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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Judgment'
Episode Number: 219
Synopsis: "Archer stands trial before the Klingon Tribunal who have charged him with firing on a Klingon warship and providing aid to refugees on the run from the Klingon empire for which the punishment is death. When the prosecution paints a skewed and violent picture of the events in question, Archer challenges his appointed Klingon legal counsel to buck their cruel justice system and let him present his side of the story in the hopes that he will prevail. In the process, Archer learns that Klingons haven't always been a warrior society and that there are Klingons who want to lead a more peaceful existence."

Original Airdate: April 09, 2003
Rerun: August 06, 2003
Fan Rating: 7.9/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 2.5/4 (Full Report)


Story By: Taylor Elmore & David A. Goodman
Teleplay By: David A. Goodman
Directed By: James L. Conway

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  • Music composed by Velton Ray Bunch, who previously worked on Quantum Leap and scored Enterprise episodes such as 'Silent Enemy' & 'Marauders.' Scoring scheduled to take place on March 19, 2003. (December 21, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Features a Klingon called Duras. Duras was the name of the Klingon who was involved in the conspiracy to frame Worf's father in the TNG episodes 'Sins of the Father' and 'Reunion.'

  • Archer is called to testify at a Klingon inquest after rescuing a group of Arin'sen, who are trying to escape from the Klingons' control. (January 11, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Originally scheduled to film from January 17 to January 28; actual shooting ran until January 27. (January 17, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Reportedly features an appearance by J.G. Hertzler, best known as Martok on Deep Space Nine. (January 27, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Klingon Tribunal Chamber set constructed to resemble that in which Kirk and McCoy were tried in 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.' (January 30, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • In a nod to Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Archer is sentenced to life imprisonment on Rura Penthe after being found guilty of aiding Klingon rebels and attacking a Klingon vessel. (February 22, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • J.G. Hertzler: "The character I played on Enterprise is fabulous, a really fabulous character. I adore Martok and the character that I'm doing on Enterprise - all, it's me doing him - is not entirely devoid of Martok-isms. He's very different from Martok, he's a lawyer as opposed to Martok being a warrior, but he's driven by the same kind of soul. What he believes is right and wrong. It's a wonderful character." (February 26, 2003 - TrekToday)


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