Written By: Phyllis Strong & Mike Sussman
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
The NX-01 encounters it's first fully inhabited Earth-like planet. They are super jazzed about meeting new life and new civilizations, but the people are Pre-industrial. This is prior Prime Directive for Starfleet (although there are Vulcan protocols), so Archer wants to send a team down (in disguise) to learn more about this culture up close and personal. The episode is ultimately boring and unforgettable and features some plot about a mysterious disease and mysterious neutron readings. It is a very lame mystery to be quite honest. And the first meeting with an alien culture for Enterprise is fairly underwhelming.
I wouldn't recommend this episode, much like Voyager had done before, this series started with a tendency to have underwhelming mediocre (and dull!) episodes.
NEXT TIME: Fortunate