"Carbon Creek"
Series Star Trek: Enterprise
Season 2, Episode 2
ENT 2x02 001
Air date September 25th, 2002
Writers Chris Black; Dan O'Shannon; Rick Berman; Brannon Braga
Director James Contner
Producers David A. Goodman; Brad Yacobian; Dawn Velazquez; J.P. Farrell; Merri D. Howard; Peter Lauritson; John Shiban; Chris Black; Rick Berman; Brannon Braga; Stephen Welke; Mike Sussman; Phyllis Strong; David Rossi
Starring Scott Bakula; John Billingsley; Jolene Blalock; Dominic Keating; Anthony Montgomery; Linda Park; Connor Trinneer
Episode guide
"Shockwave (Part 2)"

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Actor Role
Scott Bakula Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley Doctor Phlox [1]
Jolene Blalock Commander T'Pol/T'Mir
Dominic Keating Lieutenant Malcolm Reed [1]
Anthony Montgomery Ensign Travis Mayweather [1]
Linda Park Ensign Hoshi Sato [1]
Connor Trinneer Commander Charles Tucker, III

Guest Stars Edit

Actor Role
Ann Cusack Maggie
J. Paul Boehmer Mestral
Hank Harris Jack
Michael Krawic Stron
David Selburg Vulcan Captain

Co-Stars Edit

Actor Role
Clay Wilcox Billy
Ron Marasco Vulcan Captain Tellus
Paul Hayes Businessman

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Production code number: 40358-027
  • The foreground story from this episode takes place in April, 2152.

Allusions Edit

  • Trip makes a reference to Neil Armstrong in this episode. Neil Armstrong is an astronaut and one of the three-man crew to pilot the Apollo 11 space shuttle for an historic journey to the moon on July 20th, 1969. As the first human being to ever set foot on the surface of the moon, Neil Armstrong is known for two famous quotes, which has since become part of popular culture. Before exiting the Apollo 11, Armstrong radioed back to mission control in Houston, "The Eagle has landed. As he took his first steps onto the surface, Neil intoned, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind".
  • Trip makes reference to The Twilight Zone in this episode. The Twilight Zone was a science fiction anthology series created by Rod Serling that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1964. The success of the original series led to the creation of two revival series: one series that ran for several seasons on CBS and in syndication in the 1980s, and another series that ran on UPN from 2002 to 2003.
  • Another staple of the 1950s referenced in this episode is I Love Lucy. I Love Lucy was a sitcom television series starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from 1951 to 1957 on CBS and was produced by Desilu Productions, the same production company that produced the original Star Trek.

Bloopers Edit

  • The Season 2 blooper reel includes an alternate take of the final dinner table scene (after the conclusion of T'Pol's story), which the actors performed as if the characters were inebriated, including Jolene Blalock as T'Pol. The take broke down when Trip actor Connor Trinneer began laughing

Quotes Edit

  • Stron: This is the third time this week I've had to fix Mrs. Garrett's sink.
  • Mestral: Perhaps she enjoys your company.
  • Stron: It might be tolerable if her son didn't insist on calling me Moe.
  • T'Mir: Why does he do that?
  • Stron: There is a comic actor known as a stooge with that name. The boy believes we have similar hair.
  • Mestral: There is a resemblance.

See also Edit


The World of Star Trek

Star Trek miscellaneous

External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. The actor is credited, but otherwise does not appear in this episode.

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