Story: The Andorian Incident
Written By: Fred Dekker
Series: Star Trek: Enterprise
Despite having a pretty generic hostage plot, this is really the first good episode of this series. It brings back the Andorians, and their reveal in the pre-credits teaser is kick ass. I like that it took a race that was totally neglected in the 24th Century Stories, but had been introduced on TOS as a long established race in the Federation, and reintroduced them for a new audience and fans alike.
I think the episode did many things right, it brought in a new race of aliens that doesn’t contradict TOS, made the Vulcans have a bit of shadiness to them, and gives us plenty of interesting character developments...for our main cast, for the Vulcans, and gives us not only a race that desperately needs exploring in the Andorians, but gives us a main Andorian to focus on played by one of the best actors in all of Trek.
NEXT TIME: Learning to Work with Vulcans