Episode Title: "SINGULARITY"
Production Number: 035
Original Air Date: 11-20-02
Stardates: August 14, 2152
As the Enterprise approaches a Class-four black hole in a trinary star system, members of the crew become increasingly obsessed with trivial matters.
Captain Archer is asked to write a preface for a book about his father, Henry Archer, and becomes distracted by the task.
While Chef is sick with a virus, Ensign Sato volunteers to work in the Galley, and spends all day perfecting a traditional Japanese family recipe for oden for 83 crew members.
Commander Tucker becomes preoccupied with making adjustments to the Captain's chair on the Bridge.
Lt. Reed makes up elaborate security plans for emergencies, such as a new alert system more comprehensive than "battle stations" -- which will sound an alarm claxon and automatically activate the weapons systems in a crisis.
In Sick Bay, Dr. Phlox becomes obsessed with running scans on Ensign Mayweather to diagnose his headache.
Subcommander T'Pol discovers that radiation from the trinary star system is affecting the crew, except for her, and she convinces Captain Archer to help her pilot the Enterprise out of the star system before the radiation kills the entire crew.
Factoid: The nearest Vulcan ship is more than nine days away from the Enterprise.
Factoid: Vulcans have surveyed more then 2,000 black holes.
Factoid: The Galley has a supply orange Minaran spinach from Risa, and Kreetassan spice.
Factoid: According to Dr. Phlox, Terrellian plague starts out with a simple headache. Andronesian encephalitis can cause a seizure.
Factoid: When the Mazarites attacked, they disabled the Enterprise's aft sensors with their first shot.
Guest Characters: Porthos
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