Doctor's Orders

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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Doctor's Orders'
Episode Number: 316
Synopsis: "Phlox puts the crew in comas to keep them alive when Enterprise encounters a trans-dimensional anomaly."

Original Airdate: February 18, 2004
Rerun: April 07, 2004
Fan Rating: 7.7/10 (Full Poll Results)


Written By: Chris Black
Directed By: Roxann Dawson


  • When the ship encounters a trans-dimensional disturbance, Phlox is forced to put the crew members into comas to keep them alive. (December 12, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Only John Billingsley and Jolene Blalock were required for all seven days of the shoot. (December 15, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Rick Berman: "It's a very spooky episode that enables us to take advantage of the wonderful John Billingsley." (January 20, 2004 - TrekToday)

  • John Billingsley: "I walk around naked — sweeps week, baby!" (January 21, 2004 - TrekToday)

  • John Billingsley on naked Phlox: "I have a spiny ridge glued onto my back. There are some striations painted down my front to match my face and hands. Of course, I was hoping there would be other appendages and protuberances, so that people would be walking around in slack-jawed admiration for the rest of the run of the show. After all, I have three wives. What does that suggest? What does that imply?" (February 18, 2004 - TrekToday)


Poll Results

How Would You Rate 'Doctor's Orders'?
9-10 36.5% - (359 Votes)
7-8 29.7% - (292 Votes)
5-6 9.6% - (95 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 9.2% - (91 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 7.2% - (71 Votes)
1-2 3.8% - (38 Votes)
3-4 3.7% - (37 Votes)

Total Votes: 983

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