Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Fallen Hero 

Archer is ordered to transport Vulcan Ambassador V'Lar, an early role model of T'Pol's, from a planet where her integrity has been called into question.


Patrick R. Norris (as Patrick Norris)


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-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
John Rubinstein ... Mazarite Captain
Vaughn Armstrong ... Adm. Maxwell Forrest
Fionnula Flanagan ... Vulcan Ambassador V'Lar
J. Michael Flynn ... Mazarite Official
Dennis Howard Dennis Howard ... Vulcan Captain


Enterprise is planning a trip to the relaxation planet Risa, when it gets an urgent request from the Vulcan High Command. They must pick up ambassador V'Lar who has fallen in disgrace. Apparently she misused her position during negotiations on the planet Mazar and has been evicted. After Enterprise picked up V'Lar and is on its way for a meeting with the Vulcan warship Sh'Ran, suddenly a Mazarite ship appears. They want V'Lar for further interrogating. When captain Archer wants to discuss it first with Starfleet Command, they open fire. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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This is the first episode to mark the fact that ships cannot fire phase cannons while at warp, as Malcolm Reed tells Archer. See more »


When V'Lar first arrives through the airlock, the door closes behind her. In the following shot when she shakes hands with Archer and Tucker, the door is open and the interior of the airlock is seen. See more »


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Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Excuse me?
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Very exciting.
24 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The humans are on their way to Risa in order to get la...I mean, have some shore leave. However, they are once again diverted from this by an emergency mission to collect a disgraced Vulcan ambassador from some crappy planet. The Mazarites seem very keen to get rid of her and the Enterprise takes her aboard. However, a short time later, a Mazarite ship arrives and demands they hand over the ambassador! What gives? At the same time, the ambassador is acting kind of strange--especially for a Vulcan. What gives?!

This is a great episode because it does quite a bit to further the overarching plot about the Earth-Vulcan relationship, the relationship between Archer and T'Pol as well as being very exciting. Too bad all the episodes aren't this exciting and there's little not to like about this one...unless you are a nitpicky jerk.

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8 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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