Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Cease Fire 

Captain Archer is asked to negotiate between the Andorians and Vulcans who are fighting over a small planet.


David Straiton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Jeffrey Combs ... Commander Shran
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Vaughn Armstrong ... Admiral Maxwell Forrest
Christopher Shea ... Andorian Captain Telev
Suzie Plakson ... Tarah
John Balma ... Muroc
Zane Cassidy Zane Cassidy ... Andorian Soldier


Captain Archer is invited to negotiate a cease fire treaty between the Andorians and the Vulcans at the personal request of the Andorian commander Shran. Archer learns the two species are fighting over a small class D planet that the Vulcans call Paan Mokar and the Andorians Weytahn, in the middle of the frontier. Apparently a truce was negotiated a hundred years ago, but it has recently been broken when commander Shran's strike force landed. The negotiations go well and Archer manages to get one of the Vulcan hostages free in return for his promise that he will bring Vulcan ambassador Soval to do further negotiations. But not all Andorians agree with Shran's positive outlook on Archer's negotiating abilities. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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12 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


This is the first episode of Enterprise to have all the monitors on the bridge changed to display alert status during tactical alert. See more »


When Archer and T'pol first arrived to meet with the Andorians, the Andorians were angry that Archer had not come alone, but they had two bags ready to put over Archer's and T'pol's heads. See more »


[last lines]
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Captain - your presence here has not been... overly meddlesome.
[he leaves]
Commander Shran: I think he likes you, pink skin.
Capt. Jonathan Archer: I wouldn't go that far.
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Archer and the Art of Diplomacy
20 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

As is often the case in war, the object of the fighting is an insignificant piece of land. In most cases it has no tactical significance, but it becomes an emotional or symbolic entity. Here, the Vulcans and the Andorians have been fighting over a small planet for over a hundred years. There have been lots of casualties and this has become a sticking point. The Andorian leader has come to the realization that this is quite an annoyance. He knows the Vulcans aren't going to back down. Bit if there could be some form of diplomacy it would help. Of course, his demands are outrageous in the Vulcan's eyes, and a turnover of the planet isn't going to happen. There is a significant resistance movement on Andoria, so the leader has enemies among his own kind. This is a really tense episode and has a very realistic being about it.

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