Star trek: Enterprise 4.07b - The Aenar
Date: November 2154
Threat advisory: Under evaluation
After learning that the brainwaves used to control the menacing drone ships belonged to a member of an Andorian sub-species of telepaths called the Aenar, Archer (Scott Bakula) and Shran (Jeffrey Combs) set off for Andoria to discover the culprit's identity. After a long and perilous journey through the freezing Andorian climate, Archer and Shran meet Jhamel, an Aenar woman who valiantly offers to help in their quest. Jhamel agrees to join them on Enterprise to test a telepresence unit, which can be extremely dangerous, in order to make contact with the Aenar who is telepathically controlling the drone ships. Jhamel fears that her brother, Gareb, whom she thought was dead, is the Aenar responsible for the drone ship attacks.
Meanwhile, to cover their tracks for their previous failed missions, Nijil and Valdore set their plan into motion to have their Aenar use the two Drone ships to finally destroy Enterprise.
Aboard Enterprise, Jhamel uses the telepresence unit to contact Gareb, who has already engaged the two Drone ships to fire upon Enterprise. Jhamel's love for her brother is able to permeate his brainwashed state, and Gareb stops the attacks. After Valdore shoots Gareb for disobeying his orders, Jhamel takes great comfort in the fact that her brother died a hero.
Realising his personal feelings for T'Pol (Jolene Blalock) are affecting his work, Trip (Connor Trinneer) asks Archer to transfer him to another ship.
Persons of interest
- Scott Bakula .... Captain Jonathan Archer
- Connor Trinneer .... Chief Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III
- Jolene Blalock .... Sub-Commander T'Pol
- Dominic Keating .... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
- Anthony Montgomery .... Ensign Travis Mayweather
- Linda Park .... Ensign Hoshi Sato
- John Billingsley .... Doctor Phlox
- Jeffrey Combs .... Shran
- Brian Thompson .... Valdore
- Alexandra Lydon .... Jhamel
- Alicia Adams .... Lissan
- Geno Silva .... Vrax
- Scott Rinker .... Gareb
- Manny Coto .... Storywriter
- Andre Bormanis .... Screenwriter
- Mike Vejar .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
Special Agent Matti
Security censorship classification
M (Moderate violence, moderate themes)
Not for public release in Australia before date
DVD rental and retail: Undated 2005 - Box set