Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Forge 

After a bombing destroyed the Earth embassy on Vulcan, a group known as the Syrrannites are suspected. T'Pol receives a map from her Syrrannite mother, leading into a dangerous desert, the Forge.


Michael Grossman


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




Episode credited cast:
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
Robert Foxworth ... Administrator V'Las
Vaughn Armstrong ... Adm. Maxwell Forrest
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Michael Reilly Burke ... Koss
Michael Nouri ... Arev, aka Syrran
Larc Spies ... Stel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joanna Cassidy ... T'Les


Admiral Maxwell Forrest is having a discussion with ambassador Soval in the Earth embassy on Vulcan about joint-fleet operations. Then a bomb explodes, killing 43 people including Forrest. The Vulcans suggest Syrrannites, a group that has a different interpretation of the teachings of philosopher Surak, may be responsible and evidence supports that theory. DNA of a certain T'Pau is found on a bomb, a well known Syrrannite. The Vulcan chief investigator Stel however demands that Vulcan takes the matter entirely into its own hands. T'Pol gets an unexpected visit from her husband Koss, bringing an artifact from her mother. She is a Syrrannite and is hiding. The artifact shows a map that leads into a dangerous desert known as The Forge, following the same route Surak once did 1800 years ago. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Gary Graham (Soval) also played the role of Tanis in Star Trek: Voyager: Cold Fire (1995). See more »


Koss delivers T'Pol a piece of Vulcan jewelry called an IDIC. However, the design as shown omits an important element in the IDIC first shown in the original Star Trek: The Original Series series. T'Pol's IDIC has a round, orb-like gem where the tip of the triangular piece meets the circular piece. The original IDIC had a round gemstone with angular facets, symbolizing the merger of the other two shapes to create something greater than either. This is not necessarily a mistake, as the nature of the gem (including color and surface) is not described. In addition, this IDIC bears Vulcan writing on it whereas that seen in the original series does not, which might indicate that the key elements are the triangle, the circle and the gem, regardless of their appearance. See more »


[first lines]
Arev, aka Syrran: Surak.
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References Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) 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 Vulcan Conspiracy?
29 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

An explosion at an embassy kills many earth ambassadors and several Vulcans. Archer and T'Pol are given the task of going to Vulcan to investigate. There is something amiss on the High Council. There is a group of Vulcans who are in defiance of ancient teaching. One of these is T'Pol's mother. She has joined forces with these people. She has been branded a traitor. There are many elements of past Vulcan activity that we have seen before. Apparently, for some, the use of certain elements of the Vulcan history shouldn't be put before us. What I enjoyed is that the rebel peoples are really interesting. Also, a rebel who aids Archer and his Vulcan first officer, dies in the effort but transfers information to Archer as he breathes his last.

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