Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Aenar 

Enterprise finds out the marauder was piloted telepathically by an Aenar, a subspecies from Andoria.


Michael Vejar (as Mike Vejar)


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




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
Alexandra Lydon ... Jhamel
Brian Thompson ... Adm. Valdore
Geno Silva ... Senator Vrax
Alicia Adams Alicia Adams ... Lissan
Scott Rinker ... Gareb (as Scott Allen Rinker)


Analyzing the data brought back by Trip and Reed, T'Pol discovers the marauder is being remote controlled by a telepresence. She believes Enterprise is capable of making their own unit, which can disrupt the controls, but a strong telepath is needed. T'Pol and Phlox also discover the pilot was Andorian. The Andorians find out the bio pattern is that of an Aenar, a highly telepathic ice-dwelling subspecies. Archer and Shran descend to the surface of Andoria to visit their compound. Meanwhile Senator Vrax is starting to lose face. Admiral Valdore is convinced things can be still turned around. He plans to destroy Enterprise with two drones, both controlled by their pilot. On Enterprise Trip seems to be distracted at work. He's having trouble adjusting to the new situation with T'Pol. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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The name of the Andorian homeworld had been inconsistent throughout Star Trek history, being referred to as either Andor or Andoria. This episode finally settled the matter by revealing that the Andorians live on a moon that orbits a ringed gas giant, with the gas giant being called Andor, and the moon called Andoria. See more »


The Aenar are blind and would have no use for light, even under ground, yet they have plenty of lamps in their dwellings. See more »


Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [referring to the telepresence unit] I want to be the first one to try it out.
Commander T'Pol: You're not telepathic. It wouldn't be a true measure of the unit's effectiveness.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Well, at least we'll find out if it causes brain damage.
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Good conclusion
16 December 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Archer and Shran go to Andoria to investigate the pilot of the Romulan drone ship.

This is an enjoyable episode the contains good insight into the Andorian peoples and another excellent performance from Jeffery Coombs.

The plot is fairly simple and provides some interesting information about the Aenar and a plausible conclusion to the main plot of the trilogy. The scenes on Andoria are generally enjoyable as it's good to see the cold environment to give context to the species. The sub-plot focuses on the awkward situation developing between T'Pol and Trip Tucker and it feels like there is more of this to come.

All performances are good, particularly Jeffery Coombs who is once more the standout actor.

This trilogy overall is the most enjoyable arc in Enterprise so far. It works far more within the Star Trek franchise than everything that came before it. It feels a shame it all finished at the end of series 4 as for me it is just starting to get interesting.

For me it is a 7.5/10, but as always I like to round upwards.

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16:9 HD
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