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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Stigma'
Episode Number: 214
Synopsis: "While Enterprise visits a planet where an Interspecies Medical Exchange conference is taking place, Dr. Phlox tries to obtain research on a terminal disease from the Vulcan contingency there. But he must not reveal that T'Pol has contracted this disease, because that knowledge would forever stigmatize her among her people."

Original Airdate: February 05, 2003
Rerun: June 25, 2003
Fan Rating: 7.9/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 2.9/5 (Full Report)


Written By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Directed By: David Livingston

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  • 'Stigma' features the first appearance of one of Dr. Phlox's three wives, Feezal, only the second Denobulan to appear on Enterprise. (November 23, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Seven-day production schedule ran from Tuesday, November 12 to Wednesday, November 20. (November 23, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • 'Stigma's' storyline is Enterprise's contribution to Viacom's AIDS awareness campaign (story). (December 06, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • First official photos released on January 4, 2003. (January 04, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Jolene Blalock: "They wanted to keep it along the lines of the actual disease. A lot of people walking around right now have AIDS or the HIV virus, and you wouldn't know it. So the decision was made not to have me look sickly. That helps eliminate the sympathy factor, and I'm really happy about that. It's not about feeling sorry for T'Pol." (January 17, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • UPN released a special featurette to promote the episode, including comments from Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Jolene Blalock and Scott Bakula. (February 01, 2003 - TrekToday)


Poll Results

How would you rate 'Stigma'?
9-10 42.6% - (432 Votes)
7-8 25.7% - (261 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 10.9% - (111 Votes)
5-6 6.9% - (70 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 6.3% - (64 Votes)
1-2 5.2% - (53 Votes)
3-4 2.2% - (23 Votes)

Total Votes: 1014

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