4x09 Kir'Shara (3)
First Aired: Dec. 03, 2004 on UPN
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Administrator V'Las: They didn't steal the prototype because they were merely curious. I'm certain of one thing. Sooner or later, the Andorians will make use of this technology. Is it logical for us to wait for that day?
Commander T'Pol: I may have had disagreements with the High Command. But that doesn't mean I'm going to join a radical faction.
Captain Jonathan Archer: You signed up with Starfleet. A lot of Vulcans I have met consider *us* a radical faction.
- SPOILER: The revelation that the character of Major Talok was actually a Romulan disguised as Vulcan was actually a cost-saving measure. The Romulan that V'Las was to be revealed as conspiring at the end of the episode with was originally a separate character, however budget constraints left no more money to hire another actor for a speaking role. Writer Michael Sussman adjusted the scene, turning Talok into the Romulan spy, as the Major's role had already been budgeted for.
- This takes place in 2154.
- This is listed as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" of Star Trek: Enterprise in the 2008 reference book "Star Trek 101" by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.
- SPOILER: While it is not explicitly revealed that Talok is a Romulan, it is implied that Romulans and Vulcans share the same lineage when he tells V'Las that "the reunification of our people is only a matter of time."