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.
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T'Pol makes reference to a protocol which states that it is wise "to wait until a society develops warp drive before initiating first contact." She goes on to say that it would be wise for Starfleet to adopt these "Vulcan protocols." Starfleet later adopts them as part of the essential Prime Directive, serving as a benchmark for measuring development of a civilization and admission to the Federation. See more
It is an odd coincidence that the Akaalis' culture also involves kissing and that it has the same meaning. It is more odd that Archer would make that assumption. See more
You're not from this province, are you?
Captain Jonathan Archer
No. And neither are you. Your DNA doesn't match any other life form on this planet.
[Garos takes out a scanning device of his own to check out Archer
Nor does yours.
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
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