Affliction (I)
Episode 15 of 22 within Season Four. Item 91 of 98 overall.
Production number 40358-091.
Manny Coto - Story
Michael Sussman - Teleplay
Michael Grossman - Director
155 votes

Stardates: November 27, 2154--Enterprise has returned to Earth for the launch of the Columbia.While Trip prepares for his transfer, Hoshi and Phlox enjoy dinner in San Francisco.Things turn sour.

However, when Phlox is kidnapped by mysterious aliens.He is then taken to a Klingon laboratory on the colony world of Qu'Vat.Dr. Antaak and General K'Vagh inform him that a virus is spreading through the Klingon Empire — they need Phlox's help to devise a cure.

original airdate--February 18,2005  rating--3.17 million


music--"Faith of the Heart" by Rod Stewart and "Where My Heart Will Take Me" by Russell Watson

Alien Races: Klingons,Klingon targ,Rigelians

Starships: Columbia NX-02

Goofs: Captain Hernandez addresses the helmsman as "Lieutenant" but her rank insignia indicates she is an Ensign.

Trivia: The virus in this episode leaves its Klingon victims without head ridges, which explains the comment Worf makes in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's ""Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) {Trials and Tribble-ations (#5.6)}" to a "complicated" problem that is not discussed "with off-worlders". This finally explains the more human-like Klingons of the original series.


Earth's first experimental prototype warp 5 starship, the Enterprise NX-01, has finally been completed and the human race is set to take it's place among the stars. Captain Jonathan Archer and his intrepid crew are about to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no man has gone before.

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090 The Aenar (III)
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092 Divergence (II)
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097 Terra Prime (II)
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regional titles

Affliction (I)
Die Heimsuchung (I)
Virus Letale