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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Similitude'
Episode Number: 310
Synopsis: "When Trip suffers a catastrophic injury, his only hope for survival is a transplant from a "mimetic simbiot" – a clone – which Phlox grows from one of his exotic creatures. But it's a very troubling solution."

Original Airdate: November 19, 2003
Rerun: July 07, 2004
Nielsens Rating: 3.0/5 (Full Report)


Written By: Manny Coto
Directed By: LeVar Burton

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  • A simulacrum of 'Trip' Tucker reportedly holds the key to the engineer's survival when he falls ill. (September 24, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Scott Bakula: "It involves an explosion on the ship that gravely injures Trip, and an effort to clone Trip in order to replace the part of his brain that's been damaged. I don't want to give too much more away about it, because it's really interesting and deals with a lot of topical issues dealing with cloning." (October 02, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Manny Coto was the creator and executive producer of the short-lived Showtime series Odyssey 5. (October 02, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Shooting wrapped on Thursday, September 9, after seven days of filming. (October 11, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • This was the first episode written by Manny Coto, who in Enterprise's fourth season would become the series' showrunner.


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