Fortunate Son

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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Fortunate Son'
Episode Number: 110
Synopsis: "The Enterprise crew is dispatched by Starfleet Command to assist Fortunate, a human freight vessel that has been attacked by Nausicaan pirates. On arriving, they are surprised to find that Fortunate's crew is resistant to Archer's efforts to help them and determined to seek revenge against their attackers, no matter what the repercussions."

Original Airdate: November 21, 2001
Rerun: June 26, 2002
Fan Rating: 7.1/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 3.8/7 (Full Report)


Written By: James Duff
Directed By: LeVar Burton

Guest Stars:


  • TV Guide Description: "Enterprise answers a distress signal from a damaged Earth freighter whose acting commander thirsts for revenge against the Nausicaan pirates who attacked his ship and wounded the captain."

  • Rumoured to feature the Enterprise encountering an Earth cargo ship. When its commander, Captain Keene, is seriously wounded in an attack, first officer Ryan Cross assumes command. Tensions arise, as Cross distrusts Archer and his crew. (September 17, 2001 - TrekToday)

  • Started shooting Monday the 24th of September, 2001. (September 17, 2001 - TrekToday)

  • Linda Park: "The episode that we're on now, we get to meet some more Boomers who are humans that grew up in space on a cargo ship. And Anthony Montgomery - who plays Mayweather - is a Boomer." (September 27, 2001 - TrekToday)

  • Marks the first appearance of the Nausicaans on Enterprise, and the second episode for Vaughn Armstrong as Admiral Forrest. (November 6, 2001 - TrekToday)

  • This episode was first repeated on the 20th of February, 2002.


Poll Results

Poll Results

How would you grade 'Fortunate Son'?
7-8 35.3% - (481 Votes)
9-10 21.4% - (291 Votes)
5-6 17.9% - (244 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 14.5% - (198 Votes)
3-4 4.1% - (57 Votes)
1-2 4.1% - (56 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 2.3% - (32 Votes)

Total Votes: 1359

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