Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II 

After capturing a Constitution class starship from the future, the Captain Archer of the mirror universe attempts to become Emperor.


Marvin V. Rush


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Commander / Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Lt. Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Major Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... MACO Sergeant Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Lieutenant Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Gary Graham ... Crewman Soval
Gregory Itzin ... Admiral Black
John Mahon ... Admiral Gardner (mirror)
Derek Magyar ... Ensign Kelby
Pat Healy ... Alien Slave
Majel Barrett ... Computer (voice)
David Sobolov ... Slar (voice)


Archer and his crew have taken over the Defiant and soon find out the firepower of the vessel. The Tholian ships have no chance whatsoever. There's still one problem as there seems to be a saboteur on board. Two warp regulators are stolen and Kelby is found with a reptilian bite. After Archer takes care of the problem, the Enterprise travels back into familiar space. They interfere in a battle between the rebels and the Empire. Only the Avenger is left and Captain Archer has no trouble saving it. Admiral Blake is on board and is impressed by the ship. Archer gets the idea he isn't the one who will gain the credits for this victory and once again decides to take the matter into his own hands. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


A shot of Mike Sussman as a deceased officer, lying face up in a corridor, was cut from the episode. See more »


When Archer and his team go in search of the Gorn they are seen climbing up a Jeffries tube to his last known location using a triangular ladder (which is actually a common outdoors antenna mast). In the previous episode a crew member was seen climbing up the same Jeffries tube using steps on the side with no ladder. See more »


Lt. Commander T'Pol: It may take centuries, but Humanity will pay for its arrogance.
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Crazy Credits

The opening sequence is replaced with footage of various battles and a different theme song to reflect the fact that this is an alternate universe in which the Terrans are a warlike species. See more »


Features Call to Glory (1984) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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close but no cigars
8 November 2017 | by wolfgang-28See all my reviews

when you dare to compare TOS with Enterprise on the "mirror universe" there is only one winnner. TOS. not even eye candy, T'Pol and Hoshi in a kind a "space slut" outfit and behaviour makes it interesting. At least I do catch myself always to compare every scene....In General thats the Problem with every remake. Why don't they make a new script , why do they fiddle and make it worse nearly every time? well "Enterprise" was already doomed when they made this episode. Only the last one is even worse. I'll go to that one when I got mended from this mess. I am just watching this in the rerun of the whole series....with 2 episodes from mon-fri. Too much to suffer. I have to clean my brain with some good old fist fighting Kirk. Frequencies closed.

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