Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II 

After capturing a Constitution class starship from the future, the Captain Archer of the mirror universe attempts to become Emperor.


Marvin V. Rush


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Commander / Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Lt. Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Major Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... MACO Sergeant Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Lieutenant Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Gary Graham ... Crewman Soval
Gregory Itzin ... Admiral Black
John Mahon ... Admiral Gardner (mirror)
Derek Magyar ... Ensign Kelby
Pat Healy ... Alien Slave
Majel Barrett ... Computer (voice)
David Sobolov ... Slar (voice)


Archer and his crew have taken over the Defiant and soon find out the firepower of the vessel. The Tholian ships have no chance whatsoever. There's still one problem as there seems to be a saboteur on board. Two warp regulators are stolen and Kelby is found with a reptilian bite. After Archer takes care of the problem, the Enterprise travels back into familiar space. They interfere in a battle between the rebels and the Empire. Only the Avenger is left and Captain Archer has no trouble saving it. Admiral Blake is on board and is impressed by the ship. Archer gets the idea he isn't the one who will gain the credits for this victory and once again decides to take the matter into his own hands. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


This episode is the only one in which a character other than Kirk is shown wearing the "green wrap-around shirt" that he originated. See more »


The USS Defiant fires blue photon torpedoes, but in Star Trek, photon torpedoes were originally white (and in the updated HD version, are red). Since the USS Defiant is a contemporary for the USS Enterprise NCC-1701, it should be firing similarly contemporary-colored photon torpedoes. See more »


Commander Archer: [to Admiral Black] You're relieved, Admiral.
[before vaporizing him]
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Crazy Credits

The opening sequence is replaced with footage of various battles and a different theme song to reflect the fact that this is an alternate universe in which the Terrans are a warlike species. See more »


References Star Trek: The Tholian Web (1968) See more »


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Pointless Story
1 May 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Archer activates the powerful Defiant and uses the ship to defeat the enemies of the Empire, including the internal ones in his crew. Then he heads to Earth with the intention to take over the power in a coup. However, there is a final and unexpected betrayal that affects the fate of Archer and the Empire.

"In a Mirror, Darkly: Part II" is the conclusion of a pointless story of a violent universe. I was expecting some sort of interaction between the universes but the plot is limited to the parallel universe in a forgettable episode. I hope the music score of these two episodes prevail and replace the annoying theme of this series. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Reflexo Sombrio 2" ("Dark Reflex 2")

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