The Communicator

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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'The Communicator'
Episode Number: 208
Synopsis: "Reed accidentally leaves his communicator on a pre-warp alien planet during a visit, and when he returns with Archer to retrieve the crucial technology, they are captured by soldiers who accuse them of being enemy spies. Meanwhile, Trip and Mayweather use the cloaking technology of the damaged Suliban Cell-Ship they had previously captured in an attempt to rescue Archer and Reed before they are executed."

Original Airdate: November 13, 2002
Rerun: July 02, 2003
Fan Rating: 7.2/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 3.0/5 (Full Report)


Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Teleplay By: André Bormanis
Directed By: James Contner

Guest Stars:


  • According to the official site, the episode draws on the McCoy/Kirk exchange in 'A Piece of the Action,' in which the doctor confesses he left his communicator behind on Sigma Iotia II. While in that episode Kirk only joked that the lost piece of technology "upsets the whole percentage," Reed's loss of his communicator is shown to have serious consequences for the planet's population. (September 21, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Filming finished on Friday, September 20 after a seven-day shoot on standing sets and new alien locations. Features cast members Scott Bakula, Dominic Keating, and Linda Park in alien prosthetics. (September 21, 2002 - TrekToday)


Poll Results

How would you rate 'The Communicator'?
7-8 30.3% - (410 Votes)
9-10 25.3% - (342 Votes)
5-6 15.7% - (212 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 13.5% - (183 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 6.2% - (85 Votes)
3-4 4.9% - (67 Votes)
1-2 3.7% - (51 Votes)

Total Votes: 1350

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