Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Andorian Incident 

Archer, Trip and T'Pol are captured by the Andorians at a Vulcan monastery on P'Jem. They believe that the monastery is being used to spy on Andoria.


Roxann Dawson


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
Jeffrey Combs ... Cmdr. Shran
Bruce French ... Vulcan Elder
Steven Dennis ... Tholos
Jeff Ricketts ... Keval
Richard Tanner ... Vulcan Initiate
Jamie McShane ... Tactical Crewman


Archer, Tucker and T'Pol pay a visit to the sanctuary of P'Jem. The sanctuary is more than 3000 years old and used for the practice of kolinahr, the Vulcan method of purging emotions. P'Jem doesn't look pristine however. The door seems smashed and inside ornaments are either broken or displaced. It isn't long before they find out the place has been taken over by Andorians, blue humanoids that aren't particularly on friendly terms with the Vulcans. They suspect the sanctuary of P'Jem to be a disguise for a long range sensor array used for spying. Archer and Trip are suspected of collaborating with the Vulcans and put under arrest. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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This episode depicts the first contact between Starfleet and the Andorians. For the rest of the series, there is a recurring theme of one of these groups owing the other a "favor." See more »


Several times during the episode, the edge of Shran's costume rubs against his neck revealing Jeffrey Combs' natural skin colour under his blue makeup. See more »


Tholos: Stop looking at me!
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Okay, okay, don't get your antennas in a twist.
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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A Place of Solitude and Meditation
8 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I remember from the original Star Trek we would see an occasional Andorian in a mixed group. Archer decides he would like to see the place where Vulcans have gone for centuries to meditate and restore their emotional distance. But when the Enterprise crew comes to the entrance, they are met by Andorians who are combing the sanctuary, trying to find the Vulcan's spyworks. They are an emotional and violent people, blue in appearance, with antennae on their heads. Archer is repeatedly beaten because they suspect he knows more that he is letting on. They are unable to contact Enterprise because their communicators have been smashed. This could lead to an all-out attack on the facility. Malcolm and his away team are able to get a signal from Trip and arrive. The conclusion is quite interesting.

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