Join Alan, Adam and Paul this week for the PITAQ review of the Star Trek Enterprise episode Civilization.
A bit about the plot
The Enterprise finds a planet inhabited by 500 million pre-industrial humanoids. Enterprise scanners also detect a possible anti-matter reactor on the surface, which does not fit with the rest of the planet’s technological level. Against T’Pol’s recommendation, Captain Archer decides to visit. They go in disguise, but T’Pol still has misgivings and suggests a distant rural landing site, to minimise the risk of cultural contamination. Once in the Akaali city, Hoshi notices a couple of Akaali that appear sick. Trip and Archer’s scans lead them to an old curio shop but they encounter a forcefield blocking the way. They are then confronted by a local apothecary, Riann. T’Pol stuns her and when she awakens, Archer persuades her that he is an investigator from another city.