Episode 7 The Andorian Incident
There’s a lot to love in this episode. For starters we’re introduced to the Alien species the Andorians which have floated around in different Star Trek shows for years but never received any deep coverage. So we get to enjoy exactly what these aliens were like. Also, since it’s a prequel, they don’t necessarily have to be allies.
The Andorians attack a Vulcan monastery while Enterprise is paying a visit and keep the crew hostage. The Andorians believe the Vulcans have a hidden spy post there. Enterprise doesn’t believe them and fights back. During the scuffle the spy post is discovered. Captain Archer is pissed at the Vulcans for lying, gives the proof of the spy post to the Andorians and sends them on their way.
The Andorians come off as ruthless paranoid bullies who turn out to be right. That’s a nice twist. They start off as enemies and leave as possible friends. It also shows that Vulcans aren’t the most trusting. A far cry from the days of Spock and Captain Kirk.
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