Episode Title: "BABEL ONE"
Production Number: 088
Original Air Date: 01-28-05
Stardates: November 12, 2154
The Enterprise arrives at Tellar Prime to transport Tellarite Ambassador Gral to Babel, a neutral planet where Earth will mediate a trade dispute between Tellar and Andoria. On the way to Babel, the Enterprise receives a distress call from Commander Shran of the Imperial Guard.
Shran claims his ship, the Imperial Warship Kumari, was escorting the Andorian ambassador's ship to the trade conference, when they were both attacked and destroyed by a Tellarite ship, and the Andorian ambassador was killed. Tellarite Ambassador Gral says his people had nothing to do with the attack, despite Shran's sensor records showing a Tellarite ship. Both sides claim to have lost several ships in the past several months.
The Enterprise is attacked by what appears to be an Andorian ship, and pursues the attacking ship after damaging it. Commander Tucker and Lt. Reed transport over to the alien ship with MACOs Carender and Myers, but the ship regains power and attacks the Enterprise while Tucker and Reed are still aboard.
T'Pol determines that the alien ship's power matrix utilizes boridium cells, which the Enterprise perviously encountered two years ago in the Romulan minefield. The ship has holographic projectors on its hull to make it appear to be different ships, and its disruptor utilizes tri-phasic emitters that can simulate Tellarite and Andorian weapons.
Aboard the Romulan ship, Tucker and Reed make their way to the bridge, but find that the ship is empty and is being controlled remotely.
Factoid: Shran was in command of the Andorian Imperial Warship Kumari, the first ship of its class, for 12 years.
*Tellarite Ambassador Gral,
Alien Races: Andorians, Tellarites, Romulans
Starships: Andorian Imperial Warship Kumari
KEY: [brackets]=illusions *star=first appearance