The Shipment

TZ Release Date

04/11/2012

US Release Date

29/10/2003

Stardate

Unknown

Synopsis

Infiltrating a Xindi-Arborial industrial colony, Archer finds materials used in the weapon that attacked Earth. While a Xindi-Reptilian warship closes in, Archer enlists the aid of the colony’s leader…


The Trekzone Review

Finally some progress on the hunt for the Xindi super weapon, and Archer comes face to face with the manufacturers of the isotope that made the original probe so destructive.

I picked up some subtle references to uranium here, with them discussing various uses for kemocite (not just refined for use as a weapon.)

And yes, I have been banging on about morality here in the Expanse but this episode finally dealt with the issue rather than carrying on about it for several acts.

This episode did point out to me that the writers could’ve wrapped up the Xindi arc in 13 episodes and still have dealt with plenty of issues… but UPN needed something to rate so they stretched it to 24 – still twenty four great episodes, but we could’ve got some exploring done this season.


Cast and Crew

Starring

Scott Bakula

Jolene Blalock as T’Pol

Connor Trinneer as Charles Tucker III

Dominic Keating as Phlox

John Billingsley as Phlox

Anthony Montgomery as Travis Mayweather

Linda Park as Hoshi Sato

Guest Cast

Randy Oglesby

Steven Culp

Story By

Chris Black

Brent V. Friedman

Directed By

David Straiton

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