Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Civilization 

T'Pol finds unusual neutrino readings on a planet with a preindustrial society.

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Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
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Garos (as Wade Andrew Williams)
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Alien / Akaali #1
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Enterprise discovers a Minshara-class planet populated by over 500 million Akaali. The society is preindustrial, but Archer and Trip can't wait to do some exploring. T'Pol strongly advises against it, she fears cultural contamination, but Archer thinks some make-up by Phlox will do the trick. Then T'Pol picks up neutrino emissions from the surface, most likely coming from an antimatter reactor. When Archer, Trip, Hoshi and T'Pol investigate, they meet Riann. She tells people got severely sick one month after a certain Garos started a curiosity shop. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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Just as Spock did many times, T'Pol has to hide her Vulcan ears from the indigenous people, which she accomplishes by wearing long hair to cover them. See more »

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In the beginning, when they discuss current observations, Tucker calls the three observed neutron stars "stone cold". In reality, neutron stars are thought to be very hot, typically 6 x 105 Kelvin at the surface. See more »

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[last lines]
Riann: Where's your starship headed now?
Captain Jonathan Archer: There're lots of inhabited planets to see. But I doubt many'll be this memorable.
[he kisses her]
Riann: Is your translator broken again?
Captain Jonathan Archer: I'm sorry? I... don't understand a word you're saying.
[they kiss again]
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References Star Trek: The Changeling (1967) See more »

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Performed by Russell Watson
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Once again, Archer and the gang go blundering in....but with positive results.
20 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's obvious on this series that T'Pol is often irritated by how foolhardy the humans can be when it comes to meeting new races. Once again, the ship comes to a planet and Archer insists on landing to at least observe the Akaali. Fortunately, they at least took some of T'Pol's advice to heart and went in disguise. Also fortunate is that the ship DID investigate, as they soon are shocked to find that some other advanced species is on the planet in disguise also--and these beings are NOT particularly nice and don't mind if they kill a few of the Akaali in the process. So it's up to the landing party to right things without alerting the Akaali of their presence.

This is an interesting episode and a great example of the humans doing good because they are just so darned swell. Worth seeing but not among the better episodes.


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