Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Cease Fire 

Captain Archer is asked to negotiate between the Andorians and Vulcans who are fighting over a small planet.


David Straiton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Jeffrey Combs ... Cmdr. Shran
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Vaughn Armstrong ... Adm. Maxwell Forrest
Christopher Shea ... Andorian Capt. Telev
Suzie Plakson ... Tarah
John Balma ... Muroc
Zane Cassidy Zane Cassidy ... Andorian Soldier


Captain Archer is invited to negotiate a cease fire treaty between the Andorians and the Vulcans at the personal request of the Andorian commander Shran. Archer learns the two species are fighting over a small class D planet that the Vulcans call Paan Mokar and the Andorians Weytahn, in the middle of the frontier. Apparently a truce was negotiated a hundred years ago, but it has recently been broken when commander Shran's strike force landed. The negotiations go well and Archer manages to get one of the Vulcan hostages free in return for his promise that he will bring Vulcan ambassador Soval to do further negotiations. But not all Andorians agree with Shran's positive outlook on Archer's negotiating abilities. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Release Date:

12 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jeffery Combs has the distinction of portraying eight different characters on Star Trek series. He has played the roles of Brunt, Weyoun, Shran, Tiron, Kevin Mulkahey, Penk, Krem, and a holosuite guest. He is one of only five actors to play seven or more different characters in the Star Trek franchise, the others being Randy Oglesby, J.G. Hertzler, Vaughn Armstrong and Thomas Kopache, all of whom have been Combs' costars at some point. See more »


Ambassador Soval says he doesn't understand why an officer of the Andorian Imperial Guard would request Captain Archer's presence. But with the events at the P'jem Monastery in Star Trek: Enterprise: The Andorian Incident and Star Trek: Enterprise: Shadows of P'Jem, Ambassador Soval should have been well aware of the connection between Archer and Commander Shran. See more »


Sub-Commander T'Pol: [about her position on Enterprise] I find the work gratifying.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: Gratification is an emotional indulgence. You disagreed with our recommendation that Archer's mission be canceled after the tragedy at Paraaga II. Why?
Sub-Commander T'Pol: I was on board Enterprise at the time. I felt my opinion would be welcomed.
Vulcan Ambassador Soval: You believed you knew better than the High Command? That sounds a great deal like another emotion: arrogance. Perhaps it's time for you to consider another assignment.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: Just because Captain Archer has earned my...
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The Pinkskins come to the rescue....
27 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I loved the Andorians on "Star Trek: Enterprise", so it isn't surprising that I liked "Cease Fire". It seems that the Vulcans and Andorians have been fighting over ownership of a crappy little planet for a hundred years. Now, their cease fire has ended, as the Andorians have taken the planet and the Vulcans are sending troops to retake the place. However, the Andorian leader, Shran, has asked that Captain Archer come to the planet with the annoying Vulcan, Soval, so that they can negotiate a peaceful settlement. While this idea is laudable, Shran doesn't realize that many of his troops don't want peace and will do anything to guarantee war! So, as Archer, Soval and T'Pol near the planet, a nasty surprise is waiting for them.

This is a neat episode as it brings back the loathsome Soval and softens him a bit. Likewise, the show has seen Shran evolve from an angry jerk to a reasonable friend. I loved that the characters (even Soval) have been shown to change--and this makes them multidimensional and very interesting.

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