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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Acquisition'
Episode Number: 119
Synopsis: "When the Ferengi, a group of intergalactic thieves, stun the Enterprise crew and try to rob the ship, it's up to Trip to work covertly to stop them. After the Ferengi awaken the Captain to force his assistance in pillaging his ship, Trip secretly reveals to Archer that he has inadvertently escaped the effects of the noxious gas and they work together to try to surreptitiously thwart the robbery and save the crew."

Original Airdate: March 27, 2002
Rerun: August 14, 2002
Fan Rating: 7.3/10 (Full Poll Results)


Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Teleplay By: Maria & Andre Jacquemetton
Directed By: James Whitmore, Jr.

Guest Stars:


  • Rumoured to feature Ethan Phillips (Voyager's Neelix) as one of the Ferengi. This marks Phillips' second apperance as a Ferengi, after playing Dr. Farek in 'Menage a Troi,' and the first time a regular cast member from any of the Star Trek series will appear on Enterprise. (January 19, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Rumoured to feature four Ferengi pirates using gas to knock out the crew and look for treasures on the Enterprise. But they haven't counted on Tucker, who happens to be in the decon chamber and avoids the gas, and attempts to win back the ship from the pirates. (January 23, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • The crew never finds out the pirates are Ferengi, still allowing official First Contact to take place in the Next Generation episode 'The Last Outpost.' (January 23, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Features Tucker in his skivvies. Connor Trinneer: "Literally, I don't say a word today. I'm just running around in my underwear." (February 06, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Brannon Braga: "The Ferengi take over the ship and Trip spends the entire episode in his underwear, running around the ship like Bruce Willis." (February 24, 2002 - TrekToday)


Poll Results

How would you rate 'Acquisition'?
9-10 32.7% - (808 Votes)
7-8 30.1% - (744 Votes)
5-6 12.8% - (317 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 10.3% - (256 Votes)
3-4 5.3% - (133 Votes)
1-2 5.3% - (132 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 3% - (74 Votes)

Total Votes: 2465

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