Precious Cargo

Star Trek: EnterpriseAn alien freighter approaches the Enterprise, asking for technical assistance. Archer rolls out the red carpet for his visitors, as Trip checks out the piece of equipment that seems to be giving them trouble: a stasis pod containing a beautiful, almost human-looking woman. The freighter’s pilots claim she is in suspended animation due to the long journey and their ship’s limited life support resources. As Trip works on the malfunctioning pod, she awakens and shows no sign of wanting to be in the pod, or on the freighter for that matter. When Trip releases her, the freighter’s captain attacks him, undocks from the Enterprise and takes off. One of the pilots is left aboard the Enterprise, and Archer and T’Pol have to improvise a good cop-bad cop routine to get any information from him. In the meantime, Trip resourcefully makes his own escape with the woman – a kidnapped princess – in tow, using one of the freighter’s escape pods. Now he doesn’t know which will prove more dangerous: finding a habitable planet on which he can set up camp and send a distress signal to the Enterprise, or dealing with his arrogant passenger.

Get this season on DVDDownload this episode via Amazon's Unboxteleplay by David A. Goodman
story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
directed by David Livingston
music by Paul Baillargeon

Guest Cast: Padma Lakshmi (Kaitaama), Leland Crooke (Firek Plinn), Scott Klace (Firek Goff)

LogBook entry by Earl Green