Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Babel One 

Enterprise escorts Tellarites to peace talks with Andorians. While transporting they rescue Andorians and say the Tellarites attacked them. Enterprise is soon attacked by an Andorian ship, and Archer must prove who is responsible.

Director:

David Straiton

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Jeffrey Combs ... Cmdr. Shran
Lee Arenberg ... Ambassador Gral
Molly Brink ... Lt. Talas
J. Michael Flynn ... Nijil
Brian Thompson ... Adm. Valdore
Kevin Brief ... Naarg
Jermaine Soto Jermaine Soto ... MACO Crewman
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Storyline

Enterprise agrees to escort Tellarite delegates to peace talks with Andorians. En route they rescue several Andorians who abandoned the ship Kumari, who insist it was Tellarites who attacked them. When Enterprise is soon attacked by the same ship which now appears to be a Andorian ship, Archer must prove to the warring races that a third party must be setting them up to fail at their attempt at peace. Written by Meribor

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Trivia

This episode serves as a prequel of sorts to Star Trek: The Original Series: Journey to Babel (1967). See more »

Goofs

The actor who plays Talas in parts of the fight scene is clearly a stunt double with much larger breasts than actor Molly Brink's. When Talas first emerges from her quarters, she is wearing a leotard top that completely covers her breasts, and there is no cleavage. During parts of the fight, her breasts are suddenly quite large and spill out of the top, creating deep cleavage. Later in the fight, her breasts are small again. See more »

Quotes

Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: So, I understand our First Officer's no longer married.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Yeah...?
Lieutenant Malcolm Reed: I was wondering what your intentions were.
Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, who are you, her father?
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Connections

References Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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This is what I've wanted from Enterprise all along
12 December 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Enterprise is assigned to carry Tellarites to the Babel peace summit.

Finally Enterprise gives the kind of story I've been waiting four series to watch and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

If you are a fan of the original series and like continuity within the franchise, this episode is an example of Enterprise delivering it in a compelling way. The plot isn't anything original but it does have a superb reveal that comes at the end.

All performances are solid and the main characters all have plenty to do. Even Hoshi has a cool moment. Tellarite Gral and Andorian Shran both give great contributions and Lee Arenberg and Jeffery Coombs do not disappoint.

The action and effects all work superbly to make this not just an engaging story but also a pretty decent thrill ride. This is the most satisfied I've been at the end of an Enterprise episode and hope the following parts of the trilogy carry on the good work done on Babel One.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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