Star Trek: Enterprise

Season 4 Episode 7

The Forge (1)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2004 on UPN



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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 Andorians, the stubborn pride of Tellarites. 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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