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Episode Title: 'Horizon'
Episode Number: 220
Synopsis: "While Enterprise is on its way to investigate a planetary phenomenon near Earth, Mayweather gets a chance to visit his family on their cargo ship, but his homecoming is cut short when the ship is attacked by alien pirates. Meanwhile, aboard Enterprise, T'Pol and Phlox, who are horror-movie novices, are introduced to the unique human experience of watching the black and white version of Frankenstein with the rest of the crew."
Original Airdate: April 16, 2003Credits
Rerun: August 13, 2003
Fan Rating: 7.4/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 2.2/4 (Full Report)
Written By: Andre Bormanis
Directed By: James Contner
- Rumoured to see Mayweather returning to his old ship, the E.C.S. Horizon. His father has died, and his brother, Paul, is now captain of the freighter. While Mayweather is aboard the Horizon, the ship comes under attack from an unknown alien species. (January 22, 2003 - TrekToday)
- Marks the first appearances of some of Mayweather's family members - his mother, Sarah, and his brother, Paul. (January 22, 2003 - TrekToday)
- Principal photography on 'Horizon' ran from Tuesday, January 28, to Wednesday, February 5. The episode features the return of the 'sweet spot', last seen in 'Broken Bow.' (February 08, 2003 - TrekToday)
- Several characters were renamed before the episode went to air. In an early draft of the episode, Rianna was called Sarah, Nora was named Laurie, and Juan was known as Daniel.
- Rick Berman: "[A] very poignant episode that deals in part with Mayweather going back to his parents' ship and to a family tragedy." (March 22, 2003 - TrekToday)