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
8.37
153 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

network--UPN 

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.

related items

Previous episode :
090 The Aenar (III)
Next episode :
092 Divergence (II)
Related to this story :
092 Divergence (II)
  Star Trek: Enterprise, Season Four
096 Demons (I)
  Star Trek: Enterprise, Season Four
097 Terra Prime (II)
  Star Trek: Enterprise, Season Four

regional titles

Dutch
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English
Affliction (I)
French
Épidémie
German
Die Heimsuchung (I)
Irish
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Italian
Virus Letale
Spanish
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