Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Shipment 

Enterprise follows a lead and discovers a Xindi lab that refines Kemocite, the key ingredient in the weapon being built to destroy Earth. An away team of Archer, Reed and Hayes confront the... See full summary »


David Straiton


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




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
John Cothran ... Gralik Durr (as John Cothran Jr.)
Randy Oglesby ... Degra
Steven Culp ... Major Hayes
John Eddins ... Xindi-Reptilian
Amir AboulEla ... Sloth #2 (as Jack Alsted)
Sam Witwer ... Sloth #3


Enterprise follows a lead and discovers a Xindi lab that refines Kemocite, the key ingredient in the weapon being built to destroy Earth. An away team of Archer, Reed and Hayes confront the lead researcher, Gralik Durr, who was employed by Degra to refine the Kemocite but was never told what it would be used for. When Gralik realizes it was his research that contributed to the 7 million deaths on Earth, he agrees to help Archer prevent further loss of life. Meanwhile, on Enterprise, Phlox and Tucker study the weapon they seized from the Xindi and find an organic component, a life-form serving as the rifle's power cell. Despite T'Pol's objection, Tucker tests the weapon. Written by Meribor

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Release Date:

22 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Steven Culp (Major Hayes) previously played Commander Martin Madden, Jean-Luc Picard's new first officer in Star Trek Nemesis, but his scenes were deleted from the final film. See more »


When Trip and Dr Phlox say they want to test the weapon, T'Pol says they should pick a better place to test it, and Trip replies that they don't have time to find a deserted asteroid. Apparently they forgot they were behind and uninhabited moon, they could have just gone to the moons surface to test the weapon and thrown it away when it started to overload. They already know there is no security field to detect them. See more »


[first lines]
Degra: We're preparing to test the weapon on an uninhabited planet in the Calindra system. But we're going to need another shipment of kemocite - at least one hundred kilograms.
Xindi-Reptilian: I'll contact Gralik. If the test is successful, how long before we can deploy the weapon?
Degra: A matter of weeks.
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Features Star Trek: Enterprise: Exile (2003) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Reasonable Episode
5 February 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The Enterprise follows the lead of the telepathic Tarquin and finds a Xindi compound of Kemocite where the most important component for the Xindi ultimate weapon is being refined. Archer, Reed and Major Hayes travel to the colony in the planet to investigate and plant bombs to destroy the facility, but they kidnap the technical director of the plant, Gralik Durr. When Archer tells Gralik the objective of the Kemocite, the alien decides to help him.

"The Shipment" is a reasonable episode where another species of the Xindis are disclosed. I did not find anything special in this episode. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Carregamento" ("The Shipment")

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