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 »

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Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Robert Foxworth ... Administrator V'Las
Vaughn Armstrong ... Admiral Maxwell Forrest
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Michael Reilly Burke ... Koss
Michael Nouri ... Arev, aka Syrran
Larc Spies ... Stel


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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English | Klingon

Release Date:

19 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Arev describes an ancient, final battle between Sarak and those who espoused violence; those "who marched beneath the raptor's wings." As is later discovered in the original series, the Romulans are descended from Vulcans who fled their homeworld at some time in the past. The symbol of the raptor is the emblem of the Romulan Empire and is used as a decorative theme on their spacecraft. This statement by Arev is the first time in any of the television series or movies that the precise origin of the Romulans is revealed, that is, those who were defeated by the forces of Sarak. See more »


A key element to the story is that a team from a starship would be expected to search the earth embassy for evidence. This makes absolutely no sense, as the embassy's security people would be responsible for this, most likely aided by investigators traveling from earth. See more »


[first lines]
Arev, aka Syrran: Surak.
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References Star Trek: Amok Time (1967) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Excellent Episode
21 February 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the United Earth Embassy in Vulcan, Admiral Maxwell Forrest and Ambassador Soval are discussing the technical cooperation between their people when there is a blowup killing thirty-one Earthlings including Forrest and twelve Vulcans. Captain Archer is assigned to investigate the attack and the Vulcan chief investigator Stel suggests the responsibility of the Andorians or the dissident Syranites for the attempt with the support of the Administrator V'Las. Lt. Reed and Ensign Mayweather discover in the debris a hidden bomb that has not exploded with the DNA of the Syranite T'Pau. Meanwhile T'Pol receives from her husband Koss an ancient object delivered by her mother and she finds a map with the location where her mother and the Syranites are hidden in the desert The Forge, a place where technology does not work. Archer and T'Pol head to The Forge to seek out T'Pau. Meanwhile Dr. Phlox discovers that the DNA in the bomb has been manipulated and Ambassador Soval is convinced by Commander Tucker to perform the forbidden mind melt with a survivor to disclose the surprising truth.

"The Forge" is an excellent episode of Enterprise. The screenplay is very well written and the engaging story is a must-see. The chameleon Jolene Blalock is extremely gorgeous in the role of T'Pol and for me she is one of the greatest attraction of this fantastic series. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "No Deserto de Vulcano" ("In the Desert of Vulcan")

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