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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Dear Doctor'
Episode Number: 113
Synopsis: "The crew encounters an alien race in desperate need of medical and scientific assistance. Phlox declines to assist them because of his ethical beliefs leaving Archer to decide whether to help them find their own solutions."

Original Airdate: January 23, 2002
Rerun: July 10, 2002
Fan Rating: 8.6/10 (Full Poll Results)


Written By: Marie & Andre Jacquemetton
Directed By: James Contner

Guest Stars:


  • TV Guide Description: "The fascination with human behavior and culture expressed by Dr. Phlox in his letter to a peer is contrasted by his dissenting view of the crew's treatment of a dying alien race."

  • Features the first mention of the Ferengi.

  • Rumoured to feature the Enterprise encountering the planet Valakis, containing a pre-warp civilisation inhabited by two alien races. The planet suffers from an unknown disease that is killing the population, and Captain Archer quickly agrees to help find a cure. But when the aliens also ask for the secret of warp technology he is not so sure, and finally begins to realise the Vulcans may also have been right in not giving humans warp technology. Also rumoured to feature a romance for Dr. Phlox. (October 17, 2001 - TrekToday)


Poll Results

How would you grade 'Dear Doctor'?
9-10 58.2% - (952 Votes)
7-8 21.2% - (348 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 11% - (180 Votes)
5-6 4% - (66 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 2.3% - (38 Votes)
1-2 1.9% - (32 Votes)
3-4 1.1% - (19 Votes)

Total Votes: 1635

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