasus"====
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* As noted in the section above, this episode is set during the ''Next Generation'' episode {{e|The Pegasus}}. However, the actors who appear in both episodes &ndash; [[Jonathan Frakes]] and [[Marina Sirtis]] &ndash; have obviously aged in real life since the TNG episode was made over a decade before this episode. As a result, the characters they portray also seem significantly older. Also, Sirtis' character, Deanna Troi, wears a completely different hair style and a uniform that is more blue in the earlier episode and more green here. Frakes is noticeably heavier than he was in {{e|The Pegasus}} and Sirtis speaks here with a heavier English accent than she ever did in ''Next Generation''.
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* During Season 7 of ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'', Troi's hairstyle was acheived with a combination of Marina Sirtis' own copper highlighted hair, and a long wavy hair piece. Sirtis has commented that when she went into make-up for "These Are The Voyages", she asked about Troi's hair style. The make-up team realised that Sirtis' real hair no longer matched the Season 7 hair piece and that the orginal, expensive hair piece used was missing. Resultantly, a full wig was hastily found and styled, one which Sirtis hated. This is why Troi's hairstyle in this episode does not match that as the seen in {{e|The Pegasus}}. Sirtis has stated that, subsequently, she discovered that she herself had kept her Troi hair pieces and only found them several years later. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QOvw-WD6Lg&list=PLF525415819FD9296] Interestingly, the wig Sirtis wore in this episode is styled with bangs. However, during season 7 of ''Next Generation'', Troi never wore her hair with bangs whilst she wore her duty uniform.
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* In this episode Riker frequently visits a historic holoprogram that portrays the final mission of the NX-class ''Enterprise''. In the TNG episode, Riker is injured in a holoprogram in which he was fighting [[Worf]] with a holographic ''[[bat'leth]]'', although the program is never seen.
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* The ''Next Generation'' episode uses models for footage of the ''Enterprise''-D, but the ship is completely digital in this episode. Also as a result of advances in technology, the TNG episode was shot on film, but this episode was filmed with high-definition digital video, noticeably affecting the episode's look.
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* The digital ''Enterprise'' model has all three of its impulse engines illuminated at all times. Previous models normally had only the impulse engine on the stardrive section illuminated, with saucer engines used only when the saucer was separated.
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* Both episodes have one [[log entry]] each, both apparently recorded on [[stardate]] 47457.1. However, Riker's log entry in this episode is heard when the ''Enterprise''-D is traveling freely through [[space]]. Picard notates his log entry when the starship is trapped inside an [[asteroid]]. Riker uses his log to note that Admiral Pressman has arrived on board the ship. Pressman ([[Terry O'Quinn]]) appears in the TNG episode, but does not here.
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* One of the first scenes in this episode is set in the [[Ten Forward]] lounge aboard the ''Enterprise''-D. In the TNG episode, Riker speaks to Admiral Pressman in Ten Forward. The admiral tells him that [[Starfleet Intelligence]] is hoping to continue experimenting with a prototype cloaking device aboard the starship ''Pegasus'' if the ''Enterprise''-D manages to find the ship. In this episode, Riker tells Troi of Pressman's news in her quarters.
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* In this episode, in the observation lounge aboard the ''Enterprise''-D, Troi asks Riker how he feels about the recent discovery that the ''Pegasus'' was not destroyed, as had previously been thought. Riker is told that the ''Pegasus'' was not destroyed in the earlier episode, moments after Pressman [[transporter|beams]] aboard the ''Enterprise''-D.
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* In this episode, Riker and Troi visit the holographic re-creation of the Captain's ready room aboard the NX-class ''Enterprise''. There, Riker remarks that the room is smaller than the ''Enterprise''-D's brig. Riker ends up in that room at the end of the earlier episode, although Picard releases him at the very end.
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* In "The Pegasus", Riker tells Pressman that, "''A lot of things can change in twelve years, admiral.''" Here, Troi tells Riker that, "''A lot of things change in two hundred years.''"
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* In this episode, the ''Enterprise''-D enters an asteroid field that the ship explores in the TNG episode.
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* In her quarters, Troi receives a communication from Data. Although only his voice is heard, Data frequently appears in the TNG episode.
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* In this episode, Riker discusses the ''Pegasus'' with Troi and asks what she knows about the [[Treaty of Algeron]]. She replies that the treaty was signed in [[2311]] and that it redefined the [[Romulan Neutral Zone]]. Riker adds that the treaty "outlawed the use of cloaking technology on Starfleet vessels". When Picard finds out about the ''Pegasus'' in the TNG episode, he explains that "''in the Treaty of Algeron, the Federation specifically agreed not to develop cloaking technology.''" The captain later charges Pressman with violation of that treaty before ordering the admiral's arrest.
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* Riker's decision at the end of the episode is different from that seen in the episode "Pegasus". In "These Are the Voyages...", Riker leaves the holodeck, full of resolve, to speak with Captain Picard about Pressman and the illegal cloaking device. In the original version of the "Pegasus", however, Riker only admits to what he and Pressman did after he is backed into a corner when the ''Enterprise'' is trapped inside an [[asteroid]]. It is possible, however, that the ''Pegasus'' was located before Riker could speak with Picard.
   
In this episode, in the observation lounge aboard the ''Enterprise''-D, Troi asks Riker how he feels about the recent discovery that the ''Pegasus'' was not destroyed, as had previously been thought. Riker is told that the ''Pegasus'' was not destroyed in the earlier episode, moments after Pressman [[transporter|beams]] aboard the ''Enterprise''-D.
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===Production===
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*Shooting on this episode began late on {{d|25|February|2005}}, after a good part of the day had been spent wrapping up the filming of the previous episode, {{e|Terra Prime}}.
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*Principal photography lasted eight days, rather than the usual seven, concluding on {{d|5|March|2005}} &ndash; which also happened to be Jolene Blalock's thirtieth birthday. Blalock and Scott Bakula were the last of the principal cast to be released; the scene in which their characters embrace and Captain Archer climbs the steps to enter the auditorium to deliver his speech was the last scene to be filmed.
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*Although principal photography ended on 5 March, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis had to return on 9 March to complete several greenscreen shots.
   
In this episode, Riker and Troi visit the holographic re-creation of the Captain's Ready Room aboard the NX class ''Enterprise''. There, Riker remarks that the room is smaller than the ''Enterprise''-D's [[brig]]. Riker ends up in that room at the end of the earlier episode.
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===Reception===
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* Speaking at the 2007 [[Star Trek convention|''Star Trek'' convention]] in Las Vegas, co-writer [[Brannon Braga]] admitted he had "regrets" about this episode. He explained that he and Rick Berman were attempting to "''send a valentine to all the ''Star Trek'' shows,"'' and that "Enterprise ''just happened to be the show on at the time.''" He believed the episode "had some great stuff in it" and that "it was a cool concept," but overall, however, he found it to be "languid" and "not a complete success." [http://trekmovie.com/2007/08/12/vegascon-07-braga-reflects-on-a-life-with-trek/]
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* In response to fan criticisms, series producer Manny Coto stated that he personally considered this episode to be a coda rather than the true finale of the series. Both he and fellow series producer Mike Sussman consider the two-part story "Demons" and "Terra Prime" that precede this installment to be the actual finale of the ''Enterprise'' storyline. [http://www.trektoday.com/news/100505_01.shtml][http://www.treknation.com/interviews/mike_sussman.shtml]
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*In 2008, Brannon Braga, recalling the episode and its reaction stated, "''I don't think it's ever going to be a beloved episode.''" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYNVLxqfT4Q&feature=related] Similarly, Rick Berman stated in 2011 that the episode was a failure and claimed that he never would have produced it if he had known what the reaction to it would be. {{st.com|rick-berman-looks-back-at-18-years-of-trek-part-2||article}}
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*At a 2009 ''Star Trek'' convention, Jonathan Frakes simply said this episode "stinks." [http://trekmovie.com/2009/08/07/vegascon09-thursday-kicks-off-con-with-frakes-dorn-clowning-klingons-singing-more/]
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*In contrast, [[Dominic Keating]] has stated, "''I loved it. I've said this at the conventions many times, but I had no issue with it.''" Keating remarked that he greatly enjoyed his scenes with Frakes and Sirtis. He admitted, "''I thought that device they used in order to include them was a bit clunky...But once you've gotten past that, it was fine. And fair dues to Brannon and Rick, they were winding up 17 years of their take on the series. It wasn't just our four years. They'd done a lot more stuff prior to us. So I thought it was fair enough.''" {{st.com|dominic-keating-looks-back-forward-part-1||article}}
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*[[John Billingsley]] took a more neutral position. In a {{y|2006}} interview, he commented "''I wasn't wild about the last episode, but as is often the case I think probably more is made of these things than should be. It, arguably, should have been more about our stories than The Next Generation's cast, and I think people who were a little put out perhaps had a point.''" He added, "''[I]t seemed to me from things that I've read or heard that people's reactions were a little over the top. I also think they were on some level trying to find a way to say goodbye, or at least goodbye for now, to the entire franchise, and to that extent I could understand what the thought process was in wanting to bring in some of the Next Gen characters.''" [http://www.trektoday.com/interviews/john_billingsley_may06.shtml]
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*In {{y|2013}}, eight years after the airing of this episode, Brannon Braga apologized to the entire cast of ''Enterprise'' for it and said he thought Rick Berman and himself made a "narcissistic move" in trying to make the episode a "valentine" to ''Star Trek''. He also called it "a crappy episode." ([[ENT Season 2 Blu-ray]] "''In Conversation: The First Crew''" special feature)
   
In "The Pegasus", Riker tells Pressman that, "A lot of things can change in twelve years, Admiral." Here, Troi tells Riker that, "A lot of things change in 200 years."
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===Notes===
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* This is the third of only three occurrences of one series' credit style appearing over the sets of another, specifically the white ENT style over reconstructed sets of TNG. The first is in {{TNG|Birthright, Part I}} and the second in {{ENT|In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II}}. The {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} appears during the credit sequence of DS9: {{e|Trials and Tribble-ations}}, without a credit overlay.
   
In this episode, the ''Enterprise''-D enters an asteroid field that the ship explores in the TNG episode.
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===Apocrypha===
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* An ''Enterprise'' novel, ''[[Last Full Measure]]'' (written by [[Andy Mangels]] and [[Michael A. Martin]]) reveals that Trip Tucker did not actually die in this episode. The authors used the fact that the only appearances of the ''Enterprise'' characters in this episode were in historical hologram form to claim that the program Riker views is a fabrication. The true events of what really took place and what happened to Tucker are revealed in another ''Enterprise'' novel, ''[[The Good That Men Do]]'' (also written by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin). The book has an aged Nog revealing to Jake Sisko, that because of the collapse of [[Section 31]] in the early [[25th century]], information about the true events of the founding of the Coalition has only now been revealed and it shows that what has been generally known is actually a cover-up of the true events. Several events of "These Are the Voyages..." are depicted as happening only months after "Terra Prime." The two old friends also note a laundry list of inconsistencies in the original holo program, many of which were pointed out by ''Enterprise'' fans immediately after viewing. Amongst the more obvious ones are: the ship's lack of transfers or promotions during the intervening years; no deaths, transfers or ship modifications during the Romulan war which is never mentioned; the criminals/pirates with a warp 2 capable ship, that somehow catches up with the warp 5 ''Enterprise''; and the complete lack of MACOs or security officers challenging the pirates as they stalk the corridors of the ship with impunity.
   
In her quarters, Troi recieves a communication from [[Data]]. Although only his voice is heard, Data frequently appears in the TNG episode.
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* The story and the eventual declaration of war against the Romulans is carried on in the novel, ''[[Kobayashi Maru (ENT novel)|Kobayashi Maru]]''.
   
In this episode, Riker discusses the ''Pegasus'' with Troi and asks what she knows about the [[Treaty of Algeron]]. She replies that the treaty was signed in [[2311]] and that it redefined the [[Romulan Neutral Zone]]. Riker adds that the treaty "outlawed the use of cloaking technology on Starfleet vessels". When Picard finds out about the ''Pegasus'' in the TNG episode, he explains that "in the Treaty of Algeron, the Federation specifically agreed not to develop cloaking technology". The captain later charges Pressman with violation of that treaty before ordering the admiral's arrest.
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* Since the introduction of Section 31 into the Star Trek lore, many fans have speculated that it was involved with the ''Pegasus'' experiments. This episode ''may'' confirm this. Riker has a line in Troi's quarters where he says the cloak was developed by "a secret group in Starfleet Security".
   
[[Image:Galaxy class aft.jpg|thumb|USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701-D)]]
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===DVD releases===
[[Image:Constitution class.jpg|thumb|USS ''Enterprise'' (NCC-1701)]]
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* As part of the [[ENT Season 4 DVD]].
[[Image:Enterprise (NX-01) heads for nebula.jpg|thumb|''Enterprise'' (NX-01)]]
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* As part of the ''[[Star Trek: Fan Collective - Captain's Log]]'' collection.
   
===Memorable Quotes===
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==Links and references==
"''Here's to the ''next generation''.''"
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=== Starring ===
: - '''Archer''', during a toast with '''Trip'''
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*[[Scott Bakula]] as [[Captain]] [[Jonathan Archer]] (hologram)
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*[[John Billingsley]] as [[Doctor]] [[Phlox]] (hologram)
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*[[Jolene Blalock]] as [[Commander]] [[T'Pol]] (hologram)
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*[[Dominic Keating]] as [[Lieutenant]] [[Malcolm Reed]] (hologram)
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*[[Anthony Montgomery]] as [[Ensign]] [[Travis Mayweather]] (hologram)
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*[[Linda Park]] as [[Ensign]] [[Hoshi Sato]] (hologram)
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*[[Connor Trinneer]] as [[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Charles "Trip" Tucker III]] (hologram)
   
"''All good things...''"
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=== Guest stars ===
: - '''Malcolm''', referring to the approaching end of the NX-01's voyages after 10 years in space
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*[[Jeffrey Combs]] as [[Thy'lek Shran|Shran]] (hologram)
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*[[Jonathan Schmock]] as an [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Green-skinned alien criminal|Alien]] (hologram)
   
"''Thanks, boss!''"
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=== Special guest appearance By ===
"''Any time.''"
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*[[Marina Sirtis]] as [[Counselor]] [[Deanna Troi]]
: - '''Trip''' and '''Archer'''
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*[[Jonathan Frakes]] as [[Commander]] [[William T. Riker]]
   
"''You can all go straight to hell!''
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=== Co-stars ===
: - '''Trip''' to the alien criminals before he blows them up
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*[[Solomon Burke, Jr.]] as an [[Billy (Starfleet)|Ensign]] (hologram)
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*[[Jef Ayres]] as a [[Haynem|Med Tech]] (hologram)
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*[[Jasmine Anthony]] as [[Talla]] (hologram)
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*[[Majel Barrett]] as the [[Computer Voice]]
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*[[E. Michael Fincke]] as an [[M. Fincke|Engineer]] (hologram)
   
"''Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship ''Enterprise''. Its continuing mission-''" - '''Captain Picard'''
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=== Uncredited co-stars ===
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* [[David Keith Anderson]] as [[Armstrong]]
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* [[Melanie Balmos]] as [[Unnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) operations division personnel|''Enterprise''-D operations division officer]]
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* [[Mark Correy]] as [[Alex]]
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*[[Daphney Dameraux]] as [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female operations division ensign (2152-2155)|operations division ensign]]
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* [[Evan English]] as [[Tanner]]
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* [[Henry Farnam]] as [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Command division crewman (2154-2161)|command division crewman]]
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* [[E. Michael Fincke]] as [[M. Fincke]]
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* [[Glen Hambly]] as [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Operations division ensign|operations division ensign]]
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* [[Roy Joaquin]] as [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Science division crewman (2152-2155)|science division crewman]]
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* [[Andrew MacBeth]] as [[E. Hamboyan]]
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* [[Bob Rivers]] as [[Unnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) command division personnel#Command division lieutenant (2370)|command division lieutenant]]
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* [[Lincoln Simonds]] as [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Horned alien|alien criminal]]
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* [[Brent Spiner]] as [[Data]] (voice)
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* [[Patrick Stewart]] as [[Jean-Luc Picard]] (archive voiceover)
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* [[William Shatner]] as [[James T. Kirk]] (archive voiceover)
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* [[John Tagamolila]] as [[Unnamed USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) operations division personnel|''Enterprise''-D operations division officer]]
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* [[Terry Virts]] as [[T. Virts]]
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* [[John Wan]] as [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Male engineer|operations division crewman]]
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* [[Cricket Yee]] as [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female medical officer|science divsion crewman]]
   
:"''-to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life, and new civilizations-''" - '''Captain Kirk'''
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; [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)|Civilian ceremony attendees]]
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* [[André Bormanis]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Amy Kate Connolly]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Juan Fernandez]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Dieter Horneman]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Lili Malkin]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Larry Nemecek]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Amanda Pooley]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[J.R. Quinonez]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Judith Reeves-Stevens]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Donna Rooney]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Dave Rossi]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Richard Sarstedt]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[Pablo Soriano]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
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* [[David G. Trotti]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Civilian ceremony attendees (2161)|civilian ceremony attendee]]
   
::"''-to boldly go where no man has gone before.''" - '''Captain Archer'''
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;[[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)|Earth Starfleet ceremony attendees]]
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* [[Manny Coto]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Vice Admiral #2|vice admiral]]
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* [[Doug Drexler]] as an [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Ceremony_Attendee, Ensign 1|ensign]]
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* [[April Jacobson]] as [[A. Jacobson]]
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* [[Macarena Lovemore]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Ceremony Attendee, Crewman 2|crewman]]
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* [[Yumi Mizui]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Ceremony Attendee, Crewman 6|crewman]]
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* [[Mike O'Halloran]] as an [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Ceremony Attendee, Ensign 3|ensign]]
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* [[Garfield Reeves-Stevens]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Commander|commander]]
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* [[Ator Tamras]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Medical Technician/Com Officer|science division ensign]]
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* [[Wanda Willis]] as [[W. Willis]]
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* [[Edward Zoellner]] as [[R. Wilcox]]
   
==Links and References==
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=== [[Stand-in]]s ===
===Guest Stars===
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* [[David Keith Anderson]] as stand-in for [[Anthony Montgomery]]
*[[Jonathan Frakes]] as [[William T. Riker]]
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* [[Evan English]] as stand-in for [[Dominic Keating]]
*[[Marina Sirtis]] as [[Deanna Troi]]
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* [[Melissa Vinicor]] as stand-in for [[Marina Sirtis]]
*[[Jeffrey Combs]] as [[Shran]]
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* [[Cricket Yee]] as stand-in for [[Linda Park]]
*[[Jonathan Schmock]] as Alien
 
*[[Solomon Burke]] as [[Ensign]]
 
*[[Jef Ayres]] as [[Med Tech]]
 
*[[Jasmine Anthony]] as [[Talla]]
 
*[[Majel Barrett]] as [[Computer Voice]]
 
*[[E. Michael Fincke]] as [[Engineer]]
 
*[[Mark Correy]] as [[Alex]] (uncredited)
 
*[[Brent Spiner]] as the voice of [[Data]] (uncredited)
 
*[[Patrick Stewart]] as the voice of [[Jean-Luc Picard]] (archive voiceover, uncredited)
 
*[[William Shatner]] as the voice of [[James T. Kirk]] (archive voiceover, uncredited)
 
   
 
===Timeline===
 
===Timeline===
;[[2151]] : [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']] launched under command of [[Jonathan Archer]]; its first [[planet]]ary visit is [[Rigel X]].
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;[[2151]]
;[[2156]] : [[Talla]] is born to [[Jhamel]] and [[Shran]]. [[General]] Shran subsequently leaves the [[Andorian Imperial Guard]], despite having been branded a hero.
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:''Enterprise'' (NX-01) is launched under command of Jonathan Archer; its first planetary visit is Rigel X.
;[[2158]] : Shran fakes his own death to protect his family from criminals; business partners who believe he stole the [[Teneebian amethyst]].
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;[[2156]]
;[[2160]] : When located by his former associates, Shran flees with his family.
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:Talla is born to Jhamel and Shran. [[General]] Shran subsequently leaves the Andorian Imperial Guard, despite having been branded a hero.
;[[2161]] : Talla is kidnapped as Shran sleeps in the next room. Shran contacts the ''Enterprise'' to assist in the rescue of his daughter. The mission is a success, but the kidnappers manage to board ''Enterprise''. [[Charles Tucker III]] sacrifices his own life to save his captain.
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;[[2158]]
;[[2161]] : Archer gives a historic speech at the conference commemorating the ratification of the charter for an interspecies alliance. This alliance would give birth to the [[United Federation of Planets]] later in the year.
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:Shran fakes his own death to protect his family from criminals; business partners who believe he stole the Teneebian amethyst.
;[[2358]] : [[USS Pegasus|USS ''Pegasus'']], under command of [[Erik Pressman]], secretly tests an [[interphase cloaking device]] in violation of treaty. [[William T. Riker]] serves aboard ''Pegasus'', protecting his captain from a mutiny during a cloak test. Riker, Pressman, and seven others survive as ''Pegasus'' is believed destroyed. The incident is covered up and Pressman forces an oath of secrecy.
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;[[2160]]
;[[2370]] : Evidence is uncovered that ''Pegasus'' still exists in the [[Devolin system]]. The [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|''Enterprise''-D]], under command of [[Jean-Luc Picard]] and [[XO]] Riker, is assigned to recover the ship and Pressman is brought aboard to oversee the operation. Riker seeks the assistance of [[Deanna Troi]] and a [[holoprogram]] depicting the past ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s final mission to decide whether or not he should disobey orders and tell Picard the truth about the ''Pegasus''. After the ''Pegasus'' is found, Riker reveals the conspiracy to Picard.
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:When located by his former associates, Shran flees with his family.
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;[[2161]]
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*Talla is kidnapped as Shran sleeps in the next room. Shran contacts the ''Enterprise'' to assist in the rescue of his daughter. The mission is a success, but the kidnappers manage to board ''Enterprise''. Trip Tucker sacrifices his own life to save his captain.
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*Archer gives an historic speech at the conference commemorating the ratification of the charter for an interspecies alliance. This alliance would give birth to the United Federation of Planets later in the year.
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;[[2358]]
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:USS ''Pegasus'', under command of Erik Pressman, secretly tests an interphase cloaking device in violation of treaty. [[William T. Riker]] serves aboard ''Pegasus'', protecting his captain from a mutiny. Riker, Pressman, and seven others survive as the ship is believed destroyed. The incident is covered up and Pressman demands an oath of secrecy.
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;[[2370]]
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:Evidence is uncovered that ''Pegasus'' still exists in the [[Devolin system]]. The ''Enterprise''-D, under command of Jean-Luc Picard and [[XO]] Riker, is assigned to recover the ship and Pressman is brought aboard to oversee the operation. Riker seeks the assistance of Deanna Troi and a holoprogram depicting the past ''Enterprise''{{'}}s final mission to decide whether or not he should disobey orders and tell Picard the truth about the ''Pegasus''. After the ''Pegasus'' is found, Riker reveals the conspiracy to Picard.
   
 
===References===
 
===References===
[[alliance]]; [[Andorian]]s; [[Andorian cabbage soup]]; [[Henry Archer|Archer, Henry]]; [[Reginald Barclay|Barclay, Reginald]]; [[Brazil]]; [[brig]]; [[bridge]]; [[catfish]]; [[cheese]]; [[chef]]; [[Zefram Cochrane|Cochrane, Zefram]]; [[dog]]; [[Douglas]]; [[Edosian suckerfish]] ([[Edosian]]s); [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|''Enterprise'', USS]]; [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|''Enterprise''-D, USS]]; [[Federation Charter]]; [[holodeck]]; [[intruder alert]]; [[Jhamel]]; [[launch bay]]; [[linguistic database]]; [[Livingston (fish)]]; [[Museum]]; [[Observation Lounge]]; [[USS Pegasus|''Pegasus'', USS]]; [[photograph]]; [[Plomeek broth]]; [[Porthos]]; [[Erik Pressman|Pressman, Eric]]; [[Rigel X]]; [[senior staff]]; [[Shallash]]; [[spectral micrometer]]; [[tea]]; [[Tellarite]]s; [[Ten Forward]]; [[Teneebian]]s; [[Teneebian amethyst]]; [[Treaty of Algeron]]; [[United Federation of Planets]]; [[Vulcan]]s; [[warp engine]]; [[Warp Five Complex]]; [[whiskey]]; [[Xindi superweapon]]
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[[alliance]]; [[Andorian]]s; [[Andorian cabbage soup]]; [[Henry Archer|Archer, Henry]]; [[Reginald Barclay|Barclay, Reginald]]; [[Brazil]]; [[brig]]; [[bridge]]; [[carrot]]; [[catfish]]; [[cheese]]; [[chef]]; [[Zefram Cochrane|Cochrane, Zefram]]; [[dog]]; [[deuterium filter]]; [[Douglas (Admiral)|Douglas]]; [[Edosian suckerfish]] ([[Edosian]]s); [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)|''Enterprise'', USS]]; [[USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)|''Enterprise''-D, USS]]; [[Federation Charter]]; [[Jerry Fleck (Lieutenant Commander)|Fleck, Jerry]]; [[holodeck]]; [[intruder alert]]; [[Jhamel]]; [[James T. Kirk|Kirk, James T.]]; [[launch bay]]; [[liberator]]; [[linguistic database]]; [[Livingston]]; [[Mobile]]; [[museum]]; [[Observation Lounge]]; [[USS Pegasus|''Pegasus'', USS]]; [[photograph]]; [[Plomeek broth]]; [[Porthos]]; [[Erik Pressman|Pressman, Eric]]; [[Rigel X]]; [[senior staff]]; [[Shallash]]; [[spectral micrometer]]; [[Stillwell (Captain)|Stillwell]]; [[T'Les]]; [[tea]]; [[Tellarite]]s; [[Ten Forward]]; [[Teneebian amethyst]]; [[Treaty of Algeron]]; [[troposphere]]; [[United Federation of Planets]]; [[Vulcan]]s; [[Vulcan Council]]; [[warp engine]]; [[Warp Five Complex]]; [[whiskey]]; [[Xindi superweapon]]
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"These Are the Voyages..."
ENT, Episode 4x22
Production number: 098
First aired: 13 May 2005
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Riker and Mayweather
Written By
Rick Berman and Brannon Braga

Directed By
Allan Kroeker
47457.1 (2370)
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In hopes of receiving some help before making a difficult personal decision, Commander William T. Riker of the Enterprise-D observes a holodeck simulation of the final mission of the original starship Enterprise, as commanded by Jonathan Archer, in the days immediately preceding the birth of the Federation over two centuries earlier. (Series Finale)

SummaryEdit

TeaserEdit

William T. Riker as ensign aboard Enterprise (NX-01)
Riker at the engineering station of the NX-class Enterprise

In 2161, the bridge officers of the NX-class spacecraft Enterprise have a casual discussion on the bridge of their ship, Captain Archer exiting from his ready room midway through the conversation. The officers mention both an upcoming ceremony – the signing of a charter between the members of an interstellar alliance, for which Archer is busy writing a speech – and the similarly imminent decommissioning of Enterprise, which Archer intends to postpone until after the charter has been signed.

Following a vocal command that signals all senior officers to report to the bridge, a bearded William T. Riker – having been quietly sitting at Enterprise's engineering station, dressed as a 22nd century Starfleet ensign of the command division – states a directive for a computer to "freeze program"; the environment of Enterprise's bridge and the other officers therein are actually holograms, and Riker's instruction was to the computer of the real ship he is aboard. After Riker saves and ends the simulation, the resultant change in his surroundings and uniform reveal he is, in fact, serving as a Commander and is in the holodeck of the USS Enterprise-D, which he promptly exits.

Act OneEdit

"First officer's personal log, stardate 47457.1. With the unexpected arrival of Admiral Pressman, my old CO, I find myself in an awkward position. Counselor Troi has suggested I might get a few insights by calling up an historic holoprogram."

On board the Enterprise-D, Riker is seated with Counselor Deanna Troi in the Ten Forward lounge. He is reluctant to speak about his personal dilemma, as it is highly classified. When Troi asks about the holoprogram she recommended, Riker admits he is unsure how the simulation will help him but the counselor sarcastically implies a reassurance that it will, to which Riker smiles.

While later walking through a corridor, they continue to discuss the holoprogram, Troi advising Riker to skip ahead to when an Andorian contacts Enterprise and suggesting that he assume the sociable role of the vessel's chef. Riker agrees to remember Troi's advice. Arranging to have supper together, the pair depart, Riker stepping into a holodeck while Troi proceeds to a turbolift.

Shran contacts Jonathan Archer
For the first time in three years, Shran contacts Captain Archer

On the simulated Enterprise bridge, Archer is shocked when Shran signals the ship, as the Andorian was believed to have died three years earlier. He says certain people, including Archer, had to think he was dead and appeals for Archer to repay a favor. As Riker watches from the engineering station, Archer wordily refuses to aid Shran, due to the closeness of the ceremony date, until the Andorian reveals that former associates of his have abducted his daughter. After Archer agrees to rendezvous with Shran, Riker freezes the program, advances it by an hour and switches it to objective mode. Passing through a door, he heads into the captain's ready room. There, Shran complains to the captain about his predicament, implying that the reason he faked his own death was due to the disreputableness of his former allies, who mistakenly believe he has stolen something of theirs and who have taken his daughter to Rigel X, a trading outpost with which Archer is familiar. Shran appeals for help with his daughter's recovery.

In the captain's quarters, Riker witnesses Commander T'Pol object to the possibility of aiding Shran. Archer retorts to her objections, reminding T'Pol that Shran helped him gain access to the Xindi superweapon and that she has never trusted Andorians. Ultimately, T'Pol relents. Archer asks her to visit the galley as the ship's chef is about to prepare the crew's final meal. After T'Pol exits, Archer assures Porthos that the chef has promised at least six varieties of cheese.

TPol and William T. Riker
As the chef of the NX-class Enterprise, Riker talks with T'Pol
Riker kissing T'Pol
"Thanks."

Posing as Enterprise's chef, Riker has a lengthy conversation with T'Pol, who is unenthusiastic about both selecting a dish – although Riker has already begun to make plomeek broth for her – and the ship's detour. Riker defends Archer's decision to help Shran, assuring T'Pol that the vessel likely won't miss the ceremony. In response to Riker inquiring if she misses "Trip" Tucker, T'Pol is at first unforthcoming, saying that their intimate relationship has been over for six years, but eventually remarks that – as a Vulcan – she does not miss people. She and Riker discuss Trip's loyal relationship with Archer. T'Pol admits that, during her service aboard Enterprise, she has come to embrace the Human crew's illogical favorance for instincts over automatic compliance with orders, an insight for which Riker is grateful; freezing the program, he kisses T'Pol on the cheek and thanks her.

Act TwoEdit

In the Enterprise-D's observation lounge, Riker is reviewing the crew complement of the USS Pegasus when Troi enters. She soon senses that he is upset about an incident wherein most the vessel's crew died, but he is standoffish until they change the subject, he telling her of his progress on the holodeck. Troi is unfamiliar with the NX-class Enterprise, so Riker invites her to the simulation.

William T. Riker and Deanna Troi on bridge of Enterprise (NX-01)
Riker and Troi tour Enterprise's bridge

The couple survey Archer's ready room and the bridge, with both areas empty, the duo commenting on the differences between the vessel and their own ship. As they pace through a corridor, Riker – much to Troi's approval – adds crew members to the simulation.

In Engineering, Lieutenant Reed worries, to Trip, about the mission on Rigel X. Although Trip is still conducting maintenance tasks, Reed questions the necessity of doing so, but Trip says he wants to. He and Reed nostalgically remark on the end of their assignment. Watching them exit, Troi tells Riker she is saddened by Trip's unawareness that he wouldn't return from the mission.

The search effort is then plotted in the ship's situation room. Shran indicates where his daughter, Talla, is reportedly being held and talks with T'Pol, who has created a fabrication of the Teneebian amethyst Shran is accused of stealing. Troi freezes the program, opines that Archer is "cute" and leaves for an appointment with Reginald Barclay. Riker forwards the simulation to when Enterprise reaches Rigel X. As Archer is about to lead an away mission there, Tucker tries to convince him to stay aboard, worrying for his safety. Archer insists otherwise, however, noting that Rigel X both was the first and will be the last place visited by Enterprise.

On a shuttlepod en route to the planet's surface, Riker listens – dressed as a MACO – as T'Pol recounts to Trip that the chef spoke about them. She hesitantly broaches the topic of their former relationship, admitting that she hasn't considered it in a long time. She also worries that they may never see each other again but Trip is adamant that they won't lose contact. With the shuttlepod encountering slight turbulence, T'Pol says that, no matter what, she will miss him. Once Archer – in another shuttlepod – reports that Shran has made contact with his daughter's abductors, the shuttlecraft begin their final descent to the planet.

Alien Leader
The alien leader

Shran and T'Pol later meet with the kidnappers and speak to the group's alien leader, who is highly suspicious of the newcomers. Disdainful of Shran, the alien leader oversees that Talla is brought out, Shran finding that she is unharmed and merely hungry. He presents the amethyst and the leader surrenders Talla, who is excited to be reunited with Shran but – on his instruction – accompanies T'Pol away. The away team, having been hiding on catwalks high above, use the fabricated amethyst to dazzle the aliens with brilliant flashes, allowing Shran to flee. A battle ensues, despite Reed warning the aliens to stand still. The leader causes the catwalk below Trip to give way but, while Reed stuns the alien, Trip is pulled to safety by Archer, the pair exchanging friendly sentiments pertaining to Trip's recovery.

Act ThreeEdit

The team arrives in Enterprise's launch bay, Archer having agreed to escort Shran and Talla away from the alien pirates. Shran mentions that the aliens' ship can barely maintain warp factor two and Talla thanks the captain, referring to him as, "pink skin." Alone together, Trip and Archer humorously allude to Trip's near-fall, both officers thankful that the captain went on the mission.

William T. Riker talks to Deanna Troi
In Troi's quarters, Riker finally tells the counselor about the Pegasus

As the Enterprise-D enters an asteroid field, Data contacts Troi's quarters, eager to continue a discussion. He misinterprets her use of the phrase "rain check" but she explains they will talk later. Troi is visited by Riker, who is worried that the ship will soon find the Pegasus but that he is still undecided about his dilemma. Confidentially, he confesses that the Pegasus was equipped with a prototype cloaking device (outlawed by the Treaty of Algeron), that the ship's disaster was due to a test of the cloak and that Pressman, the craft's former captain, intends to continue the experiment. Riker criticizes the project but, sworn to secrecy, he is insecure about alerting Captain Picard to it. Troi is confident Riker will make the right choice but he is less sure of himself.

Again acting as Enterprise's chef, Riker consecutively consults Reed, Ensigns Sato and Mayweather, as well as Dr. Phlox, asking them about Trip while they help knead dough. At one point, Riker accidentally refers to Archer as "Picard" but then corrects himself.

Archer and Tucker are in the captain's mess. They consider the planetary alliance, including its uneasy beginnings, and the upcoming ceremony. With an historically significant bottle of whiskey, the holograms toast to "the next generation." After the vessel shudders, Archer – watched by Riker – learns from T'Pol on the bridge that a small, unidentified craft is attacking Enterprise.

Hearing an intruder alert, Archer and Trip rush to confront the invaders: they are the same aliens who captured Talla but have now come for both her and Shran. Archer and Trip are puzzled, due to Shran having said the aliens' ship was extremely slow. The captain claims that Shran has already left but the alien leader isn't fooled by the attempt at deception. Following an order from the leader for Archer to be killed, Trip steps forward, insisting that he can take the alien horde to Shran but asks that the captain – who struggles to stop Trip interfering – is quietened, so one of the aliens knocks Archer unconscious with a rifle butt.
Charles Tucker III sacrifices himself
"You can all go straight to hell!"
Trip arranges with the impatient and anxious alien leader that he will bring Shran to them. The engineer then leads the aliens into a small room that he identifies as a comm station. Bluntly announcing that they can go to Hell, he connects two plasma relays, sparking an explosion that downs the intruders. Archer regains consciousness and works his way through the debris in search of Trip while Riker watches.

He continues to observe in sickbay, as a badly injured Trip converses with Archer, apologizing for having had him knocked out cold and expressing enthusiasm for the fact that Enterprise will make it to the ceremony on time. Thanks to a hurrying Phlox, Trip, giving Archer a reassuring smile, is moved into the imaging chamber.

Act FourEdit

A somber T'Pol is packing away personal effects from Trip's quarters when Archer arrives, although she politely refuses help from him. Archer lets her know that Trip's parents will be coming to the ceremony and hands T'Pol a figurine of Frankenstein's monster to pack. T'Pol expresses an eagerness to meet Trip's parents, who Archer describes as eccentric. The holographic duplicate of Archer nears a mirror in which Riker is reflected but the hologram does not see him. T'Pol and Archer agree that T'Pol's mother was also eccentric. Archer tries to explain to T'Pol the often contradictory nature of emotions. He also recounts how, when he took command of Enterprise a decade earlier, he had the mindset of an explorer, whereas now – faced with Trip's death – he has to make a speech about how worthwhile the voyage has been. T'Pol interjects that Trip would be most eager to agree it has been worthwhile.

Riker later visits an event that chronologically took place while the ship was heading to pick up Shran, about an hour before T'Pol's visit to the galley; Trip now arrives there to talk with Riker, who has resumed the role of chef. The pair make smalltalk about the crew's final meal. Trip details the extremely trusting relationship he has with Archer. Leaving to do some packing, Trip wonders what the chef will do, following the ship's return to Earth. Riker is unsure but Trip is confident that the chef will make the right choice.

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Mayweather, Sato and Reed attend the ceremony

A large crowd is gathered in an auditorium wherein Reed, Sato and Mayweather have been assigned seats that Reed complains about. The trio discuss the career plans of Mayweather and Archer, after which Reed says he – like Mayweather – is planning to stay with Archer.

Archer with T'Pol before his speech
About to give his speech, Archer says a fond farewell to T'Pol

In a waiting area backstage, Archer prepares to present his speech, while both T'Pol and Phlox try to bolster his confidence. Phlox gives the captain a wide grin before heading to meet with his three wives, who are in the audience. T'Pol, on the other hand, prefers to remain backstage, influencing Archer to remark that she has never liked crowds. Just before he heads out to greet the masses, T'Pol comments that he looks very heroic and Archer turns back to embrace her in a hug.

As he strides to the central platform, the spectators applaud and Riker walks up to Troi, watching from a balcony above the crowd. They agree that, although Archer is understandably nervous, he will be fine. Troi considers the historical importance of the event, mentioning that the alliance would lead to the Federation, and Riker finally decides that he is ready to speak with Captain Picard, so the pair subsequently leave the holodeck.

Galaxy class aft
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), ENT
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)
Enterprise (NX-01) heads for nebula
Enterprise (NX-01)

Captains Picard, Kirk and Archer can be heard taking turns paraphrasing Zefram Cochrane as all three Enterprises each captain first commanded continue their journeys.

"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange, new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before."

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Here's to the next generation."

- Archer, during a toast with Trip


"You have to help me... it's my little girl."

- Shran, pleading with Archer to help him rescue Talla


"All good things..."

- Malcolm, referring to the approaching end of the NX-01's voyages after ten years in space (also a nod to TNG's last episode)


"Our brig is bigger than this!"

- Riker about Captain Archer's Ready Room


"No fish tank."
"How could Archer survive without a fish tank?"

- Riker and Troi on the decor of Captain Archer's Ready Room


"Thanks, pink skin."

- Talla


"Signing documents are easy. Training a new engineer... that can be a real pain in the ass."

- Archer, to Tucker


"This is a special bottle of whiskey. Zefram Cochrane gave it to my father the day they broke ground at the Warp Five Complex."
"And here we are... toasting to warp seven."

- Archer explaining the significance of the drink he shares with Trip


"It's sad. Commander Tucker had no idea he wouldn't make it back."

- Deanna Troi


"Thanks, boss!"
"Any time."

- Trip and Archer


"It's the biggest day of our lives."
"I hate to contradict you, captain. You're the man they're waiting to see."

- Archer talking to Trip about the speech he is preparing to give at the signing of the Charter


"Data to Counselor Troi."
"Yes, Data?"
"I was wondering if now may be the appropriate time to discuss the long-term effects of space travel on my positronic net."
"Can I give you a rain check?"
"You may... check me for rain if you wish Counselor, but I assure you I have no water in my..."
"Data, I'll get back to you."

- Data discusses his issues with Troi over the com


"You can all go straight to Hell!"

- Trip to the alien criminals before he blows them up


"Did Trip ever take a swing at Picard?"
"At who?"
"Archer... Captain Archer?"

- Riker and holographic Mayweather, while cooking in Enterprise's galley


"Just beyond the next planet, just beyond the next star..."

- Archer to T'Pol (a nod to Kirk's final words borrowed from "Peter Pan" in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country)


"I'm sure you'll make the right choice."

- Tucker, to Riker


"I think I'm ready to talk to Captain Picard. I should've done it a long time ago."
"So I guess we're through here."
"I guess we are. Computer, end program."

- William Riker and Deanna Troi


"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission..."

"...to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life, and new civilizations..."
"...to boldly go where no man has gone before."
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Captain James T. Kirk, and Captain Jonathan Archer

Background InformationEdit

Scott Bakula hugs Connor Trinneer
Scott Bakula (right), the actor who played Jonathan Archer, hugs Connor Trinneer, the actor who played Charles "Trip" Tucker, on the last day of filming the episode
  • This is the final episode of Star Trek: Enterprise. It is the first series finale since "The Counter-Clock Incident" that is not a feature-length episode.
  • This episode marked the end of a constant Star Trek series production run that started with the beginning of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987.
  • The 22nd century events of this episode actually take place on the holodeck of the USS Enterprise-D in 2370, during the episode TNG: "The Pegasus".
  • This is the only series finale in the Star Trek franchise where the actual ensemble crew of the series do not appear, but rather, their holographic copies.
  • Rick Berman described this episode as a "valentine to the fans".
  • This episode takes its name from the opening narrations in episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, The Animated Series and The Next Generation.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of a Starfleet holodeck since VOY: "Renaissance Man".
  • This episode was reported to have been written as a possible finale for the show's third season should the series not have been renewed. According to Enterprise producer Mike Sussman, however, while the idea for this episode was conceived during that year, the episode was not written until season 4. [1]
  • According to Rick Berman, this episode would have been the fourth season finale even if the series had been picked up for a fifth season. He did state, however, that if the series had been renewed, Tucker would still have been killed off because the episode flashed forward in time and so when the show came back for the new season, Tucker would still have been alive. [2] In later interviews, Berman said that if the show had been renewed, several story elements, including Tucker's death, would likely have been changed. [3]
  • This is the first appearance of the USS Enterprise-D since its destruction in Star Trek Generations.
  • Rigel X was also the first place Enterprise visited in "Broken Bow".
  • The only exterior shot of the NX-01 Enterprise in this episode appears in the closing montage.
  • An early draft of the script ended with Riker and Troi exiting the holodeck, followed by a shot of the Enterprise-D moving off into the asteroid field. Writer/Producer Mike Sussman suggested the final montage sequence as a way of honoring all three Starship Enterprise-based series: Star Trek, The Next Generation, and Enterprise. The montage also allowed the prequel series to end on a more appropriate image – Archer's ship soaring majestically toward a nebula. (Information provided by Mike Sussman)
  • Several costumes and props from this episode were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay, including Dave Rossi's suit [4] and the Teneebian amethyst. [5]
  • This episode establishes the NX-01 still exists in the 24th century within a Starfleet museum.
  • This episode contains the first use of remastered footage from TNG, specifically from the episode Menage a Troi, for use during the scene in Ten forward. Also, unlike the remastered collection of TNG which was released in 4:3 resolution, this footage was shown in 16:9.[6]

Cast and CrewEdit

DialogueEdit

  • The series pilot, "Broken Bow", begins with the line "... where no man has gone before", spoken by a young Jonathan Archer. This episode, the series finale, ends with the line "... where no man has gone before", also spoken by Archer.
  • While discussing the decommission of the NX-01 Enterprise with Tucker, Reed announces "All Good Things..." This was a reference to the title of the finale of TNG.
  • While drinking to the warp 7 engine with Tucker, Captain Archer toasts "Here's to the next generation.", another reference to the episode's involvement with the TNG series.
  • After the captain saves Tucker's life, the engineer thanks Archer by referring to him as "boss". "Broken Bow" is the only other episode in the series in which that word is used. In "Broken Bow", a crewman named Fletcher offered Tucker a seat in the mess hall, but the engineer continued through the room, stating, "Dinner with the boss tonight".
  • The ceremony witnessed at the end of the episode may not be the signing of the Federation Charter, as is commonly believed, but rather the signing of the charter ratifying the Coalition of Planets, which soon led to the formation of the Federation. This is evidenced by Troi's remark to Riker that "this alliance will give birth to the Federation." Alternatively, Troi's remark may simply be referring to the contemporary, 24th Century Federation, a more expanded, developed galactic union than the one being born & depicted here. From this point of view, Troi is fascinated by the fact that such a relatively small alliance grows into the Federation she knows.

SetsEdit

  • The second NX-class starship, Columbia NX-02, had columns installed on the bridge that Enterprise did not have at the time. In this episode, similar columns can be seen on Enterprise's bridge.
  • Some of the computer monitors on the bridge are showing graphics that resemble more closely some of the computer panels of the original series' Enterprise.
  • A box-like computer console can be seen on the left side of the captain's chair, a possible precursor to the duotronic computer consoles found on 23rd century Federation starships.
  • The holodeck, Ten Forward lounge, senior officer quarters, and a stretch of Enterprise-D corridor were recreated for this episode from scratch. The observation lounge set is mostly the original set restored to its form as seen in seasons 5-7, after having served, in a revamped form, as the Enterprise-E observation lounge in Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek Nemesis. The establishing shot of Ten Forward after the teaser was taken from the episode "Ménage à Troi", as Reittan Grax can briefly be seen talking to Picard.

ContinuityEdit

  • In this episode, Shran has a daughter with Jhamel, an Aenar female whom the Andorian met in "The Aenar".
  • In "First Flight", members of Starfleet stationed on Earth, including Archer and Tucker, wear a Starfleet symbol on their left shoulder. In this episode, the crew of Enterprise wear the same symbol on their right shoulder, with the starship's symbol on their left.
  • Also in "First Flight", a flashback scene to 2143 shows Archer meeting Tucker for the first time. In this episode, Mayweather tells Riker that the captain and engineer have known each other for approximately twenty years, which seems to correlate with their initial encounter eighteen years prior to this episode.
  • Near the end of the episode, T'Pol tries to straighten Archer's collar before the ceremony. In Star Trek: Insurrection, a similar scene shows Dr. Beverly Crusher attempting to help Captain Picard with his collar before a meeting with an Evora delegation. T'Pol also similarly tries to adjust Archer's attire in "Fallen Hero".
  • Previous Enterprise episodes referenced in this episode are "Broken Bow", "First Flight", "The Xindi", "Harbinger", "The Forgotten", "Zero Hour", and "The Aenar". In a more subtle reference, Trip's figure of Frankenstein's monster which T'Pol examines is an allusion to the second season episode "Horizon", in which Trip persuades T'Pol to watch various Frankenstein movies with him.
  • The holodeck in this episode creates a holographic 22nd century Starfleet uniform over Riker's 24th century uniform. In previous appearances, the Enterprise-D's holodeck is never shown to have this capacity (the Enterprise-E does), and crew are frequently seen dressed in character while on their way to and from the holodeck. When they are interrupted, they sometimes resume their duties while in costume.
  • Riker posing as the Chef seems to echo several TNG episodes (such as "Time Squared") where Riker mentions his interest in cooking.

"The Pegasus"Edit

  • As noted in the section above, this episode is set during the Next Generation episode "The Pegasus". However, the actors who appear in both episodes – Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis – have obviously aged in real life since the TNG episode was made over a decade before this episode. As a result, the characters they portray also seem significantly older. Also, Sirtis' character, Deanna Troi, wears a completely different hair style and a uniform that is more blue in the earlier episode and more green here. Frakes is noticeably heavier than he was in "The Pegasus" and Sirtis speaks here with a heavier English accent than she ever did in Next Generation.
  • During Season 7 of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Troi's hairstyle was acheived with a combination of Marina Sirtis' own copper highlighted hair, and a long wavy hair piece. Sirtis has commented that when she went into make-up for "These Are The Voyages", she asked about Troi's hair style. The make-up team realised that Sirtis' real hair no longer matched the Season 7 hair piece and that the orginal, expensive hair piece used was missing. Resultantly, a full wig was hastily found and styled, one which Sirtis hated. This is why Troi's hairstyle in this episode does not match that as the seen in "The Pegasus". Sirtis has stated that, subsequently, she discovered that she herself had kept her Troi hair pieces and only found them several years later. [7] Interestingly, the wig Sirtis wore in this episode is styled with bangs. However, during season 7 of Next Generation, Troi never wore her hair with bangs whilst she wore her duty uniform.
  • In this episode Riker frequently visits a historic holoprogram that portrays the final mission of the NX-class Enterprise. In the TNG episode, Riker is injured in a holoprogram in which he was fighting Worf with a holographic bat'leth, although the program is never seen.
  • The Next Generation episode uses models for footage of the Enterprise-D, but the ship is completely digital in this episode. Also as a result of advances in technology, the TNG episode was shot on film, but this episode was filmed with high-definition digital video, noticeably affecting the episode's look.
  • The digital Enterprise model has all three of its impulse engines illuminated at all times. Previous models normally had only the impulse engine on the stardrive section illuminated, with saucer engines used only when the saucer was separated.
  • Both episodes have one log entry each, both apparently recorded on stardate 47457.1. However, Riker's log entry in this episode is heard when the Enterprise-D is traveling freely through space. Picard notates his log entry when the starship is trapped inside an asteroid. Riker uses his log to note that Admiral Pressman has arrived on board the ship. Pressman (Terry O'Quinn) appears in the TNG episode, but does not here.
  • One of the first scenes in this episode is set in the Ten Forward lounge aboard the Enterprise-D. In the TNG episode, Riker speaks to Admiral Pressman in Ten Forward. The admiral tells him that Starfleet Intelligence is hoping to continue experimenting with a prototype cloaking device aboard the starship Pegasus if the Enterprise-D manages to find the ship. In this episode, Riker tells Troi of Pressman's news in her quarters.
  • In this episode, in the observation lounge aboard the Enterprise-D, Troi asks Riker how he feels about the recent discovery that the Pegasus was not destroyed, as had previously been thought. Riker is told that the Pegasus was not destroyed in the earlier episode, moments after Pressman beams aboard the Enterprise-D.
  • In this episode, Riker and Troi visit the holographic re-creation of the Captain's ready room aboard the NX-class Enterprise. There, Riker remarks that the room is smaller than the Enterprise-D's brig. Riker ends up in that room at the end of the earlier episode, although Picard releases him at the very end.
  • In "The Pegasus", Riker tells Pressman that, "A lot of things can change in twelve years, admiral." Here, Troi tells Riker that, "A lot of things change in two hundred years."
  • In this episode, the Enterprise-D enters an asteroid field that the ship explores in the TNG episode.
  • In her quarters, Troi receives a communication from Data. Although only his voice is heard, Data frequently appears in the TNG episode.
  • In this episode, Riker discusses the Pegasus with Troi and asks what she knows about the Treaty of Algeron. She replies that the treaty was signed in 2311 and that it redefined the Romulan Neutral Zone. Riker adds that the treaty "outlawed the use of cloaking technology on Starfleet vessels". When Picard finds out about the Pegasus in the TNG episode, he explains that "in the Treaty of Algeron, the Federation specifically agreed not to develop cloaking technology." The captain later charges Pressman with violation of that treaty before ordering the admiral's arrest.
  • Riker's decision at the end of the episode is different from that seen in the episode "Pegasus". In "These Are the Voyages...", Riker leaves the holodeck, full of resolve, to speak with Captain Picard about Pressman and the illegal cloaking device. In the original version of the "Pegasus", however, Riker only admits to what he and Pressman did after he is backed into a corner when the Enterprise is trapped inside an asteroid. It is possible, however, that the Pegasus was located before Riker could speak with Picard.

ProductionEdit

  • Shooting on this episode began late on 25 February 2005, after a good part of the day had been spent wrapping up the filming of the previous episode, "Terra Prime".
  • Principal photography lasted eight days, rather than the usual seven, concluding on 5 March 2005 – which also happened to be Jolene Blalock's thirtieth birthday. Blalock and Scott Bakula were the last of the principal cast to be released; the scene in which their characters embrace and Captain Archer climbs the steps to enter the auditorium to deliver his speech was the last scene to be filmed.
  • Although principal photography ended on 5 March, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis had to return on 9 March to complete several greenscreen shots.

ReceptionEdit

  • Speaking at the 2007 Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, co-writer Brannon Braga admitted he had "regrets" about this episode. He explained that he and Rick Berman were attempting to "send a valentine to all the Star Trek shows," and that "Enterprise just happened to be the show on at the time." He believed the episode "had some great stuff in it" and that "it was a cool concept," but overall, however, he found it to be "languid" and "not a complete success." [8]
  • In response to fan criticisms, series producer Manny Coto stated that he personally considered this episode to be a coda rather than the true finale of the series. Both he and fellow series producer Mike Sussman consider the two-part story "Demons" and "Terra Prime" that precede this installment to be the actual finale of the Enterprise storyline. [9][10]
  • In 2008, Brannon Braga, recalling the episode and its reaction stated, "I don't think it's ever going to be a beloved episode." [11] Similarly, Rick Berman stated in 2011 that the episode was a failure and claimed that he never would have produced it if he had known what the reaction to it would be. [12]
  • At a 2009 Star Trek convention, Jonathan Frakes simply said this episode "stinks." [13]
  • In contrast, Dominic Keating has stated, "I loved it. I've said this at the conventions many times, but I had no issue with it." Keating remarked that he greatly enjoyed his scenes with Frakes and Sirtis. He admitted, "I thought that device they used in order to include them was a bit clunky...But once you've gotten past that, it was fine. And fair dues to Brannon and Rick, they were winding up 17 years of their take on the series. It wasn't just our four years. They'd done a lot more stuff prior to us. So I thought it was fair enough." [14]
  • John Billingsley took a more neutral position. In a 2006 interview, he commented "I wasn't wild about the last episode, but as is often the case I think probably more is made of these things than should be. It, arguably, should have been more about our stories than The Next Generation's cast, and I think people who were a little put out perhaps had a point." He added, "[I]t seemed to me from things that I've read or heard that people's reactions were a little over the top. I also think they were on some level trying to find a way to say goodbye, or at least goodbye for now, to the entire franchise, and to that extent I could understand what the thought process was in wanting to bring in some of the Next Gen characters." [15]
  • In 2013, eight years after the airing of this episode, Brannon Braga apologized to the entire cast of Enterprise for it and said he thought Rick Berman and himself made a "narcissistic move" in trying to make the episode a "valentine" to Star Trek. He also called it "a crappy episode." (ENT Season 2 Blu-ray "In Conversation: The First Crew" special feature)

NotesEdit

ApocryphaEdit

  • An Enterprise novel, Last Full Measure (written by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin) reveals that Trip Tucker did not actually die in this episode. The authors used the fact that the only appearances of the Enterprise characters in this episode were in historical hologram form to claim that the program Riker views is a fabrication. The true events of what really took place and what happened to Tucker are revealed in another Enterprise novel, The Good That Men Do (also written by Andy Mangels and Michael A. Martin). The book has an aged Nog revealing to Jake Sisko, that because of the collapse of Section 31 in the early 25th century, information about the true events of the founding of the Coalition has only now been revealed and it shows that what has been generally known is actually a cover-up of the true events. Several events of "These Are the Voyages..." are depicted as happening only months after "Terra Prime." The two old friends also note a laundry list of inconsistencies in the original holo program, many of which were pointed out by Enterprise fans immediately after viewing. Amongst the more obvious ones are: the ship's lack of transfers or promotions during the intervening years; no deaths, transfers or ship modifications during the Romulan war which is never mentioned; the criminals/pirates with a warp 2 capable ship, that somehow catches up with the warp 5 Enterprise; and the complete lack of MACOs or security officers challenging the pirates as they stalk the corridors of the ship with impunity.
  • The story and the eventual declaration of war against the Romulans is carried on in the novel, Kobayashi Maru.
  • Since the introduction of Section 31 into the Star Trek lore, many fans have speculated that it was involved with the Pegasus experiments. This episode may confirm this. Riker has a line in Troi's quarters where he says the cloak was developed by "a secret group in Starfleet Security".

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Civilian ceremony attendees
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TimelineEdit

2151
Enterprise (NX-01) is launched under command of Jonathan Archer; its first planetary visit is Rigel X.
2156
Talla is born to Jhamel and Shran. General Shran subsequently leaves the Andorian Imperial Guard, despite having been branded a hero.
2158
Shran fakes his own death to protect his family from criminals; business partners who believe he stole the Teneebian amethyst.
2160
When located by his former associates, Shran flees with his family.
2161
  • Talla is kidnapped as Shran sleeps in the next room. Shran contacts the Enterprise to assist in the rescue of his daughter. The mission is a success, but the kidnappers manage to board Enterprise. Trip Tucker sacrifices his own life to save his captain.
  • Archer gives an historic speech at the conference commemorating the ratification of the charter for an interspecies alliance. This alliance would give birth to the United Federation of Planets later in the year.
2358
USS Pegasus, under command of Erik Pressman, secretly tests an interphase cloaking device in violation of treaty. William T. Riker serves aboard Pegasus, protecting his captain from a mutiny. Riker, Pressman, and seven others survive as the ship is believed destroyed. The incident is covered up and Pressman demands an oath of secrecy.
2370
Evidence is uncovered that Pegasus still exists in the Devolin system. The Enterprise-D, under command of Jean-Luc Picard and XO Riker, is assigned to recover the ship and Pressman is brought aboard to oversee the operation. Riker seeks the assistance of Deanna Troi and a holoprogram depicting the past Enterprise's final mission to decide whether or not he should disobey orders and tell Picard the truth about the Pegasus. After the Pegasus is found, Riker reveals the conspiracy to Picard.

ReferencesEdit

alliance; Andorians; Andorian cabbage soup; Archer, Henry; Barclay, Reginald; Brazil; brig; bridge; carrot; catfish; cheese; chef; Cochrane, Zefram; dog; deuterium filter; Douglas; Edosian suckerfish (Edosians); Enterprise, USS; Enterprise-D, USS; Federation Charter; Fleck, Jerry; holodeck; intruder alert; Jhamel; Kirk, James T.; launch bay; liberator; linguistic database; Livingston; Mobile; museum; Observation Lounge; Pegasus, USS; photograph; Plomeek broth; Porthos; Pressman, Eric; Rigel X; senior staff; Shallash; spectral micrometer; Stillwell; T'Les; tea; Tellarites; Ten Forward; Teneebian amethyst; Treaty of Algeron; troposphere; United Federation of Planets; Vulcans; Vulcan Council; warp engine; Warp Five Complex; whiskey; Xindi superweapon

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