9 – Civilization

Grade: C+

Civilization (2001) on IMDb


The Enterprise crew discovers an Earth-like planet, with a few pre-industrialization societies. However, the landing party soon discovers some pretty advanced technology, and they don’t know how it ended up there.


This episode is OK. It reminded me of the dozens of Star Trek episodes in which the crew come across a pre-industrial society and have to try to avoid contaminating their timeline. Archer has a lot to do on this planet, and in fact, he seems to spend several nights in a row among the people there. I hoped to see the woman again in subsequent episodes, but that didn’t happen.