A visit to a tertiary star system reveals a surprise that the crew is eager to explore: an Earthlike world populated by millions of people who look, more or less, human. But when initial scans of their world reveal no advanced technology – and seafaring ships no more advanced than large sail-powered boats – T’Pol advises against a visit. The Vulcans have adopted a policy of not making contact until a civilization achieves warp technology, and T’Pol urges Archer to establish a similar rule. But the detection of a nuclear reactor complicates the matter. If aliens are already on the planet, will the Enterprise crew’s intervention prevent cultural contamination…or cause more harm?
written by Phyllis Strong & Mike Sussman
directed by Mike Vejar
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: Diane DiLascio (Riann), Wade Andrew Williams (Garos), Charlie Brewer (Alien)
LogBook entry by Earl Green