Oasis (Star Trek: Enterprise)

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"Oasis"
Star Trek: Enterprise episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 20
Directed by Jim Charleston
Teleplay by Stephen Beck
Story by Rick Berman
Brannon Braga
Stephen Beck
Produced by Dawn Valazquez
Featured music Dennis McCarthy
Production code 120
Original air date April 3, 2002 (2002-04-03)
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Oasis is the Twentieth episode (production #120) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. It guest stars Rene Auberjonois, who previously starred as Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

The crew is directed to a barren planet, where a derelict ship may be salvageable for supplies. However, the crew quickly learns that rumours about the shipwreck being haunted may be true.

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In the Captain's Mess, Captain Archer, Sub-commander T'Pol and Commander Trip Tucker are eating with D'Marr, a visiting trader. D'Marr tells them of a transport vessel that has crashed on a nearby planet. He landed to claim it as salvage, but comments that "the crew objected," even though nothing alive was detected on the planet. Archer orders a shuttle pod down to the planet. Once on board, T'Pol hears a noise but detects nothing with her tricorder. Archer and Ensign Mayweather find a computer terminal and decide to take it back to the Enterprise.

In Engineering, Trip and T'Pol find dilithium crystals in perfect shape. They discover a section of the ship protected with a dampening field. Trip and T'Pol make their way through an aeroponics bay to locate the generator. Rounding a corner, Trip meets an alien called Liana. She flees into a chamber containing many crewmembers with phase-pistols. Two of them, Ezral and Captain Kuulan, tell the away team that the ship was attacked by raiders while returning from their colony three years ago. Archer offers assistance to make the ship spaceworthy, which Ezral accepts.

In the Situation Room, Lt. Reed's analysis of the Kantaran ship reveals impact damage, but no weapons signatures. Mayweather states that the aeroponics bay isn't big enough to feed all of the crew. Later Archer and Reed tell Trip that the ship wasn't attacked, but suffered a catastrophic malfunction before it crashed. The oxidation rate of the ship's hull plates reveal that it crashed nearly 22 years previously. In the launch bay, Reed opens an escape pod and Trip is amazed to see the corpse of Shilat - Trip spoke to him on the planet's surface only an hour before.

In a darkened section of the ship, T'Pol is surprised by several crewmen who appear from nowhere. The away team are also arrested when they return to the ship with Liana. Trip is led away to complete the repairs while Archer and Reed are ordered to leave. Archer, Reed and Mayweather then plan a raid to rescue T'Pol and Trip. During the raid, the Kantaran crew emerge from the walls to overwhelm Reed and Archer. Liana removes some data cards from the computer and the Kantaran crew disappear - all were holograms except Ezral and Liana. Ezral explains that he was the chief engineer on the ship when it was caught in an ion storm that overloaded their plasma conduits and killed half the crew instantly. In the Enterprise's ready room, Ezral asks for a list of components required to make his ship spaceworthy and tells Archer that the holographic crew can help with repairs. On the Kantaran ship, Trip gives Liana a protein re-sequencer before kissing her farewell.

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