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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Regeneration'
Episode Number: 223
Synopsis: "An arctic research team on Earth discovers debris from an alien vessel, nearly a century old, buried in a glacier along with the bodies of two cybernetically enhanced humanoids. Once those beings are thawed for investigation, they come to life and abduct the scientists and their transport vessel. Enterprise is called to intercept, but Captain Archer and his crew find these cyborgs to be an intractable, insidious enemy."

Original Airdate: May 07, 2003
Rerun: August 20, 2003
Fan Rating: 8.3/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 2.7/4 (Full Report)


Written By: Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong
Directed By: David Livingston

Guest Stars:


  • A team of Starfleet researchers uncovers the remains of a Borg Sphere underneath the Arctic Circle. Amongst the debris they find two Borg drones, one of which regenerates and begins assimilating members of their team. (February 20, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • "Regeneration's" seven-day shoot ran from Thursday, February 27, to Friday, March 7, although second-unit photography was still taking place on Monday, March 10. (March 12, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Bonita Friedericy is the wife of Doctor Phlox actor John Billingsley.

  • Enterprise consulting producer David A. Goodman told visitors to the Trek BBS that they don't need to worry about the Borg's introduction into the show. "Everything you're worried about, regarding the Borg and Enterprise, will not happen," he wrote. "This episode doesn't violate continuity. In fact... it serves it." (March 18, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Rick Berman: "[A] fascinating Borg encounter, which is interesting in that Starfleet had never heard of the Borg before Picard. So we have managed to deal with that in what I feel is a very interesting fashion." (March 22, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Borg drones will reportedly board the Enterprise and assimilate Dr. Phlox. (April 20, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • "What made [The Borg] interested in our part of the galaxy? Did the Collective have some kind of 'inside information' about Earth or the Federation? Without giving too much away, I can safely say that 'Regeneration' will present one possible answer. At the very least, I hope it'll provide a little food for thought." - Sussman to Trek BBS readers. (April 22, 2003 - TrekToday)


Poll Results

How would you rate 'Regeneration'?
9-10 53.1% - (659 Votes)
7-8 21.4% - (266 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 10.7% - (133 Votes)
5-6 5.8% - (73 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 3.7% - (47 Votes)
3-4 2.5% - (31 Votes)
1-2 2.4% - (30 Votes)

Total Votes: 1239

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