Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Archer decides to make a fast-growing clone of Trip to help save his life while Enterprise is stranded in a dangerous field with nucleonic particles.


LeVar Burton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »


Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Adam Taylor Gordon ... Sim Trip at 8
Shane Sweet Shane Sweet ... Sim Trip at 17
Maximillian Kesmodel Maximillian Kesmodel ... Sim Trip at 4 (as Maximillian Orion Kesmodel)




Trip is injured and fated to die. Desperate to save him, Phlox and Archer agree to use one of Phlox's alien pets to create a clone of Trip to farm for transplant organs. The clone, named Sim, matures to adulthood in mere days, retaining Trip's memories but developing his own personality. Written by Meribor

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Pondering his final moments in a shuttlepod, Sim mentions sharing his agonies with Malcolm Reed which is a reference to Trip's memories from Star Trek: Enterprise: Shuttlepod One (2002), where he was trapped with Reed in a pod. See more »


According to Lt. Reed, the shuttle pod engines are above critical while exerting a force of 2500 kilodynes. Unless there was an unmentioned redefinition of the "dyne", a unit of force in the cgs-system, 2500 kdyn are equivalent to 25 Newton, which is approximately the gravity force of a mass of 2.5 kg on earth - something everybody can exert quite easily using a single finger. See more »


[Sim is eating in the mess hall, when Reed enters]
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: Key lime pie.
Sim: I suddenly realized it was my favorite dessert. Now I know why.
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References Star Trek: Enterprise: Shuttlepod One (2002) See more »


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One Way or Another It's Tear Jerking
24 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Once we accept what Phlox is able to do, we now have moral issues that are quite extensive. Do we have the right to kill a sentient being because he can provide us with a means to save a friend? It would be like killing a man because someone you know needs a heart transplant. To simplify this, the clone that is created will only live 15 days anyway, which makes the decision a little less ghoulish. The problem is that Simm, the clone, has feelings and memories, and begins to enjoy his life, short as it may be. Archer is torn but diligent in his belief that this transplant must go on. The mission is the thing and the lives of billions at stake.

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