The Enterprise encounters an Orion trading vessel whose captain, Harrad-Sar, claims to have an offer that Captain Archer can’t refuse. Harrad-Sar says he’s found a planet loaded with the ore needed to build new warp cores, but the Orion Syndicate doesn’t have the means to extract it; the Orions want to form a pact with Starfleet for the ore. As a token of his good will, the Orion captain also gives Archer something else: three tantalizing Orion dancers, whose female charms quickly overpower everything from common sense to the command structure aboard the Enterprise, even affecting Archer’s judgement. Phlox detects unusually powerful pheromones capable of swaying just about any male crewmember, but Trip alone isn’t affected at all – and T’Pol thinks she knows why.
written by Manny Coto
directed by Allan Kroeker
music by Jay Chattaway
Guest Cast: William Lucking (Harrad-Sar), Cyia Batten (Navaar), Derek Magyar (Kelby), Crystal Allen (D’Nesh), Menina Fortunato (Maras), Christopher Jewett (Crewman #1), Duncan K. Fraser (Crewman #2)
Notes: Cyia Batten, seen here in green skin and not much else, was the first of several actresses to play the role of Tora Ziyal, Gul Dukat’s half-Bajoran, half-Cardassian daughter on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. William Lucking also appeared on DS9 as Furel, a former resistance comrade of Major Kira’s, in Shakaar and The Darkness And The Light.
LogBook entry by Earl Green