Is it good, or just a Memento rip-off? Read on to find out…


Cast & Crew

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill
Written By: Michael Sussman

Scott Bakula as Captain
Jonathan Archer
Connor Trinneer as Chief
Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III
Jolene Blalock as Sub-commander
Dominic Keating as Lt.
Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery
as Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park as Ensign Hoshi
John Billingsley
as Dr. Phlox

Guest Cast
Gary Graham as Soval
Brett Rickaby as Yedrin Koss
Richard Anthony Crenna as Security Guard

Episode Information

Originally Aired: October 15, 2003
Season: Three
Episode: Six
Production: 058

What Happened

After Enterprise is assaulted by severe spatial distortions, Archer loses the ability to form new, long-term memories, causing him to wake up each morning unaware that any time has passed since the day he was afflicted. Despite the crew’s best efforts to keep him involved in decisions, it becomes clear over time that they can’t continue to function in this manner, leading T’Pol to become his caretaker and Trip to take command of the ship.


Well I, for one, was surprised. I went in, expecting an episode like the movie Memento and got something closer to the DS9 episode, The Visitor.”

High Point

Ceti Alpha V. I love the irony!

Low Point

The episode starts to lose steam towards the end. It manages to pick it up, by the conclusion though.

The Scores

Originality: It’s been done in DS9, but it wasn’t as predictible as we orginally suspected. 4 out of 6.

Effects: Earth blowing up and Enterprise losing its bridge? Cool. 6 out of 6.

Story: Surprisingly interesting, especially the resolution. 4 out of 6.

Acting: Nothing stellar, as everyone’s subdued and depressed. 4 out of 6.

Emotional Response: They manage to make us care about the resolution this time. 4 out of 6.

Production: Nice work for the colony. 4 out of 6

Overall: It doesn’t forward the overall plot, but it doesn’t detract either. All-in-all a worthwhile episode. 4 out of 6.

Total: 30 out of 42

Episode Media


Next Time on Enterprise (November 12, 2003)


After finding thousands of humans on a Delphic Expanse planet living in settlements seemingly straight out of the Old West, Archer gets embroiled in a dangerous cultural conflict once he discovers that the humans are systematically oppressing the alien race that originally brought them to this world. [Video Preview]

Additional Notes and Comments

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