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* AsteroidThicket: A rather unusual example, as the asteroids are moving in ways that T'Pol describes as "chaotic"--possibly a result of the trellium in them.

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* AsteroidThicket: A rather unusual example, as the asteroids are moving in ways that T'Pol describes as "chaotic"--possibly a result of the trellium in them.them, or spatial anomalies.

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: You know it's serious when Archer and T'Pol are arguing and Archer is the logical one.
--> '''Archer:''' We're here to save these people.\\
'''T'Pol:''' You're lying. You want to kill them!\\
'''Archer:''' If that's true, then why would I keep our weapons on "stun"? It's not logical.

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* [[CaptainCrash Ensign Crash]]: Trav's less-than-stellar landing on the asteroid, though Trip is far less critical.
--> '''Travis:''' I hope you won't write that landing up in your log.\\
'''Trip:''' Are you kidding? I'm gonna recommend they give you a medal.

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* CallBack: The episode fills in the backstory of the ''Vaankara'' from "[[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS02E026TheExpanse The Expanse]]". After the ''Seleya'' became trapped in Delphic Expanse, the ''Vaankara'' was assigned to find and rescue them.
-->'''T'Pol:''' ''[to Archer]'' You already know what happened to that crew.


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: T'Pol's trellium problems are [[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS03E18AzatiPrime only]] [[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS03E19Damage just]] [[Recap/StarTrekEnterpriseS03E20TheForgotten beginning]].


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* OutOfGenreExperience: On the audio commentary, director David Livingston remarked this episode was a fun shift switch from the typical fare to a horror movie.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The final nightmare twist was filmed after the episode came back short.
* RedShirt: Subverted with Hawkins. He's the only non-main character on the away mission, but he survives.

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ent_impulse_251.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Vulcans = intimidating. Zombies = scary. Zombie Vulcans = '''WE'RE DEAD.''']]


* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Inverted; T'Pol is scanning a Vulcan suffering from trellium poisoning, [[NotHerself which is also affecting T'Pol.]]

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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Inverted; T'Pol is scanning a Vulcan suffering from trellium poisoning, [[NotHerself which while she herself is also affecting T'Pol.clearly being affected.]]


-->'''Archer:''' But you are my science officer. I kneed to know I can depend on you.

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-->'''Archer:''' But you are my science officer. I kneed need to know I can depend on you.


* AsteroidThicket: A rather unusual example, as the asteroids are moving in ways that T'Pol describes as "erratic"--possibly a result of the trellium in them.

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* AsteroidThicket: A rather unusual example, as the asteroids are moving in ways that T'Pol describes as "erratic"--possibly "chaotic"--possibly a result of the trellium in them.

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* DeadManWalking: According to Phlox, it's too late to treat the Vulcans on the ''Seleya''. They're barely able to help T'Pol.


* AnkleGrab: Archer, though he's able to fight them off with kicks and phaser fire.

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* AnkleGrab: AnkleDrag: Archer, though he's able to fight them off with kicks and phaser fire.

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* ImADoctorNotAPlaceholder: Inverted; T'Pol is scanning a Vulcan suffering from trellium poisoning, [[NotHerself which is also affecting T'Pol.]]
-->'''Archer:''' Any idea what's wrong with him?
-->'''T'Pol:''' (tersely) I'm not a doctor.
-->'''Archer:''' But you are my science officer. I kneed to know I can depend on you.



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* AnkleGrab: Archer, though he's able to fight them off with kicks and phaser fire.


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* NotHerself: T'Pol becomes affected, showing visible signs of fear and panic.

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* StunGuns: The MACO takes his rifle off stun when the stunned Vulcans get back up again. Archer and T'pol have to order him to belay that.


* {{Unobtanium}}: ''Enterprise'' finds the ''Seleya'' in an asteroid field that's rich with trellium ore. Unfortunately, it turns out that trellium is deadly to Vulcans.

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* {{Unobtanium}}: ''Enterprise'' finds the ''Seleya'' in an asteroid field that's rich with trellium ore. Unfortunately, it turns out that trellium is deadly to Vulcans.Vulcans.
* ZombieGait

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Yeah, they're Vulcan zombies InSpace


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* SoundInSpace: The asteroids crash against each other.

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