Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 4 Episode 7

The Forge (1)

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2004 on UPN
9.1
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Earth's embassy on Vulcan is bombed and the evidence points to a religious faction known as "Syrrannites", a group following a revolutionary interpretation of the teachings of Surak, the father of Vulcan logic. After T'Pol receives a clandestine lead, she and Archer embark upon a treacherous journey through the Vulcan desert looking for them.moreless

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  • This Series was cut way to early

    9.5
    After a shaky season one, Enterprise slowly found its feet and grew, season 3 and the whole Xindi arch is up there with some of the best trek ever across all the series.

    In season 4 I liked the 3 episode archs, and stories getting plenty of depth without being wrapped up within a hour.

    Vulcans are one of my Favorited races in the trek universe I really enjoyed this look into the culture and finding out a bit more about .



    Realising they still had a way to come before the original series was an eye opener.

    Archer has to be up there with one of the great Captains and he was also in Quantum leap!moreless
  • The beginning of the Vulcan trilogy starts with a big bang.

    8.5
    In the 4th season, they came up with a novel approach of having shows in three episode arcs. This is the beginning of a trilogy of Vulcan related episodes. There is some good here and some bad. On the good side, there is more Vulcan conspiracy and deception. On the bad side, the actors playing Vulcans exhibit too much emotion. Normally, actors are encouraged to show how they feel. In this case, Robert Foxworth even turns around in anger toward the Ambassador. It would have been better to have written in better dialogue than to have shown what would undoubtedly be a Vulcan faux pas. The cliffhanger ending is exciting. Archer's new found power is foreboding.moreless
  • After an attack on the Human Embassy on Vulcan, Archer and crew take the mission of finding the attackers. On the surface, it seems that the Vulcans want to help, but it looks like they may have had a hand in it. Archer and T'Pol vacation in the desert.moreless

    9.8
    This was a surprisingly good episode. Many times I find myself wondering how they could possible get away with those fight scenes or why the writers chose to script it in a certain way. This episode was, while calm, intriguing and informative. We learn quite a bit about Vulcans. We learn about their lives and their philosophies.

    I honestly had no real complaints about this episode, which is very uncommon. While season 3 was fun and all with Enterprise essentially becoming a battleship bound for war, it is nice to get back to the original mission of mysteries and new information. I'd recommend this episode. Can't wait to watch the other parts.moreless
  • The best of Star Trek Enterprise episodes,like most season 4 episodes. politics and conspiracy in Vulcan. This episode give us inside of Vulcan and a new face behind "logic and peaceful" Vulcans.moreless

    10
    An attack on the Human Embassy on Vulcan, Enterprise is task to finding the attackers. The "police work" go quite well,little too well. Archer and T'Pol go out to a Vulcan desert to find one possible lead,when Soval and others on Enterprise found some shocking trues behind the "evidence" what they "found"....



    This was one of my favor Enterprise episode. They give us some more background about Vulcans,a inside of a society which on the surface is peaceful and logic,I find this episode very very interesting. This one is like most other episodes in season 4 that shows Enterprise CAN be a great show. It just made me sad as season 4 got better and better when they kill it off. V'Las(leader of Vulcan high command) is quite like Rick Berman and Brannon Braga,things was good,but you can always make it worst. Maybe Rick and Brannon were "agents" that the main goal is to destory the Star trek ^^.moreless
Dominic Keating

Dominic Keating

Lt. Malcolm Reed

John Billingsley

John Billingsley

Dr. Phlox

Jolene Blalock

Jolene Blalock

Sub-Commander T'Pol

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker III

Linda Park

Linda Park

Ensign Hoshi Sato

Anthony Montgomery

Anthony Montgomery

Ensign Travis Mayweather

Michael Nouri

Michael Nouri

Arev

Guest Star

Robert Foxworth

Robert Foxworth

V'Las

Guest Star

Larc Spies

Larc Spies

Stel

Guest Star

Vaughn Armstrong

Vaughn Armstrong

Admiral Forrest

Recurring Role

Gary Graham

Gary Graham

Ambassador Soval

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (7)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Arev: You haven't been truthful about your presence here.
      Archer: Have you?
      Arev: Vulcans do not lie.
      Archer: I've dealt with the High Command. Vulcans can lie and cheat with the best of them.
      Arev: The High Command does not follow Surak's true path. No wonder you humans are their allies.

    • T'Pol: The High Command believes the Syrrannites are responsible... for bombing the Earth embassy.
      Arev: That's not our way.
      Archer: They seem to think that it is. That you and your leader believe in... a corrupted version of Surak's teachings.
      Arev: (chuckles quietly) Did your mother tell you the story?
      T'Pol: Of the IDIC?
      Arev: "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combination." Words that are a mere shadow of its true meaning. (T'Pol hands Arev the IDIC talisman.) Surak tells us that the story of the IDIC has no end. But it begins here, at Mount Seleya.
      T'Pol: Surak died on Mount Seleya.
      Arev: (hands the IDIC talisman back to T'Pol) His body, yes. But his katra was spirited away... before the last battle against those who marched beneath the raptor's wings. Those who wanted to return to the savage ways.
      Archer: What's a katra?
      T'Pol: Syrrannites claim it's the essence of a Vulcan mind. That it can be transferred from the body before death... then stored in some manner.
      Arev: Some say Surak's katra was found... and now is carried by a Syrrannite... so all those who meld with him may touch Surak's mind.
      Archer: Syrrannites conduct mind-melding?
      Arev: Surak tells us it is the heritage of every Vulcan. (looks at T'Pol) Even those who don't believe in the practice.

    • (After T'Pol tells Archer she kept a desert predator for a pet, he looks at her incredulously)
      T'Pol: You have Porthos.
      Archer: Porthos doesn't try to eat me when I'm late with his dinner!
      T'Pol: Vulcan children are never late with their sehlat's dinner.
      Archer: I can believe that.

    • Soval: Of all the species we've made contact with, yours is the only one we can't define. You have the arrogance of the Andorians, the stubborn pride of Tellerites. One moment you're as driven by your emotions as Klingons and the next you confound us by suddenly embracing logic.

    • Archer: He said something in Vulcan, "Vokau".
      T'Pol: Remember.

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