Episode Title: "THE BREACH"
Production Number: 047
Original Air Date: 04-23-03
The Denobulan Science Academy has lost contact with a group of geologists studying minerals in deep caverns on Xantoras, whose government has been politically unstable for several years. A new militant faction has taken control of the government and has ordered all aliens to leave the planet. The Enterprise is only a day away, and Dr. Phlox asks Captain Archer to help recover the Denobulan geologists.
While a landing party searchers the caverns for the scientists, the Enterprise comes to the aid of an alien transport whose reactor casings have ruptured. The Enterprise crew helps repair the ship while treating the passengers. One of the passengers is Antaran, a race that was at war several times with the Denobulans more than 300 years ago, and he refuses treatment from Dr. Phlox.
The Antaran is a teacher in xenomythology, who was studying the legends of alien species on Xantoras. Dr. Phlox speaks to him and convinces him to accept treatment for his radiation exposure, putting the past hostility between Antarans and Denobulans behind them.
Factoid: Tribbles are outlawed on most worlds. They breed quickly, but the abundance of reptiles on their homeworld keeps their population in check.
Factoid: Ensign Travis Mayweather has experience with rock climbing.
Factoid: The will of the patient is the cornerstone of Denobulan medical ethics.
Factoid: Dr. Phlox has not spoken to his youngest son, Mettus, for ten years. Mettus is prejudiced against Antarans, despite Phlox's open-minded teachings.
Alien Races: Tribble, *Xantoras, Denobulans, *Antaran
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