Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Archer decides to make a fast-growing clone of Trip to help save his life while Enterprise is stranded in a dangerous field with nucleonic particles.


LeVar Burton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Adam Taylor Gordon ... Sim Trip at 8
Shane Sweet Shane Sweet ... Sim Trip at 17
Maximillian Kesmodel Maximillian Kesmodel ... Sim Trip at 4 (as Maximillian Orion Kesmodel)


Trip is injured and fated to die. Desperate to save him, Phlox and Archer agree to use one of Phlox's alien pets to create a clone of Trip to farm for transplant organs. The clone, named Sim, matures to adulthood in mere days, retaining Trip's memories but developing his own personality. Written by Meribor

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Release Date:

19 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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This episode was directed by LeVar Burton, who played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »


Sim says that key lime pie is his favorite, with the implication being that it's his favorite because it was Trip's favorite. Trip has previously said more than once that pecan pie is his favorite. See more »


Sim: I'm sorry I doubted you, Doc.
Dr. Phlox: No need to apologize.
Sim: Yes, there is. You see, I don't just remember Trip's childhood. I remember mine. You made a damned good father.
Dr. Phlox: You were a damned good son.
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References A Night at the Opera (1935) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Conflicting morals
23 April 2014 | by hellotylerSee all my reviews

Loved this episode. I found the readiness that people wanted sim to sacrifice himself in order to save trip was quite out of line though. They grow a fully sentient being just to harvest his brain ? A bit macabre, if you ask me, and not at all the kind of solution I'd hope that Archer would come up with. While I really enjoyed it, I felt like enterprise really compromised their morals on this one. I hope in our future we don't start growing sentient clones just to harvest their organs, because it's just wrong. If you can grow a specific organ in a test tube, great, but murdering somebody for their organs ? Disgusting. It was also strange to see T'Pal get involved with a clone who would only be around for a few days.

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