Star Trek makeups: Tarah

Star Trek: Enterprise: Lieutenant Talas

In the Star Trek: Enterprise episode ‘Cease Fire’ the Andorians returned (well strictly speaking, as this is a prequel, they were first encountered). They’re still blue but they now have neat animatronic antennae that actually move.

Tarah (Suzie Plakson) was a female Andorian in the Imperial Guard during the 22nd century. She was serving with Commander Shran when an Andorian invasion force landed on the disputed planet of Weytahn and occupied the Vulcan settlement. She objected to Shran’s decision to negotiate a cease fire and attempted to sabotage the negotiations by killing the mediators. Shran had her arrested.

Suzie Plakson was, of course, no stranger to Star Trek prosthetics having played the Klingon K’Ehleyr in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The makeup

Michael Westmore was the makeup designer for Star Trek: Enterprise.