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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This episode confirms that there is a United Earth Government. Its Great Seal has already appeared in Star Trek: Enterprise: Home (2004). 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: The Original Series: Amok Time (1967) See more »


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Oh, those nasty and tricky Vulcans.
14 April 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

One aspect of "Star Trek: Enterprise" that I enjoyed was its treatment of the Vulcans. While the Vulcans were pretty cool folks by the time of "Star Trek", here in this prequel, the Vulcans are generally haughty, difficult and cannot be trusted. This episode and the next two are excellent bridges--one that connects the better Vulcans to the jerk-faces you often see in "Star Trek: Enterprise"!

When the show begins, there's an explosion at the Earth embassy on Vulcan. Lots of folks are killed and the evidence seems to indicate a strange sect of Vulcans, the Syrrannites, are responsible. Some of the Vulcan High Command really have a strong dislike for these mystical Vulcans and they are thrilled when the Enterprise send T'Pol and Archer to capture the killer. This trip takes them to a super-inhospitable desert and a strange meeting indeed with one of the Syrrannites...a Syrrannite who gives Archer a most peculiar gift at the end of the show.

This is a very exciting episode but more importantly it fills in a lot of gaps and is an excellent look at the evolution of the Vulcans from a bunch of jerk-faces to a bunch of mystical semi-jerk-faces. Well worth seeing.

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19 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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