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ST:E, Detained - abates
Brilliant but slightly odd but very nice

Alden Bates
Date: 2005-11-23 19:05
Subject: ST:E, Detained
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Detained: Archer and Mayweather are locked up.

Archer and Mayweather, sitting in a room. Mayweather takes a look outside and sees Suliban. You know, I remember back when they actually tried to make pre-credits teasers *interesting*. Soemtime during the sixties, as I recall.

*waits for the Jeff Combs guest credit*

DEAN STOCKWELL! *refrains from Quantum Leap joke*

Archer and Mayweather do some exposition and explore means of escape. They wander around a bit and talk to a Suliban prisoner. Then there's an alarm and some humanoidy looking people come in and inspect the prisoners. Archer and Mayweather are taken to see Dean StockwellColonel Grat. Grat?! What a name.

Grat says they were taken into custody in case they were Suliban. He doesn't have the authority to release them til the hearing in three days.

Mayweather thinks the cuisine would make good valve sealant. Archer observes small children in the detainment camp. One of his fellow prisoners says he's not a member of the Cabal, but then he's caught out after curfew and is taken to isolation. Yet, still the conditions are better than at Guantanamo Bay.

Grat contacts Enterprise and tells them where their missing crewmembers are. T'Pol looks irritated. Trip wants to mount a rescue, but T'Pol says don't provoke the aliens. They head for Tandar Prime.

Archer chats to the Suliban, Danik, from the night before, and they share a meal. Danik says the Suliban were "relocated" to the detainment camps when the Cabal started their attacks. Wankers.

Archer's taken before Grat again. Grat. Grat says Archer should mind his own damn business, and asks about Broken Bow and Klang. Then they argue about whether the Suliban should be in detention or not, and Archer is non-forthcoming over Suliban info.

Grat contacts Enterprise again, and says the hearing's been delayed. Enterprise traces the carrier signal and they decide to mosey on over and look at the facilities.

Danik and Archer discuss escape and stuff. Meanwhile, Mayweather talks to another Suliban who is writing in his journal and seems a bit pissed off. tsk.

Enterprise beams a communicator down to Archer and they discuss the situation. T'Pol points out he said he wouldn't interfere in other cultures. Um, I'm pretty sure the Tandorians are post-warp. They're begin planning an escape.

Grat questions Archer some more. Oh, and they beat Mayweather about a bit to find the communicator. Zen Archer's chucked in isolation. Woooooo. Grat tells Enterprise to sod off, or else. Mayweather lectures one of the Suliban for a bit on not judging by appearances...

T'Pol invites Grat to dinner, then blocks the transmission while they beeeeeeeam something down... Mayweather is surprised by Reed disguised as a Suliban. Freaky. It's jailbreak'n time!

Enterprise nips into orbit and starts battling with Tandorian ships. Trip launches in a shuttlepod, while Reed blows a hole in the wall. When Reed attempts to free Archer, they're confronted by Grat. They overpower him and get the hell outta dodge with the other prisoners. The Suliban flee in stolen ships, while Archer, Mayweather and Read head back to Enterprise. Teh end.
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User: scarfman
Date: 2005-11-23 12:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Isn't this first-season Enterprise? Didn't Enterprise come on in 2001? Didn't the war which lead to the Guantanamo Bay excesses start in 2003? One of us is confused.
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Alden Bates
User: abates
Date: 2005-11-23 19:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The story is actually an allegory for the internment camps set up by the US during WWII to detain Japanese-American citizens. Archer even mentions this at one point.

People were detained in GB as early as January 2002 though:
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